Robert Vernon Albert JONES

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JONES, Robert Vernon Albert - 1928 - 2014 Robert Vernon Albert Jones (Bob), 85, of Oakville, ON, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 after a year long fight with cancer. The visitation will be held at the GLEN OAKS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 3164 Ninth Line (at Dundas) in Oakville on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. A Memorial Service will follow in the chapel at 11:00 a.m. Burial at Glen Oaks Memorial Gardens. Bob was born in Hamilton, Ontario on November 16, 1928. He graduated from Delta Collegiate Institute in 1948 and continued on to McMaster University in 1951 where he played football and distinguished himself as editor of the campus newspaper. Bob completed his law degree at Osgoode Hall and was called to the Bar in 1955. Bob was married to Agnes Marilyn Duff on July 4, 1954; they were married 60 years. Except for a brief time in private practice, Bob worked as in-house Corporate Counsel for the Eaton Company for 30 years. Not being ready to retire, he cofounded the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association and served as the first Executive Director. He enjoyed his family, the cottage, playing golf and closely followed sports. He was particularly fond of hockey and baseball. He was also actively involved in local, provincial and federal politics throughout his life. Bob is to be credited with the vision and initial development of the successful Oakville Harbour and Oakville Harbour Authority. Bob is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn; his children Catherine (Peter Mirsky), Hugh, Graham (Lizzi) and Elizabeth (David Thomson); his grandchildren and great-grandchildren of whom he was so proud. Bob will also be missed by his extended family and friends. Bob is predeceased by his father William George, his mother Lilian Hilda (nee Tait) and brother Victor George (Vena). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The family of Robert Vernon Albert Jones wishes to thank the staff at Churchill Place and the medical doctors and staff at both the Toronto General Hospital and Princess Margaret Cancer Hospital for their professional and compassionate care. Online guestbook and condolences, www.glenoaks.ca

Published in the Toronto Star on May 7, 2014
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