Jones (nee Parsons), Shirley - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Jones (nee Parsons), Shirley


1936 - 2023

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our loving mother Shirley Jones (nee Parsons) at the age of 87. Cherished by her children Michele (Larry) Lamoureux, Drew (Lise) Robertson and Charene (Russ) Clayton. Loving grandmother of Greg (Judith), Bradley (Emily), Danielle, Curtis, Deanna and Adam. Beloved great grandmother of Lucas, Laura, Leo, Jane, Lily, Olivia and Sophia.

She is also survived by her stepchildren: Brenda Jennings, Elaine Robertson, Bette (Mike) Lafleche, John Davis and Patricia (Rick) Brown; many step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, her sister Lorna Thomas of Calgary, her sister-in-law Dolores Parsons of Kingsville and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley is predeceased by her loving husband Richard Jones, by her brother Robert Parsons and her parents Horace Parsons and Dorothy (Lloyd-Lewis) Parsons.

Shirley was born in Banff and raised in Calgary. She moved to Southern Ontario in 1963 and then on to Northern Ontario in 1979 to stay. She always said she loved the North as the people were friendly just like Westerners.

Her many careers included a telephone operator, microfilm technician, business owner, newspaper distributor, school bus driver and after obtaining a college diploma in her late forties, a bookkeeper and lots of volunteer work.

Anyone who knew our mom, understood how much she loved reading. She always had two or more books on the go, had a few news magazines on her table, was on the internet reading up on current events and would often email a good joke to family and friends at the early hours of the day. Even though she was mostly house bound in the past few years, she could always engage in a good conversation about world events. She also loved reading recipes, and even though she didn’t test very many, her huge collection of recipe books was very special to her.

In keeping with Shirley’s wishes, all are welcome to celebrate her life with us at 742340 Dawson Point Rd, New Liskeard on December 3rd, 2023 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated during this Christmas season, as there was a time when they were very generous to her and her children. We would like to thank the PSWs of Timiskaming Home Support, and the staff of Care Partners for taking such good care of her which allowed her to stay in her home as long as she did.

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There are no words that soothe a daughter who has lost her mom. She made you, raised you and gave you all her hopes and dreams. May you feel our love for you in our wishes.

Heather , November 29, 2023

Michelle Larry and family

So sorry for your loss my girl. I wish I would be able to go see you as you did when my parents passed. I will be on a plane to Nashville for my birthday. May god bless you and keep you in his arms in this sad time. Hope to see you soon. Always on my mind and heart my friend.

Linda Denomme, November 29, 2023

All of the family

So sorry for your loss, Shirley always opened her home to me, when we were all so little, she was a nice woman

Carla Jones jaic, November 29, 2023

Larry and Michelle

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom.

Fred and Sandy Ciraco , November 29, 2023

Michelle, Larry & family

So sorry for the loss of your Mum Shirley. She was a lovely lady. Treasure your memories.

Barb Burrows , November 29, 2023

The family

Sending heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom and Grandma. May your many treasured memories of happier days help bring you light and laughter when you need it the most.
Sincerely Carol & Darren Hearn

Carol Hearn, November 30, 2023

Michele and Larry...

Michele... so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.... hold on to the memories and pass the good ones onto your children... take care Marsha

Marsha, November 30, 2023

All the Family

I am sorry that I am unable to be with you but my thoughts are with you.
Aunt Dolores

Dolores Parsons, December 1, 2023

Michele, Larry and family

Sincere condolences to all your family. Claude and Marilyn Leveille

Claude Leveille, December 2, 2023

Michele Lamoureux

Our sympathy to you and your family

Carmen White, December 3, 2023

Drew, Michelle and families

Sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom and Grandma. May your many treasured memories help bring you light and laughter at this difficult time.

Sherwin & Peggy Knight, December 5, 2023