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George Thomas Jones

 

Layer Rating, RCN

 

Born: 20 Jul 1929, Kimberley, British Columbia

 

Died: 12 Feb 2019

 

JONES, George Thomas - It is with deep sadness and sorrow we announce the passing of our Hero George Thomas Jones July 20, 1929 – February 4, 2019 George was born in Kimberley, BC, where he lived, met, and married the love of his life Ruth (nee Lindquist). George worked for the city of Kimberley, as an agent for several Cranbrook bulk gas and oil companies, and in retirement enjoying his job as an airport security officer. Dad loved fishing, camping, playing guitar and harmonica, and just spending time with his family; he was also a proud veteran of the Korean War. George is survived by his loving wife Ruth, son Michael, a daughter Terri (Darrell) and youngest son Douglas (Connie), and their family Travis (Kim), Amanda (Austin), Carley (Arthur) and all of their wonderful children. George was predeceased by his brother Norman and his sister Dorothy. At George’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon, Okanagan/Kootenays Area Office, #4, 1551 – Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1Y 9M9, would be appreciated. “Always in our thoughts Forever in our Hearts” Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

 

Ships served in:

HMCS WALLACEBURG - Served in Wallaceburg 1951-1952 as an OSTR, RCN

HMCS ANTIGONISH

HMCS CRUSADER - Served in Crusader for her 1st Korean War tour as an ABNQ, RCN

 

Sailors from HMCS CRUSADER in the EM's Club, Yokahama, Japan, 01 Nov 1952

L-R: Norm Robins, George Jones, Steve Hlasny, Cliff Bulmer, Keith Amy

Courtesy of Steve Hlasny

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