A Bit About Us

Bell, Lamb & Trotter is here to serve the families in their time of need, offering sympathetic, understanding and caring guidance, which is cost competitive. Our purpose is to help each family design a funeral for their loved one which is unique and personal – a service which is true to the person who has died and which reflects their life, personality, beliefs and culture.

We strive to treat those we care for with the same dignity and honour that we would want to offer our own family members.

It is our sincere wish that our families will look back at the funeral of their loved one with a sense of peace and satisfaction, knowing that they were able to experience a special farewell.

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Meet The Team

Our professional team are available 24 hours a day to assist families through one of life’s most difficult and emotional experiences. The team at Bell, Lamb & Trotter come from a diverse range of backgrounds, culturally and workwise.

Their bereavement support person rounds out their team to provide a complete caring, sensitive and professional staff. Remember “when the need arises”, Bell, Lamb & Trotter Funeral Directors are the people to help you and they expect the absolute best from themselves and each other. Only people with a genuine sense of calling to their work are offered the privilege of joining the team, which are here to serve the families to the absolute best of our abilities.

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Andrew Bell
MANAGING DIRECTOR

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Ian
FUNERAL DIRECTOR

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Michelle
FUNERAL DIRECTOR

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Daniel
MORTUARY MANAGER

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Alice
EMBALMER

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Amy
EMBALMER & GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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Janet
ADMINISTRATOR

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Beverley
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

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Jenny
CATERING COORDINATOR 

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Ian Bell
FUNERAL CONSULTANT

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Suzanne Bell
FUNERAL CONSULTANT

Our Heritage

Bell, Lamb and Trotter Funeral Directors have been serving the people of Canterbury since its founding in 1872 – only thirty two years after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The company was founded by Mr James Lamb and under the management of several generations of the Lamb family, J Lamb & Son gained its reputation and identity as one of Canterbury’s leading funeral directing companies.

In the 1980′s new premises were built in Ferry Road and the funeral home was purchased by Fred and Joy Trotter – another Canterbury family – and was renamed J Lamb, Trotter Funeral Directors Ltd.

In 2003 Ian and Suzanne Bell followed the Trotter Family, renaming the funeral home Bell, Lamb & Trotter. Their son Andrew Bell became owner in 2014, ensuring the continuation of the local family ownership and management.

Today Bell, Lamb & Trotter continues to offer the people of Canterbury professional, caring and ethical guidance, based on many years of experience and also a thorough knowledge of recent trends. Many people turn to Bell, Lamb & Trotter because it is a local family business with a focus on caring for people as if they were part of our own family.

Bell, Lamb & Trotter is a member of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand. This association was formed to ensure high standards of professionalism, integrity and service throughout its member firms.


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