Dr. Richard Donald (Don) Jones

July 13, 1942 to May 13, 2019


Passed peacefully away at Pleasantview Towers on May 13, 2019 at the age of 76.  Predeceased by his parents Donald and Beulah.  Left with loving and fond memories his wife of 54 years Vivien (nee Pepper), children Robert, Lisa (Michael Andersen), Richard (Erinn); grandchildren Desmond and Ingrid Jones, Gemma, Gavin and Astrid Andersen, Booth and Ivy, and Pepper Moyle-Jones; sister Ruby (Allan Tilley) and family, brother Vincent Jones (Susan) and family; sisters-in-law Margaret (Robert Martin) and family, Katharine (Rev. Munden Waye) and family; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends in Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada.

Don was a graduate of McGill University Dental School (DDS, 1977).  He practiced his profession in Carbonear for 25 years and was also Chief of Dentistry at Carbonear General Hospital.  In addition, he was a past president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Association.  Don retired to Codroy Valley, which he thoroughly loved and enjoyed.  He had done volunteer work with his church and Boy Scouts of Canada and other community activities in his early years.  Don was an avid outdoorsman, artist, and lover of nature, with many other varied interests and talents.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude for the care and compassion provided to Don in his years living at Pleasantview Towers, particularly the care team on 4NW.

Cremation has taken place.  The family will be receiving visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Thursday, May 16 from 3-9 p.m.  A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Don’s memory may be made to the Nature Conservancy of Canada or the Alzheimer’s Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.



3-9 p.m. on May 16, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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Vivien and the children, I just happen to take a look at the gulf new and found the obituary for Don, needless to say it left me speechless. We go back to when you live in Port aux Basques, Robert was a baby. Then our paths crossed again when we both lived in Carbonear. It is hard to believe that this appalling disease took a way the life of someone who enjoyed life so much. We lost our mom to this disease also.
You both had loved the valley so much I remember you taking me with you both, i would watch Robert and you would fish.
My thoughts are with you and the family while you try to regain your lives again.
Jane Tremblay (Cornish)

So sorry for your loss. It is hard to let go of old friends. We went way back to army cadet days in the 1950s. My sincere sympathies to the family.

I was so sorry to hear that Don had passed away.My deepest sympathy is extended to Vivien and all the family.
Florence Crosbie (Kearley)

I feel proud to have known him, I did a bit of work for him & he was always a pleasure to serve. RIP Mr Jones

Vivian and family
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing . I have some good memories of him on the barrens in the fall and great conversations , he was a good man. May he rest In Peace.

To the Jones Family: our deepest sympathies to your family at this difficult time. I will always remember his huge smile , Spence of humor , great love for the out doors, his many stories while cleaning my teeth ! Him poking fun at Robert, Byron and I goofing off somewhere.

I always remember how proud he was of his children . When he moved he was greatly missed in Carbonear.

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time.

Christine, Byron and family

Vivian and families:
So very sorry for your loss. May your cherished memories help you through the difficult days ahead.
Bernard and Liz Waye

Vivian and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. We remember Don, not only for his excellent work, but also for his stories and wit – always entertaining.

Betty Priddle

Lisa and family,
So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. May your memories comfort you and in time bring a smile to your face and heart You are all in my thoughts and prayers

To Rick – so sorry to hear about your Dad. I always thought of you , him and your Mom when I fished the Codroy River, and I’m sure I will continue to do so. Take care.

To Vivian, Rick, Lisa and Robert
We are sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We had many a discussion in my office over the years. He was a very pleasant man and a pleasure to have known.. our condolences to you and your family.

The Family of Dr. Jones; Sorry to hear of his passing. He was our dentist in Carbonear and a good one. Our thoughts and pravyens are with you all during this difficult time.

Dear Vivian, Robert, Lisa and Richard,
We were saddened to have news of Dr. Jones passing. We remember him clearly as our family dentist who had a special way with him, relaxing even little Suhashini during her visits to the dentist. Dr. Jones was a lovely person with a sense of humour that we enjoyed! As you grieve the loss of a loved one, our sincere condolences go out to you in your loss of husband/father.

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We have many fond memories of him, it was always a joy to see him either professionally or personally. Please accept our condolences, he will be missed.
Gerry & Shari Strong

Dearest Vivian and Family,
Please know that you are not alone in remembering a truly wonderful person who meant so much to so many. It was through Don’s love of the outdoors and with his encouragement that a cedar strip canoe was built at our home. As our family dentist , we all enjoyed his stories and friendlship. Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.

