November 20, 1922 – July 16, 2015
It is with profound sadness the family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather at Gateway Lodge, Prince George, BC. Trevor was born in Cumberland, BC to Welsh immigrants, Alfred and Gertrude Jones. Trevor grew up in this bustling coal mining community alive with English, Welsh, Irish, Scotch, Italian, Yugoslavian, Japanese and Chinese settlers. Many weekends were spent at the family cabin at Kye Bay. His great love of fishing started here bringing in the salmon. He displayed a natural mechanical talent and loved to repair anything, especially with a motor. His first job at age 12 was driving Auchterlonies Bakery delivery truck. In 1943 Trevor enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy serving in the North Atlantic on the HMCS Goderich. After the war was over he returned home and went to work as a Boilermaker at the Union Bay Collieries. In 1949 he married Muriel Longmore, a nurse at Cumberland Hospital who had moved west from Saskatchewan. In 1955 due to Muriel’s need for a drier climate they moved to Okanagan Falls and purchased a Shell Service Station. They operated the business until 1976 when they retired. Trevor was an active community member. Cumberland Masonic Lodge, Royal Canadian Legion, Okanagan Falls Fire Dept. serving as Chief for several terms. He served on the Boards of Okanagan Falls United Church, Oliver Credit Union, Okanagan Falls Heritage & Museum Society and Okanagan Falls Seniors Centre. During his retirement he enjoyed dancing, camping and fishing trips spending many happy years with family and friends. To be near to family, Trevor and Muriel moved to Prince George in 2012. Survived by his loving wife of 65 years Muriel, Daughter; Lynn (Ted) Phillips, Prince George, Son; Doug (Tammy), 100 Mile House. Grandchildren; Amy (Ron), Bonnie, Kurt (Cassie). Great-grandchildren; Alisha (Jonah), Tianna (Garrett), Harley and Dominic. Nieces; Sheryda Parenteau, Sherene Bissett, Shelley (Wes) Rainforth. Predeceased by parents Alfred and Gertrude Jones, Sister; Glenys Bissett and Great-granddaughter Sarah Wasson. Memorial Service to be held Saturday, September 12th, 1:00pm at Okanagan Falls United Church with tea to follow at Okanagan Falls Seniors Centre. Private Internment at Okanagan Falls Cemetery. Special thanks to Dr. Ruth Powell and the caring staff at Gateway Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations my be made to the Salvation Army.
Assman’s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.