A KEEN campaigner and long time Costa del Sol resident has passed away.

Estepona-based Gwilym Rhys-Jones died on September 2 after a battle with cancer.

Born in London to a solidly Welsh family, he attended law school in the city.

He eventually moved to Spain where he worked with the Costa del Sol Action group, getting involved in various investigations against timeshare and boiler room scams on the coast.

Gwilym’s kindness and wonderful sense of humour will be sadly missed.


  1. How sad I was to read that Gwilym has passed away.In happier times Maurice and I always looked forward to the times he would pop into REM.He had some wonderful ideas did Gwilym and I will never forget him telling Maurice and I about a new “sperm bank” on the Costa he had a notion to create.I ventured to suggest that there would be no shortage of volunteers as there were plenty of “***kers” on the coast.He couldnt finish explaining he was laughing so much.Gwilym,you were a lovely chap,great company and you will be missed.I am so sorry that I havent seen you for a while.

  2. He was one of the finest persons I ever met, and thoroughly enjoyed working with him. He will be deeply missed.

    My one regret I guess is not being able to toast to the incarceration of despicable John Doust, whose many victims Gwylim helped gratuitously.

  3. So sorry to hear of the passing of Gwilym, a great friend of ours when we lived in Estepona in 2000. I shall always remember shared meals and bottles of red while setting the world to rights round our dinner table. Rest well Gwilym xx

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