December 29, 1922 – November 5, 2010
George Francis Jones, beloved husband of Hazel Jones of DeWinton, passed away on Friday, November 5, 2010 at the age of 87 years.
George was born on December 29, 1922, on the Isle of Wight, UK. He immigrated to Ontario in 1948 and was a man of many skills. George served in the Merchant Navy during WWII. He was a farmer and a mechanic in Ontario, owned his own car dealership in Olds, Alberta, and then went on to be the Service Manager at Shaw GMC from 1972- 1992. He faithfully served his church family at Bethany Chapel, ushering there for thirty years, and at Camp Okotoks, as well as Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank, Telecare, and Servants Anonymous. He used his construction skills in several overseas mission trips with his close friend Lorren Lock. Most of all, George said that the best ten years of his life have been spent with his beloved wife Hazel.
George is survived by his children: Judy (Paul) Cunningham, Larraine (John) Harrington, Marlene Jones, Michael (Jennie) Jones, and Melanie Jones (Shawn Babcock); step children Greg Redden, Peter (Carolyn) Jamieson, and Kathryn (Eric) Ludwig. He is also survived by his two sisters Mary Baker and Betty (Gorden) Day, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his daughter Carol in 2002 and his brother John in 2008.
A Memorial Service will be held at Bethany Chapel (3333 Richardson Way SW, (403) 249-8605) on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Camp Okotoks, c/o 3333 Richardson Way SW, Calgary, AB T3E 7B6 Telephone: (403) 281-8876. George’s family wish to thank the Foothills Country Hospice for their incredible care and support.
In living memory of George, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences