James Stanley Jones June 18, 1922 - December 1, 2008 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father and grandfather, James Stanley Jones. He passed away peacefully in Saskatoon's St. Paul's Hospital on Monday, December 1, 2008 at the age of 86. Stan was born June 18, 1922 on the family homestead south east of Biggar, in the area that later became the Alert SD. The following year the family moved to Keppel, where his dad managed the Co-op store and he began his life-long fondness of grocery stores. His brothers and sisters homesteaded near Meadow Lake in the 1930's, and he had many stories about trips between the two family homes. Stan joined the Army in 1942, and saw active duty overseas in the Second World War with the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards. He was injured in Italy in 1945 and although missing for several months, recovered and served in a repatriation camp in post-war England. He returned to Canada in the spring of 1947 and spent time in Meadow Lake, where he met the love of his life Dolores Smith, who was the teacher at the Radiance School. They were married June 30th, 1947 and went to Keppel, where he was to manage the Co-op store for two weeks; they stayed four and a half years. From there they went to Kinley, where he worked for the Massey-Harris and General Motors dealer, and then to Lacadena where he worked at the John Deere and International Harvester dealerships. In June 1956 they moved to Saskatoon, where he had a thirty-one year career at the Post Office. He spent many hours working in his garden, producing legendary tomatoes and corn on the cob, and later carting grandchildren around in a rhubarb leaf-lined wheelbarrow. In retirement, Dolores and Stan discovered travel and enjoyed trips that included California, Hawaii, Spain, Portugal, and Costa Rica. They also witnessed Yellowknife in both winter and summer; they joined their daughter and her family for twelve consecutive Christmases – experiencing snowmobiling adventures and developing entertaining stories about short days and getting lunch on the lake – and made several summer trips to celebrate graduations – reveling in twenty-four hour daylight and boating on Great Slave Lake. The past few months were difficult for Stan, but he faced his loneliness and pain with courage and dignity, and retained his sense of humor to comfort those around him. Stan joins his wife who left us May 18, 2008, and leaves to mourn his passing his daughter Sharolynn Woodward (Rick) of Yellowknife, NT; granddaughters Ashley Woodward (fiancé Mike Woytiuk) of Yellowknife, NT and Courtney Woodward (fiancé Chris Bickerton) of Parksville, BC; grandson Devon Woodward of Yellowknife, NT; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, James “Jim” and Laura Jones, and siblings Reg Jones, Albert Jones, Evelyn Trask, Doris Rogers, Gladys Green and Edith Ketch. A Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 5th at Hillcrest Funeral Home, Saskatoon, SK. (east on 8th Street, turn right before railway crossing). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the CNIB (1705 McKercher Drive, Saskatoon, SK., S7H 5N6) or the Canadian Cancer Society (101 – 440 2nd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK., S7K 2C3). Family and friends may send email condolences from the website www.hillcrestmemorial.ca. Arrangements are entrusted to Ken Scheirich, HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 477-4400.