Mary Ellen Jones

Obituary of Mary Ellen Jones

February 1, 1933 - Butte, Montana, USA

July 9, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Ellen Jones, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and matriarch. Mary Ellen passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the age of 89 years while surrounded by family.


Born on February 1st, 1933, in Butte, MT, USA, Mary Ellen attended Carroll College in Helena, where she obtained her degree in Nursing. In 1954, she married Don Jones with whom she spent 57 blissful years of marriage. They began married life in Regina, SK, then spent several years living in an oil camp close to Alder Flats, AB, before moving to Calgary, AB, where they continued to raise their seven children together in a loving and vibrant household. In 1987, they retired to Invermere, BC, where they spent many happy years enjoying visits from their growing family, meeting new friends, and devoting time to their community. Mary Ellen was an active member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL) and loved to volunteer her time with numerous organizations including Meals on Wheels, Invermere Hospital Auxiliary, Carrol Place, and Columbia House, along with many more. Some of her favorite things included a good puzzle, taking her grandchildren out for lunch at Huckleberry’s, baking fresh blueberry and apple pies, as well as always having a stocked cookie jar for her family to enjoy. 


Mary Ellen was known for being innately compassionate, kind-spirited, gentle, and loving; she always had time for those who needed it. She will be remembered most for her unwavering devotion to her family, faith, and community.


Mary Ellen is survived by seven children, Guy (Sharon) Jones, Jacky (Dwight) Carter, Jeff (Ruth) Jones, Mark (Nicole) Jones, Tracy (Wilf) McKee, Dave Jones, Kelley (Vince) Davoli; seventeen grandchildren Brandon (Lindsay) Jones, Janelle (Mark) Bignell, Skye (Chris) Roland, Sabrina (Raj) Makadia, Chris Jones, Lisa Jones, Andrew Jones, Mackenzie Jones, Mara Jones, Bryson Jones, Rick McKee, Sheri (Paul) Poscente, Terry McKee, Trevor McKee, Alex Davoli, Michael Davoli, Matteo Davoli; eleven great-grandchildren Bennett, Brandon, Arenne, Atleigh, Tayla, Kailas, Kieran, Rowan, Dylan, Porter, Sheridan, as well as numerous extended family. Mary Ellen was predeceased by her husband Don Jones, and her sister Margie Strong.


Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, July 15, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at McInnis & Holloway (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB).


In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Brenda Stafford Foundation specifically to the Bowview Adult Day Program, 4628 Montgomery Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T3B 0K7, Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Mary Ellen Jones, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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Funeral Mass

1:30 pm
Friday, July 15, 2022
St Lukes Catholic Church
1566 Northmount Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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