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In Memoriam: Alun Jones, 1928-2018

We are very sad to report that Alun, our old friend and colleague, died on 27th June at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, following a stroke. He died peacefully with family at his bedside.

Alun was born on 29th June 1928 in Pontypridd, South Wales. He attended the local grammar school where he excelled in studies and sports. He became head boy and played for his very successful school rugby team.

He did his National Service in the Royal Navy and in 1947 came to Bristol to study dentistry. He continued to enjoy rugby and played for the University team. He remained throughout his life an enthusiastic supporter of Pontypridd and Wales rugby.

After graduation, and until he retired, he ran a successful NHS practice in Bristol – he was an extremely proud and staunch supporter of the NHS. In the 1980s he joined a small group of young graduates in promoting alumni reunions – and he carried on to serve our BDAA as Treasurer for over 30 years.

He married Bett while still a student and henceforth his family became the central part of his life. They had three daughters and a son, and over the years 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren were added to the family.. His dear wife died in 2014 and, as his own health deteriorated, his daughters and grandchildren gave him wonderful support at home.. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.