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Meet the Team: Peter Owen

Tom Owen and Son Funeral Directors was established in 1930. We have been serving the local community and surrounding area for over 90 years. We are proud to be the oldest professionally qualified independent family owned Funeral Directors in Llandudno, that has now welcomed the fourth generation of the family to the helm.

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Peter Owen

Peter Owen was born in 1929. He is the only child of Tom and May. He joined Tom Owen and Son in 1945 after leaving school. He took over the business full time in 1960. Tom Owen and Son became a limited company in 1960 under Peter’s ownership.

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Peter at the beach as a child

Peter set new standards of excellence at Tom Owen and Son. In 1952, Peter was proud to be the first funeral director in Llandudno to use a Shearline Hearse. He also wore a black suit every day and became well known around the town for his sharp dressing and eccentric personality.

He was so well known, that he used to walk the backstreets of Llandudno if he was in a rush as walking down Mostyn Street would mean a delay due to all the people that would stop and talk to him.

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Peter was always an active member of the community, in particular he was Communications Officer for the Mountain Rescue Team, a member of the Llandudno Sailing Club and the Magic Circle President in 2007. Peter was also an avid golfer, although it’s said his favourite part of the round was the 19th hole as he got to socialise - his favourite activity!

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Peter and Jim Young, out sailing near Llys Helyg

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Tom and Peter enjoying a night out!

We’ll be writing more about Peter and his fascinating life in future blog posts. We’d also love to hear your stories, please get in touch if you’d like to share.