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A Tribute To The Life Of Gareth Jones (1961-2022): A Man Who Loved God & All His Creation

A Dedicated Wildlife Conservationist, A Wonderful Husband, A Loving Father, An Amazing Friend & A Passionate Writer & Photographer.

Gareth Jones H&S Feature

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In Loving Memory Of Trefor Gareth Jones (1961-2022)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Steve Daly Steve Daly from Keighley, West Yorkshire, UK wrote on June 9, 2022 at 10:50 pm
I first learned of Gareth and his passion for Kenya's wildlife through HS Magazine following one of our safari trips to Kenya. My "bond" with Gareth and his passion for wildlife was instant - so much that he said and wrote resonated so strongly with me and my experince of all the wonderful sights and sounds that Kenya had provided me with over my many trips there to see and photograph wildlife.

RIP Gareth, your passing is a loss not just to youir family, to whom I extend my sincere condolences, but also to wildlife conservatrion and education in Kenya. You will be missed by so many people.
Hassan Jiwani Hassan Jiwani from Nairobi wrote on June 2, 2022 at 7:59 pm
Tribute To Gareth: Forever In Our Hearts

Dear Gareth, to say you are loved and missed by many is just not enough,
For a man who loved God and preached kindness, writing this tribute is extremely tough!
I speak for all those who got the privilege to meet you and for those of us who knew you well,
That we'd all pretty much have the same stories to tell
About your passion for wildlife and all of God's creation big and small,
Is a beautiful testimony to one and all.
And even though your time on earth has come to an end,
Your work to keep the park greener and do justice for all who can't speak will continue my friend.
So this is just a temporary farewell,
For we shall meet again, but for now you must rest well!

I don't know of many who have had such a significant impact on so many lives, so all I can say is Gareth you were definitely special! Rest In Eternal Peace

Hassan & I will miss you but we have so many wonderful memories that we have captured including our trip to the NNP together!

We pray Tarris & Eirlys find solace and happiness knowing Gareth was loved, respected and will be cherished by so many!

#gonebutneverforgotten
Gary Shaw Gary Shaw from Nairobi wrote on June 2, 2022 at 4:24 pm
A chance meeting on a flight to SA and Gareth sharing some of his many spectacular wildlife photos only inspired me to get my own camera and start capturing my own. His passion for wildlife and patience in waiting for the perfect moment to take a picture were both addictive and inspiring. Your passing is a great loss to humanity and wildlife alike. RIP Gareth knowing that you have inspired others!
Sonja Sonja from Kericho wrote on June 1, 2022 at 3:08 pm
My condolences to the family and friends of Gareth. Although I did not know you personally, I always read your articles with great interest.
RIP to a Great Wildlife Warrior.
Guy & Susan Rainsford Guy & Susan Rainsford from Karen, Kenya & USA wrote on May 31, 2022 at 1:06 pm
We will miss seeing Gareth at KVC and around town. Gareth is an amazing man. His love for Jesus and God's creation inspired us to look for beauty and to 'run our race of life on this earth' with the joy of the Lord as our Strength ! He was a humble man while he lived among us during this lifetime. Now, he is crowned with the glory of His Lord, forever made a perfect man! (Your tributes made him sound nearly perfect, already 🙂 We miss him and look forward eagerly to joining Gareth in heaven . We can imagine his enthusiasm in discovering and enjoying all thae Christ's creative genius, must surely offer there (only previewed here on earth). He's probably planning all of the fantastic trips he'll take you on when you arrive there, NEVER to have to say, "Goodbye" again, (or get stuck in the mud??!. We will keep your family in our prayers. With love in Christ Jesus, Susan & Guy Rainsford
Bradley Joubert Bradley Joubert from Port Elizabeth, South Africa wrote on May 28, 2022 at 1:13 pm
RIP my greatest friend. From when we met at Dale College in 1974 until the day you went to your Father, you were my greatest friend. There is so much I can say and still want to do with you, but that will have to wait until we meet again. In the interim i will chat to u via my prayers.
Dear Taris, Eirlys and the whole family, we send our deepest condolences. From Brad, Charmaine and all his Dale mates.
Nadia Mathews Nadia Mathews from Nairobi wrote on May 28, 2022 at 11:17 am
“Safari Njema Gareth” ….. taken far too soon but time now to soar high with the birds!

