Passed away Thursday April 12, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 73 years old. He leaves behind his loving family; longtime partner and friend Ann, wife Lyn , son Trevor (Melanie), daughter Michele (John), grandkids Kali, Keifer, Brooklyn and Liam, 2 brothers, 2 sisters (Gary, Michael, Bonnie, Diane) many nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. He is predeceased by his mother Doris and father Alec Jones.
He enjoyed golf, fishing, sunny days and his dogs- most recently Jack. He will be remembered for his sense of humour, his laugh and his big heart.
He loved his work as an electrician. With a young family, he worked graveyards pulling lumber at Weldwood in Vancouver, and studied during the day to become an electrical apprentice and ultimately a journeyman electrician. He was proud to belong to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. He was involved in many large projects including Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver Law Courts and other large industrial sites. He had a strong work ethic and was not one to suffer fools gladly. He loved to recount stories about his work and had great memories of his electrical brothers of IBEW 213 and other tradesmen. Some of these we heard just days before his passing.
He loved his family. Throughout his five year battle with cancer, his main concern was the impact that it would have on his loved ones. He endured uncomplainingly through innumerable treatments and surgeries. He left no stone unturned with regards to cancer treatment in the hopes that his life would be prolonged so that he could watch his grandchildren grow. In his words, “I still have lots to see”. The past six months were a flurry of activity to relocate the family to Victoria and he cherished this time with his four grandkids. Visits from his siblings in recent weeks meant so much to him and these visits were his happiest days of the past five years.
It's hard to believe we will never again see his face, hear his voice and his laugh. We will hold on tight to so many good memories. He was loved and will forever be in our hearts.