CTA and the coaching world has lost another great friend with the passing of Alun Jones, Jones Motor Services of Flint. Alun was an active board director of CTA for many years and was universally known as a true gentleman who was always happy to chat and to help industry colleagues.
Lorraine Jones and the rest of the family extend a warm welcome to any industry friends and colleagues who wish to join the family at the funeral and then to continue with a celebration of Alun’s colourful life at Plas Hafod, Mold following the committal.
Funeral arrangements: 4 June, 12 noon at Pentrebychan Crematorium, Rhostyllen, Wrexham LL14 4EP
Followed by refreshments at: Plas Hafod Hotel, Gwernymynydd, Mold CH7 5JS
Alun requested there should be no flowers, but instead contributions should be made in his memory to St Kentigern Hospice, a very worthwhile charity for whom Alun worked tirelessly over the years.
Alun’s daughter Zoe says:
“Alun was born on 27 November, 1946. He joined the family business when he was 15 helping the panel beater in the garage. At 17 years old he passed his driving test and was then able to help by driving the taxis and wedding cars. Later he would drive the coaches and also became a funeral director. He was a man of many hats!! He took over the reins of the family business and made it into the success it is today.”
Alun Jones – Family Man
“He was a caring, loving, generous, humble man who will be missed so much.
Alun was husband to Lorraine for 50 years. He would also joke by saying the first 25 years were hell and the second 25 years were great! He was a wonderful Dad to Zoe and Jamie and Father-in-Law to Gary and Seline and a loving Gramps to Alani, Alex, Samuel and Harry. He was the perfect person to take them on adventures.
“His passion away from his love of coaches was his garden. He would spend hours making it into a ‘show garden’ and opening it to the public to raise money for local charities. Along with gardening, he had many other hobbies including being a loyal member of the supporters club of his beloved Liverpool football team and he would go and watch them on a regular basis. He enjoyed a game of golf and he was also a member of Flint Historic Society, which he found fascinating.
“Alun was an active member and supporter of many local organisations and charities – Rotary Club, Chairman of R.N.L.I. and President of Flint Football Club. He was an active and supportive member of many coach organisations.
“He was a hardworking, caring man who would always help others and quite often put them before himself. He touched many people’s lives and nothing was ever too much trouble for him.
“Alun asked for the funeral not to be a sad occasion and would like everybody to wear a splash of red!”