Jonathon Bewley dies age 70

Jonathon Bewley dies age 70

31st October 2023

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our much loved and respected director Jonathon Bewley, who died on 31st October 2023 at home with all his family by his side, age 70 years.

A celebration of his life will take place at Leafy Lane Natural Burial Woods on Saturday 11th November at 2.00pm. All are welcome to join us to raise a glass in his honour,

Jonathon had been in the funeral profession for 40 years and was devoted to serving the local community with his wealth of knowledge and experience of the funeral trade. In more recent years he took on a more semi-retired role, but with the acquisition of Leafy Lane Woods in 2021 he was able to direct his enthusiasm for all things related to trees and ecology. This gave him great pride in knowing the positive difference his investment in the woods was making to the environment that would last for generations to come.

Outside of work, Jonathon was a popular member of the community and loved talking about his family, music, art, theatre and current affairs over a pint or two. While he was more active he loved discussing the same topics whilst walking with friends through all the scenic and surrounding routes of Corsham and beyond. One of his highlights was walking the entire 630 miles of the South West Coastal Path with his wife Kate.

Jonathon will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

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Awards & Memberships

  • SAIF - Independent Funeral Directors
  • Golden Charter
  • 2024 Good Funeral Guide
  • Butterfly Conservation Corporate Member