Miriam Jones, of Bridgend operator Gwyn Jones Coaches, passed away suddenly but peacefully on 20 December 2020. She was 88.
Miriam married Euros Jones, then Director of the business, in 1955. On his sudden death in 1974, she took over the running the company with her only son, Gwyn. During her time with the business Miriam also served as Chair of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, and on the committee of the South Wales Ambulance Trust.
After retiring in 2000, Miriam moved with her partner Howell to their home in southern Spain. In 2021 Gwyn Jones Coaches celebrates its 100th anniversary. Even in her final moments, Miriam insisted that the occasion will be celebrated “with a party like no other.”
The business is now in the hands of Miriam’s son and daughter-in-law Gwyn and Teresa, along with their daughter Nikki and granddaughter Abigail. “She leaves behind a massive legacy in the coaching world,” says Nikki.
Owing to coronavirus COVID-19 restrictions a private funeral took place on 6 January. Nikki adds that there was “the most wonderful turnout from staff, friends and colleagues, who lined the village.”