Douglas G. E. (Doug) Jones, beloved husband of Barbara of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the age of 88 years.
Doug was born in Pointe Claire, QC on January 12, 1920. He resided in Montreal, QC and Cambridge, ON before moving to Calgary in 1980. Doug was a WWII veteran, having served in the RCAF from 1942 to 1945. Doug had a great love for animals, especially for dogs. He was an avid sports fan as well as an accomplished hockey player, curler and golfer. Doug was an always present coach of his children’s favourite sports.
Besides his loving wife Barbara, Doug is also survived by his children, Ron (Myra), Bob (Pat), Linda (George), Ken (Mel), Linda (Ken), Bev (Kirk), and Jackie; his grandchildren, Christina, Michelle, Matthew, Brittney “his princess”, Cameron, Brendan, Vicky and Chris; and his great grandchildren, Breckin, Kaden, Emma and Michael. Doug is also survived by his brothers, Ken, Bruce and Len. Doug was predeceased by his first wife Thelma.
A Celebration of Doug’s Life will be held at Woodcliff United Church (5010 Spruce Drive S.W.) on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 1:30 P.M. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Doug’s honour may be made directly to the Vets’ Angels, who generously give their time and support to the veterans, 145 – 251 Midpark Boulevard S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 1S3, Telephone: (403) 257-0875. A special thanks to all the registered nurses and nurses’ aides at Churchill House at the Colonel Belcher Care Centre for all their care and compassion.
In living memory of Doug Jones, 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) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences