BERKSHIRE — Huw Edwart Jones, age 74, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 16, 2015 at his home in Berkshire.
He was born in Dolgelley, Wales, U.K. on March 3, 1941, the son of the late John and Morfudd (Jones) Jones.
Huw left home at 15 to go to London as a carpenter’s apprentice to the firm of Mayfield Limited, a joinery firm with a Royal Warrant “By Appointment to Her Majesty, the Queen”, where he learned his trade as a master carpenter/joiner. He returned to Machynlleth, Wales where he owned his own construction business.
Huw came to the United States in 1978 by way of Painesville and Chardon, Ohio where he worked as a self-employed furniture builder and carpenter. Huw was proud of his skill as a carpenter and loved “wow”ing his customers with his modern designs and detailed craftsmanship.
Huw and family moved to Vermont in 1993. He worked at Wright and Morrissey as a laborer, carpenter and superintendent, working on many local projects including the renovation of Richford High School, of which he was most pleased to be a part. He also worked for Meach Cove Trust in Shelburne, where he was very happy to use his many talents as a part of the team there.
Huw’s family would like to thank all of the many people who have helped them take such good care of Huw in the 12 years since his stroke, especially those from Franklin County Home Health, who have done everything they could possible imagine to make his life quality the best possible. They have all been very good at thinking out of the box for this client who was sometimes like a “square peg” who just didn’t fit into the “round hole” of traditional care patterns!
He was the proud father of Alice Gwenno Dyfi and John Huw and loving partner of 35 years to Susan. He is also survived by his daughter, Petra Evans and family; and brother, Idris and family, both of Machynlleth, Wales.
Through the gates of death we may view a better world –Welsh proverb
A celebration of Jones’ life is planned for summer 2016.
Condolences may be sent through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.