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JONES, Phyllis Henderson

JONES, Phyllis Henderson


Phyllis passed peacefully at the age of 95 on March 15, 2017 after a long and adventurous life.

She was born in Hanna, Alberta and raised her family in Parkland, Alberta and then Kelowna. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband Ira Jones (1995) and son-in-law Larry Foster (2014). She is survived by a large and loving family of one great-great-grandchild, 20 great-grandchildren, 14 grandchildren and seven children, including: Marilyn Foster, Kathy Skocdopole (Harry), Irene Hubbard, Iris Jones, Gayle Lauman (Harold), Wendy Rooke (David), and Murray Jones. She is also survived by a sister Edith Warren and brother Glen Williams, both from Alberta.

Phyllis was known for her sense of humour and she loved to don a costume for any occasion - parties, skits and plays. She was a strong Christian, leading by example but never preaching. She was a teacher for many years and was involved in community activities and the United Church. Phyllis was well read and and always enjoyed a conversation about current politics and the latest Toronto Blue Jay stats.

A service to celebrate Phyllis' life will be held at Rutland United Church on Saturday April 15 at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Rutland United Church or charity of your choice.

Condolence Messages
  • Apr 25, 2017
    Sending our deepest sympathies. Always warm thoughts of Aunt Phyllis. I have come across many letters from Aunt Phyllis to my parents that they have kept over the years. My parents always appreciated her thoughtfulness and staying in touch with them. She will be deeply missed. My mom, Grace, sends her love to all of you!
    Harold and Lori (Williams) Murray
  • Apr 03, 2017
    We were neighbours with the Jones family for 16 years on Rutland road. She was a wonderful lady. So sorry for your loss.
    Sandra Fortier (Roth)
  • Apr 01, 2017
    I sang with Phyllis for several years in Kelowna Int, Choir. A lovely and
    friendly person, always ready with a smile.
    We are thankful for wonderful memories !
    God bless her family. Mabel Babcock
  • Mar 29, 2017
    So sad to hear of this. So many memories with the Jones family that I will hold in my heart forever.
    Huge hugs and love sent to all of you.
    Shaunna (Nee Begley) & Arnie Willard
  • Mar 26, 2017
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Thinking of you all and sending love.
    Michelle Dugmore
  • Mar 23, 2017
    To Gayle, Becky and Jones family, please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mom (and grandmother) I only met Phyllis a few times, but it was enough to know that she had a great love for her family. She has passed that trait down to all of you.
    God bless you through this difficult time.
    Gini & Howie Merrick
  • Mar 22, 2017
    To the Jones family,
    We are all very sad to hear about your mom's passing. It was wonderful to see her at our dad's service. She was full of smiles as usual. We all remember what a kind, special person she was. Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.
    The Lischka sisters -
    Georgina, Beverly, Lorena, Danita and Marianne
  • Mar 22, 2017
    Many hugs to your family, Iris. Sorry to read of your Mom's passing. We might have to keep the Christmas Eve tradition going.
  • Mar 20, 2017
    To the Jones family, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all.
    Teresa Deleurme
  • Mar 20, 2017
    I was sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. When I was a kid in Parkland I remember you mom as always being happy and friendly and also my grade five teacher in the little wooden school house next to the red brick one.
    Thinking of all of you at this time.
    Bob Sorkilmo
  • Mar 20, 2017
    My sympathies to the whole family. She was a wonderful caring person who always greeted you with a warm smile. I have such fond memories of the many times I got to spend at your house with Wendy. My thoughts are with you.
    Marlaine Schneider (Kroschinsky)
  • Mar 20, 2017
    My sincerest condolences. Your mom was always so fun,
    friendly and smiling. She always remembered me, even after all these years! Your family is the best, due to her loving and caring. My thoughts are with you.
    Pegi Hayashi Uyeyama
  • Mar 20, 2017
    I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing! Your mom and my mother spent many happy years involved in the Rutland United Church. The time our mother spent at Chatsworth with your mother was a comfort to her, seeing a familiar and always smiling face! Treasure your memories.
    Marilyn Brinton (Cross)
  • Mar 20, 2017
    To the Jones family,
    Your mother was a real delight and she and my mother were great friends, enjoying church choir together, ceramics, lunches and many other fun activities. God Bless you all during this time of loss.
    Marjorie Waters Kain