Golf course bench ded­i­cated in Jones’ mem­ory

The Amherst News - - NEWS - By Dave Mathieson Amherst News dave.mathieson@amher­st­ Twit­ter: @ADN­dar­rell

AMHERST – Dwight Jones hit his share of birdies, bo­gies, bunkers and ea­gles at the Amherst Golf Club, and now his name sits upon the course in mem­ory.

“Dad wasn’t the best golfer but he had a love of the game,” said Jes­sica Sar­son, Dwight’s daugh­ter, af­ter the ded­i­ca­tion of a bench in his mem­ory re­cently at the Amherst Golf Club.

Jones is a for­mer pres­i­dent of the Amherst Golf Club and for­mer pres­i­dent of the Nova Sco­tia Golf As­so­ci­a­tion.

“This ded­i­ca­tion is very spe­cial be­cause dad spent a lot of time here over the years and I spent a lot of time grow­ing up here over the years, so it’s nice to have a mem­ory of him on the course,” said Sar­son.

Jones passed away in May 2016 fol­low­ing a bat­tle with can­cer.

He was ac­tive in many com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions and was a re­spected coach in many sports dur­ing his life.

He was also a board mem­ber of the Cum­ber­land Child Ad­vo­cacy As­so­ci­a­tion, which ad­vo­cates on be­half of chil­dren and fam­i­lies in Cum­ber­land County.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion, which also in­cludes Cum­ber­land Child and Youth Foun­da­tion, ded­i­cated the bench in Jones’ mem­ory.

Each year the foun­da­tion pro­vides $500 bur­saries to all seven high schools in Cum­ber­land County plus one to the Nova Sco­tia Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

They also make $5,000 and $10,000 do­na­tions each year to lo­cal or­ga­ni­za­tions such as the Cum­ber­land YMCA and Em­pow­er­ing Be­yond Bar­ri­ers.

“The as­so­ci­a­tion was near and dear to Dwight’s heart,” said Cyril Reid, pres­i­dent of the Cum­ber­land Child Ad­vo­cacy As­so­ci­a­tion.

Dave Mathieson – Amherst News

Dwight Jones’ fam­ily gath­ered for a photo with the board of direc­tors of the Cum­ber­land Child Ad­vo­cacy As­so­ci­a­tion and the Cum­ber­land Child and Youth Foun­da­tion dur­ing the re­cent ded­i­ca­tion of a me­mo­rial bench in Jones’ honour. Jones was also on the board of direc­tors with the CCAA. At­tend­ing the cer­e­mony is: (front, from left) 11-year-old Abe­gail For­sh­ner, six-year-old Ethan Sar­son, Jones’ daugh­ter Jes­sica Sar­son, one-year-old Evan Sar­son, Dwight’s mom, 92-yearold Au­drey Jones, (back, from left) board of direc­tors Pat Hil­lier, Char­lotte Fawthrop, Wendy Sid­dall, Colleen Dowe, Dwight’s brothers, Ray­mond Jones and Dar­rell Jones, and board of direc­tors Cyril Reid and Lisa Emery.

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