Burnley Allan “Rocky” Jones, labour/human rights lawyer and internationally acclaimed human and civil rights activist, suffered a heart attack and passed away in Halifax on Monday, July 29th.
Project Coordinator and Workers’ History Museum Board member Arthur Carkner said, “We have seen the passing of a great man, one who stood up and made a difference. On behalf of the WHM, we extend condolences to family and friends of Rocky Jones.”
Jones, 71, was admitted to hospital with heart trouble just days before he was scheduled to be interviewed by Juanita Peters for the WHM’s video on Black union founder and leader Cal Best. (The Cal Best video and supporting exhibit are being prepared for release during Black History Month in February 2014.) His passing is not only a huge setback for our project, but a great loss for the people of Canada.