Lois Dawn Jones

Lois Dawn Jones

Sep 4, 1943 – Mar 22, 2018
Lois quietly slipped away the morning of March 22 with her Family and beloved dog Emma by her side. Lois is survived by her loving Husband Nigel, Son Vincent, (Nasrin), Daughter Jennifer (John) Grandchildren Cody and Shaylena, Sisters Sandra Stinner (John), Laurie Mathiesen (Wade), Brothers Ken Jack (Marlene), Gordon Jack (Karen), Stuart Jack (Dianna) and many Nieces and Nephews. She is also survived by her lifelong friends Heide and Howard Neighbor, Larry and Chic Nielson, and beloved childhood friend Barb Plante.

Lois was born Sept. 4, 1943, in Chateguay, Quebec, the family moved to Prince George in 1947 where her Father Ken Jack started an Electrical Contracting business (Ken Jack Electric). Son Gordon Jack carries on in the trade today. She grew up in Prince George where she met the love of her life, Nigel, spending 58 years together raising children Vincent and Jennifer. In 1967 she moved to Vancouver where she worked while Nigel went back to school at BCIT, and ultimately settling in Vancouver where she and Nigel pursued their respective careers.

Her life was always centered around Family, with her love of cooking she liked nothing better than to cook for large family get togethers. Her other love was her garden, and her roses were her passion. Her love of working with people led her into the retail industry working for Sears and other retail Merchants. Before retiring Lois was based at Sears Lakecity, Burnaby as Computer Training Supervisor where she loved the one on one teaching experience. Retirement led to settling in Salmon Arm, home of her Parents, Ken and Gertrude Jack (now deceased) where many enjoyable summers at the lake had been spent with the Children. It also was the ideal spot to indulge her love of gardening and a good base from which to travel from.

Lois loved to travel, starting with trips to Mexico and Hawaii when the children were young, always taking them along as she wanted them to understand the world and learn to love the experience. Later trips to her ancestral home of Greenock, Scotland to trace her family roots, Great Britain with her beloved Sister Sandra to explore “The Moldy Oldies,” ( she loved history) Greece to explore Athens and the many Greek Islands which she loved, Barbados to visit friends, and Cuba.

After retirement she discovered Cruising, starting with a trip to Alaska, there was then no stopping her. Trips to the Mexican Riviera, Costa Rica, A Panama Canal transit, many islands in the Caribbean then on to South America, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia and a memorable river cruise through Central Europe with family. She loved her native Quebec especially Montreal and the Eastern Townships, home to her Grandparents. Trips were made to trace family history through the many villages visited by her Grandparents who were orchardists in Chateguay and travelled throughout the area selling their produce.

One memorable trip was by rail covering all of Canada from Prince Rupert to Halifax stopping in Montreal and Quebec City to explore more “Moldy Oldies” and family roots. Her love of travelled us to purchase an older Motor Home in 2003 in which we enjoyed many trips with Grandchildren and family travelling from Alaska to Mexico. Lois loved life, and family was always her first priority, Life is far too short, but Lois lived it to the fullest, always with her beautiful smile and loving and caring ways.

The Family wishes to thank the Heart Clinic Staff at St. Paul’s Hospital as well as the very compassionate team at the Kamloops Heart Clinic. Lois fought a long and courageous battle with heart disease, never once complaining as was her nature. Her family was with her to the end, and provided loving and compassionate care throughout, so much appreciated.

The Family would also like to thank the Shuswap Chapter of the Vintage Car Club of Canada with which she enjoyed many memorable outings for their support and caring. Lois will be forever loved, forever missed.

No service by request, in lieu of flowers donations to the Salmon Arm SPCA would be appreciated. 

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