The Family of Arthur Lewis Jones of Cambridge-Narrows announce his peaceful passing on April 23 at the Great Oaks Special Care Home in Wickham. Born on April 13, 1924, Arthur was the son of the late Elmer and Catherine (Perry) Jones.
He is survived by his seven children: Terry (Donna), Judy (Eugene Belyea), Harold (Joan), Catherine Orchard (Ronnie), Sylvia Jeffrey (Bill), Rosalie McLaughlin (Jack), Bob (Grace); 17 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Pauline McConnachie (George), Myrna Presse and brother-in-law Allan Cromwell (Mary); several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arthur was predeceased by his wife, Norma, of 70 years, his half sister, Thora Connell and brother, Roy.
As a young man he started out working on the homestead and later joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. After he married, he remained on the farm raising Polled Herefords, lumbering, trucking, becoming an operative mason, scaling and purchasing wood for J.D. Irving Ltd. He was involved in provincial politics and offered his candidacy in 1960 and 1963 for the Liberal party. Although a defeated candidate, he continued to work for the betterment of his community. He served on the local school board for 17 years and was chair of the Local Improvement District for 6 years until the Village of Cambridge -Narrows became incorporated in 1966 when he became Mayor and held that office for over 25 years.
Arthur was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, a life member of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons Corinthian Lodge No.13, Hampton 1953 and became Worshipful Master in 1987; a member of Harington Chapter Rose Croix of the Scottish Rite 32. He was inducted in Mystic Shrine Luxor Temple of Saint John and The Maple Leaf Unit of the Shriners.
He was active in the Narrows United Church serving as a Steward and an Elder. He was a member of many organizations; The Mill Cove Nursing Home Board of Directors, Cambridge-Narrows Ambulance Brigade, Queens County Development Board and Washademoak Seniors to name a few.
The Family would like to thank Dorothy and Alvin McDonald and the Staff of Great Oaks Special Care Home for the exceptional care extended over the past year to our Dad.
He is resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156) 18 Scovil Road, Norton, with visitation on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 pm. A Masonic service will be held at 6:00 pm on Thursday. Funeral service, conducted by Rev. Jane Johnson, will be held from Sherwood’s Chapel at 2:00 pm. on Friday April 28, 2017. A private family interment will take place in Cambridge Baptist Cemetery at a later date.
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Narrows United Church, the Extra Mural Fund, or the memorial of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences to the family may be made through www.sherwoodsfuneralhome.com