It is with great sadness that the family of Jean Florence Jones announces her passing on December 8, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with dementia. Jean was born on September 15, 1924 in Trail and lived her entire life here except for a brief period when she lived in Nova Scotia as a child. Jean is survived by her daughter Marlene; grandchildren Alison, Laurie (Paul), Kerry (Mike), Geoff (Jen), great grandchildren Greyson and Natalie, sister in law Doreen (Dave) Smith, brother in law Harold (Beryl) Jones and several nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband Al in 1993, her son Brian in 2007, her parents Harry and Florence Priestner, her sister Irene Bradshaw and her in laws Griffith and Margaret Jones.
Jean loved many things but some brought a smile to her face more than others; her family, golfing, hockey, and the occasional glass of wine. Jean and her late husband Al were original members at the Champion Lakes Golf course and enjoyed many a game there. They also travelled extensively visiting such places as Hawaii, Australia, the Panama Canal, Wales, England and Ireland to name a few before his passing.
The family would like to thank Dr. McCord, Cindy Hill and the wonderful staff of the Special Care Unit at Columbia View Lodge for the care and compassion shown to Jean over the last three years.
A Celebration of Jean’s Life will be held at the Trail United Church at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec 14, 2015 with internment at Mountain View Cemetery at a later date. Brent Long with Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
Flowers gratefully declined, but donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register www.myalternatives.ca.