It is with deeply saddened heart that the family announces the passing of Rick Jones, on September 8, 2017 at L.H.S.C.-University Hospital, London, Ontario at the age of 70. Beloved husband of Linda Jones. Cherished father of Steve (Jenny) Jones. Treasured grandfather of Jonathan, Samuel and Anna. Loved brother of Judy (Frank) Bandura, Norine (Paul) Barr, Margery (Ray) Taglietti and Glyn (Judy) Jones. Survived by his step-mother Charlotte Jones, parents-in-law Pieter and Tine van Prooijen, and sister-in-law Monique van Prooijen (Timo Viitanen). Predeceased by his parents John and Margaret Jones. Rick was a longtime member of the Y.M.C.A. He was an avid pickle ball player and golfer, and also enjoyed camping, fishing and travelling. Family and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A private family interment will be held in Resurrection Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).
VisitationFamily and friends will be received at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
ServiceA private family interment will be held in Resurrection Cemetery.
DonationsSympathy may be expressed through donations to a charity of your choice (cheques only at the funeral home please).
September 14, 2017 10:53am
So sorry to hear the sad news Linda. I just heard this morning Sept. 14th of Rick's passing. I was surprised and deeply saddened to hear that his recent illness escalated so quickly and devastatingly. Rick was such a fun gentleman to meet at the Y only later to learn that he was your husband my old co-worker. Ricks humour was contagious and he brought so much joy to the multitude of friends that he earned at the Y. My deepest condolences, We share your sorrow.
September 13, 2017 06:35pm
I have been off work since last Friday and only learned of Rick's passing today! Rick was a wonderful man and I know you feel blessed to have had him in your life!
I am so saddened and hope you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
September 13, 2017 06:40am
Rick will always be fondly remembered for his sense of humour, dedication to his coworkers, and his love of camping.
Nan and Bill Smyth
September 12, 2017 08:03pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and
the family at this difficult time.
Nan & Bill Smyth
September 12, 2017 07:41pm
To the Family,
Wishing you peace to bring you comfort. Courage to face the days ahead And loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Although we never had much opportunity to see each other throughout the years Rick was my favorite cousin.
Bonnie Bridger Freeman
Tony and Dawn Vaskor
September 12, 2017 04:56pm
We were sorry to hear of Ricks passing.
We always enjoyed our visits with Rick at the " Y " .
Our condolences to the family.
September 12, 2017 09:37am
Linda, I was so sorry to hear about Rick. I'm so glad I got to meet him in Calgary when we were working on that project. You and your family are in my prayers.
September 12, 2017 07:36am
Linda. I'm so very sorry to hear this news. Please know that I'm keeping you and your family close to my heart and in my thoughts as you go through this difficult time. Huge hugs.
Doug Shitley Frew
September 11, 2017 07:32pm
We are very sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He always greeted everyone with a smile early in the morning at the YMCA. He will certainly be missed by everyone. Our prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
Doug & Shirley Frew
September 11, 2017 02:07pm
Beste Linda en familie,
Gecondoleerd met het verlies van Rick. Het zal ongetwijfeld een moeilijke tijd voor jullie zijn. Namens Frank en mij heel veel sterkte toegewenst in de komende periode.
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