ItemSt. Croix Courier, April 15, 1948
It was with genuine regret that the many friends here of Alfred Jones learned of his sudden death. With Mrs. Jones he had been spending the winter in the south, Florida, Jamaica, and more recently in Trinidad, where he died. Mr. Jones was an upright, conscientious and enterprising citizen and will be greatly missed in St. Andrews. He was a man with extensive experience in travel and business affairs, and since settling here as proprietor of Sea-side Inn has done much to improve and build up the premises shared with his wife (nee Marjorie Clark), where hundeds have been coming to spend a summer. holiday. He had plenty of good ideas and carried them out as far as his means would allow, making improvements each year, and catering to persons of moderate means he had one of the finest hostelies in the Maritimes. Mr. Jones was doing business in Russia when the revolution broke in 1917. He had accummulated about a quarter of a million dollars but was forced to leave most of it behind when he escaped. He then spent two years in Japan where he built up once more a fair bank account before returning to his home in England, where with his son he established a business which is still flourishing. On his first visit to Canada he came to St. Andrews and was so enamoured with its charms that he decided to remain here. He took a keen interest in the affairs of the town and soon made a host of friends. His loss will be felt by the entire ecommunity and we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Mrs. Jones in her time of bereavement.