August 4, 1922 – Vancouver, B.C.
February 23, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Lloyd Jones, beloved husband of 67 years to Blanche, passed away in Calgary on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the age of 91 years.
Lloyd was born in Vancouver, B.C. on August 4, 1922. Dad joined the RCAF when he was 18. He had tours of duty in England and Scotland where he was a night fighter flying Mosquitos for 409 and 410 Squadrons. After WW II Dad returned to Vancouver where he flew for Queen Charlotte Airlines. Lloyd married the love of his life Blanche in 1946, they moved to Libya in 1957 with Mobil Oil with a family of four. The family came back to Calgary in 1970 where Dad was Chief Pilot. Dad and Mom then went in 1978 to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where Dad flew for five years. Mom and Dad then retired to Shuswap Lake in 1983. In 2000 they moved back to Calgary.
Mom and Dad loved the Shuswap, they were avid golfer’s and tennis players. Dad was member of The Royal Canadian Legion in Salmon Arm, B.C. and Calgary. Dad was very amiable and always participated in Valley Ridge Lodge events. The Lodge, was Dad’s “home” and “family” at the end. A special thank you to all the staff at Valley Ridge Lodge and to all Dad’s special friends especially Dick and Evert.
Besides his loving wife Blanche, Lloyd will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Sandra Codington (John), son Graham Jones (Susan), daughter Barbara Jones, son Colin Jones (Gina); grandkids, Michael (Mackenzie), Jennifer (Scott), Christopher, Rhiannon, Colleen, Caren, Vanessa, Justin and great-grandchildren, Parker, Trevor, Emmylou, Siena.
Family will celebrate Lloyd’s life privately. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lloyd’s memory may be made directly to “Jesus Loves You Society”, 240 – 15 Ave SW, Calgary, AB. T2R 0P7.
In living memory of Lloyd Jones, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences