Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, Lowestoft

With our Unattended Funeral from £995 and our Attended Funeral from £1,995, our Lowestoft Funeral Directors will help arrange a fitting farewell for your loved one.
BASED ON 37 reviews
Rating 5.0

About our Lowestoft funeral home

We are Gordon Barber Funeral Directors, your local friendly funeral care provider in Lowestoft.

Losing a loved one is hard. We are here for you and your family, to help ease your burden and arrange the funeral service you want for your loved one.

You have the freedom to choose exactly how you want to say your farewell. Whether you prefer a traditional or religious funeral, a contemporary ceremony, like a woodland burial or burial at sea, or something completely bespoke, the choice is yours.

What matters to you, matters to us. If you have a special song, poem or prose you want to use, a theme or even a special request, we would love to know. We want to make sure that the funeral service is special to you and your family, and that it truly reflects the cherished memory of your loved one.

Most importantly, we want you to know that we are here for you. We are always available to call, day or night, no matter what it is that you are looking for, whether that is advice, support or just some one to talk to. That is our promise to you.

What we offer

  • Advice and guidance at every step, including registering the death
  • Arrangements that are tailored to meet your family's needs
  • Local expertise and knowledge
  • Cremation or burial at any local crematorium or burial site
  • Funeral services of all faiths and cultures
  • Viewing of the deceased in the chapel of rest
  • Hearses, funeral vehicles and bespoke transport options
  • Memorials and tributes
  • Prepaid funeral plans
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Funeral Services with distinction

We are proud to be part of Dignity Funerals, a collection of the UK's finest funeral directors, with each and every one committed to setting superior standards.

Many Dignity funeral directors have been part of the local community for generations and it is a privilege to serve those who live beside us. Our rich and lengthy heritage ensures we can deliver our service with local knowledge and unparalleled expertise.
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99 per cent of families said that Dignity met or exceeded their expectations.
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97.7 per cent of people said that they would recommend Dignity.

Our funeral services

With two packages available, we will be able to arrange the funeral you have in mind for your loved one.

If you’re looking for a traditional or contemporary funeral with a service, you should consider our Attended Funeral. If you want us to arrange a simple cremation without mourners present, our Unattended Funeral may better suit your needs.

View our Standardised Price List, Additional Options Price List and Crematoria Price List.
  • The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
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    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    From
    £995
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    (Includes cost of cremation).
    Our Unattended Funeral allows friends and family to commemorate your loved one in their own way. Our expert funeral directors will provide all necessary care, while offering advice and support every step of the way. A cremation will then be carried out without mourners present, overseen by one of our qualified attendants.
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  • The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
    Find out more
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
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    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    From
    £1,995
    plus £1,223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    plus £1,223 estimated third party costs for cost of cremation, doctor's fees and attendance of a celebrant or minister.
    Our expert team will take care of your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect, while we help arrange a personalised funeral with any additional services you wish.
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Where to find us

Address

13 Carlton Road
Lowestoft NR33 0RU
GB

Directions and Parking

Our funeral home can be found opposite Lorne Road.

There is parking available on surrounding streets, including on Carlton Road.

Funeral Home Opening Times

Outside of normal hours, visits can be made by appointment only.
Day of the WeekHours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

24 Hour Availability

Outside of our funeral home’s opening times, we are available 24 hours a day by phone.
Call 24 hours on 01502 573632

Frequently asked questions

  • When someone dies, the first steps will depend on how and where the person passed away. Our step-by-step guides will walk you through the practical steps. For additional support and personal advice, please get in touch with us.


  • You don't have to make an appointment at our funeral homes. However, doing so will ensure that someone can be available to cater to your needs. When arranging a funeral, our Funeral Directors are happy to visit you in your own home, if required.


  • Third party funeral costs are additional charges which we will manage for you and attach to your single invoice. Get in touch with us to confirm costs and plan a funeral to fit your budget.


  • If you choose to arrange the funeral with us, you will be given the option of a complimentary Funeral Notice. We will set it up for you using the details discussed during the arrangements. All we need is an email address.


  • Dignity Funeral Plans let you pay for your funeral in advance and at today's price. It's a way of taking control of the unexpected, setting out the arrangements and limiting the costs by paying for the services included in the funeral plan upfront.


