William Rodger Jones

William Rodger Jones

Born September 29, 1928

Died August 16, 2017

Bill passed away at his home in Port Alberni, BC after a short battle with cancer.

Bill is survived by: his four daughters Tricia Darby (Jim), Karen Jones (Bruce), Sue Bingham (Dave), and Amy Kelsch (Brian); grandchildren: Steve (Pam), Mike (Kyla), Jason (Kathleen), Megan, Bridget, Ben, and Ruedi; 8 great grandchildren; and brother Ron Jones. He is lovingly remembered by his life partner, Sharon Hollinshead, her two sons, Lee (Brenda Lee) and Curtis (Shannon). He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Ken Jones.

Born to Ira and Alena (Rodgers) Jones, Bill grew up in Vancouver, BC, graduating from Magee Secondary School in 1947 where he excelled at many sports including football, and track and field. He worked his way up in the family business, Jones Tent & Awning, making and selling their many products.

Bill’s passions included trap shooting, and he competed as part of the Canadian team in the 1960 Rome Olympics. He was also an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting with many friends.

No service by request. Donations in Bill’s name may be made to:


Alberni Valley News

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