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Jones, Lois M. (Died on 21 Aug 2014)
appeared in Sentinel Review, 22 Aug 2014, B, p. 7, column 3


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JONES, Lois M. - Lois died peacefully after a brief illness with her daughters by her side on August 21. Mom was born into a pioneering family in Millet, Alberta in 1921. She moved with her family to Toronto, and then to Norwich, Ontario, where she completed her early schooling. She graduated from McMaster University with a BA in French and German literature in 1943. She then worked for the federal government in Ottawa for the war effort to 1945 and then in Bonn, Germany to 1947. She taught German to returning veterans for two years at UBC before pursuing a MA in German Literature at Radcliffe College, now incorporated into Harvard University. After marrying Ken Jones in 1950, mom settled in Woodstock and joined the University Women's Club and the Dilettante Club which became the Oxford County Art Association which ultimately helped establish the Woodstock Art Gallery. She also helped to fundraise for the Woodstock Strings. She was a founding member of the Women's Emergency Centre, now the DASO. She was a board member of the YWCA and was very proud to be a member of the Tuesday Reading Club. Mom loved theatre, attending Woodstock Little Theatre and the Grand Theatre, and the Shaw and Stratford Festivals yearly. She travelled widely in the post-war days and with her partner George Patrick after retiring as a teacher of French and German at WCI, often visiting her daughter Deborah in Athens, Greece. She took wonderful care of her daughter Heather's house for 9 years and enjoyed spending time with her son Trevor's three children. By mom's request, no visitation or funeral will be held. A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial donations to the Woodstock Art Gallery would please mom greatly and may be arranged through the BROCK AND VISSER FUNERAL HOME 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock, (519)539-0004. Online condolences may be sent to brockandvisser.com


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Genealogical Resource
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Newspaper
Item Type:
Obituaries
Date of Publication:
22 Aug 2014
Date Of Event:
21 Aug 2014
Last Name(s):
Jones
Language of Item:
English
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Jones, Lois M. (Died on 21 Aug 2014)