Our History

Batemans Bay & Moruya District Funerals has been proudly serving the Eurobodalla Shire for over 40 years by providing a personal caring service to all families in within the community.

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Batemans Bay Funerals was established in 1984 by Sid Hewson who started as a funeral director in Goulburn in 1958. After developing a love for the Batemans Bay area while holidaying, Sid opened an agency in 1969.

Having sold his Goulburn Funeral Home in 1984, Sid moved to the South Coast where together with his son Mark, they developed Batemans Bay Funerals.

In 1987 Mark took over the management of the family business and together with his wife Marlene, continued to develop Batemans Bay Funerals. Within 12 months, Parker’s Coastal Funerals and Heads Funerals in Moruya had been purchased and a new Funeral Office and Chapel set up in Narooma giving Batemans Bay Funerals offices in 3 towns – Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma.

Batemans Bay Funerals expanded further in 2000 with the creation of Eurobodalla Ladies Funerals, providing the Eurobodalla Shire with an “all ladies” funeral service led by Marlene.

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Robert began working in the business from a young age and commenced full time work in 2000.

Mark, Marlene and Robert together with their dedicated team of caring staff at Batemans Bay & Moruya District Funerals pride themselves on offering the best possible service to the community by understanding each family’s needs.

Our People

Our team at Batemans Bay & Moruya District Funerals are skilled in providing compassionate and professional care and will assist you in creating a funeral service that is a fitting tribute to farewell and celebrate the life of your loved one.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of our staff by telephone or email. They are happy to assist you in any way they can.

  • Mark Hewson
    Mark Hewson General Manager

    Mark is a second generation funeral director with over 39 years experience in the industry. He started work with his father at the young age of 14 years. A long standing board member of the Australian Funeral Director Association of NSW/ACT, Mark has held positions of State President (2001–2003) and Chairman for Funeral Training NSW. Mark believes in providing a personal caring funeral service to all of our families and ensuring his staff are continually engaged in training to give the best possible service.

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