“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.

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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.

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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.

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Katrina Dunkley,

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

Lianne Dalziel,

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