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JONES, Roy Meyrick Price

April 17, 1920 – January 10, 2012

Roy Meyrick Price Jones of DeWinton, passed away in Calgary on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.

Roy was born in Prince George, BC and was raised in Calgary. He graduated from the Montana School of Mines with a B.Sc and M.Sc. in Geological Engineering in 1941. During WW II, he served in the Army in the Engineering and Intelligence Corps and rose to the rank of Captain. After the war, he went to the University of Toronto where he completed all his studies in 1948 towards a Ph.D in Geology. He married Olga, his only true love of over sixty-two years, in 1949. In 1956, he moved his family from Calgary to a 480 acre farm near DeWinton where he remained for most of his remaining life, except for a five year work assignment in Brazil which brought many pleasant memories for him and his family. While managing the dairy farm with Olga, he worked for a variety of companies in the oil patch. He retired in 1980 to enjoy and work on the farm. Roy spent most of his leisure time enjoying the outdoors and the land surrounding the farm through activities like gardening, horseback riding, family picnics and walks through the woods. He loved to read and keep well informed and could carry on an intelligent lively debate or conversation with anyone on almost any subject. He loved all animals, but he was especially fond of the many dogs he had through the years. His fight against Alzheimer’s was long and courageous, and brought out the best in his character, especially his sense of humor, his feelings and his singing abilities. Roy was a soft-spoken man, living his life with humility, integrity, a great sense of fairness and wisdom, and he unselfishly dedicated himself to providing a better life for his wife and family.

He will be greatly missed and remembered by his beloved and cherished wife Olga; his children, Hal (Dawn), Lynn (Gene) and John; his nine grandchildren; his five great-grandchildren; and many other friends and relatives. He was predeceased by his sister Margery Glasier.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, Suite 201, 222 – 58th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2S3, Telephone: (403)290-0110,

In living memory of Roy Jones, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Doris Fishman :

    Dear Hal,
    We would like to express our sincere sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your Dad. May fond memories sustain you in your sorrow.
    With sympathy,
    Unit 390 ACBL

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  2. Auntie Olga, Hal, Lynn and Johnny,

    I offer my sincere condolences to you and all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I fondly remember my times visiting you on the farm, and Uncle Roy sitting on the couch after dinner with his pipe. He had good stories to tell of your time in Brazil and I enjoyed talking politics with him.

    Thinking of you all as you go through this difficult time.


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  3. Rick & Marsha Alsip :

    We are thinking of you all as you struggle through the days ahead. Alzheimers presents every family with daily struggles but in time, your memories focus on the earlier years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Rick and Marsha Alsip

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  4. Bob/Maureen Sumner :

    Attention: John
    Our condolences to you and your family on your father’s passing.
    Bob/Maureen Sumner

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  5. Gary and Rhonda Reid and boys :

    Our family was so fortunate to have known Roy. We have very fond memories of him. I truly cherish the moments that I would go over and have a cigar on the patio with him, and talk about life. He was a great mentor. Gary and family

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  6. Dear Olga,
    Our condolences to you on the recent loss of your husband.
    With sincere sympathy,
    Doris Fishman & Bob Van Wart

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  7. Bobby Biggar & Family :

    To John,
    So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. He truly could hold his own in any kind of debate! A very well educated and “salt of the earth” man. I know you made him proud my good man…

    Bob, Mona, Austin and Madison

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  8. Kim and Deb Johnson :

    Dear Olga and Family;
    We just learned of Roy’s passing. Our hearts go out to you. We have many good memories of Boundary Christmas Dinners at your house. Olga the wonderful cook and Roy the congenial host and story teller. Fond thoughts of you always Olga.
    Kim and Deb Johnson

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