So sorry to learn about the passing of your husband/father. God grant you strength to face the days ahead.
Shirley Castella

So sorry to learn about the passing of your husband/father. God grant you strength to face the days ahead.
Shirley & Eugene Castella

Sorry to learn of Don’s passing. When I think of Don, I always remember the scouting trip many years ago to Indian Bay. Fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

So sorry to hear about the passing of Dr.Jones. He was a wonderful person and a great person to have worked for and with. Many thoughts and prayer for you and the family at this time.

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We will always remember our very delightful and memorable conversations with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Dear Vivian:
Our Deepest Sympathy is with you and your family on the passing of Don. May all the wonderful memories you have shared over the years be a great comfort to you all.
Jacob & Donna.

Lisa and family, So sorry to learn of your Dad’s passing. May beautiful memories and the love and support of family and friends bring you comfort.

Greg and I were saddened to hear of Don’s passing. We have many very fond memories…Greg’s listening to the fishing stories and ofcourse Don showing me the ropes early in my career in Carbonear. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time…may all your precious memories give you comfort. Unfortunately, Greg and I are out of the country but I am sure I will see you sometime over the summer. Take good care….
Linda Blakey & Greg Mckenney

Ruby Allan and family, So sorry to learn of your brothers passing. Deepest sympathy extended to the families.

Dear Vivian and family. We were both saddened to learn of Don’s death. Take comfort in the wonderful memories you have. We will talk soon.
Bob and Jan

“Push gaily on, strong heart! The while
You travel forward mile by mile,
He loiters with a backward smile
Till you can overtake,
And strains his eyes to search his wake,
Or whistling, as he sees you through the brake,
Waits on a stile.”

Mrs. Jones, Robert, Lisa, and Richard:

I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Jones’ passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. Please accept my sincere sympathy and condolences.

Vivian & Family
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Sincerely Jean

To: The Jones Family
Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. . Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. May the comfort of family and the sympathy of friends help you all in this time of sorrow.
God Bless
Paul and Yvonne Lambert

Our deepest sympathy to Vivien and the family and friends who mourn the loss of Don. We have many fond memories of our nights of badminton at St. Francis. You two were truly inspirational Vivien. A life well lived. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Vivian and Family,
Please accept our sincere sympathy on the death of your loved one. May beautiful memories help to lessen your sorrow and keep him ever near to your hearts.

Vivian and family. Shirley and I were truly saddened to hear of our most friendly dentist’s passing. Indeed, he made going to a dentist so much easier with his wit and professionalism. Dr. Jones was our family dentist for many years in Carbonear. Patience and kindness are adjectives that percolate to my mind as I reflect on this gentleman’s life. God Bless and accept our sincere condolences.

Vivian & Family,
We are so saddened to hear of Don’s passing. He was such a likeable and soft spoken man. Thinking of you all at this time.
Love, Harry & Sandra

Vivian and Family,, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing.. may God hold you all in his loving care in the days to come… Lal and Sylvia Parsons

Mrs. Jones, Robert, Lisa and Richard,
i’m So sorry to hear of Dr. Jones’ passing. I have great memories of him as my dentist and also when I was your babysitter in Carbonear! my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Dear Vivian, Robert, Lisa, Rick and families, so sorry to hear of Dr Jones’ passing. He was such a kind, gentle man. Sending you all our deepest condolences. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Olive, Winston Marjorie and family.

He was a great man and my dentist while living in carbonear! Prayers at this time!

Vivian to you and your family our heart felt condolences,we hope to see you in the Codroy valley in the near future.
Adeline Gale

Sincere condolences to Vivien and family on Don’s passing.. Don was a cousin through my Mom and we were classmates throughout our high school years.. He was ever the gentleman.
Our last encounter was at Stephenville Arts and Culture Center where Don and Vivien had travelled from the Codroy Valley to take in a concert..
May he Rest in Peace.

My thoughts are with the family. He was a wonderful dentist, a great man to work for, and a wonderful story teller, the list could go on.. He will be truly missed and will always be a legend.. Big hugs to you all.😘

Mom Jones, Rob, Rick, Lisa n families,
Your dad was a funny man with a sense of humour He always had a twinkle in his eyes, a smile, and an interesting commentary!! I always enjoyed his fun conversation! You and your family have inherited his love of the outdoors, reading, and appreciation for art! His spirit lives on in all of you and his legacy in your continued practises in dentistry May u find joy in having shared in the light of his life! My heart is with u all ❤️🦅
Love Tana xoxoxo

Sending thoughts and condolences to the Jones and especially my childhood friend Lisa. Dr. Jones was also my dentist for several years. Always a yarn to tell. Such appreciation for the outdoors and nature. A true environmental advocate at heart. May he rest easy on a star.

