TO ALL THE JONES FAMILY,
My Deepest Sympathies to all ,from Mary Lou Gustin
James Robert Jones passed into the presence of the Lord on September 14, 2020 at the Hotel Dieu, Sherbrooke, QC. He was the devoted, loving husband of Burleigh Anderson Jones for 67 years.
James was born on September 13, 1928 in Harrington Harbor, QC. His parents were Wilfred Jones and Dorothy Cox. He was a light housekeeper on Cape Whittle Island for 6 years. At the International Grenfell Mission in Harrington Harbour, QC he worked as a radio operator, maintenance, and security between 1965 to 1971 and in 1972 he became a devoted assistant administrator there, under Dr. Donald G. Hodd. He retired in 1988. He and Burleigh were also part of the Canadian National Weather Service during this time. He was a devoted man of the church and an avid Montreal Canadians fan. He had a gift and curiosity for making, fixing, or inventing items that could be used in an isolated community. One such project was an airboat he built from scratch. He shared this passion with his son Neil who he spent many hours doing such projects in his early retirement. His daughters also benefited from his ability to fix almost anything. He loved helping other people and always made them feel welcome in his home. He retired to Sherbrooke, QC in 1989 to be closer to his children Norma and Neil. Jim and Burleigh enjoyed traveling and visiting their daughter Helen in Massachusetts and relatives in Florida, Edmonton, AB, and the Maritime Provinces. He spent his last few years at the Grace Village, Retirement & Assisted Living in Sherbrooke, QC.
Jim is survived by his wife Burleigh (Anderson). He raised three children Helen and her husband Dave Stewart of Franklin, Massachusetts, Norma and her husband Marc Andre Gosselin of Stanstead, QC, Neil and his wife Wendy Dustin of Ogden, QC. Jim has seven grandchildren, Nicolas Gosselin (Lianne McCabe), Michelle Gosselin, Ashlee Jones (Marc Charron), Alicia Jones (Nick Norrie), Amy Jones (Michael Breault), Kathryn Dennis (James Chaknis), Stephanie Dennis (Nick Decoulos). He has eight great-grandchildren, Nolan and Remi Gosselin, Evan and Ava Charron, Jacob and Caleb Norrie, Logan and Elodie Breault. Jim is predeceased by all six siblings and in-laws, Minnie and Ernest Bobbitt, Florence and Samuel Anderson, Gladys and David Ransom, Gordon and Myrtle Jones, John and Beatrice Jones, Effie and Lawrence Legein. He is also predeceased by in-laws Joan and Paul Bobbitt. He leaves behind in-laws Willie and Lillian Cox, Howard and Patsy Anderson and many nieces and nephews.
We will miss his kind, helpful, loving, gentle spirit.
Funeral Services are private and will be conducted at the Cass Funeral Home in Stanstead. In Lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jim G. D. Hodd Pavilion in Harrington Harbour, QC and Griffith Cemetery, Ogden, QC.
Interment will be at the Griffin Cemetery, Ogden, QC.
In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to the Camille-Marcoux Foundation (The D.G. Hodd Pavilion), 1070, boul. Dr Camille-Marcoux, Blanc-Sablon, QC, G0G 1W0 (firstname.lastname@example.org); or to the Griffin Cemetery, 7025 Chemin Griffin, Ogden, QC, J0B 3E3.