Freedom Funerals

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A family-run funeral service tailored to how families want to remember their loved one, across Essex and Suffolk.

Latest Verified Reviews

Josie . 18th May 2021

Lee and his staff were amazing on the day, I had a lot of meeting with Lee and phone conversations he is just great! always happy to hear from me he made me laugh a lot which I love as it made me organising the funeral for my mum so so much easier and not so traumatic for me as I have never lost anyone so close to me until now, I can not thank you enough Lee for everything u did for me and my mum, Thank you xx Josie Harvey

Margaret . 15th May 2021

would recomend freedom funerals to anyone who need these services. very friendly and professional.was kept updated of all that was happening and what was needed at a time when not thinking straight

Emma . 6th Apr 2021

Extremely,kind helpful and understanding,could not have asked for more, thank you.

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Funeral arrangements

  • Home visit
  • 24 hour telephone support
  • On-site parking
  • Chapel of rest
  • Hearse
  • Limousine
  • Horse-drawn hearse
  • Bespoke vehicle
  • Coffin
  • Personalised coffin
  • Casket
  • Headstone / Plaque
  • Urn
  • Memorial jewellery
  • Floral tributes
  • Charitable donations
  • Newspaper announcement
  • Online obituary
  • Memorial book
  • Order of service sheets
  • Music
  • Video tribute
  • Funeral webcasting
  • Catering
  • Dove release
  • Balloon release
  • Fireworks

Types of funeral

  • Traditional burial
  • Simple funeral
  • Traditional cremation
  • Green funeral
  • Direct cremation
  • Burial at sea
  • Non-religious funeral
  • Anglican funeral
  • Roman Catholic funeral
  • Muslim funeral
  • Jewish funeral
  • Sikh funeral
  • Hindu funeral
  • Buddhist funeral
  • Children’s funeral

Financial arrangements

  • Financial advice
  • Wills & probate
  • Pre-paid funeral plan

Additional services

  • Repatriation
  • Bereavement counselling
  • List of mourners

Location

Address
Freedom House, Hawkins Rd
Colchester
Essex
CO2 8JY

About Us

Funeral director Lee Jaschok and his friendly team are on call day and night, to support people in Colchester community and wider area, when somebody dies.

They believe that families should be able to arrange the funeral they really want, from a simple traditional service to a bespoke ceremony that reflects how someone lived their life.

A member of the Association of Green Funeral Directors, this considerate Colchester funeral home can tailor a woodland burial for your loved one, or a full traditional funeral, listening to families from the moment they first call and providing sympathetic support and advice.

It’s important to Lee and his team that families have the freedom to choose options that also suit their budget. This Essex funeral home believes in clear pricing with no hidden costs and respectful consideration of every family they serve. Payment plans are also available.

Freedom Funerals provides a wealth of funeral choices to help families personalise their loved one’s funeral, from Cadillac and campervan hearses, to coffins with meaningful motifs.

For people planning ahead, the Colchester funeral home provides a free Funeral Wishes service, while bereaved families can take their time to decide upon memorial masonry, remembrance jewellery and plaques available. For families who live further away, this funeral home can also provide a headstone cleaning and maintenance service.

Call Freedom Funerals for sympathetic care and practical support in arranging a meaningful funeral for your loved one.

Latest Obituaries

Daniel Arthur Baker

Dec 1958 - May 2021

David John Cousins

Jul 1933 - Jun 2021

Anita Michelle Hardie

Jul 1964 - May 2021

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Josie . 18th May 2021

    Lee and his staff were amazing on the day, I had a lot of meeting with Lee and phone conversations he is just great! always happy to hear from me he made me laugh a lot which I love as it made me organising the funeral for my mum so so much easier and not so traumatic for me as I have never lost anyone so close to me until now, I can not thank you enough Lee for everything u did for me and my mum, Thank you xx Josie Harvey

  • 5 Margaret . 15th May 2021

    would recomend freedom funerals to anyone who need these services. very friendly and professional.was kept updated of all that was happening and what was needed at a time when not thinking straight

  • 5 Emma . 6th Apr 2021

    Extremely,kind helpful and understanding,could not have asked for more, thank you.

  • 5 Alison . 5th Apr 2021

    Freedom Funerals provided an excellent service. They listened to us, made helpful suggestions and provided information, then responded to our needs sensitively and without the slightest pressure. Not dreary or austere, they were respectful without being intimidating or over-formal. They helped us get through a difficult time and to made the approach and the day of the funeral a step on our healing journey. Our thanks to Freedom Funerals.

  • 5 Kalin . 4th Apr 2021

    Lee at Freedom Funerals was fantastic in organising my Nan’s funeral, he was so accommodating and did everything we asked for. Nan had the perfect send off and it was all down to Lee and his team, and our fantastic celebrant. Thank you so much Freedom Funerals! 

  • 5 Stephanie . 20th Mar 2021

    Lee at Freedom Funerals was so kind and comforting to deal with in making the arrangements and his words at the service were excellent. The whole experience made it so much easier for me and took the worry away from a very difficult time. I would highly recommend Freedom Funerals.

  • 5 Mark . 19th Mar 2021

    excellent service would highly recommend this company very thoughtful and on point with every detail thanks guys 

  • 5 David Moncur 9th Mar 2021

    We couldn’t have gotten a better, more intuitive funeral director. 

