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

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

David Vince 23rd Aug 2020

An absolutely fantastic service. Professional and calm manner

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

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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

June Katherine Keeble

Jun 1937 - Sep 2020

Iris Ryder

Jul 1930 - Sep 2020

Denis Brown

Mar 1935 - Aug 2020

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Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 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 

  • 5 Angela . 13th Jun 2020

    Fantastic service we honestly couldn’t of asked for better service in this very unusual time but freedom funerals gave us everything we wanted unlike other funeral companies. Lee is very respectful and truly lets you have exactly what you want with out any fuss. We as a family can’t thank him enough 

  • 5 Derek Chown 24th May 2020

    I would like too take this moment to thank freedom funeral's for the funeral service of my wife. My family and I felt The funeral service was done with respect and Care we would like too thank all there staff

  • 5 Gary Farmilow 15th May 2020

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  • 5 Rita . 2nd May 2020

    Everything we asked for from going to collect auntie from London to choosing her coffin - and lee reading at the graveside - nothing was any trouble the funeral was perfect personal and meaningful cannot thank Lee and his “ men” enough for aunties day....

  • 5 Kevin Turner 2nd Apr 2020

    Freedom funerals were caring, compassionate and professional throughout our difficult time arranging our brothers funeral. The corona virus lockdown was in place so we needed to amend the funeral arrangements a number of times - which was never a problem for Lee to organise. His suggestions and advice were much appreciated and helped us immensely. We can not thank Lee and his team enough.

  • 5 Wendy Jipson 16th Mar 2020

    I was very pleased with my son’s funeral it was carried out with all mine and my family’s wishes to the upmost respect for my son’s life. Thank you for looking after my son.

  • 5 Toby Hart 1st Mar 2020

    Thank you for helping me give my mum the best send off you guys help me very much and I thank you so much from toby

  • 5 Andrew Roberts 14th Feb 2020

    From the moment my father & I met Lee we knew Freedom was the perfect choice, from the reasons he started in the business to his warm, friendly & understanding manner during a heartbreaking time the service, advice & help provided was nothing short of outstanding. He was accommodating to all requests we made regarding specific details which alternative funeral directors we visited met seemed to not want to accommodate & on the day relayed a service at the crematorium which, as my father & I felt we would find our most difficult day, left us, and our guests, somewhat uplifted just as mum would have wanted.......”stop moping around” she would have said & because of Lee we didn’t. Thank you Lee

  • 5 Lawrence Gatt 14th Feb 2020

    A very professional service and providing help and advice at a very difficult time. Highly recommended

  • 5 Penny Hewitt 11th Feb 2020

    Right from the start Lee made things easy at such a difficult time. He was very professional and I would recommend Freedom funerals.

  • 5 Hayley . 3rd Jan 2020

    Would highly recommend Freedom Funerals to anyone. Lee was an absolute gent, nothing was too little or too much. On the day of the funeral Lee and his team were faultless, everything was attended to. 

  • 5 Janet J Cotter 30th Dec 2019

    Lee was excellent. Did us proud! Many thanks.

  • 5 Carl Smith 20th Dec 2019

    Excellent professional service throughout the whole funeral process from start to finish, was so considerate of the families wishes. Couldn't of been more helpful with our requests, some of which took alot of extra work from Lee and his team. I would not hesitate to recommend Lee and his staff and freedom funerals for anyone looking for a brilliant service at a fraction of the cost. Many thanks ftom all the smith family.

  • 5 Rita Darby 16th Dec 2019

    Lee made a very difficult time much easier with his reassuring personal service.  Nothing was too much trouble 

  • 5 Emma Kent 7th Dec 2019

    What can I say but a massive thank you to Lee, and freedom funerals. Lee made everything so much easier for us as a family after the loss of my mum. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Lee.

  • 5 Susan . 3rd Dec 2019

    Was very  professional , lovely caring company, from start to finish you could tell lee cared about what I wanted, I would recommending this company and pricing was a fraction of others

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

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

David Vince 23rd Aug 2020

An absolutely fantastic service. Professional and calm manner

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

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