David Jones

Obituary of David Edward Trevor Jones

November 19, 1947 – Winnipeg, Manitoba

May 28, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


David Jones passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at the age of 76 years, following a dignified, challenging, and ultimately peaceful cancer journey.


Dave lived a big, eventful life, filled with music, creativity, travel, and much love. He was predeceased by his parents, Norma and Trevor; and his sisters, Diane and Donna. Dave is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Andrea, his brother Brian, and an extended family, including in-laws, and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. He enjoyed a special connection with his nephew Larry and his wife Susan Long, as well as dear friends Terri and Les Hogan, all of whom helped ease his final days. Many, many amazing friends made Dave’s journey incredibly special, filled with adventure and laughter – you know who you are. Deep thanks from both of us.


Dave enjoyed a lifelong love affair with music. It brought him great joy, challenges, and inspiration. His musical career spanned many decades and included military service as a commanding officer of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Band, a university jazz teacher, and more recently, as musical director and conductor of the Prime Time Big Band for 29 years. Dave loved entertaining audiences and sharing his passion for music. He leaves a legacy of creating musical moments for people in Canada and around the world.


His was a great life well-led. David was deeply loved and will be missed.


If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to STARS Air Ambulance, 1441 Aviation Park NE, Calgary, AB T2E 8M7, Telephone: (403) 295-1811, STARS - Donations, or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222, Donate - Alberta Cancer


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Dave’s family here.


In living memory of David Jones, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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