The family of Ken Jones are saddened to announce the passing of our dear Dad and Grandpa, on March 3, 2014 at Sherwood Park Care Center in Alberta, surrounded by his family, at the age of 80. We may not see him anymore, but it will be hard to forget the quiet man with the sparkle in his eye and huge smile. His lingering presence will be felt by all that knew him.
Jesus was a carpenter…seems they were ready for a great stucco guy.
Ken was born on May 20, 1933 to Mary Jones in Edmonton AB. As a youngster, he moved to the Okanagan to live with his grandmother, attend school, and work on the family farm. As a young man, he moved to Saskatoon SASK to begin his trade in plastering and stucco, quickly becoming a master tradesman. Ken met and married Margaret Klassen in ‘53 and they had 5 beautiful children. A productive, but shorter marriage.
Ken met his soulmate Effie Young, and together they packed up their family and moved to Grand Forks in 1970, where they married. Ken and Effie successfully ran “Ken’s Plaster and Stucco”, while busy raising their 7 children. Ken, the work truck and his faithful companion “Mr Dudly” were a welcome sight in Grand Forks for 28 years.
Everyone who knew Ken, knew of his personal passion for fishing and hunting, and all would have heard the many “fish stories”. It wasn’t just a hobby, it was how he lived. Of all the places Ken fished, his favorate was “Never Touch Lake” in the Christian Valley. On retirement, Ken and Effie moved to Sherwood Park and enjoyed much more hunting, fishing and friends.
Ken is survived by his loving wife Effie Jones, and children Garry, Leonard, Judy, Roxanne, Tracey, Jackie and Valerie, 8 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Ken was predeceased by his Mother (Mary Jones) and Grandson (Kevin “KC” Krinke)
A Celebration of Life will be held at “Never Touch Lake” in the summer (Date to be announced at a later time).