ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our our beautiful, kindhearted, thoughtful Daughter and Sister 

            Saffron Lian Freshwater
            31.10.1999 - 27.02.2021

Saff’s magic and soul is woven into those that had the honour of knowing her, that bright smile, contagious laugh and kind heart brought joy to all those around her.

We would like to thank everyone for their kind messages and thoughtful acts of friendship and love. It’s a blessing to hear stories of how loved she was, the memories she created with you and how she affected your lives. 

A family funeral service will be held on     Thursday 22nd April 2021 at 2pm.

Unfortunately we can’t have the service that we would have hoped for but if you would like to be part of a final farewell along our street or the entrance at the venue, please do, if you can line the street along Chadwick Drive rather than directly outside our house, that would be amazing to see your faces, it would be a pleasure to have you there.

Saff will arrive at Malyon Close
around 1.15pm and leave our home for the service before 1.30pm


Please be respectful to neighbours, park in St Michaels Hospital car park or Braintree town is a 15 minute walk. 

Remember we still have Covid restrictions, hands, face, space rules still apply. Please be considerate of everyone’s safety and don’t arrive too early.

If you’re standing at the venue, 
Old Park Meadow, Coppice Lane, North End, Dunmow, CM6 3PL, please park responsibly and leave promptly when asked to do so. 
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=old+park+meadow&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-gb&client=safari#

We will have family flowers only on the day but if you would like to leave flowers, cards or mementos, please place them on our door step once Saff has embarked on her final journey.
Link to go fund me Dan/ memorial gf.me/u/zqnwfn

Thank you all,
from all of us Xx
Posted by Kayleigh Simpson on April 19, 2021
I left Tabor around 6 years ago and even though me and Saffron didn’t stay in contact she made my time at tabor so bright and enjoyable. When I first got to tabor I had trouble settling in but I found an amazing group of friends and saffron was always so bubbly and fun! She really did make dark days brighter and I wish I could of done the same for her!

My thoughts are with you Saffron, I hope you’re at peace ❤️ xx
Posted by Leanne Chinnery on April 18, 2021
Saffron,

My neighbour, my play date, my friend.

I loved me and you playing out with the twins and playing hide and seek around the estate hiding in the bins and the tallest trees. We Used to run around for hours on ends until our parents called us home for dinner.

I remember every summer we would buy water balloons and use every outside tap that we could find around the state because our parents would moan about how much water we was using.

Last Easter, during covid, when we all was out the front listening to music and you was drawing on the floor with chalk and everyone took turns to draw round your body in the road.

As we grew older we drew further apart however when you passed me in the street on your pennyboard a smile would always exit your face.

Saffron, you will never ever be forgotten and you’ll always be in my thoughts xx

Love Leanne x


Posted by Jess Boreham on March 25, 2021
Not a day has gone by where I don’t think about you. I miss talking to you on those early morning bus rides, I miss hearing your laugh when we joke about stupid things. I played my first game of valorant yesterday without you. It’s not the same without my Sova by my side. I keep looking at old photos of how happy we both were as kids, and missing the times we spend together.

I saw your parents engagement in public gardens, the Easter egg hunts at my house, our join 10th birthday which (let’s be honest) was the best party out of our school year. Still very proud of what our parents put together. I remember having chicken pox at one of our many many sleepovers and your mum being the bestest second mum I could ever ask for. Our photography classes where we’d sit next to eachother, listen to music and daydream whilst we did our work, you were the best model for all my shoots too.

We lost contact for a bit between high school and College. I remember the joy I had when I found you on the 70 but that one morning. Then the multiple trips across our 2 years.

You flourished at uni, to see you become someone so f**king cool was unreal. You always kept in touch though 

You also made such a good impression. Lewis thought the world of you and even though he’d only knew you from a few gaming sessions, he knew you were special, not only to me but to the world.

It hurts knowing I’m not going to be seeing you ever again. A piece of my heart really has gone. Everything I do going forward, I’ll live for you. I’ll experience it for you.

You will never ever be forgotten.

Saffy Bum, I miss you
Posted by Kathleen Freshwater on March 24, 2021
Saffron is my first grandchild. After having three son’s, I so wanted a little granddaughter. So she came along, and she gave us so much love and joy. I am Nanny Glasses, and I will always treasure that title, and all the memories that we shared with her and her sister’s. Love is eternal Saffron xx
Posted by niall murkin on March 22, 2021
hi saffron

me and my family miss u so much we love u lots ❤❤❤❤❤.
Posted by Toby Wilson on March 20, 2021
Saff,

I've been putting off writing about the joy you brought into my life for quite a while now. It feels like doing so would acknowledge that you aren't here which, since I met you, is something I'd never want to think about.

I met you in a grimy student accommodation, full of pissed up teenagers who (myself included) were all trying to be the best version of themselves in this new chapter of our lives. Universally kind, effortlessly magnetic, life of the party, mysterious and unique while simultaneously warm and accepting of every person's passions and flaws. My friend Roye had just moved into my building, and introduced me to this girl who truly carried every one of these qualities in buckets, and everyone knew it.

I remember how we sat on our gross kitchen table in Basford drinking the night away, laughing at each other's dark jokes and stories, and there you were at the heart of it in that mermaid-looking top, making us all smile without trying. We had no idea then how lucky we were, how much light you would bring to us under the weight of what you were going through.

You had an unbelievable talent for finding and capturing amazing, funny and beautiful things - I wasn't surprised to see you were such a talented photographer. You had this appreciation for the random little things in life that I'll miss most of all. Belting Queen songs while munching on chips, a bowl of ramen, frogs (I still think they're conceptually weird creatures but they are pretty cute). I hope that one day I'll learn to love and embrace life, nature and art like you did.

When I learned that we'd have to go on without you, I realised what I'm most thankful for is what you did for my friends. The memories you made with them and the love you showed them in ways only you could. Thank you so much for being in their lives and mine, for bringing us closer, cheering us up, sharing with us your passions, your dreams and your dankest memes (sorry not sorry)

We will never forget you,

You are our sunshine.
Posted by Amber Moore on March 13, 2021
Bloody hell saff where do i even start. Saffron and I met when we were very little and from that moment on... we knew we would be bestfriend for life. We did everything together... skateboarding, made crazy art, minecraft, got slightly addicted to monster, listened to music, every aspect of our lives we enjoyed together ❤️ We even made a joint email just for our music ❤️ We didn’t have to always be there, but deep deep down we both knew we always had each other’s backs. You were my childhood best friend for 14 years. You’re the reason i’m the person i am today, i even have the same slight australian twang as you girl... Your light shines so fucking bright and you never failed to light the room with that glowing smile of yours and contagious laugh, i wish i’d get to hear one more time (i defo have a video somewhere). I know you’re in a better place now and obviously you’re going to heaven because you’re the best person, without one mean bone in your body. So I hope you’re having a glorious time up there with the unicorns and other fairy tail creatures you’d have put in your dream world! I love you Saffron and you’ll always have a large spot in my heart!
Posted by Louise Wilson on March 12, 2021
Today I laid a Lilly in a pond and talked into the night like you were right beside me again. I wish you were, I talked about all the glorious college memories we shared.

You skating around the classroom on your penny board, drinking in the studio, that one time when you and Ben got incredible drunk in spoons after college which was filled with so much laughter and love. Going to the skate park on breaks and creating endless memories that I will always keep dear to my heart. I am pretty sure I have more memories of you in my diary but I shall leave them for me and you. You introduced me to some cracking people Nadia and George to name a few. I knew they were pure of heart because they had you as their friend and anyone that was a friend of yours had to be special.

You are so special, you made the two years of college amazing. You held our little photography family together and we will never forget you for that. You helped me and so many other feel joy that we had lost. You cared, deeply. Deeper than you needed too, you would be the first person there for Kayleigh and you always cared no matter how small something was. Pure of heart and filled with joy! I hope you found the peace you deserve, I hope you are happier, I hope you are resting knowing how much you impacted everyone you mets life for the better. I love you and you will always be marked into my heart. How could I ever forget the ray of light that was Saffron Freshwater.

