July 15, 1972 — March 2, 2023
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we, Robin’s family and close friends, announce the passing of Robin Jones. Robin died peacefully at Kelowna General Hospital on March 2, surrounded by his family and closest friends. He was born on July 15, 1972, at the same hospital; the first child of Bill and Fern Jones. Two years later, his sister Stephanie was born.
Robin was outgoing, funny, and adventurous throughout his childhood and school years at St. Joseph Elementary, then at Immaculata High School. He could make anyone laugh and feel included, and never ceased to liven the school spirit with his participation on sports teams or lack of reluctance to pull a prank.
Robin spent his formative years camping and skiing with his family, as a camp counselor at Columbus Boys’ Camp on Lake Simcoe, Ontario, and being up on, or ahead of, whatever the newest trend was.
Robin was an incredibly talented drummer and loved music. He studied in Vancouver to become a music producer, and worked for several years in the music industry – sound mixing, producing, drumming, and teaching, until he moved back home to Kelowna to become a father to his first child, Mikayla. Three years later, Robin and Nikki had their second child, Lucas.
As a father, Robin was sensitive, silly, and extremely proud of both his kids. His fatherly love extended well beyond his own kids. He adored his nephew and niece, Ollie and Hana, and treasured all of their camping trips and being their “Uncle Robin”.
Robin’s career took many shapes, but his role in the formation of Castanet, and continued dedication as Artistic Director to a company he loved so dearly, was something he held with immense pride.
Robin will be remembered by everyone who knew him, but his spirit lives on through his parents, Bill and Fern, his kids Mikayla (Patrick) and Luke (Taylor), his sister, Stephanie, brother-in-law, Mike, and nephew and niece, Ollie and Hana.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, we ask that you donate to Immaculata Regional High School in Robin’s memory.
All are welcome to join and celebrate the life of Robin at his Funeral Mass, to be held on SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2023, at 11:00 AM, at St. Charles Garnier Parish; 3645 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna, BC.
Reception to follow in the church hall.
Livestream link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VO2g_ul2jk
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