Funeral Reviews

We are honoured to have been able to provide funeral services in Colchester for many years and make sure everyone has the power to choose the funeral they want whether it be traditional or a little bit different.



Please see just a few of the extremely kind testimonials we have been privileged to receive over the years below:

I am writing to thank you for all your help and support after my mother died. Michael and I felt your service was so refreshing and your approach a great relief. It also helped us make the funeral itself much more personal and meaningful. We are all so pleased for example that you encouraged us to carry the coffin. It seemed a really fitting thing to do and brought us full circle for we had all been carried by her, physically and emotionally, at many stages in our lives. We all felt it was as good a day as it could have been and the decision to keep it to close family only was spot on in terms of family bonding and a remembrance of her. Thank you for your part in that. - Sarah and family

"Freedom Funerals was a fantastic find for our family. After our Mum passed away, we struggled to find to find the type of Funeral Directors that fitted us. Finding most frosty and dictorial. As soon as we spoke to Lee we were comforted by his manner, and accepting way to go with our ideas.

We had a unique funeral befitting our Mum, with Lee supporting us in the background and acting as our wonderful celebrant.

Big thanks for Lee and recommendations to Lee and Freedom Funerals."
- Julie and Sally

"On behalf of our family I wanted to pass on our thanks to you for all your help with arranging my Mum's funeral today. The arrangements went just as we had all wished for and your kindness, respect and calm were deeply appreciated.

It was as you explained when we first met with you, up to us to have the type of funeral that we all wanted for Mum, and that remained evident throughout, with just the appropriate level of guidance from you as needed. Sally, our celebrant who facilitated the service and of your recommendation, was a perfect choice.

With grateful thanks to you and your team and our best wishes to you all."
- Elaine

"Thank you very much for your efficient organisation of Milly's funeral." - Rona & Family

"Thank you for your support during a difficult time. Also thank you for arranging exactly the green burial that we wished for." - Jane

"Once again thank you for all your help. It was exactly as Gail wanted. You are one in a million (in a sea of funeral directors)." - Richard

"A really heartfelt thank you for the help, care and thoughtfulness shown to us by you all. 'The Day' was exactly as we wished it to be." - Mary and Grace

"My husband's funeral was arranged and Lee was so helpful it made it so much easier."

"I would like to express my gratitude for the good service that you have provided both for my mum and previously my dad.

With very little guidance you somehow managed to create arrangements that reflected my parent's wishes.

A special thank you for delivering the eulogy on behalf of the family. It received praise from several other attendees during the reception that was held afterwards.

I wish you every success for the future."
- Adrian

"Thank you for all you have done for us for my brother Dennis' funeral. We couldn't have asked for more and Woodland Burial was perfect resting place for him.

Your kindness will not be forgotten."
- Mark, Aidah and Family

"With many thanks from Kate & Susan. You treated mum with great respect and dignity on her final journey." - Kate and Susan

"We just wanted to let you know how grateful we are to you for arranging Terry's funeral. Your care and attention was very much appreciated by us all." - Carol and family

"Thank you so much for everything on our recent loss. Will recommend your services without hesitation." - Maureen

"Thank you for all your extra care and thoughtfulness." - Gordon

"Thanking you for your patience and understanding." - M. Robinson

"Thank you for your help and kindness and your support when my dad sadly passed away, you made a sad occasion much easier to bear." - Sharon

"Thank you for adding the perfect finishing touches." - Phil

"Thanks to all for looking after Peter. I was very pleased with your attention and care over the arrangements. It made it a more bearable situation." - Marion

"You did a brilliant job and all the family were really pleased with the way the whole day went." - Geoff and Pat

"Thank you for making this sad time bearable." - Ben

"Thank you for your patience and understanding. It has been a great comfort to know that Martin has been well looked after. My family and I would like to say how much we appreciate everything you have done for us." - Shirley

"I am so grateful for all your hard work and all you did for Graham and me. I am so impressed at everything you did for me. Your patient care and meticulous management of my husband's funeral was sincerely appreciated." - Celia

"Thank you very much for helping us give our dad the send-off he wanted. We really appreciated how you go about this and your ethos." - Natalie

"Thank you for organising a fantastic funeral for my brother." - Vicki

"Thank you for your sympathy and kindness and for all that you have done on making Jim's day beautiful, he would have been so happy and proud." - Julie

"We were both so very 'touched' with your thoughtfulness. I wanted to thank my guardian angel (and his son) for helping me so much last week." - Les