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Hunnaball of Colchester

York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, CO2 7QT
Mon – Fri: 09:00am-17:00pm
Tel: 01206 760049


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Funeral directors in Colchester

Since 1983, our family has been providing funeral services throughout the local area. We are an independent family funeral director, dedicated to upholding the traditional values of respect and dignity while providing the very best care to the bereaved and their families. We’ve built up a fantastic reputation over the years, with our skilled funeral arrangers helping to plan hundreds of funerals in Colchester. We can help to personalise your loved one’s funeral, taking into account their faith, culture, beliefs, hobbies, and passions. We’ll help to ensure that their funeral reflects their wishes, giving them the special send-off that they deserve.


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A full range of funeral planning services

At Hunnaball’s, we can provide a wide range of funeral services. As leading funeral directors in Colchester, we can handle every aspect of the planning process, ensuring that you don’t need to worry about anything at this extremely sad time. There’s a lot to think about when planning a funeral but you can relax in the knowledge that everything will be taken care of when you choose Hunnaball of Colchester as your chosen funeral director.
From the moment that we collect and transport your loved one to our funeral home after their death, until their funeral, we will care for them, treating them with the utmost dignity and respect. We’ll dress them in clothes chosen by the family, prepare them for you to view if desired, and enable family members and friends to spend time with them at our Chapel of Rest.

Our local branches

York House is at the centre of our branch network, serving the local community and surrounding villages. Located on Mersea Road, our funeral home is modern, clean, and comfortable, providing the perfect setting for both small and larger planning meetings. You’ll always be made to feel very welcome, whether you are planning a funeral, spending time with your loved one to pay your final respects, or visiting us to choose a memorial or keepsake for cremated remains after the funeral.

You will find a team of caring, sympathetic professionals to guide and support you as you deal with the many necessary arrangements required when planning a funeral with Hunnaball of Colchester. Our Stanway branch covers West Colchester and can be found on Chapel Road.

24/7 funeral directors in Colchester

Our first response team and funeral directors are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, available to provide expert advice and support with compassion and dignity. Whatever the circumstances of your loved one’s death, you’re likely to feel a huge range of emotions, including sadness, shock, and anxiety. At Hunnaball’s, we can assist not just with the practical steps that must be taken when someone dies, but also provide valuable emotional support, helping you to find your way through this difficult time.

Our team are there for you when planning a funeral in Colchester. We understand that bereavement can be a distressing and bewildering experience. We provide a complete funeral service, ensuring that every step is conducted with dignity, care, professionalism and compassion.

For more information or assistance, please talk to one of our funeral arrangers today.

Our Colchester team

Joe Garwood

Area Manager

Vicky Voyce

Amanda Hammond

Tania O’Keefe

Sharon Holness
Sharon Holness
We lost our mother a month ago now to vascular dementia and from start, all the way through and to the interment Hunnaballs we’re caring, supportive and dignified all the way through. If we had any questions or just needed a chat they were there to help us along with the process. If there was anything we couldn’t do through our loss they would guide us and support us until everything was arranged. It’s a very sad and hard time when you lose a beloved member of the family and I don't think we could have done it without their help. We would just like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff from the Colchester branch of Hunnaballs for their sincere and dedicated work. Sharon Holness, daughter of Maureen LISNEY.
Colin Adcock
Colin Adcock
Tracy, Polly, and all the Hunnaball team provided an excellent service on a very sad day.
Peter Hull
Peter Hull
On Friday 11 March we sadly cremated my moyher-in-law. We are so glad to have chosen Hunnaball of Colchester; they are caring, compassionate and professional. A brilliant service in the funeral tradion of old.
Shirley Ratcliffe
Shirley Ratcliffe
Every step of the way the Hunnaballs team was there for us! I was so worried about going to see Mum at the Chapel of rest-as she had been in hospital for 4 weeks, but she looked perfect. The funeral was dignified and so much respect for Mum and our family. I would highly recommend Hunnaballs Thank you to all the team.
Jason Mageehan
Jason Mageehan
My sincerest thanks to Hunnaball of Colchester for the spectacular service they offered recently. My father sadly passed away and they collected him from his home, and several weeks later they conducted the funeral at Colchester Crematorium. They were impeccably dressed, their service was faultless and a beautiful Silver hearse brought my old Dad on his last journey. As we followed the pallbearers into the crematorium, Queen blasting out on the PA system, the guys placed him gently at the front, they bowed and left peacefully. After the service, one of the directors stayed with the family and guests until everyone had left. I don't have any experience in planning a funeral, I hope I never do again, but Hunnaballs will be my first and only call if I do.
Gary Carr
Gary Carr
I can not praise this company enough. At a very difficult time for our family at the loss of our step father they stepped up to the plate over and above. Their service was exemplary. For Tracy in the office nothing was too much trouble and every little detail was dealt with, with amazing empathy and professionalism. Our family can't thank her enough. Saul and Chelsea were thoroughly professional in their respective roles too before and on the day itself. Thank you so much guys.
Amanda Campbell
Amanda Campbell
Excellent care at a traumatic time. Mum passed away in a car home who called Hunnaball's out. They arrived very quickly. I explained mum was to go to another funeral directors who is a family friend, they said don't worry we will look after her until then which they did....When I went back to mum's room to clear it, they had made her bed after they took her body out of it and placed a rose there. I would highly recommend them.
Mel Wood
Mel Wood
Hunnaballs sorted.my dad's funeral a couple of weeks ago. I must say that I have been to.many funerals but the whole team were amazing. They were all so respectful through the whole thing and so professional xx can't thank you enough for looking after dad and giving him such a beautiful send off. Love.from the Wood family.

Frequently asked questions in Colchester

  • What religions do you do funerals for?

    We work with families, priests and ministers of many different religions and always welcome learning about new ones. We have a great deal of experience of Christian funerals of many different denominations, and in Colchester we also work very closely with the Muslim community, sharing our facilities in any way necessary. We have also conducted funerals in the Jewish, Hindu, and Pagan traditions. Some religions, for reasons of faith or tradition, request an all-male team, which we understand entirely. Of course, if you would prefer a female arranger or conductor, we are very happy to provide those. We are equally comfortable providing non-religious funerals. We promise that we will do all we can to ensure that your faith, beliefs, principles and cultural traditions are respected at all times.

  • Do you have a Chapel of Rest in York House?

    The Hunnaball Family Funeral Group have three separate branches in Colchester, all of which use the same Chapel of Rest, located at our operations hub at The Gate House, in Old Coach Road, Colchester, CO1 2TH. There is parking nearby and viewings can be arranged by contacting your Hunnaball of Colchester or Hunnaball of Stanway funeral arranger. Many of our other branches in Essex and Suffolk also have a Chapel of Rest.

  • Do I have to have a funeral at my local crematorium?

    A funeral can take place at any location you request, although there are laws which must be followed regarding cremations and burials. Most of the funeral services we conduct take place at a local crematorium but we also conduct services at places of worship, at the graveside, in green and woodland burial grounds, and we have even conducted burials in the garden of the deceased. The choice really is up to you, but it can come with additional cost and requirements of the legal system. Please talk to your local funeral arranger if you have any special requests.


Contact details

Hunnaball of Colchester

York House, 41 Mersea Road, Colchester, Essex, UK. CO2 7QT

Call us

01206 760049