JONES, Maud RN
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Canadian Army Medical Corps - CD (retired)
Friday March 29, 2013 at the age of 90.
Born in Jamaica, Maud is the daughter of the late Alfred S. Jones and the late Constance L. Watt. Loving sister of Doris (Winston Chambers), Wesley and Constance (James Kinney). Will be lovingly remembered by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her sisters Elisabeth, Hope and her brother Leopold. Maud had a brief career as a Primary School Teacher. In 1954 she became a Registered Nurse and was quickly promoted, the Jamaican Government seconded her to the Grand Turks and Caicos Islands for a year as the Hospital Matron. In 1955 Maud enrolled in Nursing at Queen's University in Kingston and joined the nursing staff of the Ontario Hospital KPH. She then enrolled for her military nursing training at Barriefield Army Hospital and Camp Borden. Maud was posted to the Churchill Military Base in Manitoba where she dispensed not only to the military but also to the First Nations and Inuit people. From 1961 to 1963 she joined the Canadian Brigade, an integral Part of the NATO forces in Europe. Maud was attached to the British Army on the Rhine, an assignment she thoroughly enjoyed. In 1963 Maud returned to Canada and was posted to Petawawa, while there, she qualified as an Air Evacuation Nurse at the Trenton Air Base. Then went on to Curry Barracks, Calgary, Alberta. While there she took leave to take courses in Nursing Services and Administration at the University of British Columbia. Eventually moving back to Ottawa, Maud joined the staff of the National Defence Medical Centre as the In-Service Coordinator. She retired from the Military in 1978, and was the recipient of the Canadian Forces and NATO Service Medals. After retirement from the Forces, Maud worked at the Royal Ottawa Hospital and eventually retired from the medical field, but still remained very active as a volunteer with the Cancer Society and the Army Nursing Sister Association. We wish to extend our appreciation to the Ven. Christopher Dunn and Members of the All Saints Anglican Church, Westboro for their kind thoughts and prayers, all the Staff at RiverPark Place and the CCAC for their efforts in kindness for Maud. Friends and family are invited to gather at the Beechwood Cemetery & Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Ave. on Friday, April 12, at 12:30 pm. The Interment will be held with Military Honours in the National Cemetery of the Canadian Forces at 1:00 pm. In Memoriam Donations to Charities of choice will be appreciated.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 6, 2013