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 28 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 and Additional Options 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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    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    The Unattended Funeral

    The Unattended Funeral

    We will help you arrange a simple funeral consisting of a direct cremation without mourners present.
    Our costs from
    £995
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    Includes all necessary third party costs
    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.
    The Unattended Funeral
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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.
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    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,223 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,223 estimated third party costs
    The Attended Funeral

    The Attended Funeral

    A fully personalised funeral arranged and conducted by our expert teams in accordance with your exact wishes.
    Our costs from
    £1,995
    Plus £1,223 estimated third party costs
    Plus £1,223 estimated third party costs
    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.
    The Attended Funeral
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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 28 reviews
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.
Rating 5.0
I didn’t know much about how to arrange my fathers funeral, but I can say that Gordon Barbers staff were extremely helpful friendly and professional in how they arranged and prepared my father for his funeral. They were so professional at the service and made sure our welfare was priority. My father was cared for with dignity. I would fully recommend Gordon Barbers.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We are grateful of receiving your online review. I am pleased that you had the trust and confidence in our team to be able to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Funeral Director Aneliese Rix has been caring and compassionate in all dealings throughout the loss of our precious child. Aneliese was always available when we needed her. She is an amazing lady and helped us through an extremely difficult time. We would highly recommend Gordon Barber and the team to take special care of your loved one.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for an exceptional review. We are glad that we were respectful of your needs at such a difficult time and that we were able to provide you with the knowledge and understanding of a difficult situation and make things easier for you.
Rating 5.0
Gordon Barber Funeral Directors went above and all, our expectations.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
I am glad you chose Gordon Barber to take care of your loved one and that the team looked after you and the family well.
Rating 5.0
The help support and thoughtfulness of Annaliese and the rest of the staff were second to none. Anneliese's compassion and professionalism made the arrangements for my brothers internment as smooth as possible during a difficult time. Myself and the rest of the family would highly recommend Annaliese and your funeral home should we ever need your services again, "not for a long time we hope". Thanks once again to Annaliese and the rest of the staff for a job well done. The Langdale family
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected and that confided in us as a team to take care of your loved one.
Rating 5.0
All staff at Gordon Barbers were so helpful and showed their utmost respect to the family. Being there 24/7 for phone calls and visits whenever we wanted to. When the day came everything ran smoothly as it could and the late family member had the best send off. our funeral director stayed with us throughout the day giving us the best service possible. We received a beautiful photo of my mom along with a memory box. All cards were taken and typed out for us then returned in a lovely folder. We cannot thank you enough!
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for sharing your experience with us on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the dignity and respect needed at this time and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Nothing was too much trouble. The time of grief is worsened by the feeling of not being in control on the day of the funeral, but my fears here were totally unfounded. It was my mother (the deceased) who took out a funeral plan with Dignity ...... Gordon Barber just happen to be the Dignity funeral directors, but what good fortune that turned out to be. I couldn't fault them. The staff were supportive and fully respectful - nothing was too much trouble. Gordon Barber even provided a beautiful marker cross for the grave. My mother looked so beautiful in the coffin....I've can't remember a time when she looked so lovely. It seemed a shame to sprinkle my father's ashes around her but I was allowed to unite them one final time. Care and professionalism were apparent all the way through. Gordon Barber supplied a folder of/for memorabilia, and sent me a book of poetry that is expressly for the time of grieving - which has no set end! Dying is not a cheap business thesedays but Gordon Barber make the final sendoff a smooth and dignified affair.
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 glad that you chose Gordon Barber to take care of your loved one and that our staff went above and beyond to deliver the service you expected.
Rating 5.0
Excellant compassionate service from a very caring staff making a very traumtic experience a lot easier. Thank you for caring .
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for the kind comments posted on your online review. I am glad that we were able to provide you with the care and support needed and that we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time.
Rating 5.0
Many thanks to the team at Gordon Barber for their thoroughly professional approach.
A special thank you to Aneliese and Sophie for kindly putting together exactly the kind of service we wanted.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
Thank you for the comments left as part of your online review. I am pleased to hear that you found our staff to be professional and respectful and that the service was carried out to your satisfaction.
Rating 5.0
We sadly lost my mum on the 26th of April. We wanted to give mum the best send off we could. I contacted your lowestoft office and set up an appointment with anneliese . My dad and us three sisters attended. From meeting anneliese we were put at ease. She has such compassion and talked us through everything. The funeral was booked for 16th of may, which was also the anniversary of my brothers death. It was such a beautiful service, we could not fault a thing.
Anneliese and Jodie have made which was going to be the hardest day for all our family into a celebration of mum's life. We would like to thank both ladies from the bottom of our hearts.
Response from Gordon Barber Funeral Directors
We appreciate you leaving a review online for your experience with Gordon Barber Funeral Directors. I am pleased we were able to help make things easier for you at such a difficult time and that the arrangements for your Mother were carried out to your satisfaction.
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