Reviews of our services

5.0
Rating 5.0
based on 37 reviews
Rating 5.0
The staff at Gordon Barber couldn’t have been more helpful in arranging our Nans funeral. They arranged our Grandads funeral 6 months ago and both times they couldn’t have been more caring and respectful to our family. Both Annaliese and Steve were so helpful and took the time to go through everything with us.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for entrusting us with the care of another loved one. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed at this time. It is always good to hear that individual members of our team have provided a service to you to the best of their ability.
Rating 5.0
The lovely, kind gentleman at the Funeral Home could not have been kinder or more supportive. The loss of my father was made complex due to other issues and also as we did live nearby we had an unattended funeral arranged. The lovely chap understood my concerns and worries about my Dad and his cremation and I felt he went the extra mile to assure me that even unattended my Dad was taken good care of by them and treated with respect down to little things like washing his hair and shaving him and dressing him nicely and even printing out a photo I sent that I wanted put in his hand so he was not alone. I could not thank him enough for his compassion.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for your thoughtful and detailed review. It is incredibly helpful to other families in the same circumstances as yourself. I am pleased that we provided the highest level of care and guidance for you and your family. Our whole team are here to give you the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
The help from all of your staff has been amazing, especially Aneliese who has been exceptional. I could not have wished for a more respectful, caring service. You did the family proud. Nothing was too much bother and everyone was touched by the beautiful book and memories you provided. I have arranged a few funerals but your company stand head and shoulders above the rest. Thank you.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
My husband wanted a Direct funeral although I was unsure how myself and our family would feel, I need not have worried, it was handled with dignity and care and I was kept informed of every step along the way.
Thankyou for making his wishes so easy.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family. I am glad we were able to provide you with the support and guidance needed.
Rating 5.0
I received exception service from Gordon Barber when organising the funeral and cremation for my father. They were compassionate throughout all their dealings with me, offering a very thorough service.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Our team are here to provide the highest level of service for you and we are happy this was achieved. I am pleased that our team looked after you so well.
Rating 5.0
Aneliese, and all the staff at Gordon Barber (Carlton Road, Lowestoft) were most helpful with all the arrangements for my dad’s funeral.
They were on hand with help and advice at every step of the way, and made sure that everything was explained thoroughly, so we knew exactly how the day would go.
I cannot thank them enough for all their hard work, and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for leaving a review online for Gordon Barber Funeral Directors. Our whole team are here to give the utmost compassion and support to each and every client and I am glad they did this for you.
Rating 5.0
Not previously being from the area, I approached Aneliese Rix the
Funeral Director who was kind enough to put me in touch with a priest and cemetery many months before and explained the proceedings.

When the time came we called on the out of hours service and from then on we received an exemplary professional personal service.

The attention to detail was immense at a time when you cannot even think straight yourself. Excellent communication even out of office hours.

Extremely Sympathetic to our needs, adjustments and requests nothing was too much trouble.
Fully Planned in every detail in conjuncture with the priest and rehearsed.

On the day itself a whole army of professional and beautifully presented staff in immaculate vehicles arrived. With what people have described as a most beautiful cortege.

Our mum was treated with great respect and dignity at all times and that is all you can ask for.

