In memory of Dr Bethan Davies


dr-bethan-daviesThe BSA is sad to announce the death of Dr Bethan Davies.  Dr Davies was a long-time supporter of the Society, having been a member since 1974, and was honoured with life membership to the BSA for her commitment to Audiology.  Our thoughts are with Dr Davies’ family at this time.


Bethan started getting memory loss a few years ago but had to leave the family home in Wilmslow in Apr 2014 due both to the gradual onset of dementia and her husband Val suffering a serious illness. At first she went to a Sunrise care home near Wilmslow for respite care which eventually became permanent care. In Nov 2014 the step-family agreed to moving Bethan to a Sunrise in Weybridge where her son John could see her and Ginny, her cat, twice a week. However, her memory deteriorated as she fell victim to this horrible illness.

Sadly, John was called by the care home at 4am on Fri 21st to say that she had suddenly suffered breathing difficulties during the night and passed away. The carers and the paramedics tried CPR to no avail. The cause of death has been recorded as Alzheimer’s.

Funeral details       

The funeral will be at Mortlake Crematorium, Kew Meadow Path, Townmead Road, Richmond TW9 4EN  at 14:00 on Wed 16 Nov.   The website has a directions page. There are ample parking facilities.  The reception will be at Newens ‘The Original Maids of Honour’, 288 Kew Road, Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3DU from about 15:15 on Wed 16 Nov.

Flowers and charity donations

We have decided to only have flowers from immediate family. If you wish to make a charitable donation (charities tbc), this will be possible via within the next few days, once set-up.