It is with incredible sadness that we announce the passing of Fred Jones on February 14, 2019 at the Crowsnest Pass Continuing Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. He was 84 years of age.
Fred was born in Passburg, AB on January 23, 1935 to parents, Fred and Ivy Jones. From an early age he was taught to value friends and family above all else, and to work hard no matter the task. As a young man, he met and fell in love with Eileen Leluk. On July 14, 1956 they married and went on to be blessed with sixty-two happy years together.
Having been born and raised in the Crowsnest Pass, Fred was a true outdoorsman. Hunting, fishing, and quadding – he enjoyed it all. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19, Bellevue and the Hillcrest Miners’ Club, and could be counted on to pitch in whenever volunteers were needed. When he had time to himself, he could often be found puttering in his garage, but if someone stopped by, he was always happy to sit down and have a cold beer with them. He also loved to sit on his front porch listening to old country and western music. You just had to see Fred’s honest smile and the twinkle in his eye to feel at home. His kind, good-hearted nature will be deeply missed and forever remembered.
Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his wife, Eileen Jones of Hillcrest Mines, AB; his son, Warren (Tammie) Jones of Hillcrest Mines, AB; his grandchildren, Lindsey Jones and Ryan (Elisha Self) Jones and their mother, Margaret Jones; his sisters, Marjorie “Cooki” (Jim) Hardy of Hillcrest Mines, AB; his niece, Kathy (Andrew) Pipes; his nephew, Norman (Sonja) Bond; as well as his extended family and countless good friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Fred & Ivy Jones, and his daughter, Sharon Lynne in 1959.
With respect for Fred’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.