With sadness the choir remembers Dei Bryn Jones. On Monday, November 25, 2019 the choir said goodbye to our dear friend and fellow chorister Dei Bryn Jones.
Dei Bryn Jones Past Choir Chairman
A past chairman of the choir who steered our first ever visit abroad to Germany. He showed a passion for music at a very young age.
As a teenager he became involved in the local ‘pop scene’ by becoming a ‘roadie’ for a local pop group.
Dei Bryn Jones Nursing Career
He qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse at the North Wales Hospital.
Later as a State Registered Nurse at Llandudno Hospital, where he met his future dear late wife, Ros.
On his return to the NWH he worked mainly on wards that required a high level of care.
In 1982 he was instrumental, as a Nursing Officer, in establishing a secure unit at the NWH for high dependency male and female patients.
Dei Bryn Jones The Sportsman
Dei Bryn was also a keen sportsman. An able goalkeeper for the Hospital Football team.
One of the founder members of the Hospital’s Rugby Team which later joined with Denbigh Rugby Team to form Clwb Rygbi Dinbych.
Dei Bryn immersed himself totally in whatever he did. His interest in family and local history led him to become a Trustee of Denbigh Museum and a much valued member of Denbigh Community Archive Group.
The Funeral Service
At precisely 2pm his coffin, draped by the Welsh National Flag, entered a packed St. Mary’s Church, Denbigh.
His fellow members of Côr Meibion Dinbych a’r Cylch singing the poignant ‘Deep Harmony’.
The service was conducted by Reverend Canon Pauline Walker.
The Tribute on behalf of the family, was then given by his life-long friend, Clwyd Wynne, who also conducted the choir.
During the service the choir sang ‘Y Gadwyn Gymreig” (Welsh Trilogy) and ‘Take Me Home’.
The presence of so many of his friends and ex colleagues of the North Wales Hospital was a truly significant mark of respect for a much loved person.
We, as a choir, would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Nicola, Sean and their families and thank them for the privilege of taking part in the Service.