Maurice Kingsnorth Jones
August 6, 1917 ~ June 17, 2010
Maurice Jones passed away at the age of 92 on June 17, 2010.
Maurice had been a resident at Joseph Creek Care Village at Cranbrook.
Maurice was born August 6, 1917 in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan to Harry and Ella Jones. He moved with his family to Creston in 1931.
Maurice and Babs Spencer raised a family of five daughters and one son in Wynndel. Maurine, of Salmo, Lorraine of Nanoose Bay, Marion of Burnaby, Deena of Anchorage, Alaska, and Beverley of White Rock.
Maurice served overseas with the Canadian Scottish Regiment from 1942 to 1946. He saw combat in the Netherlands and Belgium. He was a prisoner of war for a brief period and was liberated by the Dutch underground.
After the war, Maurice worked briefly in logging then in construction in both the East and West Kootenays with Plumb and Hale. During the 1960’s, he worked at Creston Builders Supply. He then went on to work with Evert Anderson as a carpenter. Many local homes and public buildings still reflect the pride and craftsmanship of their work.
Maurice contributed much to his community. He participated in the political process, helped construct the Wynndel swimming pool and was a Boy Scout leader. He was active in the Wynndel Whirlaways and was on the board of directors of the Creston and District Credit Union. He served as President of the Canadian Legion Branch 29. Maurice also served with the RCMP Auxiliary from 1973-1978.
His retirement years were spent in Kimberley.
Maurice was predeceased by his son, Robin, in 1974, and his sisters, Joyce, Ena and Louise.