“The funeral was beautiful and the team at Bell Lamb and Trotter were absolutely fantastic couldn’t have asked for a more professional and compassionate team to make this sad day a very special one.”

David Dredge, Regional Sales Representative South Island

From the time I dealt with Andrew Bell, we were convinced we had made the right choice.  Andrew’s friendly, calm and professional manner was just what we liked.

Wendy Cornish, and family of Beryl Smith,

My husband had always said he wanted a simple funeral casket and the one provided was exactly what he would have wanted and that, together with the beautiful arrangement of flowers on top making it absolutely perfect.

Gaynor Button,

As a UK resident I had no idea which funeral company to approach and therefore took guidance and recommendations from his local community. I was delighted and relieved at the respectful, professional and swift service provided by BLT.

Katrina Dunkley,

Thank you to Bell, Lamb & Trotter for your professionalism wrapped in empathy.

Lianne Dalziel,

Some messages from our customer Google reviews:

Therese Boyle ★★★★★
“Bell lamb have done both my parents funerals at their requests. They have been wonderful. They will offer counseling and advice. They do everything and more. Couldn’t come more highly recommend.”

Peter Greenlees ★★★★★
“Attended a wonderful service here. The staff were very accommodating and kind. The service was a great tribute to the deceased and the team at Bell, Lamb & Trotter went above and beyond to facilitate this.”

Monica Sowichai ★★★★★
“Having attended a service at Bell, Lamb & Trotter I can attest that they do not only provided compassionate and professional service. But also added personal touches, making it a truly heartfelt service.”

Michael Karabassis ★★★★★
“Very thankful for Andrew and his team. When my grandma passed away, it was the first family loss in many years and we needed support. The team created a beautiful funeral for a family in the Greek community and helped give her the day she deserved. Thank you and highly recommended ❤️”

Jerry Kung ★★★★★
“A family business with excellence care and professional services. Andrew was very helpful throughout the process and offered services tailored to our needs. I appreciate your services and would highly recommend Bell, Lamb & Trotter to any family. Thanks”

Barbara Corbett ★★★★★
“We dealt with Andrew Bell and greatly appreciated his sincere, gentle and calm manner when planning the funerals of our loved ones. He was always easy to contact and happy to answer any queries. He guided us through all that needed to be done.”

Kevin Lum ★★★★★
“Andrew and the team at Bell, Lamb & Trotter are extremely diligent and caring. They are extremely organised, respectful and are a pleasure to work with. Thank you for everything.”

Wendy Cornish ★★★★★
“We chose Bell, Lamb & Trotter some years ago, when our Mum nearly died. With family and friends overseas, we wanted the One Room facility, where people could log on to the service and watch it live. From the time I dealt with Andrew Bell, everything was handled with care and professionalism.”

Gaynor Button ★★★★★
“Having to suddenly prepare for a funeral is a daunting task, but my family and I chose Bell Lamb & Trotter and could not be more pleased. They were extremely courteous and helpful to us with the planning of my late husband’s funeral.”

Julie Williams ★★★★★
“Words can’t express the amazing service we received for our late mother. Ian and his whole team were just awesome, listened to all our needs and their attention to detail was 200%. As a whole family we highly recommend this wonderful team.”

Katie Vile ★★★★★
“My father passed away late last year. I contacted Bell Lamb and Trotter as they had been highly recommended to me. The choice was definitely the right one to make. My father was looked after with so much care and dignity. Andrew and the team were amazing.”

Gary Yeatman ★★★★★
“We were so impressed with their level of care with our Dad.”

Emma Harding ★★★★★
“The Harding family is very grateful to Bell, Lamb, and Trotter, and particularly Andrew Bell, for their excellent and caring service. Every detail was done well – from the advice and support, to the layout and quality of the trifold service program.”

Melissa Morris ★★★★★
“Amazing people, Amazing Company, Amazing price. What more could you ask for when sending off a loved one. My personal experience with them was exceptionally easy to deal with, the amazing feeling of empathy that oozes from them is 100% genuine.”

Michael Doran ★★★★★
“They were compassionate and very empathetic. The hearse was legendary. A 1930’s Packard. What a car to go off in. WOW. Plenty of room. And they had the tech to livestream the event for those who couldn’t make the trip. Overall the experience was very good.”

We chose Bell, Lamb & Trotter some years ago,..

…when our Mum nearly died. With family and friends overseas, we wanted the One Room facility, where people could log on to the service and watch it live. From the time I dealt with Andrew Bell, we were convinced we had made the right choice.

Andrew’s friendly, calm and professional manner was just what we liked. I commenced doing photos with him, for a power point when the time came. He scanned them all, and I kept him updated as the years progressed. On 12 June this year, when our wee Mum did pass away, and BLT services kicked in, we were SO grateful for all they did, with me having to get to Christchurch from Nelson, and our brother from Hamilton.

We knew everything was being taken care of that day, with Janet, Administrator Extraordinaire with helpful advice on the phone on that day, and since. All the staff we had personal dealings with were so lovely, caring, professional and helpful, at a time, when one’s brain doesn’t seem to be functioning 100%.

They gave us great suggestions and on the day of the funeral, every last detail was taken care of, way more than we expected or had thought of. We gave our Mum a wonderful send-off, and wouldn’t have changed one thing on that day. Everyone commented on the three fold order of service and beautiful Memorial book, filled with all the slideshow photos of Mum. Thank you SO much, everyone at Bell, Lamb & Trotter. We can’t speak highly enough of you.

Wendy Cornish, and family of Beryl Smith

Having to suddenly prepare for a funeral is a daunting task,..

..but my family and I chose Bell Lamb & Trotter and could not be more pleased. They were extremely courteous and helpful to us with the planning of my late husband’s funeral. My husband had always said he wanted a simple funeral casket and the one provided was exactly what he would have wanted and that, together with the beautiful arrangement of flowers on top making it absolutely perfect.

The way Andrew Bell interacted with us was exemplary and also his liaising with my nephew over the live streaming of the service from the Church which was viewed around the world. The catering was wonderful following the service and a lot of compliments were made to us of the lovely food provided. My husband would have been tickled pink being driven off in the 1937 Packard Hearse which completed the service.

I would highly recommend Bell, Lamb & Trotter to any family.

Gaynor Button

Losing a parent is emotionally wrenching,..

..and when they live on the other side of the world it’s even more distressing. My father died in 2020 while I was visiting him in NZ. As a UK resident I had no idea which funeral company to approach and therefore took guidance and recommendations from his local community.

I was delighted and relieved at the respectful, professional and swift service provided by BLT. They guided me through the whole process, made very tasteful suggestions, organised everything, personally supported me throughout the journey and sourced a celebrant who my father would have loved had he been alive to meet him.

As a result my father’s funeral was a joyous celebration of his life and BLT were instrumental in creating a very memorable occasion.

Katrina Dunkley