Bereavement Services Team

Meet the dedicated staff who combined have in excess of 150 years experience working in Bereavement Services.
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Russell

Bereavement Services Manager

As Manager, Russell is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the Bereavement Services Team consistently provides a high level of service. Russell has over 25 years experience and knowledge from all aspects of Bereavement Services.
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Lee

Assistant Bereavement Services Manager

Lee assists the manager to deliver the high standard that is expected from bereavement services. He leads on the public health funerals and is responsible for operational tasks. Lee has worked at Colchester City Council for more than 25 years.
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Susi

Office Supervisor

Susi, oversees all tasks in the office and has accumulated a wealth of knowledge during the last couple of decades spent at the Cemetery & Crematorium. Happy to help with memorial appointments but specialising in the finances of Bereavement Services. Susi also has previous experience of working for a Funeral Director.
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Wendy

Bereavement Services Admin Assistant

Wendy works Monday to Wednesday and is primarily based in the Office completing all administrative tasks and is always on hand to see families to discuss our range of memorials. Wendy also has previous experience of working for a Funeral Director.
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Les

Cemetery and Crematorium Technician

Les carries out a variety of roles from working in the Office, meeting families for memorial appointments, overseeing burials, interments and scatterings, carrying out chapel duties and operating the cremators. Les also has significant previous experience working for a Funeral Director.
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Michael

Cemetery and Crematorium Technician

Michael carries out a variety of roles from working in the Office, meeting families for memorial appointments, overseeing burials, interments, and scatterings, carrying out chapel duties and operating the cremators. Michael predominately works on grave transfers, and has worked in many Bereavement Services facets for over 30 years...
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Paul

Cemetery & Crematorium Technician

Paul carries out a variety of roles from working in the Office, meeting families for memorial appointments, overseeing burials, interments and scatterings, carrying out chapel duties and operating the cremators. Paul is our longest serving employee and has amassed considerable knowledge during that time.
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Sean

Cemetery & Crematorium Technician

Sean uses his technical skills in operating our cremators and has done for fourteen years. He also works in our office performing administration tasks and dealing with customers. He looks after the book of remembrance and our book room.
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Boots

Cemetery & Crematorium Cat

Boots is a friendly regular visitor, especially to the Crematorium, often found lying on a radiator in the Winter months and sprawled out on the flower court in the Summer months.
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Idverde Contractors

Grounds Team

Led by Rob, the Grounds Team are here everyday maintaining the Cemetery and Gardens of Remembrance along with all our grave-digging.
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Colchester Cemetery & Crematorium have multiple facilities with different opening times. Please check the opening times page for more information.

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