Monday, December 17, 2012

Australia: Anne Jones’ Passing

AERA.asn.au

Australian Endurance lost a valuable member last night when Anne Jones succumbed to her long battle with cancer.

Anne was indeed one of the true all rounders of Endurance. Anne was a competitive and successful rider amassing over 23,000 kms as well as being an administrator in our sport for almost 20 years.

As a rider, Anne achieved 10 Tom Quilty buckles, 11 Faraway and 12 Shahzada completions and represented Australia in the 2005 WEC. Anne also crewed at several international competitions for Australia.

As an Administrator, Anne was QERA Secretary for 18 years from 1992-1995 and then from 1999 until her recent resignation a few weeks ago. Simultaneously Anne was the AERA Secretary from 2002 until 2011 and was a Vice President for 2012.

Anne was awarded Honorary membership of the AERA in March 2012 in recognition of her dedication and commitment to the Sport for almost 30 years.

On behalf of the AERA and the Australian Endurance community, we offer our sincere condolences to Anne’s husband Brian, daughter Tracy and granddaughter Jade, and stepsons Darryl and Brad.

The service to bid farewell to Anne will be held at 3pm on Tuesday 18th December at Drysdale’s Funeral Home, 27 Butler Street, Cooroy Tewantin Road, Tewantin – coming from the Cooroy side it is on the left about 500metres past the golf course. Anne loved bright colours so if you have them, please wear them.

In lieu of flowers, Anne requested that donations are made to the Katie Rose Cottage Hospice, as this organisation is run by dedicated nurses and volunteers. Please visit their website: sunshinehospice.org.au/donations or fill out the attached form.

Tom McCormack
AERA President