THE funeral of popular Anglesey man who died of Covid-19 complications will take place this week.

Huw Gethin Jones, known affectionately as 'Stretch', died on Friday, February 19.

A fundraiser set up by Manon Dafydd in memory of Mr Jones, who was from Llynfaes near Llangefni, raised £10,000 in just four hours and has now collected more than £34,000.

The 34-year-old was a TV editor for Caernarfon-based Rondo Media and also an entrepreneur - having set up the craft brewery, Bragdy Mona, alongside five close friends.

He was also known for being a much-loved player for Llangefni Rugby Club, as well as a He was a member of the choir Hogia Llanbobman, and a guitarist and vocalist with rock band #Band6.

On Thursday, a cortege will leave Mr Jones' home at 12.15pm before reaching his beloved Llangefni Rugby Club at around 12.25pm.

The family are keen that Club members have the opportunity to say their farewells to Mr Jones - but Covid-19 rules must be respected and masks will be worn and social distancing adhered to.

The occasion is also being broadcast and the national anthem will be heard but we attendees are respectfully asked not to sing.

Anyone attending is also asked to wear a red club shirt or the red national jersey. Do not use the car parks in the vicinity of the Club to facilitate the cortege’s entry and exit.

Please look at the following video to facilitate arrangements and adherence to Covid regulations especially social distancing (

Mr Jones leaves behind wife Teleri, children Gwydion, 3, and Math, 1, as well as his parents Ellen and Dafydd and brother Rhys.

The fundraiser in his honour stated: "Huw’s infectious personality would fill the room, always full of fun and telling stories. He gave 100% to every aspect of his life. He was a keen member of Llangefni Rugby Club, was a dedicated member of ‘Hogia Llanbobman’ and the backbone to ‘Bragdy Mona’ Brewery.

"Huw was a big family man, and this page was created to raise money to support the family during this difficult time and in the future."

Even Wales rugby legend George North, who is himself from Anglesey, took to Twitter to pay tribute to Mr Jones.

He wrote: "Such sad news. I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with his family."

To donate to the cause in Mr Jones' memory, visit: