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JONES – Eric Charles

May 23, 1932 – November 27, 2010

I lift my eyes up to the mountain, where does my help come from? Psalm 121:1

Eric, darling husband of Vina, father of Craig and Heather, Grant and Cathy, granddad of Sarah and Justin, Ryan and Amy, Erica, Daniel and Isobel, great-granddad to be, sister-in-law Pat and family in Scotland, passed away peacefully at the age of 78 years on Saturday, November 27, 2010 after years of failing health.

Eric was born in London, England and came to Canada with Vina in 1956. He was a member of the Canadian Military for twenty-five years and retired from the Alberta Government Department of Labour Standards in 1993. He was a generous and caring man who deeply loved his wife and family. Eric was a good friend to those who knew him and always had a smile or a story to share. His family has many great memories of the time they spent together.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta, #102, 5636 Burbank Crescent S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 243-9901,

In living memory of Eric Jones, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Robert (Bob) Little, MWO (Ret'd) :

    Many years have passed since I have had the pleasure of Eric’s company. One never forgets the great times comrades have shared.

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  2. Jack Harrington :

    Hello Vina, you and your family have my deepest thoughts during your time of sadness. Eric and I were together at the AFP school at Borden where were had some great times and lots of laughs with our buddies like Sam Nicolson & Ken Thrower. I remember Eric’s famous current whine, Wow! all we do now is remember the “good times” and leave the rest to our Lord. God Bless you all. Jack.

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  3. Hi Vina. You may not remember us as your neighbours in Vancouver when Eric and I were attached to SIU Section Vancouver. We were only there for 2 years and the nature of our work did not always lend itself to much socializing as we were on the road so much. However, I vividly recall Eric as a kind and understanding supervisor who was always there to assist me in my first of many postings with the SIU. Also, Eric gladly accepted the responsibility of sponsoring my wife in her quest to become a Canadian Citizen in Vancouver in 1973,
    For that we are forever greatful. Our sincere condolences to you and your family in these, your most difficult moments.

    Ron & Elsie Bens

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  4. Grafton and Judith Cole :

    Hello Vina and family. Grafton and I were sad to read about Eric. Over the years we have missed your faces at St. Augustines. You and your family have our prayers during this time of sadness. And yes, we can lift our eyes up to the mountain and know with certainly that God’s love and support is with us always. Many hugs. J and G

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  5. Ian & Judy McIntyre :

    Vina. We were saddened to hear this news and our prayers are with you at this time. We have fond memories of Eric (and you). The carved wood dolphin is a constant reminder of you both. God be with you.
    Ian & Judy

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  6. Grant, May God bless you and your family during this time and always. Thinking of you with sympathy

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  7. To the Family of Eric Jones

    Please accept my condolences at this time.

    Unfortunatley, I will not be able to attend the Memorial Service.

    I had the privilege of knowing Eric as a guest speaker to my Law students at Henry Wise Wood Senior High School. He gave presentations on the Polygraph; Hypnosis; and Alberta Labor Standards. The students really enjoyed his presenations and many of them received assistance (through Alberta Labor Standards) in making claims for wages against their employers.

    Eric came to my classes for about 20 years in succession

    Please know that he and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this time


    J. Timothy Buehner
    Retired Law Instructor
    Henry Wise Wood Senior High School

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