Our History

Narooma District Funerals is a family owned and run business. The Hewson family have been serving the Eurobodalla Shire for over 40 years by providing a personal caring service from their family to others.

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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. He opened an agency in 1969 and appointed Bill Hayward as a representative. 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 three towns – Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma.

Narooma District 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 family business from a young age and began full time work in 2000.

Mark, Marlene and Robert together with their dedicated team of caring staff at Narooma District Funerals pride themselves on offering the best possible service to the community by understanding families’ needs, as one family to another.

The team at Narooma District Funerals are skilled in providing compassionate and professional care and will help create a funeral service that is a fitting tribute to the life of loved ones. Please do not hesitate to contact any of our staff by telephone or email.

Death touches and affects us all. Arranging a funeral falls to a family member or close friend and often causes much pain and grief. While inevitable, we rarely discuss death and as a result, death and its consequences are often not understood. Narooma District Funerals are here to help and assist.

Our People

Our team at Narooma 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 Managing Director

    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.

  • Marlene Hewson
    Marlene Hewson Company Director

    Marlene is Funeral Operation’s Manager with over 27 years experience. Along with a team of caring and devoted ladies, Marlene provides ladies funeral services through our ladies division Eurobodalla Ladies Funerals.

  • Robert Hewson
    Robert Hewson Company Director

    Robert is a third generation funeral director, who started working with his parents at the age of 14 and became full time in the business in 2000. Proud of the reputation of his grandfather and father, Robert strives to continue with the same ethics and professional service offered to the community.