Chris Jones – Assistant Funeral Director
Chris was born and raised In Weston-super-Mare, with his Mum, Dad and brother in the late 70's. Living in Bristol, Taunton and Bridgwater, Chris met his wife Louise in the early 2000's and moved to Stockmoor in 2008. He is the proud father of two sons, Aiden and Jake, who are both in their teens and 2 dogs, a chocolate Labrador, Rosie and staffy cross spaniel, Titch.
After a successful career in Retail management, Chris decided to make a huge career change and moved into Lifting Engineering with Sunbelt Rentals in the Bridgwater depot. A challenging job both mentally and physically!
Chris has 3 sporting passions which consume his weekends off, much to his wife Louise’s dismay, when he should be doing the DIY! His son Jake plays for the Bridgwater and Albion U14s rugby team and aspires to play for England, something which Chris takes great pride in. He supports Jake both by coaching him and by being his tackle bag!
During his time studying and living in Bristol, Chris could be found at the Memorial Stadium supporting his beloved Bristol Rovers – it’s footballing relationship which has had its ups and downs over the past 6 seasons but still as strong as ever! On a windswept rainy winter Tuesday evening Chris can also be found supporting his local team Bridgwater United with a soggy sausage and chips.
Chris's final sporting passion is motorcycle racing and in particular MotoGP. His hero is Valentino Rossi who he has followed since his career began.
Chris's passion for funeral support and directing was initially stoked by a 3 yr role at a local independent funeral director as a casual pall bearer and driver. The feeling of pride in supporting people in their time of need was a feeling that he could not ignore and he subsequently moved to St Margaret's Funeral Care as a Funeral Assistant in 2018 and he was appointed as Assistant Funeral Director at the hospice this year.
Chris said: “This role for me is a very exciting opportunity. I have always taken great pride in my work and see it as a privilege to care for someone once they have passed away. The distressed family have entrusted us with their loved one's care and there is no greater responsibility than that. The opportunity to also support the family through this challenging period is unlike any other and although hard at times, is extremely gratifying. Friends and family say, “I don’t know how you can do that job…” and I reply, “Its simple, I see their loved one as asleep and as such they deserve the same care, respect and dignity as awake…”