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JONES, Mildred “Midge” Janet (nee Hogarth)

August 11, 1931 – April 7, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce that Midge died on April 7, 2013 with her family by her side.

Midge was born in Regina Saskatchewan on August 11, 1931. Midge spent her childhood in Regina, Winnipeg and Calgary before eventually settling in Vancouver. Midge attended Nursing school at the Vancouver General Hospital. She graduated in the Spring of 1953 and was married that December. Archie and Midge’s favorite spot was their cabin at Shuswap Lake where they spent every summer creating memories with their family and friends. Throughout her life, Midge devoted her time to many volunteer activities such as the Alberta Children’s Hospital, the UCW at Parkdale Church, canvassing for many charitable organizations and was an active member at the Anglemont Seniors Center. She also loved gardening and playing bridge. For 60 years Midge was afflicted with severe Rheumatoid Arthritis. Her positive spirit shone through as she focused on the happiness of others. She never missed a chance to support her family in any of their activities. This was her fun.

Midge is survived by her son Peter (Alita Brown); daughters Leslie (Bill Mitchell), Janice (Paul Colborne) and Susan (Bill MacKay) as well as 11 grandchildren: Rachel and Morgan Jones; Katie, Jamie and Sam Mitchell; Lauren, Melissa, Joe and Claire Colborne; and Nyssa and Taylor Brown.

She was predeceased by Archie, her husband of 53 years and her older brother Gordon Hogarth.

Midge was the sunshine of our world and will be forever loved and missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Parkdale United Church (2919 – 8th Avenue N.W.) on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433.

In living memory of Midge Jones, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Chris and Vivian Varvis :

    We will remember Midge with her beautiful smile and cheerful disposition. You have our deepest sympathy and condolences.

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  2. Sheila Campbell :

    I’m sad to discover that dear Midge has passed. I got to know Midge over the past few years when she and her friend Elvie would come into my restaurant. Midge always went out of her way to ask how I was doing, and had a genuine and sincere manner about her. I looked forward to her visits, and her beautiful smile. My deepest condolences to the Jones and Hogarth families, Midge was one of the good ones. May she rest in peace.

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  3. Carlie-Jean Godfrey :

    Your Mother was the most positive upbeat person I ever knew. She waa so proud of all of you and she was a wonderful friend to me. We share in your loss and know that you have all inherited her strength and character which will see you through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you along with our love. Carlie-Jean and Eldon Godfrey

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  4. Mary Fenwick :

    I met Midge when she moved into Garrison Green Seniors Residence and must say she was a most remarkable lady. Her sense of humour. Her capacity for joy and her indominable spirit made her loved by all of us! Thanks to her family for sharing her with us.
    Mary Fenwick

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  5. Jim MacDonald :

    Midge was a good friend and a great neighbor (Glamorgan). We were very sad to hear of her passing. Our hearts are with the family – The MacDonald famly.

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  6. Clark Family (Myrel, Barb, Susan) :

    Dear Jones Family: We are so saddened to hear that wonderful Midge has passed away. Mom and dad are away so we’ve just heard today, and are so sorry that we weren’t at the celebration of her life this past Saturday. Our thoughts are with all of you, along with many many memories of your amazing mom. She was a shining light and will be missed. With love and tears – the Clark Family – Barbara, Myrel and Susan.

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