This is not goodbye, its just see you later x
Posted by Lottie Slack on March 11, 2021
Saffron.
You were someone I always had fond, amazing memories of, someone I always thought about once I'd left Tabor. I am kicking myself now. I should've reached out to you. I should've done so many things.
I still can't quite believe what has happened, but I truly hope you're at peace now.
I'll always think of you
Posted by Abhijit Palit on March 11, 2021
Saff, from the moment I met you, you were so kind and caring. The energy you brought to a room always made people happy. From the nights out to just chatting about our mutual love for anime or just life in general, you were always so easy to be around and talk to. Living with you in second year was a privilege. You became one of my best mates and always will be. I will always remember you and cherish the memories we made together.
Rest in peace,
Abz
Posted by Sam Eckersall on March 11, 2021
In 2016 I moved to Australia. Saffron was the first to talk to me. Stay in contact with me and even flew out to visit for 2 weeks.

It is one of the periods of my life that I will forever cherish and remember.
Walking up to the Opera house, surfing and just in general having someone to talk to.

I'm not quite sure of how to put the years I knew here into words but you were the kindest soul and I will forever remember you.

<3
Posted by Sabrina Masucci on March 9, 2021
Saff my mind knows you are in a better place where there is no pain. You are at peace. I understand that but I just wish I could explain that to my heart.
There is an empty space in it that nothing can fill. Please know my loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
All those special memories of you will always make me smile, you always meant so much to me and always will do too.
We will be together again, until then my love will always be with you. Xxx
Posted by Ruby Robinson on March 9, 2021
Right now I can't say much more than I miss you Saff. I'm sure as time goes on the words will form and I can put so much more but right now it is simply that I deeply miss you. Your ability to light up a room and that you never failed to put a smile on my face is something I will forever treasure along with so many brilliant memories.

These wonderful memories and times everyone spend with you is how you will live on, so rest easy saff.
Xxx
Posted by Will Grieve on March 9, 2021
Having only met Saff a handful of times while visiting friends at Nottingham Uni, I was surprised at the impact she had on me and everyone around me.

I'm so glad I was able to share nights out with such a kind and loving person. Your laughter was infectious and you brought so much joy to those around you.

You will be dearly missed.
Posted by Roye Arbel on March 9, 2021
There are no words to describe Saff and the joy she brought to every room she entered. It would be like trying to describe the effect of the sunlight to a person who lived in the dark their entire life, I will never be able to do it justice. When I first moved to University I struggled to make friends in my flat and decided to move to a different flat where I did not know anyone, this may be the best choice in my life, cause I got to meet you. From the beginning you were kind and nice, even helping me move in, a random person you had never met, and that kindness and care continued the entire time I knew you. This led to one of the best friendships anyone could ever ask for, with a person with a heart of gold and a smile that could light up even the darkest of rooms. We shared so many great memories I am not even going to try to list them, but I do not believe I will ever be able to listen to Rex Orange County without shedding a tear of joy for good memories sake. So thank you, to the sunlight in my life, to a person who spread so much joy, love, kindness and happiness, wherever you are. I hope you are getting the joy, love, kindness and happiness you gave to others all around you.

