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Hunnaball of Stanway

Waveney Cottage, 13 London Road, Stanway,
Colchester, CO3 0NR
Mon – Fri: 09:00am-17:00pm
01206 489212


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Funeral directors in Stanway

Our Stanway branch is conveniently located to serve the communities of West Colchester and the surrounding areas. At your time of bereavement, our team are ready to provide expert funeral services that are tailored to your needs. We’ll work with you to plan a service that truly reflects your wishes, and those of your loved one.

As a firmly established family funeral director in Stanway, we understand the importance of dignity and respect at such a sensitive time. You can expect us to demonstrate compassion and empathy every step of the way, helping to make this difficult process as easy as possible for you. You can rely on us to do all we can to help you arrange a service that reflects your love and esteem for the friend or relative that you have lost. We also have a sister office, Hunnaball of Colchester, at York House on the Mersea Road.


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Professional advice and guidance

At such a distressing time, the process of arranging a funeral can seem incredibly daunting. However, you’re certainly not alone. We will guide you through every detail, supporting you at every step. From providing practical assistance immediately after your loved one has died, to planning the cremation or burial and even pointing you towards bereavement support, we’re there for you when you need us. We have helped to plan many funerals in Stanway over the years, giving us a huge amount of expertise.

Our team are always professional and compassionate and will help guide you through the formalities and arrangements necessary at what is an already challenging time. Our service can complement the work of doctors and legal advisers, with our funeral directors in Stanway working alongside other professionals efficiently and effectively at every stage of the process.

A 24/7 funeral director in Stanway

We are 24/7 funeral directors in Stanway. We are here whenever you need us, with our First Response team always on call, ready to respond to your needs at any time of the day or night. When your loved one dies, it can be difficult to know what to do for the best in the moment. At this time of great distress, our team are on hand to provide a practical and compassionate service. We have funeral directors that you can speak to, plus a team who will collect your loved one if they have passed away at home. You can rest assured that we’ll treat them with the utmost care and respect at all times.

In the time leading up to the funeral, you are welcome to visit our Colchester Chapel of Rest, which is located at our Gate House Support centre, to spend time with your loved one. Peaceful and tranquil, it offers the perfect place to say a private goodbye to your friend or relative.

Contact us

To find out more about our funerals in Stanway and the surrounding areas, get in touch today. You can call us on 01206 489212 or email us at stanway@hunnaball.co.uk to discuss your requirements with one of our experienced team. Our branch is located at 8 Chapel Road and there is designated parking next to the office, making it easier when you come and visit us. You’ll always receive a warm and friendly welcome when you visit our Stanway branch.

Our Stanway team

Joe Garwood

Area Manager

Tracy Allen

Frequently asked questions in Stanway

  • Do you conduct military funerals?

    The new City of Colchester has a long military history, and so we have conducted a number of funerals with military connections. Many of them have been for former service personnel who have lived long and full lives and want to recognise their links to the services, but others have been for current service personnel. In all cases, we work with families, regiments, the Royal British Legion, and others, to put together an appropriate ceremony with all of the proper elements.

  • Do you offer Muslim funerals?

    We are used to providing funerals which adhere to the traditions and rituals of the Islamic faith, and are very happy to work with you to ensure that all the arrangements are appropriate for your needs. For example, we allow our embalming suite to be used for proper preparation of the body. We also have specially constructed caskets which allow appropriate transportation to the site of burial before interment in a shroud. We’re aware that traditions and rituals may vary according to where in the world your family originates, so we would always advise a conversation between those arranging the funeral and our expert team.

  • Where is your Chapel of Rest?

    We have three separate Hunnaball Family Funeral Group branches in Colchester, all of which use the same Chapel of Rest, located 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 you provide direct cremations?

    We offer local direct cremations. They are an alternative to traditional funeral ceremonies and can save money, but they do not allow for family and friends to attend at the time of cremation because they take place at a time most convenient to the crematorium. We recommend using your local funeral director for a direct cremation, because it keeps your loved one closer to home and ensures that they receive the same dignified individual attention from which all our clients benefit. The cremated remains of your loved one will be returned to the branch for collection, or scattered or interred, according to your instructions. All direct cremations are carried out with the same compassion and professionalism as every funeral we arrange.


Contact details

Hunnaball of Stanway

Hunnaball of Stanway, Waveney Cottage,
13 London Road, Stanway,
Colchester, CO3 0NR

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01206 489212