October 12th, 1930 – December 13th 2020
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Doug Jones at 90 years on Sunday December 13th, 2020. He was a loved husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother -in-law, uncle, cousin and friend. Left to mourn is his loving wife, Anita; Children, Darlene, Gord (Kareena), Leroy (Isabel); Grandkids, Amanda, Mitchel, Ashley, Kayla, Mackenzie, Gabrielle, Peggy and Brittany; and Great-grandchildren. Also left to mourn is his brother Stan, cousins, nephews and nieces.
He was predeceased by his father, William C. Jones, his mother, Mary Desjardins, his siblings Evian, Edna, Olive, Leonard, Mel, Willis, Norma, Wilier and Donald.
Doug enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1950 and in 1951 fought in the Battle of Kapyong in the Korean War. He was one of the 700 men of the Second Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry that successfully conducted their mission. He was the KVA Unit 17 2nd Vice-President in Shilo, MB.
After some years back from war, he started what became his passion, training horses for numerous race tracks around Canada. He often enjoyed playing games of dominos and cards with family and friends, where he was constantly joking and making everybody laugh and have a real good time.
Donation in his memories may be made to the PPCLI fund or the PPCLI Foundation, which are registered charities that support veterans. Donation info can be found online at https://ppclifoundation.ca/donate-now/.
Cremation has taken place and a grave-side service will take place in the military section of the Brandon Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences may be left on Doug’s memorial page at www.interlakecremation.ca .
Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services
4 thoughts on “Douglas Roland Jones”
I had the privilege of getting to know Doug during my time in Shilo, where he was a frequent visitor to the Second Battalion of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Doug and a few other veterans of the Korean War would visit the Base for haircuts and then for coffee in the Second Battalion’s Kapyong Barracks, named for the famous battle of which he was a veteran. Any opportunity to interact with Doug was an honour – he was humble but proud of his service and of his lifelong affiliation with PPCLI and the Second Battalion. My condolences to his entire family, I am thinking of you at this difficult time. We will remember him.
To Anita & family Sorry so to hear of Doug’s death. I meet Doug through my brother Derry who was in KVA. Doug always stopped & chatted when he seen you. My condolence to all. RIP Doug
Mrs Anita Jones and Family –
I write to express to you and your family the sincere condolences of the Patricias on the passing of Douglas Jones. I met Douglas several times in Shilo at various events.
Canada and the Regiment remember Douglas’s service, and you and your family is no doubt proud of that service. His decision as a young man to join the army and go off to Korea was a contribution to Korea and to peace. His long term commitment to the KVA and the PPCLI extended that service to his comrades. His name will be read in this year’s list of the lost when we read that list out this November 2021in the Sacred Space in Beechwood, the National Military Cemetery, Ottawa. His name will also be listed in the 2020 edition of the Patrician’s Last Post section.
Thank you for obviously supporting Douglas throughout his life. We are glad that he had a vibrant family. His obituary certainly says so.
Should any of Douglas’s family want to maintain a connection with the Regiment, a gratis three year Memorial Membership in the PPCLI Association is available. Contact Mr Herb Kenny, the Membership Chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for details.
Thank you all.
Brigadier-General Vince Kennedy (Retired)
Colonel of the Regiment
Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry
To Anita & family Sorry so to hear of Doug’s death. He was a great neighbour and friend.