Jones, James

JONES, James

1928 - 2020

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 (; or to the Griffin Cemetery, 7025 Chemin Griffin, Ogden, QC, J0B 3E3.

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My Deepest Sympathies to all ,from Mary Lou Gustin

Mary Lou Gustin, September 21, 2020

Aunt Burleigh and family.

Our sincere condolences to all. Uncle Jim was a true gentlemen and will never be forgotten. We send you all peace, love and light.
Harry, Joce and family.

Jocelyne Roy, September 21, 2020

Norma & Marc Andre & family

Our deepest sympathies Norma and your family on the passing of your father.

Dads are very precious and always so difficult to lose a parent.

Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Arthur & Diane

Arthur & Diane LaPenna, September 21, 2020

Burleigh and Family

Dear Burleigh and family
My deepest sympathy to each of you on the passing of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
It was always a pleasure to visit with him and enjoyed our many breakfasts Sundays after church.
Sending you my prayers and love.

Linda Hoy, September 21, 2020

The Jones family

It was a honour to care for Jim, I wonderful loving man. He always gave my hand a squeeze or a kiss. Kind and respectful. He will be missed. My sympathies to the whole family.

Corinne Bobbitt , September 21, 2020

Jones Family

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all
love from
Bonnie and Clint

Bonnie and Clint Rowsell , September 21, 2020

Our dear families

Our heart felt condolences go out to all of you. Our prayers are with you always. The passing of family is a difficult time. Your memories of his life remain and to be celebrated. We will hold each of you in our heart and prayers.
Loving each of you always you families in Nova Scotia.

Cheryl Larocque and all the families here, September 21, 2020

Burleigh, Helen, Norma, Neil and families

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We are thinking of you during this difficult times.

Barbara and Jim Cummings , September 21, 2020

Aunt Burleigh & family

Sending deepest sympathy to all the family, so sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing, I have wonderful memories of when they would visit me in Toronto. R.I.P. dear Uncle Jim

Dale Dahl, September 21, 2020

Norma, Marc-André, Nicolas et Michelle

Nos plus sincères condoléances à vous tous. Nos pensées vous accompagnent en cette période difficile en espérant qu’elles vous apportent un peu de réconfort et de soutien xx

Nathalie et Janot, September 21, 2020

Norma, Marc-André, Michelle et Nicolas

Nos pensées sont avec vous pendant ce moment difficile!

Nos sincères condoléances à toute votre famille!

Josée et Gerald

Josée et Gérald, September 22, 2020

Burleigh and family

Sending heartfelt sympathy to,you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you....God bless you all... cherish your memories!

Juliette and Killian. St. Augustine.., September 22, 2020

The Family of James.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of you! From the wonderful stories we have heard about him we know he will be truly missed by his family and his friends. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Larry and Lorrayne Markwell and Family, September 22, 2020

Norma and Marc Andre and all the family

My thoughts are with you and the all the family at this difficult time. It's never easy to lose a loved one. My sincere sympathy.

Sandra Lussier, September 22, 2020

Neil, Wendy and the entire Jones family

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Sincerely,
Brad Grapes and family.

Brad Grapes, September 22, 2020

Aunt Burleigh, Neil& family, Norma & family, Helen & family

Dear aunt and cousins, we are with you in thoughts as it is impossible to be there in person at this time, oh how we wish we could! We will miss uncle Jim very much although we didn't get to see him much in the last years, may his sweet soul rest in peace in the arms of god. Our most sincere condolences to all of you. Love and hugs from Chantal and Richard and our family.

Chantal Monger, September 22, 2020

Norma, Marc Andre, Nick, Lianne and family

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences on the news of the passing of your dad and grandfather. Alanna and I feel fortunate to have met him on a visit to Stanstead and hearing a few of his stories. Our thoughts are with you.

Jamie and Alanna Davis, September 22, 2020

Helen and all of your family

Sending our deepest condolences to each of you. What a remarkable man whose gifts you’ve each been given in so many ways.
It is so hard to lose our dearly loved family and will keep you all in our hearts and prayers.

Lynne and Michael Crawford and family, September 23, 2020

Niel and Wendy Jones

Sending our sympathy to you and you family.

Malcolm and Carol Flanders, September 24, 2020

Burleigh Anderson Jones

Our thoughts are with you and the family. He will be remembered.

Faye Buffitt & Glen Bobbitt, September 25, 2020

The Jones Family

Ward Bobbitt informed me of Jim’s passing and my deepest condolences to you all. A wonderful man for sure and a wonderful family!
Love to you all.
Dan Cox

Dan Cox , September 29, 2020

The Jones Family

Ward Bobbitt informed me of Jim’s passing and my deepest condolences to you all. A wonderful man for sure and a wonderful family!
Love to you all.
Dan Cox

Dan Cox , September 29, 2020

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