About Us


W. Bowers is a family business founded in 1945 by Billie and Josephine Bowers. It has been painstakingly built on trust and traditional values together with a modern approach. On offering warmth and sensitivity when most needed. On providing total support and a complete service. Each stage in harmony with the next. A devotion to detail, proving again and again that we can make the most suitable arrangements for you quickly, quietly and without fuss to celebrate the life of your loved one.

Meet the Team...

Roger Bowers
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Roger, son of founders Billie and Josephine Bowers continues his parents' legacy as a partner of W. Bowers. His decades of knowledge and experience are an inspiration to us all.

Stephen Hassell
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Together with Roger, Stephen Hassell is a partner in W. Bowers. Stephen is based at our Hampsthwaite office.

Chris Sunley
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Chris, born in Bridlington, attended Knaresborough Grammar School, now living in Hampsthwaite. Chris is the Company Manager and a Funeral Director at W. Bowers. Creating a modern, warm, friendly, approachable, caring and sensitive atmosphere to all who visit W. Bowers.

Andrea Hutchinson
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Andrea has played an integral and valuable role as Office Manager and Funeral Consultant within the business for many years now. Her knowledge and expertise, alongside her impeccable attention to detail ensures that everything always runs smoothly here at W. Bowers.

Ella Benson
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Ella, from Harrogate, draws on her wealth of experience in the funeral industry to bring a modern, friendly and bright approach as a Funeral Director at W. Bowers. Having also worked as a carer, Ella's compassionate nature shines through, ensuring that she goes above and beyond to help those in need.

Michael Primrose
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Born and living in Harrogate, Funeral Director Michael, comes to W. Bowers from a career in the construction industry, with many years of experience working with the public. His hands-on practical approach, blended with his caring, sympathetic attitude, make him a valuable asset to the W. Bowers team.

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In memory - David Corbett
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David joined W. Bowers in 2006 and worked for us as a Funeral Co-ordinator and Fleet Manager. Sadly David passed away in 2020 but his memory will always remain part of W. Bowers as we remember his kindness, his thoughtful gentle nature with those in his care, and all those times he made us smile.

In memory - Winston
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For many years Winston was an integral part of the Bowers team, bringing comfort, cuddles and a big miaow to all at Bowers and those who visited. He will be greatly missed.

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As a member of the trade body for independent funeral directors (SAIF) we follow an industry leading code of practice and are regularly inspected.