In a loving memory,
Roye
Posted by Thomas Moran on March 9, 2021
Saff, where do I begin? Meeting you at university, we quickly became great friends and now share many photos and memories. From photo shoots for your university work, to singing at the top of our lungs during reading festival, I never had a doubt that you are one of the kindest, most energetic people I’ve ever met. At the start of first year, I only knew Roye and thus when he moved out of the accommodation early on, I thought how difficult it will be to meet a friend. Little did I know that his move would lead to him introducing me to a new friend group in Great Basford and you. I can’t describe how lucky I feel to have had a friend like you. You were so kind, so passionate about everything, and full of laughs. I know it sounds cliche, but for whatever reason we came together, be it nights out, Eurovision, work, or just to hang out, you truly were the light in the room. I remember before Eurovision we ran to the shops to gets snacks and you somehow devoured half a watermelon and tonne of party rings. It still impresses me to this day. Your love for Billie Eilish and my dog Holly always made me smile as you spoke about them for the millionth time like it was the first. You captured everyone’s hearts Saff, I hope you know everyone down here loves you so much. This isn’t goodbye as I’m sure we’ll meet again and we’ll have so much to catch up on. It’s been a painful week without you, I’ll miss you so much.
Rest easy Saff,
With love,
Tom
Posted by Joe Mcguinness on March 8, 2021
Saff- I could write for hours and hours about all the good memories I have with you, coming to university is always a big step and I was slightly concerned that I may not find the sort of crowds I like to hang around with (as you know I’m not a drinker), but from the moment I started speaking to you in the flat group chat I knew you were different from everyone else. Right away you were very approachable, someone who could get along with anyone and make anyone feel welcomed. We spoke for a few weeks before we moved to uni and that reassured me that at least if I didn’t get along with anyone else I’d have you to help me get through the first few weeks. From the moment we met in person we got along very well, and whilst everyone else was going out every day to get drunk, we were able to chill together on the days you weren’t feeling like going out. Throughout the first year of uni, we would go on walks together, go to get our shopping, we would sit in the kitchen until the early hours just talking about our lives, about your college and work and family and holidays and relationship. I remember a night where we were chilling in your room just looking at google maps street view and showing each other places that are important to us, just because we cared to know and hear the stories. I remember our trips to five guys and maccies and kfc and Starbucks (where we sat playing uno for a good hour). I remember when me you and abs went to an all you can eat Chinese buffet, and me being the fussy eater didn’t have a lot but I appreciated the experience (same story as when we all went to yo sushi! as well). I remember our maccies breakfast before one of my exams (despite me having very little sleep). In second year I got the privilege of living with you again, as well as getting to know Jordan, which was a pleasure. In second year we had more walks together, spent more time chatting and enjoying each other’s company. We never felt like we had to force anything when we were together, we just naturally bonded and got along and just enjoyed being in the same room as each other. You are my best friend. I remember going to see your photography piece at the gallery space rented out by the university, it was my favourite out of the whole lot. I remember meeting your mom and your sister (if you’re reading this I apologise as I’m unsure which sister I met, I’m not good with names, it was when you came down for saff’s birthday in 2019). I remember you meeting my girlfriend for the first time, how happy I was that you got along, 2 people that I care about so much. I remember our trip to the Christmas market in 2018 and 2019. I remember everything. All of the memories, the laughs, the smiles, the hugs, the tears, everything. I will never forget it. And I am posting this here so everyone can see that you remained an absolute treasure of a human being for as long as I had the pleasure to know you. I would like to send my thoughts and prayers to your family and friends, I know I’m struggling a lot but I can’t even begin to comprehend how hard it is for them. Unfortunately I was only able to know you for 2 years but the impact you’ve had on me is astronomical. You mean the world to me and you always will. I love you forever and always. Until we meet again, my best friend. 
Posted by Alex Hawke on March 8, 2021
Saffron, you were always so bright and kind, the world has truly lost some of it's warmth. Thank you for always being so kind, you will be missed by many
Posted by Laura Murkin on March 8, 2021
Saffron, the first time I met you you were just a tiny little curly haired baby with the most beautiful big round eyes. Watching you grow was such a gift to me. I saw your first steps and blow your first bubble eventually learn to talk and I always teased you about the red bucket you squished on your head to look at everyone through. I got to see you dressed as a pumpkin for your first birthday and then share nearly every birthday with you after that, dressing up as something different and "spooky" every year. Halloween was always about having a birthday party with you, not going out trick or treating.
You were so shy when I first met you but I loved watching your confidence grow with you. You became to bravest girl I knew. Always climbing to the top to get a better view and love how you threw your arms wide and celebrated life.
Your smile lit up a room and your laugh will always stay with me.
I watched you grow from the tiny baby to a big sister again and again and then to all of my children too you've always been more than a cousin to them especially Kai with his own siblings being that much younger than him. Going out in a team of eight in all the seasons, sun, rain, wind and snow, even a giant thunder storm. I can't even put a number into the days we got to enjoy you grow and adventure, but never enough...
I watched you grow into a woman, now you were always beautiful to me but wow you really became even more stunning! You were so smart, you did so well academically and your achievements made everyone so proud. You found love too ❤️
You stole a piece of so many hearts Saffy but I don't mind I proudly give that to you. What I would give for another day with you. So many hugs and squishes and love to you and to everyone that loved and knew you xxxxxxx
Posted by Jo Heissig on March 7, 2021
In September 2004 Abigail came out of her first day at school and told me she had made a friend named Saffron.
On her second day she introduced me to you and I got chatting to your lovely Mum Mel and so began many years of play dates, outings, picnics, dance classes and parties with you and your sisters. Abigail and Emily and I loved spending time with you all. They thought it was such an adventure going out in Mel’s bus! We really missed seeing you every day once you moved and looked forward to get togethers in the holidays. No matter how big the picnics were your Mum and I put together the 6 of you would demolish the lot and still be hungry! I remember your special prom party and Halloween Birthday party. We always looked forward to you all knocking on the door as a bit of a detour on your trick or treating route too! When you all went camping in Suffolk and we were staying nearby at Hopton we smuggled you all onto the site so we could all enjoy the beach and the clubhouse together.
As you girls all grew up and developed your own interests and went to different High Schools and Colleges I’ve been very lucky enough to remain good friends with your Mum and enjoy her filling me in about all your adventures and accomplishments (often with photos!) like your trip to Australia, your prom night and most recently your time at University. She was so proud of you getting your place at Nottingham.
I hope you are at peace now and you will always remain in our thoughts and our hearts.
Sleep tight dearest Saffron 
Jo, Anton, Abigail, Emily and James xxxxx
Posted by Nad Walters on March 7, 2021
Saffron was such a wonder, and a light in everyone's life. I will miss her so dearly, but I know that she will live on in everyone's fond memories.
<3
Posted by Jess Boreham on March 6, 2021
Saffron, my best friend, the sunshine of my childhood years.

