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This memorial website was created in the memory of my brother Craig Sean Jones who passed from this life,June 8th 2005. 

Words fail to describe how much he means to us and what a massive void he has left in all our lives. He leaves behind, two loving parents, Glyn and Denise, as well as a little sister, Abbie and older brother, David. And then there's me, Emma, his older sister by 7 years.

This is something that I never imagined I would have to do for Craig, but it was clear to me that he has touched so many people's lives, that it was right to give them somewhere to remember him. And he would love to see his name in writing!

We only had Craig for 18 short years, but he lived every single minute of them to the max. So many people claim to have done this, but Craig was the only person that I have ever know who really did manage it.
He was afraid of nothing and did everything to extremes. He loved life, his music and was the most loyal of friends. His laugh and smile were infectious and he earned himself the nick-name "Smiler" amongst others. He had the ability to draw people to him as beneath the tough exterior beat a heart of gold.

But to his family he was so much more, and to me, he was my family. Craig came along at a time when I sorely needed him. He drew us together and healed rifts. If I was sure of nothing else I was sure that he was my brother and I would always have him.

We shared a fantastic childhood together with two parents who could not have been better if we could have chosen them. We were happy children because we were loved and felt secure. As time went on and things got harder, we always knew that no matter what happened, they would both be there fighting our corner. I feel that I should thank both my parents from Craig and I as I don't think they realise how much we appreciate them.

Our little family was complete, when in 1997, Abbie was born. For the first three months of her life all I saw of her was Craig's bum leaning over the crib. He was fascinated by her and worshipped her from the word go. From that moment on they became two halves of the same person, with me trailing behind keeping them out of trouble and supplying the chocolate, sweets and when I learnt to drive, lifts.

There are several other stories I could recount about me driving to Cardiff in my night clothes, in a car with no heating, to pick Craig up from his friends. Or the time we "painted" my dad's shed with gloss paint. Or throwing him out of the living room window without his shoes or socks. Or when he was grounded and he climbed out of the bedroom window. The list goes on.

Craig was, and is, a vibrant and energetic person and I would like him to be remembered for the good things he did. The good times we've shared. The footprints, fingerprints and echoes he's left in all our lives. The things we've learnt from him. While we remember those, he can never really be gone.

xxx

In the Event of My Demise

In the event of my Demise
when my heart can beat no more
I Hope I Die For A Principle
or A Belief that I had Lived 4

I will die Before My Time
Because I feel the shadow's Depth
so much I wanted 2 accomplish
before I reached my Death

I have come 2 grips with the possibility
and wiped the last tear from My eyes
I Loved All who were Positive
In the event of my Demise

Written by Tupac Shakur (1971-1996)

 

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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
2 year anniversary. Moved from front page.   / Emma Jones (Sister)
This week marks two years since we lost Craig on June 8th.
He is still very much in the hearts of all his friends and family and not a day goes by when he in not missed.
It is just as hard to cope with the fact that he is gone from our si...  Continue >>
Thoughts from your two girls.   / Kirsty &. Elena (best friends )
I always remember the first day of college,when I walked around the corner and you were standing there with your trade mark smile,and from that moment we became inseparable .You would come down my house and would always end up staying (you ...  Continue >>
craig and his ravin crew   / Pontyclun Crew (friends)
we all met craig on a sunday morning.we'd all been to evo the night before and after getting stuck he'd stayed down kirsty's.it was the first time he had come to pontyclun and when chippy and myself (courtney) had got there at 10 after just gett...  Continue >>
To Your Shining Star   / Pam Austin's Mom (someone)
Happy birthday   / Bethan Hamer (Friend)
Happy 29th birthday Craig xxx hope your having a good one up there, I can imagine you singing to shooting star or fly in the wings of love :) so many memories of us pair singing to those with our ear phones on haha! You always made me smile and the m...  Continue >>
Goodbye to Minnie  / Denise Jones (mother)    Read >>
Stop all the clocks.  / Emma Jones (Sister)    Read >>
Angels.... / Diane Cassidy- Angel Mom-Katie     Read >>
And God Said....  / Diane Cassidy- Angel Mom-Katie     Read >>
Love to you all  / Dawn,Paul,Danny &. Jake Smith (Family Friend )    Read >>
A beautiful Tribute  / Annie Rush (Passer by )    Read >>
Almost ten years xx  / Mammy Xxxx (❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️)    Read >>
Maybe gone but never forgotten  / Terri Etchell (Friend)    Read >>
A birthday tribute from someone who loved Craig xx  / Mammy Xxxxx (Mother)    Read >>
Happy 25th birthday xxxxxxxxxx  / Denise Jones (Mother)    Read >>
More tributes and condolences...
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His legacy
What he means to me.  
This section has been empty for so long and it has been bugging me. What is meant by legacy?
Craig wasn't old enough to have children, so I can't write about them. I think it might mean something deeper than that anyway.

He has left a mark or an imprint on all the people he met. Not all of those people might appreciate it, but I do.
He has made me a better person. I'm not so quick to judge, or to give up. I can listen and understand. I am capable of more love now than I ever was before he came along. Strange to think that anything positive could come out of such a tragedy, but it has. Craig always was one to shy away from the conventional.

Most of all I am proud. I am proud to call him brother. I am proud when I look in the mirror and realise that I look a little like him and realise that I will always carry a part of him with me that can never be taken away, even when my memory fails me. I am proud when I read the messages from all those people whos lives he touched and still love him now.

So his legacy is much more than the material. Craig can never really be gone if he is still remembered with such vividness by those who met, knew, and loved him. He has left echoes and footprints in too many lives to be wiped away so easily. He will remain alive until the last person who remembers him has gone too, and then we will all be together again somewhere better.


With love Craig,
Your sister Emma. xxx
 
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Craig and Abbie
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