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LATE MR. D. JONES

FUNERAL SERVICE

TRIBUTE TO HIS WORTH

The funeral of the late Mr. David Jones, a former member of Parliament and Minister of the Crown, took place yesterday from the family home at Main Road, Wadestown.

Paying a tribute of respect to his memory, the Rev. Walter Parker gave thanks to the Almighty for his life and work, thanks for his strong convictions and faith in the highest ideals of life, material'or spiritual, and asked God to give New Zealand more men of his character and spirit. Mr. Jones, besides being Minister of Agriculture, had expressed his ability in many positions, and that he had attained to the responsibility demanded by those positions was proof that he had earned the love and respect of those who knew him best. As Sir Walter Scott had said to his biographer, Lockhart, "You cannot do better for your day and generation than be a good, man." Mr. Jones- had been a good man, a man with a conscience, and a deep and abiding belief in God; a man of sterling worth and character. He was a man of very strong convictions, and what was ever achieved in the world without strong convictions? He had stood firm and loyal to the greatest institution in the world, the greatest single influence in the civilised world —the Christian Church, which was the one hope of the world.

The chief mourners were the son of Mr. David Jones, and the four daughters, Mesdames Leithhead, Corry, and B. F. Lynch, and Miss Millicent Jones.

The pall-bearers consisted of Parliamentai'ians who had been associated with Mr. Jones when he was a Min-. ister of the Crown. They were the Right Hons. J. G. Coates and G. W. Forbes, the Hon. A. Hamilton,, and Messrs. W. P. Endeani J. N. Massey, and H. S. S. Kyle, M.P.s.

The Minister of Finance (Mr. Nash) represented the Government. Among those present were the Hon. J. G. Cobbe, Messrs. T. D. H. Hall, C.M.G., W. H. Field, W. W. Mulholland, and A. P. O'Shea (New Zealand Farmers' Union). L. Maclean (New Zealand Meat Board), the Rev. Percy • Paris. Mr. B. F. Lynch (son-in-law), Dr. O. C. Mazengarb, Messrs. J. R. Jones (brother, Auckland), D. C. Cameron (member of the Dunedin City Council), L. O. H. Tripp, G. Taylor, A. E. Budd, and G. C. Smith (secretary of the New Zealand Meat Board).

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LATE MR. D. JONES, Evening Post, Volume CXXXII, Issue 75, 25 September 1941

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LATE MR. D. JONES Evening Post, Volume CXXXII, Issue 75, 25 September 1941

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