Funerals

From minimalist to the most elaborate of farewells, we can cater to each individuals needs. Call to discuss your requirements with one of our experienced funeral directors. The cost of our funeral services can be found here.

Burials

Whether you have purchased a plot or are exploring burial options, we can help. The Christchurch City Council and Christchurch City Libraries websites have information on the various local cemeteries.

Cremation

We are able to facilitate the cremation of your loved one and. if so required, provide an urn from our range or organise the scattering of your loved ones ashes. Contact us to discuss your options.

Repatriation

We are able to coordinate and arrange transportation of a loved to another country where a death occurs in New Zealand and a cremation or burial is required overseas. We are also able to help bring someone home to New Zealand where a death occurs overseas.

Care & Experience

Bell, Lamb and Trotter Funeral Directors have been serving the people of Canterbury since it commenced business in 1872.

Transport

We have one of the diverse range of hearses to choose from in the Christchurch area. Click here to see photos.

Ceremony & Facilities

Services may be held in a variety of locations including our chapel, either of the crematorium chapels, churches, halls, gardens, clubs and homes. For some specific venues click here.

Catering

Sharing refreshments after a service gives people a chance to share stories and memories following a funeral.

Media Options

Live-streaming allows us to stream live events to viewers all over the world. Our premises at Ferry Road are equipped with modern audiovisual equipment as well as streaming equipment so that people who are unable to attend can be involved. We are also able to facilitate audiovisual and streaming facilities at other locations. Learn more here.

Caskets & Florals

An extensive range of caskets and floral tributes is available. Click here to find out more and see photos.

Custom Prints & Photos

Our state of the art printing facilities allow for a range of small and large-format printing options. Click here to find out more.

Celebrants

We have a roster of celebrants available – both secular and religious. We’re also happy to work with another celebrant of your choosing or assist a family member or friend in performing the role. Click here to find out more.

Caskets

Below is a selection of our range of caskets available.

Urns & Keepsakes

Below is a selection of our range of urns & keepsakes available.

Transport

While having the usual funeral home vehicles available, we have a few unique hearses as well. Our 1937 Packard 120 Hearse was imported from New Jersey and lovingly restored over five years. It has the grand old look of that bygone era with the reliability of modern mechanics. Our Harley Hearse is a 2005 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe that has been combined with a custom sidecar to create a one-of-a-kind final ride.

Florals

Our florist is able to provide a range of floral tributes of varying styles and sizes. We can discuss your exact requirements with you. You are, of course, welcome to provide your own.

Custom Prints & Photos

With a few small exceptions we perform all of our printing in house on up to date machines using quality paper and card stock.

Bookmarks and service sheets

Each bookmark or service sheet are uniquely designed for each person, representing the individual they were.  We shy away from using templates as we feel these take away from that uniqueness.

Alternatively, service sheets can be designed by family or friends and provided to us for printing or can be printed elsewhere.

Memorial books

Memorial books give people an opportunity to leave a message and for families to have a record of the attendees at a funeral. Where available we include a copy of the newspaper notice and service sheet. If images have been supplied for a photo tribute we can also include these in the memorial book, creating something that will be a special keepsake.


Framed photos

We can enlarge photos for framing in A3 and A2 size but can print even larger, if required. Camera included for scale only.

Custom-printed caskets

We have the facilities to design and print custom caskets onsite using imagery provided by families.

    Celebrants

    We have a roster of celebrants available – both secular and religious. We’re also happy to work with another celebrant of your choosing or assist a family member or friend in performing the role.

    Below are just a few of our unique celebrants:

    Ian Bell

    His down-to-earth nature puts families at ease. With decades of experience as a celebrant and over 40 years experience in funeral homes you are in very capable hands with Ian.

    Joanne Thomson

    Joanne’s sensitivity and compassion are core qualities. She has an engaging personality and communicates effectively with people from all walks of life. Joanne’s focus is on honouring our loved ones and tailoring her ceremonies to ensure the family needs are fully met.

    Aaron McLoughlin

    Aaron considers honouring and celebrating life in all its forms both a privilege and deeply important. He strives to make individual ceremonies special, personal and unique for them and their loved ones

    Vicky Hamilton

    Our specialist Chinese celebrant, Vicky is able to speak at funerals in both Mandarin and English.

    Catering

    Sharing refreshments after a service gives people a chance to share stories and memories following a funeral.

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