I would highly recommend
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service.
Rating 5.0
The loss of a loved one is so difficult, especially sorting out the funeral as this is the last thing you want to do, but I can honestly say the help we had was second to none nothing was to much trouble, so caring and thoughtful and very professional at all times. Truly wonderful service thank you so much for making our mums funeral wonderful.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
So pleased with the lovely service provided for our grandfather’s funeral. Steve couldn’t have been more helpful. The memory box that was given to us after the funeral was beautiful and something that all our family will treasure.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Your kind words mean a great deal to the team who always work very hard to deliver great care. I am glad that you and the family were well cared for.
Rating 5.0
An excellent service from the absolute experts. Thank you.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for your 5* review
Rating 5.0
Very pleased with the service provided by Gordon Barber in Lowestoft. Steve did everything he could to ensure my sister’s wishes were carried out with dignity and care. The support offered to the family was greatly appreciated
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated. We are very proud of our team and the care they give and it means the world when we hear from the families that we have looked after.
Rating 5.0
Aneliese provided a very professional and faultless service for my mother. Everything went like clockwork on the day and it was a very moving ceremony for a much loved mum and grandma.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience and to highlight individuals in the team who have made a difference.
Rating 5.0
Aneliese Rix and her team worked extremely hard to ensure a sad occasion, loss of my mother, was made extremely beautiful and she ensured that we were guided through every step of the proceedings. The whole team were courteous towards my mother and were very professional at all times. Aneliese made sure every little detail was attended to and made the day perfect.
Aneliese went above and beyond to ensure we got through the day.
Fortunately we had Aneliese when we lost our daughter 22 months ago, aged just 20, carry out the funeral arrangements. It was an extremely emotional day, which we would never have believed we would have got through. Without Aneliese and her team we would have crumbled. But Aneliese never took her eyes off me and my husband and we felt she held our hands from start to finish. for that we shall be forever grateful to have had such a wonderful woman as our guide.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed. We know how special each person is and aim to convey this in all aspects of our work from the arrangements to the day of the service. It has been a privilege to support your family and care for your mother and your daughter. We are proud of the wh
Rating 5.0
There service they provide was very outstanding they looked after my mum very well and Supported me very well all the staff was Fantastic and Absolutely friendly and very helpful could not of gone to a better place I do Highly recommend using them
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
It means a great deal when people take the time to share their experience. Our quality of care is something we are proud of and we know what a difference it makes to the families in their time of need.
Rating 5.0
A professional service kind and caring people.
Would not hesitate to recommend
Thank you
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for this positive recommendation, it is greatly appreciated.
Rating 5.0
Aneliese was our Funeral Director from Gordon Barber. She was very helpful and attentive, communicating clearly and regularly with us and guided us through our decisions.

The help she gave us during this difficult time and the compassionate way in which she conducted the proceedings on the day was greatly appreciated. She ensured that our mother's final journey was a dignified and caring one.

Although the covid restrictions hindered attendance, we truly believe that the intimacy and family orientated element of the service would have been what Mum would have cherished.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for your lovely review. It is comforting to know that the team were there to support you through this time and relieve some of the pressure through guidance and support. It has been a privilege to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
We have two disabled daughters and it was there mum we was saying goodbye to, Steve and partners done both girls really proud, and Sandra would of been very happy with the service, many thanks from the bottom of our hearts.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and being open with us about the service we provided. Your family continues to be in our thoughts and we are honoured to have been able to give you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
My experience with Gordon Barber Funeral services was lovely... My sister and I felt at home when we visited. We felt special as if we were the only funeral being arranged that week. I would recommend them and may well arrange my own funeral in 2021.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience online. You are helping others to make more informed funeral choices, whatever those may be. The team will be very pleased to hear that their care and support made a difference to your family.
Rating 5.0
Excellent service. Organising a funeral during a pandemic from our home 200 miles away, albeit with help from family members living locally, will never be easy. Aneliese, however, provided caring and comforting support throughout, ensuring we fully understood the process and how things needed to be different during the Covid period. This she achieved using a mix of e-mail, telephone calls, letters and meetings with the local family, keeping us informed along the way. The same level of support was also provided by other members of the Lowestoft office when Aneliese was not available. Aneliese contacted us the day before the funeral to run through everything again, which left us feeling that all would be well on the day. The funeral itself was a peaceful and moving experience thanks largely to the caring professionalism of the staff. The memory pack provided after the service was a thoughtful touch that was much appreciated.

The professionalism and level of support provided by Aneliese and other Dignity staff was excellent throughout and left us in no doubt that we would recommend them to anybody else who found themselves in a similar situation. Well done to you all.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you so much for this lovely review which means all the more at this very challenging time. The team are working very hard to ensure that each family receives outstanding care and I am so glad their dedication has given you the service you needed.
Rating 5.0
The level of service received was exceptional. I cannot Thankyou enough from myself and my family. Special mention to Annaleise and Sonny and Carol Bundock who was our celebrant. Very clear communication throughout and delivered above and beyond expectations.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience online with us. It helps other families in their time of need. I am pleased that we were able to look after you and your family at this difficult time.
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