To Vivien and family,
So very sad to hear that Don is no longer with us.I know the past several years have been very difficult for you Vivien.But a lot of fond memories of visits to Carbonear and fishing with you and Don and of course seeing Don getting Duchess to smile.Don loved life,his family,his profession and the outdoors.

Lisa and Family,
Please accept our condolences on your dad’s passing. May the warmth of his memory offer you much peace and happiness in the days, months and years to come.

We are so sad to hear of Dr. Jones passing today. He was my family’s dentist growing up and such a fabulous, kind, gentle dentist to us. I have great memories as a child visiting his office. Dr.Jones was such an inspiration to me, I too became a dentist! I had the honour of telling him this many years ago and so grateful to have had that opportunity to do so. Such a compassionate person. Our deepest condolences to His family!

To Lisa and family,
My sincere condolences to you all in the passing of your Dad.

To the Family,
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

To the family: So sorry to hear of Dr. Jones’s passing. He was a lovely person and a great dedicated dentist whom you could call upon anytime. He always had a smile and was liked by many. May you find comfort in knowing he is finally at peace.
Yvonne and Wayne Penney Salmon Cove

Vivien & Family, We are so saddened to hear of Dr. Jones’ passing. He will always be remembered as a very kind and gentle man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Mrs Jones, Rob, Rick, Lisa and family,
Our thoughts are with you on the death of your beloved husband and father. We have wonderful memories of Dr Jones. He was warm, compassionate and funny. The cruelty of Alzheimer’s is that you experience two good byes, one of which can be very long and difficult to watch. We know he has left a legacy of love and that your memories will keep him close at heart.
With our condolences,
Roxanne and Mike
Waterloo, ON

Vivian so very sorry to hear of Dons passing. He was a lovely, gentle man and a great dentist. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Alex.

Vivian and family,
We are sorry to hear of Dr. Jones’ passing. He was a wonderful man who loved nature, especially fishing. He always greeted us with a smile. We hope good memories will bring you comfort.

With our sympathies,
Winston and Una Warford

Vivienne and family, sorry to hear about Don’s passing – and to reflect on how quickly the years pass. Sincere condolences to you at this time,

So sorry to hear this. Rest in peace, Don.

Vivien & Family:
Sincere condolence on the passing of Don.
Hoping you find peace and comfort in the life you
shared and the love you had for each other
Marjorie Mercer

Vivian and Family:
Our sympathies to you and family
Dons love made you happy, May you always treasure those memories .
His love gave you strength .May you trust it will still be there to get you through each day .
His love is yours forever may it’s lasting beauty comfort your heart today and always.

Arthur and Sherry Kelloway

Dear Vivien & Family,
It seems like yesterday when Don and I shared the “Teller’s Cage” at The Bank of Nova Scotia in Bay Roberts. I have fond memories of that experience and other occasions while in his company.
Carmen and I send our deepest condolences.

Vivien and family,
So sad to hear of Don’s passing.. He was a thoroughly good man and will be missed.
Aidan and Ann.

Dear Vivien, we are so saddened to hear of Don’s passing . There never was a more kind and gentle soul. Mom adored him and so enjoyed your visits with her . May all your wonderful memories sustain you at this sad time .

Linda and Doug

To the entire Jones family,

I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Jones. Growing up in Carbonear I fondly remember his great presence on Joe Taylor’s Lane 🙂 He was very active and always out and about in his garden, with his dogs or doing something with his family. He always had a smile and was a pleasure to chat with. Cherish your memories and know he will be missed by many.

Nancy Stone

Vivian & Family,

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May memories of years gone by help bring you comfort..

Herman & Daphne Greening

Vivien and family, saddened indeed to read of Don’s passing. I have such fond memories of our days as neighbours in Carbonear. Be comforted knowing he is now at peace. Warm thoughts and sincerest condolences to you and your family. May God Bless and comfort you.

Vivian and extended family of Don
Sincere condolences on passing of Don.
May peace come to you all knowing that he is at rest and may that eternal rest be in peace.
Don was a fine person who in his day and generation made a difference to many.

Vivien & family,
So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.