Archie Jones

Obituary of Archie Jones

Archie Jones, beloved husband of Midge Jones of Calgary was born in Saskatoon, SK on April 5, 1928 and died in Calgary on March 13, 2006 at the age of 77 years. Archie spent his childhood in Saskatoon until moving to Vancouver to attend the University of British Columbia. He graduated from UBC in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He moved to Calgary in 1953 to start his career in the oil patch with Shell Canada, Dome Petroleum and Canadian Marine Drilling. Archie retired in 1986. His retirement years were spent enjoying good friends and good times at the Shuswap in the summer and Calgary in the winter. Throughout his life, Archie was involved in sports such as baseball, hunting, hockey, curling, skiing and golf. Playing bridge and gin were also passions. The last couple of years were sometimes taxing on Archie but he was always thankful for the good times he spent with his many friends. Archie is survived by Midge, his wife of fifty-two years; three daughters, Susan Jones (Bill McKay), Janice (Paul) Colborne and Leslie (Bill) Mitchell; one son Peter Jones (Alita Brown); eleven grandchildren, Rachel and Morgan Jones, Taylor and Nyssa Brown, Katie, Jamie and Sam Mitchell, Lauren, Melissa, Joe and Claire Colborne. Dad was the rock of our family and our best friend. He gave us all his unconditional love and never sought anything in return. We will miss him always. A Celebration of Archie’s Life will be held Parkdale United Church (2919 – 8th Avenue N.W.) on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Arthritis Society, #200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7 Telephone: (403) 228-2571 or 1 (800) 321-1433 or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Our family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Foothills Medical Centre, Unit 32, for the compassionate care they provided Archie during his last weeks. Forward condolences through In living memory of Archie Jones, a tree will be planted by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W., CALGARY. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.
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