Eleanor Mae Jones


Eleanor Jones passed away peacefully on April 11, 2022, at the age of 92.

She is survived by her daughters Dilys (Lawrence) Sutherland and Lynn Jones, as well as her granddaughters Margaret Sutherland and Vanessa (Luke) LePine. She was predeceased by her husband Albert, and her sons Garth and Evan.

Eleanor will be remembered for her love of animals, especially the many dogs she had over the years. She was a long time member of her church, and enjoyed many years of singing in the church choir. She was a voracious reader and also loved any opportunity to visit with her friends, especially at the Friday afternoon coffee get togethers. She will be fondly remembered for her infectious laughter and sense of humour.

As per Eleanor’s request, there will be no service.

Please consider a donation in her name to the Edmonton Humane Society. Eleanor would have loved that.

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Turcotte-Steele Family

We had the pleasure of being Eleanor’s next door neighbors the past 12 years. We feel beyond grateful for the friendship that we shared in this time. We miss her dearly and think of her constantly.

Bill Marmie, her brother in the States

Eleanor was my oldest sister. Sadly for me, she lived in Canada and I have always lived in the States. I was able to visit her a few times when our mom, Millie, took us up to visit. From the time when I was very young I loved her. She was so gentle and nice and kind to me and I treasure the time I got to be with her. Her passing is a loss to all who knew her and loved her. I offer my condolences to you Dilys, Lynn, Margaret and Vanessa. I wish I had a chance to know you. May God bless you and bring you peace. Bill Marmie

Randy and Lynne Innes

It is a sad day when someone as kind and careing as Eleanor leaves us. The people around her have had 92 years of a very special person to enjoy. The memory of her will last a lifetime.

Vicki and Jim Crowell

I have known Eleanor Jones since 2006 when my husband and I moved to Edmonton and we started attending Strathearn United Church. She was so warm and friendly that we immediately felt at home. She has from that time on ward become a wonderful friend.

You mentioned her Friday afternoon coffee group. I was honoured to be a part of that little crew. I always very much looked forward to visiting with her . She had a lively interest in whatever the other members were up to. You spoke of her interest in animals – most conversations included commentary about dogs (hers and the neighbours’) and the squirrels and birds that found refuge in her yard.

Eleanor’s demeanour was that of a lady, and she certainly was one. But, I came to know that she also had a wicked sense of humour. On more than one occasion, if someone said something outrageous – maybe even a bit rude – I would look over at her and she would be doubled over in laughter!

Eleanor had a long and faithful relationship with Strathearn United Church, at one time or another she was involved in the choir, the UCW, the spring rummage sale, monthly craft gatherings, Christmas bazaar, etc. For a while, she even filled in for the regular church secretary when needed.

Eleanor had known her share of grief, but I always found her to be so positive that she was a role model for those of us who spent time with her. She frequently spoke about her children and grands; she had such love and pride in them all. What an altogether lovely person she was.

Jim and I will continue to keep her in our memory.

Hiliary & Yvon Ouellette

To the Family of Eleanor,
I truly adored and admired Eleanor. She was the neighbour to my daughter and we met on several occasions. She always had a smile and never forgot a name. She was a beautiful woman and adored my daughters children. I know how much the kids loved her and she will always be remembered with great fondness.

Lynn Jones

Eleanor was an amazing woman with much kindness and humour. I will cherish many memories of our mother.

Bob Innes

Maureen & I always enjoyed visiting my Aunt Eleanor. Wish that we could have seen more of her because she overall was nice to be with.

Barbara Woelke

Dilys and Lynn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at the loss of your sweet mother, my lovely sister. May the many memories you’ve shared over the years bring you comfort and peace. Farewell Eleanor, til we meet again ?