Gordon Barber was born in Lowestoft in 1922 and grew up in Kirkley where his fascination with Funeral Service grew as he watched local undertakers with their horses and carriages conducting funerals in Kirkley Cemetery. One of the undertaking concerns Gordon watched as a child was R Rivett (later to merge with another local well known firm of undertakers, Powell’s).

It was many years later in the late 60’s that Gordon, together with his son, Graham, also a Lowestoft boy, were able to realize Gordon’s dream and open his own Funeral Service in Norwich. In the following 40 plus years the name Gordon Barber has become synonymous with Excellent Funeral Service.

During 2012, the opportunity to acquire the well established (five generations) business of Rivett & Powell came along, so it was with great joy that my father Graham, was able to complete the circle and acquire the Rivett & Powell business. The premises have now been completely refurbished and we are delighted that we have been able to appoint Aneliese Rix as the resident and dedicated Funeral Director, who with her staff and under our guidance will deliver the high quality and exemplary service that is our hallmark. 

We consider it a great privilege to be entrusted by the bereaved with caring for the deceased, while we support and guide them through this very difficult time, we are committed to being respectful and compassionate, to give all the time needed and deliver honest, clear and straightforward information. We will fully explain the financial implications of the decisions taken and will always provide:

“The very best care and personal service”

Rachael Barber

Staff pictured: Aneliese, Alice and Robert 

We have purposely designed our premises to be welcoming and comforting to our visitors. Our services are available at all times throughout the year. Caring for the deceased is paramount and in consequence we have finely equipped facilities to care for them as you would if you could. Visiting our chapels is available by appointment 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Arrangements can be made in our funeral homes or in your own home if you wish. 

All premises are in accessible positions, on main roads, with car parking and easy access by public transport.

13 Carlton Road 
NR33 0RU 

Telephone: 01502 573632




Gordon Barber - Lowestoft exterior


Available 24 hours a day,
every day of the year

01603 484308