You touched so many and will continue to do so through your wonderful articles & photography that are your legacy.

Thoughts and prayers to your family 💜
Gail paul Gail paul from Nairobi wrote on May 28, 2022 at 9:40 am
Gone far too soon. A great conservationist and excellent author, so knowledgeable on his subjects. Sincerest condolences to his family. RIP Gareth
Bertina Kanaka Hillier Bertina Kanaka Hillier from Nairobi wrote on May 28, 2022 at 9:33 am
A loss for not only his family but also those of us who interacted with him at NNP. Gareth was knowledgeble on nature, birds and animals. I enjoyed reading his articles on this magazine. Will miss the info, the witty comments on the NNP Sightings group and his input on birds. His love for God and God' creation was clear!! Rest in eternal peace Gareth.
Bertina Kanaka Hillier Bertina Kanaka Hillier from Nairobi wrote on May 28, 2022 at 9:33 am
A loss for not only his family but also those of us who interacted with him at NNP. Gareth was knowledgeble on nature, birds and animals. I enjoyed reading his articles on this magazine. Will miss the info, the witty comments on the NNP Sightings group and his input on birds. His love for God and God' creation was clear!! Rest in eternal peace Gareth.
Vicky Rose Vicky Rose from Nairobi wrote on May 28, 2022 at 5:33 am
Rest in peace Gareth. You will be sorely missed…
Shiraz Karmally Shiraz Karmally from Karachi wrote on May 27, 2022 at 2:02 pm
A true caring animal lover. Animal kingdom was his world. Miss you Gareth. RIP aameen.
Dr Savi Mairal Dr Savi Mairal from Nagpur wrote on May 27, 2022 at 1:27 pm
Rest in eternal peace dear Gareth
Dr. Shaheeda Adam Dr. Shaheeda Adam from Karachi. Pakistan wrote on May 27, 2022 at 11:47 am
Rest in eternal peace dear friend Gareth. You will always be remembered as an amazing and caring friend.
Mwara Kungu Mwara Kungu from Nairobi wrote on May 27, 2022 at 11:08 am
Ii cant believe Gareth is gone! I always felt with such people as he around, our wildlife was safe. Now he’s gone! Whose job is it now? Surely not mine!
Jeremiah Chege Jeremiah Chege from Nairobi wrote on May 27, 2022 at 10:46 am
Gareth liked sharing the park information and even images he had taken inside if they helped promote the park that he evidently loved. A good man, a good author. He will genuinely be missed, Rest well Gareth. Our condolences to the FONNAP family, Gareths family and all who knew him.
Hemanshu Contractor Hemanshu Contractor from Nairobi wrote on May 27, 2022 at 9:51 am
Hearty Condolences to Gareth's family. I met him 1st at the Nairobi national park. I loved how he did his game drives. A slow but sure game drive with patience I learnt a lot from him. He loved nature.

He was a conservationist dedicated to saving the wilderness especially Nairobi National Park
Hemant Patel Hemant Patel from Nairobi wrote on May 27, 2022 at 9:31 am
A conservationist, a dedicated FoNNaP member & an amazing author. May His Soul Rest In Peace.
SM MWENESI SM MWENESI from Nairobi wrote on May 27, 2022 at 9:10 am
Rest in peace Gareth. May the Almighty whom you mightily believed be gracious and merciful and open the doors and pleasures of heaven and the hereafter to you as He blesses your legacy here on earth. From Him we proceed and to Him is our return.

Friends of Nairobi National Park and all who loved your weekly H&S Magazine pieces on the Park and its gems you so beautifully described and narrated will miss you.

Adieu!!
Stephanie Jaeger Stephanie Jaeger wrote on May 27, 2022 at 7:56 am
A great man has gone. One who will be missed by many. I think almost every time I have been in the park in the last couple of years I met him. He'd always stop for a chat and to exchange what we saw were.
May God give his sweet wife and daughter the strength they need during these trying times and may they be comforted by the knowledge that he touched many lives.
Fionah Njeri Fionah Njeri from Nairobi wrote on May 27, 2022 at 7:45 am
Your work in conservation will live on to inspire and connect us to nature!

