Michael John Jones

March 28, 1944 to March 14, 2018

Obituary

We are heartbroken to share the sad news of the death of our much loved grandfather, father, brother, and uncle, Michael Jones, a great friend and mentor to many.

He was predeceased by his mother, Agnes Dobbin Jones, father, Michael Jones Sr., and his nephew, Louis Jones Bernard.

He leaves to mourn his daughter, Megan Jones (Clifton Drew), his sons John Jones and Gabriel Williams, his brother Andy Jones (Mary-Lynn Bernard); his sisters Mary Win Clair (Mike Clair) and Cathy Jones; nieces Mara Toombs (Dandelion), Marthe Bernard (Jesse McKeown), and Eleanor Jones Hannon; nephews André Clair (Meaghan McConnell) and Luc Clair (Stephanie); grand-daughters Olive Jones and Juniper Jones King, grandson Martin Jones, great nephews and great nieces Tennessee, Wilder, Huckleberry, Franny, George, baby girl Clair/McConnell; friends Eleanor Jones and Susan Williams; and a large circle of friends in the Newfoundland and Labrador film community.  The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Health Sciences Centre.

Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, March 16th from 7-9pm and Saturday, March 17th from 12 noon – 6 pm.   There will be quiet time to pay your respects to Michael on Friday from 9-7 and Saturday from 9-Noon. A Toast to Michael will be held in the room on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully accepted, or donations in his memory can be made to Stella Burry Community Services. To send a message of condolence please visit www.carnells.com.

 

“But let not therefore my good friends be grieved”

Schedule

Visitations

7-9 p.m. on March 16, 2018

12 noon-6 p.m. on March 17, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Mary Win, Cathy, Andy and all of your family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear brother Michael.
Condolences from Yellowknife.
Love your cousin,
Anne Walsh

Sorry to hear. That wit and joy and laughter –it will be missed. Condolences to family members and other friends.
Michael Pacholka
Rabka, Poland.

Mary Win, Cathy, Andy and all the family,
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear and crazy Michael. Although we are no longer the ‘kids’, I still think of us all that way and feel it is too young for any of us to die. Having lost my big sister, Norah, many years ago, I know how difficult it is to loose a sibling. Given that Michael was also a father and grandfather, he is leaving many empty hearts but they are so much fuller having had Michael in their lives. My condolences to you all from Susan Greene Mercer, now of Charlottetown.

First of all condolences to the Jones. families. As a former student of his at St/ Michael’s High School in Grand Falls I want to say that he was the best English Teacher that I ever had. Not only did he give to us an appreciation of English literature but also taught us the inside of movie making which I use today when I view a good film. He will be missed and not forgotten..A former student Neal Stapleton

Mike had such a huge influence on me in the 80s and 90s at NIFCO and beyond. I will never forget his warmth and humour and mischievousness and energy. I saw him last pulling his kayak from the ocean at Witless Bay on such a beautiful day. I will miss him and my thoughts are with you Andy, Cathy, Mary Lynne and the rest of Mike’s family.

Mike and I shared the same class from grades one to eleven, and were together for one year at Iona College. He was a superior student, a genuinely nice person and I always considered him a friend. I would like to offer sincere condolences to Mike’s family and friends and to Eleanor. May he rest in peace.

Mary Win, Cathy and family, My sincere condolences on the loss of Mike. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Rosalind Pound

Andy and Mary-Lynn and Cathy,
I am so sorry to hear about Mike. I am thinking of you and your families.
-Kate

Michael was working at the Fisheries College when Valarie and I moved into Gower St (from NS – Sept. 1972). I knew no one. Michael had organized a photo competition. I took a favorite print (Jenni on the ferry) and delivered it to his office. Michael was warm and generous. He told me of an opportunity to sing at The Little Theatre – MUN. I worked up a tune. Sandy Morris and I met there —-and the rest is history ……. Michael Jones – present, brilliant, one of those best looking men in the world …and more and more. Sending Love to the Jones family and a toast to Michael this afternoon. Jim(mie) Oulton

“Souls live on, though flesh shall sleep” – To Andy, Mary-Lynn and all who shared his life, we keep you close in thought and prayer. Grace and Tom Difalco and Phyllis Cole.

Sorry to learn of the passing of Mike.

May his soul R.I.P

My condolences to Andy, Cathy and family. Mike taught me to run a printing press at Iona College, talents we probably never used again. I last saw him about 1967 when he playfully tried to dunk me in the Exploits River. I have always held him with warm memories. He is a very special man.
Peter Dawe, New Westminster

Sorry to learn that Mike has left this realm. It was a great pleasure to make his acquaintance. My condolences to Andy, Cathy and family.

I am saddened to hear that Mike has completed his earthly journey. I wish to extend my condolences to his entire circle of Family & Friends, with a special wish to Susan and Gabriel. I will miss chatting with Mike on our doorstep each Friday during the summer. ♥️

To Eleanor and the Jones family

Mike was unique . A pleasure to know. I enjoyed a few yrs with him at the Fisheries College in the early 1970’s… the formative years of Faustus Bidgood movie Remember the good times.

Boyd. and verna smith

I am saddened to learn of Michael’s death as I hasten to assure those who mourn his loss of my prayers for the repose of his soul and for peace and consolation to family and friends. Michael was a former student and colleague whose friendship I cherished and whose memory is a benediction.

Fr. Kevin Molloy

I was so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. A vibrant, passionate man. Full of stories and complexities. It seems an impossibility that he is no longer here with us.

To Mike Jones Family and Friends. Sorry to hear of Mike’s Passing. We were Friends and co-workers at
M.U.N. Media in the 70’s. Keep your camera rolling Mike. WRC

Condolences to all the Jones clan, especially Gabe, Megan, John, Andy, Mary Win, and Cathy. Mike was a significant mentor and friend to me, someone who always left me feeling warmer, more engaged in the world, and more alive. I hope you feel strengthened by his many gifts. I am so sorry for your very big loss.

My deepest condolences to all at this difficult time.

To Megan, her brothers, and her mom, Eleanor, from an old friend who has lovely memories of this family. Thinking of you all.

To John and the rest of the family,
So very sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. He was a sweet man and a lovely neighbour on Colonial Street. I always loved seeing him for a little chat when we bumped into each other in the neighbourhood. Sending all the love
Melanie Ozon

To John and the extended Jones family, I am so sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. He was such a force in the local arts community.

I am shocked and saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family, especially, Megan, John and families. (I babysat you in the late 70’s).

My deepest condolences on your loss.

To all the Jones’ Families
Please accept our sincere condolences on Mike’s passing. Words or sorrow and shock are difficult to express at difficult times like these. We know that he’ll be greatly missed by all of you and especially by the grandchildren. Peace, joy and love to you all.
Judy and Gerry