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Tributes are paid to Presbyterian Minister

Tributes are paid to Presbyterian Minister

TRIBUTES have been paid to Presbyterian Minister, the Rev. Dr. Stewart Jones, who died after getting into difficulties while diving off the County Donegal coast.

Dr. Jones, who was from Donemana, had been diving with another man near St. John’s Point on Saturday (July 12) when the incident happened. He was airlifted to Sligo Hospital but was pronounced dead a shot time later. 

The second diver, who is from Londonderry, was unhurt.

Dr. Jones, who was in his 50s, was a qualified diving instructor and also an instructor in emergency first response.

The father of three was the Minister at Donemana Presbyterian Church and was also a Chaplain at Altnagelvin Hospital.

Tributes were led by the Presbyterian Moderator, Rev. Dr. Michael Barry, who said: “Stewart served his congregation with great enthusiasm and complete dedication.

“On behalf of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, I extend our deepest sympathies to his wife, Patricia, his three daughters, son-in-laws and grandchildren.”

The Funeral took place on Wednesday, July 16, with a Service in Donemana Presbyterian Church. To view full details of the Funeral arrangements, click here.

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