July 16, 1928 – Jan. 6, 2010
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Eldon Jones on January 6, 2010 at Chilliwack Hospital. After putting up a great fight, Eldon peacefully succumbed to cancer.
Eldon was born in Balcarres, Saskatchewan. Eldon is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Elaine; son Rick (Doreen); daughter Dori (Ian); and daughter Lori (Rob). Also survived by his doting grandchildren Eldon (Serena); Ryan; Nathan; Chris; Tyler; Patrick; Kevin; Shannon and great-granddaughter Avery. Also left to mourn is his family in Saskatchewan, brothers Mervyn; Lloyd; Ken (Phyl); and sisters Phyllis (Ray); Gwen and many brother in-laws; sister in-laws; nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father David; mother Alma; and sister Audrey.
Eldon was successful in the plumbing and heating business for over 50 years in Indian Head and Regina, Sask., Parma, Idaho, and Agassiz, BC. He was well known for his company Mt. Cheam Plumbing & Heating Ltd. in Agassiz. Eldon was dedicated to service in the Agassiz Harrison Lions Club for 37 years including 2 tenures as president; Agassiz Harrison Senior Citizen’s Housing Society; and Royal Canadian Legion. Eldon had a very generous nature and was known for never turning down help for people who had no heat or water that were in financial need.
Over his life, Eldon enjoyed many hobbies including ice curling, floor curling, hunting, fishing and RVing in his motorhome. Above all Eldon valued time spent with his family. He loved the job of manning the campfire and leading the sing a long with his kids and grandkids. He will always be lovingly remembered in the hearts of his family.
The family would like to thank Dr. MacIntosh, the staff of Fraser Valley Home Support and the staff of the Chilliwack Hospital for their compassionate care. There will be a Celebration of Eldon’s life at Agassiz United Church at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 9th. Tea will follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Agassiz United Church.
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