Stanley Oliver Jones, 100, of Ottawa, Ontario passed away at the Ottawa General Hospital January 28, 2017. Their professional care, compassion and kindness are truly excellent in the palliative field and were a great comfort to himself and his family. Born in Cardiff, Wales to Emlyn and Violet (Oliver) Jones, he and his wife, May Joyce Jones, became Canadian citizens in 1957. They were married for almost 65 years and she predeceased him in 2010, living to almost 90.
Stanley loved life and laughter and made the best of every situation. He worked as a teacher for the Protestant School Board of Montreal for most of his working life. He taught geography, latin (“aquila non capit muscas” he once offered as words of wisdom to his son, “an eagle does not catch flies”) and, his greatest passion, was teaching computer science. He enjoyed genealogy, playing chess, watching comedies on TV, skiing, cycling, swimming, steam and model trains, whale watching and, most of all, his family. A particular love was his grandchildren, Trevor, Byron and Melanie from his son Russell and, his wife, Julia Sandquist. He liked to say that: “children are the investment and grandchildren are the dividends”.
He is also survived by his son Peter of Montreal, sister Dorothy Reynolds of Cardiff, Wales, his nephews, Oliver Reynolds, Blake Reynolds and his wife Linda (Robson), their children, Mark and Helen, Mark’s children Freddie and Beatrix, Helen’s children Ellie, Joshua and Noah. Stan’s niece, Juliet Reynolds in Cardiff, her children Tabitha and Emma, Tabitha’s child Reuben and Emma’s child Leon as well as in-laws Betty, Stuart, Vanessa and Kirk, now in Australia and in-laws across Canada and Europe.
His sense of humour and delight in bringing a smile to friends, family and acquaintances will be missed.
A remembrance meeting will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in the activities Room at Villagia in the Glebe, 100 Isabella Street, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V5 at 2:00pm.
Donations may be made to the Wild Bird Care Centre.
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