Dorothy Jones


Dorothy Jones

Dorothy Jones was born in Yorkshire England on June 10, 1929. She graduated from Newbold College, Bracknell, England 1953 with a Bachelors Degree. Shortly after graduation she married a young upcoming evangelist and pastor, George Emm. During the next decade they traveled extensively throughout England and Wales conducting evangelistic meetings for the Seventh Day Adventist Church. During the summer months, summer camps and youth ministry were their focus. With their two young daughters they eventually settled in Toronto and Oshawa, Ontario. Youth evangelism became their primary interest and life work. Both Dorothy and George attended and participated in youth camps every summer for the next 30 years. Dorothy’s skill as Craft Director for these camps in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia was legendary. Even after retirement she continued to enjoy this position and eagerly looked forward to the summer months. She is remembered fondly by many campers throughout the years. Finally settling in Coldstream, Dorothy spent the last 20 years traveling on the weekends to various churches with George to keep his preaching appointments. They spent their winter months in Desert Hot Springs, CA with longtime friends and other graduates of Newbold College. After George’s death, she moved into Assisted Living at Heritage Square with early Alzheimer’s Disease. Even then she assisted others more disabled then herself whenever she could. As the disease advanced she moved downstairs to complex care. She passed away Thursday morning, May 30th, at Heritage Square and is now resting in the arms of Jesus.

We would like to thank the staff, care aides, admin, nurses, and housekeeping of Heritage Square for their stellar and dedicated care of our mother, as well as her physician, Dr. Elizabeth Jolly.

Dorothy is survived by her two daughters, Beverly Gayan and Sharon MacLeod, and her grandchildren, Teresa and Andrew Gayan.

Funeral service to be held at the Vernon Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1802-45 Ave, at 1pm Wed, June 5th. Internment to follow at the Coldstream Cemetary. Arrangements by Bethel Funeral Chapel.

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