Rest in heaven Gareth
Jim Kinyany (JK) Jim Kinyany (JK) from Nairobi wrote on May 27, 2022 at 7:11 am
Its been over two years since I first met Gareth at Board handover meetings when as the incoming one, we took over from one he chaired. He was so so dedicated to the well being of NNP and all it beholds - ‘those who can not speak for themselves’ is the descriptive name he coined and always reminded us in FoNNaP to speak for nature! Gareth promoted NNP to all and at the smallest opportunity he encouraged, motivated and facilitated, especially the youth to join FoNNaP and be introduced to enjoy the marvel jewel that is NNP but also by extension, he saw the youth and indigenous people as the life blood that will continue to keep NNP Alive!
They say God comes for His best early and whilst gone too soon, there is no doubt that NNP and nature here on earth, have gained an angel in HEAVEN above where Gareth will continue to look over us! Sincere condolences to his family and friends… 🙏🏾 RIEP Gareth
Kigen Vincent Kigen Vincent from Nakuru wrote on May 27, 2022 at 7:06 am
Sending my hearty condolences to the conservationist dedicated to saving the wilderness of Nairobi. A kind leader. May his soul rest in perpetual light, amen.
Paula Kahumbu Paula Kahumbu from Nairobi wrote on May 27, 2022 at 6:17 am
Gareth always promised visitors that they would see amazing birds in Nairobi Park. Then he would pray for rhinos lions and the rest. His love and appreciation of wildlife was rare. All of us at WildlifeDirect send sincere condolences to his family and friends.

I hope heaven be similar to a pristine Nairobi Park, full of wildlife. RIP Gareth.
Mwara Kungu Mwara Kungu from Nairobi wrote on May 27, 2022 at 6:17 am
I can’t believe Gareth is gone! As a member of Friends of Nairobi National Park I was a regular reader of his articles, contributions & wit. I met him when he installed my DSTV 7107& even in that brief interaction he shared his love of wildlife, conservation & active care - he had just driven across Kibiko to look at the damage to the swamp where the SGR tunnel was being built. His intense & grave concern made me feel the wildlife were safe. And now he’s gone! Who will hold that concern now?
Felix Mutwiri Felix Mutwiri from Nairobi wrote on May 27, 2022 at 5:52 am
I will always miss the life of a great Wildlife Guardian.
He was a mentor to young people as he paved their way to FoNNaP membership. He always advocated for meaningful conversation projects to safeguard Nairobi National Park and we will live to do it right.
May Gareth's soul rest in eternal peace.
H&S Magazine Kenya Team H&S Magazine Kenya Team from Nairobi wrote on May 26, 2022 at 11:17 pm
In loving memory of late Gareth Jones who contributed almost 200 articles, we have decided to not only dedicate this 218th issue to him, but have also decided to keep his legacy alive through all his articles & photographs, which will be accessible under the Travel section! Gareth Jones has left a huge void and will be missed immensely by the entire team of H&S Magazine, but we also know that he was an extraordinary human being, and would want his message to live on! We, too, want thousands of readers to continue to get inspired by late Gareth, & we are certain that he will continue to spread love and light through all his amazing work, that we have made accessible! We humbly request all the readers to say a prayer for Gareth Jones, as well as continue reading his articles and viewing his amazing photos of wildlife! Finally, we must remember, “We all die, the goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will!”~ Chuck Palahniuk!

💖Rest In Eternal Peace, Dear Trefor Gareth Jones (1961-2022)💖

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In loving memory of late Gareth Jones who contributed almost 200 articles, we have decided to not only dedicate this 218th issue to him, but have also decided to keep his legacy alive through all his articles & photographs, which will be accessible under the Travel section! Gareth Jones has left a huge void and will be missed immensely by the entire team of H&S Magazine, but we also know that he was an extraordinary human being, and would want his message to live on! We too want thousands of readers to continue to get inspired by late Gareth, & we are certain that he will continue to spread love and light through all his amazing work, that we have made accessible! We humbly request all the readers to say a prayer for Gareth Jones, as well as continue reading his articles and viewing his amazing photos of wildlife! Finally, we must remember, “We all die, the goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will!”~ Chuck Palahniuk!

💖Rest In Eternal Peace, Dear Trefor Gareth Jones (1961-2022)💖