web_jones herbertPassed away peacefully on Sunday, September 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at the age of 92. Herb leaves behind Jo, his cherished wife and best friend of 68 years. He is survived by his 6 children, Ginny Moeser (Jim), Mike (Susan), Bobbie Coote (Chris), Marty (Linda), Nancy Sisti (Tony), and Paul (Cori). Proud grandfather of Andy and Stephanie; Geoff, Kristen, Darren and Andrea; Hillary, Graham and Jesse; the late Bryson (2008); Michael and Christina; and Ryan. He is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents William & Jane Jones and by his brother Robert Jones. Herb met Jo during the Second World War in Saint John, New Brunswick while serving in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve as a Yeomen of Signals and Petty Officer, providing convoy escort in the North Atlantic. He worked 42 years for Simpsons-Sears and was Personnel Manager of the Sears store in Devonshire Mall from 1970 until 1982. Herb was an accomplished woodcarver and long time member of the Sunparlour Woodcarvers Club. He also donated his time to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, where he was a Past President for Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. He was also a proud Veteran of the Royal Canadian Naval Association. Herb’s humble strength, unselfish generosity and spirited thoughtfulness extended beyond family to friends, co-workers and all who had the privilege and pleasure of being in his company. A special nod of appreciation to Herb’s second family at The Village of Aspen Lake, where he made sure he never missed a day spending time with Jo. The family would also like to thank all the wonderful medical workers who treated him and cared for his well being in Windsor and at London Health Sciences Centre. A truly kind gentleman who will be missed by all. If you so desire, donations to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul or The Veteran Poppy Fund would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. and a Naval Memorial Service under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Naval Association at 7:00 p.m. at Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  On Thursday, family and friends are invited to meet at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 4401 Mount Royal Drive, after 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 10:30 a.m. Cremation to follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca

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