Obituary of Victor Jones
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Victor Jones, age 79 of Gordon Street, Glace Bay on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Cove Guest Home in Sydney, surrounded by his family.
Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Fitz and Frances Albertha (Williams) Jones of Barbados.
Victor was employed by Devco for 36 years, most recently as a supervisor, retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay. Victor was an accomplished athlete in his youth, excelling at track and field, rugby and hockey.
He was very active in the community and served on various boards including, Glace Bay Central Credit Union, Cape Breton Regional Housing Authority, N.S. Black Cultural Centre, N.S. Human Rights Affirmative Action Committee and the Miner’s Museum.
Victor is survived by his two daughters, Lorna Jones, Sydney, Valerie Murphy, Glace Bay, one son, Victor Jr., Calgary, Alberta, grandchildren, Nicole Jones, Victoria, B.C., Victor Murphy, Glace Bay, Damien Johnson, David Jones, Glace Bay and Breigh Jones, Ontario.
Victor is also survived by his sisters, Francina "Mig" (Samuel Taylor), Charleston, South Carolina, Hilda (Late Joseph Williams), Teaneck, New Jersey, Violet King, Glace Bay and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Georgina (McCarthy) Jones in 1996 and three brothers, Norman, Leonard and David.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. The funeral service officiated by Rev. Vernon Reid is Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Glace Bay followed by a reception in the church hall. Interment will be held at a later date in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations in Victor’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or a charity of one’s choice.
On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca