Sep.13 (GMM/Inautonews.com) A press officer well-known to F1 journalists a few years ago has passed away.

Canadian-born Graham Jones, who died in Britain last weekend of cancer, worked at Minardi throughout Paul Stoddart’s reign beginning in 2001.

He subsequently worked as a columnist for the Toronto Star.

“What I remember most is his kindness,” said Molson Indy communications manager Sid Priddle. “He was always willing to listen to ideas and was always a gentleman.

“You never felt like you were in a PR/journalist situation but working with a friend.”