This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Gordon Jones, 83 years old, born on October 9, 1939, and passed away on November 20, 2022. We will remember him forever.

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Gordon James Jones, October 9, 1939 - September 20, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Jones, age 83, in his hometown of Chilliwack, BC. Born in a small house, in Central Sardis, Gordon was the son and only child of James and Gertrude Jones. He grew up on Corbould St. in Chilliwack, minutes away from “the barns”. In his youth he hot walked Tommy Fenton's race horses, which were stabled and winter trained at the local race track.  Steel, a wild horse purchased right off the range of the Interior, was a great source of pleasure for him. He was a proud member and past President of the Chilliwack Riding Club and Chilliwack Riding Drill Team. It was at the Riding Club where he met and then married Georgia Kirkpatrick in 1964.Together they raised two children, Christine (Jones) and Kimberly (Polden).His great joy was being the loving Grandpa to his two grandchildren, Brianna and Jarrett Polden. Gordon took much pride in his work for the Joiner family and then as owner/operator of Gordon Jones Excavating for 35 years. As a young teenager he worked in the woods with his Dad, graduating from a swamper to cats and ‘dozers of the day. Throughout his life, Gordon had a love of working with machinery. His work ethic was bar none which he imparted on his family. In his later years he enjoyed tinkering on mowers in his backyard shop and together with Georgia, ran a landscaping business. He could also be found in his later years scooting up and down the Rotary Trail on his mobility scooter which he had once helped build with his excavator. Gordon became immobile in his last years after suffering a stroke and was lovingly cared for by his family at home.  Gordon took homage in his First Nations Heritage with a grandmother of Kwantlen ancestry.  Gordon was a western man with a love of Louis L’Amour novels and a good John Wayne movie. There will be no service as per Gordon’s wishes. The family wishes to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Insanally and to the many doctors and nurses at Chilliwack General Hospital who tended to Gordon in his last days. An additional thanks to Gordon’s cousins for their kindness and attention to Gordon throughout his life and his last years.
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