Words can’t say how much I miss you already. You were the most genuine, kind and loving person I’ve ever known.

No matter where I go or what I do, I will always be thinking of you. 

Ill see you again some day, I know it!

All my love forever and always

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Posted by Kayleigh Simpson on April 19, 2021
I left Tabor around 6 years ago and even though me and Saffron didn’t stay in contact she made my time at tabor so bright and enjoyable. When I first got to tabor I had trouble settling in but I found an amazing group of friends and saffron was always so bubbly and fun! She really did make dark days brighter and I wish I could of done the same for her!

My thoughts are with you Saffron, I hope you’re at peace ❤️ xx
Posted by Leanne Chinnery on April 18, 2021
Saffron,

My neighbour, my play date, my friend.

I loved me and you playing out with the twins and playing hide and seek around the estate hiding in the bins and the tallest trees. We Used to run around for hours on ends until our parents called us home for dinner.

I remember every summer we would buy water balloons and use every outside tap that we could find around the state because our parents would moan about how much water we was using.

Last Easter, during covid, when we all was out the front listening to music and you was drawing on the floor with chalk and everyone took turns to draw round your body in the road.

As we grew older we drew further apart however when you passed me in the street on your pennyboard a smile would always exit your face.

Saffron, you will never ever be forgotten and you’ll always be in my thoughts xx

Love Leanne x


Posted by Jess Boreham on March 25, 2021
Not a day has gone by where I don’t think about you. I miss talking to you on those early morning bus rides, I miss hearing your laugh when we joke about stupid things. I played my first game of valorant yesterday without you. It’s not the same without my Sova by my side. I keep looking at old photos of how happy we both were as kids, and missing the times we spend together.

I saw your parents engagement in public gardens, the Easter egg hunts at my house, our join 10th birthday which (let’s be honest) was the best party out of our school year. Still very proud of what our parents put together. I remember having chicken pox at one of our many many sleepovers and your mum being the bestest second mum I could ever ask for. Our photography classes where we’d sit next to eachother, listen to music and daydream whilst we did our work, you were the best model for all my shoots too.

We lost contact for a bit between high school and College. I remember the joy I had when I found you on the 70 but that one morning. Then the multiple trips across our 2 years.

You flourished at uni, to see you become someone so f**king cool was unreal. You always kept in touch though 

You also made such a good impression. Lewis thought the world of you and even though he’d only knew you from a few gaming sessions, he knew you were special, not only to me but to the world.

It hurts knowing I’m not going to be seeing you ever again. A piece of my heart really has gone. Everything I do going forward, I’ll live for you. I’ll experience it for you.

You will never ever be forgotten.

Saffy Bum, I miss you
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Shared by Louise Carter on March 17, 2021
The first time I met you, I was instantly struck by your natural beauty and then wow your beautiful soul and wild, fun spirit. You entered a room and made it glow. Fly high Angel.