  • 5 Karen . 6th Mar 2021

    A huge thank you to Lee for all his support and guidance through this difficult time. From the outset, the service we received was professional and caring. Lee really took an interest in Peggy and us as a grieving family. I would highly recommend Freedom Funerals. 

  • 5 Heather White 3rd Mar 2021

    Lee organised the funeral and ashes internment for my parents. It was all done very smoothly and stress free. Both services were just right and how we wanted. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Freedom Funerals.

  • 5 Jim . 27th Feb 2021

    I was very pleased with my partner's funeral, both before, during the service and afterwards.I felt that I was in the hands of people who really cared and wanted to do their best for me, both Lee the funeral director and Jim the celebrant.Many old friends afterwards made it clear that they thought it had been very well organised and had 'enjoyed' it more than many others they had attended. Many thanks, Jim Reid.

  • 5 Margaret Newman 23rd Feb 2021

    Lee made everything so much easier, even going that extra mile with hand delivering paper-work etc. He maintained telephone contact with any up-dates and kept me informed at all times.

  • 5 Natasha Elliott 20th Jan 2021

    The funeral director Lee was supportive and patient. He made a difficult time more bearable. If a simple no fuss funeral is what you want I recommend Freedom funerals.

  • 5 Eloise . 19th Jan 2021

    The service was lovely and I didn’t have to worry about anything. Lee is so down to Earth and friendly, definitely makes such a hard time a million times easier

  • 5 Craig Kirk 14th Jan 2021

    I am so glad that Freedom Funerals was recommended to me. The interaction was comprehensive and reassuring throughout, I highly recommend this service  to anyone who needs a pain free and caring funeral with no fuss. 

  • 5 Chris . 16th Nov 2020

    On behalf of myself and my family, A massive Thankyou to Lee and his team for all your care and support during our difficult time and making mums day so special. Freedom Funerals- Top class service 

  • 5 Sue Ryder 23rd Sep 2020

    Lee at Freedom Funerals has been very kind and thoughtful throughout. Thank you for making a hard time a lot easier

  • 5 David Vince 23rd Aug 2020

    An absolutely fantastic service. Professional and calm manner

  • 5 Rona . 14th Aug 2020

    Thank you Lee and all the team at Freedom Funerals for taking the emotional strain/stress out of a very difficult time in mine and my families ordeal. We would highly recommend Freedom Funerals to look after your loved one and make the path along this journey more bearable

  • 5 Anne Reynolds 12th Aug 2020

    Lee and his team have been absolutely amazing. Lee helped us give dad the send off he deserved and would have wanted. We have really appreciated his approach and the input the family were able to give to the service, we would highly recommend freedom funerals to anyone that wanted a personal and professional service for their loved one. 

  • 5 Peter French 8th Aug 2020

    I was impressed with their efficiency and caring, which is genuine. They made the process of arranging a funeral as painless as it could be, and all at a reasonable price. Definitely recommended.

  • 5 Sasha . 27th Jul 2020

    Very professional, upfront and honest with us the entire time. Talked us through the process as it was all new to us. Very friendly and welcoming. On the day it went smoothly and as a special touch Lee told us that one of their cars, that was out for the first time had been nicknamed after our Dad. Could not recommend Freedom enough. Quality service from start to finish on every aspect.

  • 5 Ruben . 11th Jul 2020

     

  • 5 Emily Duell 3rd Jul 2020

    All went ahead in a professional and as pleasant as possible way

  • 5 M Garnham 20th Jun 2020

    On behalf of all of the family we would like to thank Lee and his team for making a difficult time a whole lot easier with good advice, being able to sit down and talk through requirements in these difficult times and being on hand when required. The funeral went off without any problem and was all as planned, you know you are dealing with genuine people when they ask you if you are going to make use of the flowers after the service as if not they will go and lay them on graves of people of less fortunate people who had no one, nice touch I thought. Thank you for your kind service and would thoroughly recommend. Mrs D. Garnham 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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What are disbursements?

Disbursements are additional costs for a funeral service that are paid to third-parties, such as florists, celebrants and burial fees. The funeral director will usually charge you for them and then pay the suppliers themselves.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

If the cost of a funeral is not covered by a prepaid funeral plan, or the estate of the person who has died, you may be able to get financial help from the government’s Bereavement Support Payment or from War Disablement Pensions, charitable funds or budgeting loans.

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Address
Freedom House, Hawkins Rd
Colchester
Essex
CO2 8JY

Latest Verified Reviews

Josie . 18th May 2021

Lee and his staff were amazing on the day, I had a lot of meeting with Lee and phone conversations he is just great! always happy to hear from me he made me laugh a lot which I love as it made me organising the funeral for my mum so so much easier and not so traumatic for me as I have never lost anyone so close to me until now, I can not thank you enough Lee for everything u did for me and my mum, Thank you xx Josie Harvey

Margaret . 15th May 2021

would recomend freedom funerals to anyone who need these services. very friendly and professional.was kept updated of all that was happening and what was needed at a time when not thinking straight

Emma . 6th Apr 2021

Extremely,kind helpful and understanding,could not have asked for more, thank you.

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