Don jones passed away on the 19th of December 2020 following a very long battle with Prostate Cancer.
Don was born in Barnsley, and a very proud Yorkshire man.
Don was married to Judith, his wife of 49 years. They enjoyed travelling together. Some of their farther flung holidays including China, India, Hawaii, Cuba - the list of adventures is long! Don and Judith also enjoyed UK and European holidays in the camper van and more recently in their caravan.
Don and Judith have two children, Zena and Matthew, and two grandsons Daniel and William who also enjoyed going on holiday with their grandparents in the summer.
He was the oldest of 4 brothers, Ian, Barclay and Edwin Jones who will miss him terribly. They were all close as children growing up, and close as adults, keeping in regular touch and going out for their annual drinking session on the anniversary of their fathers death, where they frequented as many pubs as possible that their Dad would have also visited.
Don’s main passion in his life was his brass band, and playing for Unite the Union Brass Band. He loved his band life, and dedicated himself to the band and his music, Don was a phenomenal musician and through the years played Trumpet before moving onto his final love, his Tuba, who he called Bertha.
Don worked for many years at Naylor Industries as a kiln firer. After being made redundant after many years of service, Don decided to take a change of career direction and became a professional carer, working to look after people in need of support at home. He loved his career with Crossroads care agency, and made many friends there.
Don has left a huge hole in many of our lives that will never be filled. He was a humble man with no idea of just how much he was loved by so many different people. He would have been astounded at the outpouring of love following his death.
He was a husband, dad, grandad, brother, bands man, carer and friend to so many and was recently described as a gentle giant, the perfect description for him.
We are heart broken to have lost him, and cannot imagine how our future will look without him in it.
Rest in peace Dad. We love you all of the world.