JONES, James Sherman “Jim”
We are sad to announce the passing of Jim Jones, June 30, 2023, in Kelowna, BC. Born in Donalda, Alberta on March 11, 1930, Jim was the oldest child of Sherman and Hazel Jones’ two children. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Lavonne Browarny (née Jones).
On March 21, 1951, Jim married his cherished wife, Annabelle Rake, and they celebrated over 71 years of marriage. She predeceased him on May 5, 2022, in Salmon Arm, BC.
Jim and Anne attended school and lived in the Donalda area until 1972. They spent a short time in Settler, Alberta, before moving to Jasper, Alberta where they resided until their retirement to Canoe, BC in 1992. Jim spent his years in Jasper working at the Jasper power plant and was Chief Operator at the time of his retirement.
Jim was very well known for his outstanding woodworking skills and enjoyed many hours in his shop. His family is grateful for the pieces they received and can remember him by. He enjoyed snowmobiling in Jasper and in Salmon Arm during the winters, and he and Anne camped and explored during the summers.
Jim moved to Kelowna from Salmon Arm after his wife passed and resided at Hawthorne Retirement Residence and later at Orchard Manor. He met many new friends there and could never fully express his appreciation of all the staff, for their kindness, helpful hands, and teasing words that helped make his last year of life the very best it could be.
So many nephews and nieces will miss him dearly, but he was ready to join Anne after his brief battle with cancer. He was happy to have lived a good and long life.
Interment will be in the Donalda, Alberta cemetery at a later date.
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