RICHARD JONES

JONES

Jones, Richard born Abbey, Saskatchewan August 20, 1921 passed away peacefully at Hospice House, Vernon, B.C. on October 2, 2003. Richard earned his pilot wings with the R.C.A.F. in 1940, at age 19. On graduation he was posted to England and trained with the Royal Air Force. He was subsequently posted to the Royal Air Force base in Poona, India. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Flying Officer. Following the war he was in charge of weather stations in the Arctic, Prince George and Victoria. After attending UBC he taught school in Kamloops and then moved to Vernon in 1964, where he taught industrial arts and then worked as a librarian and home school teacher. Richard enjoyed his many trips to other countries, gardening, playing bridge, and dancing. He was much loved and will be remembered by his three daughters Susan, Sandra, and Dixie (George), grandsons Christopher and Tyler, brother Jim (Lucile), of Regina and sister Ethel, of Victoria, nieces and nephews, and his dear friend Edie. Predeceased by brothers Robert, John and Ted. A small family service will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2003. Many thanks to Dr. Naismith, the staff of Mary’s Manor, Daybreak and Hospice House.


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