Mr. Leslie Kingsnorth Jones passed away at Mt. Cartier Court Cottages in Revelstoke on the morning of February 7, 2015, at the age of 93 years.
A memorial reception will be held from the Anglican Church Hall on Thursday afternoon, February 12 at 1 pm with family and friends officiating.
Les was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan on July 21, 1921. When he was five years old he travelled with his family by covered wagon to Brooks, Alberta, wintered in a tent and continued the journey by Model T to Creston, B.C.
Les was in the Air Force during the war and was stationed in Gander, Newfoundland. After the war he was employed by the BC Forest Service, throughout the Kootenays with stationings in Creston, Canal Flats and Invermere. Les and his family lived in Arrowhead for a short time, before moving to Revelstoke in 1965. He was employed as a Clearing Inspector for the Keenleyside Dam. Les spent the majority of his working years in Revelstoke at the C.P. Rail Engineering office. He loved the outdoors and his horses.
Les is survived by his wife of 67 years, Merle of Revelstoke, BC; children: Ronda (Gary) of Parksville, BC, Erle (Maria) of Golden, BC, Jim (Melanie) of White Rock, BC and Neil (Theresa) of Revelstoke, BC. Grandchildren: Trevor, Nicole, Derrick, Jarred, Brittany, Kodi, Jaana and Mike. Great Grandchildren: Lindsey, Taylor, Tessa, Nathan and Eila.
The family would like to thank the Mt. Cartier staff and Dr. Cam MacLeod for their wonderful care of Les.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Les’ obituary notice at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.