Merfyn Jones

JONES, Merfyn

Dec. 9, 1941 – May 4, 2016

It is with great sadness that the family of Merfyn Jones announces his sudden passing, at the age of 74, on Wednesday May 4, 2016 at his home in Madeira Park as a result of cardiac arrest.

Merfyn was born December 9, 1941, son of John

David and Megan (Hughes) Jones in Cynwyd, Wales.

Merfyn leaves his beloved wife of 50 years Jacqueline

Jones, his children Heidi (Anton), Julie Nia (Dan),

Russell (Tess), John, his grandchildren Rhys, Rhian,

Tianna, Vincent, Colton, Courtnie, Jessey, Isabella,

Cooper, his great grandchildren Emilie, Jaylene, his

sisters, Enerys (Tengmeng), Gwenan (Tommy), Meriel

(Roger), and his brother Geraint (Nan). He is also

survived by loving nieces, nephews and a host of

long-time friends.

In his early years he worked a team of Clydesdale

horses in the logging industry in Wales. He had his

first motorcycle at the age of 16 and had a passion for

British motorcycles ever since. Merfyn apprenticed for

Balfour Beatty as a lineman, and met Jackie in 1960.

In 1965 Merv and Jackie were married in Shrewsbury,

England and in 1968 emigrated to Canada with 3 children.

With a new baby in Canada, Merv continued his lineman

apprenticeship with BC Hydro and settled at the

Vanderhoof Hydro branch where he worked for over

20 years. He transferred to the Sechelt Hydro and retired

from BC Hydro at the age of 60. Still young and

full of energy he spent another 5 years working for

Midway Power on the Sunshine Coast.

During the past 10 years of retirement Merfyn would

spend the summers in Madeira Park where he was

always helping drive the delivery trucks for his son

Russell’s building supply stores. Winters he would enjoy

golfing and the active social network of friends in

Palm Springs, California.

Merfyn enjoyed darts, golfing, motorcycles, Welsh

music, and was a long time Legion member both in

Vanderhoof and Madeira Park.

A Celebration of Life will be held June 11, 2016 at

the Madeira Park Legion. (1-2 pm celebration, 2-3 pm

refreshments and light snacks)