Eileen Grace Jones, beloved sister of Muriel (Molly) Jones of Cochrane passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday May 28, 2006, at the age of 90 years.
Eileen was born on February 9, 1916, in Calgary, eldest daughter of Gilbert Owen Jones and Evelyn Grace Jones, both of whom had come from Bristol England. Dean Paget introduced them and later married them in the cathedral. Eileen Grace lived with pain all her life as she suffered from a spinal injury as a baby and later a heart condition which never left her, resulting from shock after witnessing her eight year old sister fatally burned in an early morning fire. After many years of enforced rest she was determined to become an executive secretary to Picker X-Ray and subsequently to Canadian Pacific Airlines Ltd until its closing. Eileen and Muriel enjoyed extensive travelling on their holidays and saw much of the world. All her life Eileen had a great love and compassion for animals. In grade three she joined the Junior S.P.C.A. in Calgary and continued to work in the society for many years, some years on the board. She became a member and life member of many humane societies throughout Canada and internationally. Of particular interest was S.P.A.N.A. for the treatment of abused horses and donkeys in North Africa and worldwide. She was a lifetime member of both the Canadian Bible Society and the South Alberta Branch where she served a term on the board. Eileen was a member of the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer for most of her life and also helped out at the Mission Church of St. George’s, Parkview. Upon moving to Cochrane in 1977, she attended All Saints Anglican Church for two years, and subsequently St. Barnabas’ Anglican Church in Calgary.
Eileen is survived by her sister Muriel (Molly) who misses her greatly as they lived together all their lives. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Mrs. Elizabeth Jones of Calgary; nephew Reginald Gordon Jones; niece Mrs. Diane Walford; three great nieces; and one great nephew, all of whom live in Ontario. Eileen was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Dorothy and Betty; and brother Frederick Owen Jones.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Barnabas’ Anglican Church (1407 – 7th Avenue N.W.) on Monday June 5, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Jagdutt Singh, Presider. Graveside Service to follow at Cochrane Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Eileen Jones, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences