Effie Rita Jones (nee Antal)

Aug. 10, 1937 – Sept. 30, 2014

It is with our deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mom and Grandma. At 77, Effie went quietly into the night with family by her side and her husband Ken to greet her at the pearly gates. Effie was born the oldest child of Alex and Sophie Antal in Saskatoon, Sask. where she finished school, married Larry Young, and had two precious children, Jack and Valerie. Shortly thereafter they divorced. In 1970, Effie and Ken Jones moved to Grand Forks with 7 rug rats in tow. Ken and Effie married in 1982. Effie was a little Hungarian woman in Red (her favorite color). She was a fabulous cook who could whip up an amazing meal with a little meat, a lot of imagination and a whole lot of faith. A devout Jehovah’s Witness, Effie attended church and volunteered where she was needed. She kept the books for the family business, cooked at the GF Hotel and gave her time to Girl Guides. Effie loved to go camping, fishing and hunting with family and friends where her cooking skills were always put to use over the fire. When she wasn’t finding a way to stretch a pound of meat into a delicious feast, she could be found beating someone at “Scrabble” or enjoying Bingo. She loved her cats (Squeakers and Rudy) and had a fixation for elephants (350 collected at last count). Effie was predeceased by her husband Ken Jones by 6 months. She leaves her 7 children, 8 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren to keep her memory alive. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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