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  • Trafford Lowe Funeral Home

    About Trafford Lowe Funeral Services

    Trafford Lowe Funeral Services are proud to serve many local families and communities of Amber Valley, South and North Derbyshire and surrounding areas with a professional, respectful and personal funeral service.

    We continue to abide by the same shared values that Trafford Lowe (funeral director) founded the company with in 1958.

    Trafford continued to grow the business over many years until his retirement in 2004. Trafford sadly passed away in January 2016, leaving his then business partner Ray Bonsall (funeral director), known to many people in the local area as Ray, to continue serving local families, alongside third-generation funeral director Barry Pritchard.

    At Trafford Lowe Funeral Services, we believe we have an important responsibility to care for our families. Providing you with a compassionate, highly professional and friendly approach to creating a unique tribute and service for your loved one, not just by offering support and guidance during the funeral, but especially through the difficult days that may follow.

    Meet the Team

    Barry Pritchard

    Funeral Director

    Barry Pritchard is a third generation funeral director following proudly in the footsteps of his father Alan (Jim) and Grandfather Charles. The Pritchard family have been undertakers since the early 1900.

    “As a third generation funeral director I wanted to create a dignified personal Funeral Directors. My family and I are well known in the area. We have an abundance of local knowledge and have served many families at their worst possible time with compassion, pride and care for many years.

    It is so important to assist our families in creating a funeral that best reflects the personal wishes of their loved one, be it simple or unusual. We will always endeavour to help you arrange a personal farewell, creating a lasting memory that will stay with your family for many years to come.

    Meeting bereaved family expectations and exceeding them is very important for me. Excellence can only be achieved if the accumulation of what may seem minor and inconsequential details are gathered in a loving and positive way, we can achieve excellence even in the saddest of times.”

    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends. We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01773 602 593 visit branch or arrange a home visit