March 19th, 1927 - December 2nd, 2012
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It is with profound sadness that the family of Lucretia May Jones of Ladysmith, BC announces her passing on December 2, 2012.
Born in Vancouver, BC on March 19, 1927 she was the only child of Lucretia and Albert Bogren. She moved to Ladysmith when she was 9 and became a proud long term resident.
In 1949 she married Ronald Jones and together they raised four children. She was a home maker and an active member of her church and community. Lou was a long time member of Native Daughters and was Chief Factor of B.C. She was also a longtime member of Eastern Star and was Worthy Matron of B.C. Recently Lou helped with the OES cancer dressings, delivered meals on wheels, and helped out at the food bank.
Throughout her life she remained active and engaged. Mom skied into her 70's, golfed into her 80's, and never missed a summer swimming at the Transfer Beach. She also kept her mind active playing cribbage and doing daily crosswords and jumbles.
Her family was her joy and she treasured her time with us. She was a devoted Grandma and spent many hours at the soccer field, the rugby pitch, the basketball bleachers and the junior golf galleries.
She was predeceased by her husband Ronald in 1993. She is survived by her children Susan (Michael), Philip (Shelley), Pamela (Dan), David and her grandchildren Charlotte, Kyle, Nick (Youssef), Paul, Colton, Dallas, and Mariah. She also leaves behind her special friend Roy Halling.
The family wishes to thank the Emergency Response Team, Dr. Walmsley, the Emergency Staff and the Palliative Care Staff at NRGH for the excellent and compassionate care we all received.
Her service will be at Saint John's Anglican Church in Ladysmith at 11:00 AM Saturday December 8th. The reception will follow at the Church Hall. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Published in Victoria Times-Colonist on Dec. 6, 2012