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Freedom Funerals

Colchester, CO2 8JY
1 review

Freedom Funerals is a Colchester based, independent funeral directors, who operate in both Essex and Suffolk. Run by father and son team, Lee and William, the business is committed to providing a compassionate and affordable service. Our attention to detail and personalised services makes us an exceptional provider for a variety of funeral services including funeral arrangements, emotional guidance, service chapel, tribute services and 24/7 support line. We offer a significant range of service types from traditional religious services to woodland burials. We are highly flexible to suit your wishes and strive to always offer the best possible service through personalisation. We also offer a complimentary tribute service, which includes the setting up of a tribute page for your loved one. This page, as well as providing details of the funeral, can have photos and information added to it help you to honour and remember your loved one as well as providing information for donations. Here at Freedom Funerals, we ensure that all our costs are known upfront and no hidden costs are included in our service. We believe that honest, compassionate and friendly service is what is needed during your time of bereavement and not the fear of unknown charges. Our small team provides a personal touch and ensures you are made aware of all the options open to you. We are proud members of the Association of Green Funeral Directors, who promote the use of greener materials in funeral services and generally greener practises within the industry. We have also been given a seal of approval from the Buy With Confidence Association. This is a recognition of our trustworthy and exceptional service. Based on the Hawkins Road, our friendly and professional team work tirelessly to provide you with the best possible service. If you have any questions, or wish to make an enquiry, request a call back using the form on theis page and we will be more than willing to help. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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1 review

5.0 out of 5 stars
Caroline Mattocks
Excellent, 5 stars. We have not arranged a funeral before. Our son died 02.11.18. He was 31years of age. He loved the environment and was a committed conservationist. He left his beautiful 5year old son. We wanted a funeral to reflect his life and beliefs and a ceremony suitable for our grandson to attend. He needed to be able to say goodbye to his Daddy. We looked up funeral directors on the Internet and Freedom Funerals stood out for us. I cannot begin to tell you what a terrible time we were going through but as soon as I spoke to Lee at Freedom Funerals he helped so much: he was very informative, supporting us through all the decisions we had to make. Lee spoke to me like a normal person which I really appreciated. I cannot convey what that meant to me. I had spoken to other funeral directors and to be honest they just sounded fake and spoke to me like I was a unintelligent child. Lee answered all of our questions, he kept us informed of everything that was happening, he got back to us very promptly whenever we had a question, he spent so much time with us and was extremely patient with all of our wishes and changes of mind! He was there whenever we needed him.The ceremony was absolutely perfect for our son. We have had so many positive comments about the arrangements Freedom Funerals made for us. People compare funerals they have attended with the one Freedom Funerals organised and they always say how much more appropriate it was and how much they would prefer that kind of send off. Our grandson attended and he did cry when saying goodbye to his Daddy but he mainly laughed, enjoying all the stories of his Daddy and the entire celebration.The ceremony was not all dark and morbid, it was a celebration of our son's beautiful life. Our grandson has been doing extremely well and we believe a big part of his acceptance has come from the wonderful celebration of his Daddy's life Freedom Funerals provided. I have one other very important thing to say about this experience and to thank Lee at Freedom Funerals for: as a mother, I struggled so much with the fact that my son lay dead. My beautiful son, the baby I gave birth to, the boy I watched grow up, the man he became and the gentle caring father he was. I wanted to hold him again, speak to him, for him to not be dead. I found this experience profoundly difficult, the pain was not just emotional it was so physically painful, I felt I would die myself at times. My mind was in terrible turmoil. I want you to know that Lee helped me through that time and supported me in finding peace and acceptance. Lee is not just a man running a business, he is a truly caring, intuitive person. His greatest gift to me, as a mother, was caring for my beautiful son who lay dead in his care. I totally trusted him. Lee cared for my son and looked after him during the long days before we could lay him to rest and I cannot thank him enough for that care as well as everything else he has done for us. Caroline Mattocks, regarding my beautiful son, Duncan Mattocks.
Services included in our fees
Facilities and support
  • Free parking
    At or near their premises
  • Home visits
    You can arrange the funeral from home
  • Service chapel
    A 15+ person chapel to hold a service
  • Visiting the deceased
    You can visit your loved one
  • Out of hours collection
    No extra charges for collection
  • Care at home
    We’ll help you look after your loved one at home
  • Family participation
    We can involve you in your loved one’s care
  • Green or eco-funeral
    You can arrange an eco-friendly funeral
Multi faith
  • Church of England
  • Hindu
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Roman Catholic
Funeral director fees
Arrangements selected
Wood, Standard Coffin
1 Limousine
Classic Hearse
Colchester Crematorium, CO2 8RU
Doctors’ Fees
0120 686 2963
24-hour personal support available