JONES – Marie Josephine

JONES – Marie Josephine of St. Thomas passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 in her 91st year. Marie Josephine Lamour Jones born April 7th, 1924 in Springfield, ON. Beloved wife of the late Leslie Franklin Jones who were married April 24, 1957 in Tillsonburg, ON. They lived happily for 43 years on their farm at RR#5 St. Thomas. After Leslie passed away in 2000 Marie moved to an apartment in St. Thomas. Loving daughter of Walter Lamour and Pearl Crysler. Predeceased by sisters Clara Olive Lamour, Marguerite Lamour Scott (Grant), Helen Lamour Dillen (Cecil), brothers Murray Lamour her twin and Cecil Roy Lamour and nephew Walter “Wallie” Dillen and great niece Alyssa Kish. She will be greatly missed by nephews Pat Scott (Joan) of Port Rowan and Lynn Scott (Betty) of Tillsonburg, and 4 nieces Carolyn Hamilton of Ajax, Norma Wilson of Niagara Falls, Sharron Scott of Georgetown and Nancy Dillen of Barrie, and by her good friend Mary Veenstra of St. Thomas, also several great and great great nieces and nephews. Marie attended school in Otterville and Delhi and after school worked at the Tillsonburg Shoe Factory making men’s shoes. Marie was of United Empire Loyalist descent through her great-grandmother Eliza Havens who married William Kelly. Marie was a volunteer for the St. Thomas Chapter of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and was a devoted member of the River Road Women’s Institute.

Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin Street St. Thomas where funeral service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015. Interment to follow in Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 12:00-1:00pm. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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