Meet the Team: Scott 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.
Scott Owen was born in August 1957, son of Peter and Shawna. Their eldest son, he was joined by brother Paul a few years later.
Scott followed in both his grandad Tom and dad’s footsteps, and joined Tom Owen and Son in 1974. Scott became the third generation of the Owen family to work at Tom Owen and Son, joining straight from school.
Learning on the job with his father, Scott quickly learnt the trade. He recalls putting a funeral notice in the paper, back in the early days, where Peter would type it out on his typewriter. Scott would then run round the corner to the offices with the funeral notice for it to be typed out again ready for publishing!
Scott married Jayne, his childhood sweetheart in 1982. They welcomed a baby boy, Tristan to the world in 1989, followed shortly afterwards by his sister.
He passed the diploma in funeral directing with the NAFD in 1980. Scott took over the running of Tom Owen and Son in 1987. He continued improving the duty of care to the bereaved in their time of need. The business has seen many improvements over the past few years, under Scott’s management.
The improvements included a fully refurbished Chapel of Rest, alongside overhauling the rest of the premises to make it more comfortable for families visiting. In addition, he added a further cold room and mortuary to the premises.
Scott also invested in state of the art funeral vehicles as well as overseeing the extension of the premises to include a small warehouse and a car park.
Scott is no stranger to being on screen. In 1990, Tom Owen and Son was asked to assist in the filming of Coronation Street for the funeral of Derek Wilton, husband of Mavis. This was the third time he’d been asked to be involved in the famous soap opera.
In his spare time, Scott likes to spend time building and refurbishing cars, cycling, running and going to the gym.
He plans to retire from Tom Owen and Son once he’s reached a career milestone of 50 years!