It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle, George M. Jones, age 87, on Thursday, February 22, 2024, surrounded by his family at MacGillivray Guest Home, Sydney.

Born on March 16, 1936, and raised in Whitney Pier, George was the son of the late Sidney and Amelia (Whalen) Jones. George is the last surviving member of his immediate family.

George is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Edith Mae (Skinner) Jones; sons, George (Sandra), and Chris; daughter, Linda (Randy) Knott; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, George was predeceased by his sisters, Geraldine Jones, Doriel Jones, Erma Maxwell, Melda Delorenzo, and Easter Mae Campbell.

George worked for Nova Scotia Liquor Commission for 35 years. He played softball in Sydney and Glace Bay and loved watching his two favourite teams, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blue Jays. George was a stay home dad and was a member of the United Heritage Church in Sydney.

The family would like to thank the staff at the MacGillivray Guest Home for their generosity and compassion during George’s short stay.

Cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation for the late George Jones. A graveside service will be held in the spring. Interment will be in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.

Donations in memory of George may be made to the Nova Scotia Lung Association, MacGillivray Guest Home or a charity of one’s choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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We the Shannon family would like to express our sincere condolences to the Jones family in the loss of your father. Our uncle was a kind and gentle man and always had a smile for you. He was our last member on our mother’s side of the family. we will miss him dearly. RIP Uncle George
From:  Ingrid Shannon

Condolences to all of George’s family and friends thinking of you all. May George Rest In Peace
From:  Debbie and Mike Snow

My deepest condolences to the family 🙏
From:  Brewster Diane

Our sincere condolences to Joe’s loving family! Joe was a kind, gentle man and a devoted husband to his very special wife Mary! We thoroughly enjoyed our visits with them and especially our Florida adventures! we will always keep them in our thoughts and prayers!
From:  Louise & Tony Tierney

So sorry for your loss. My father Cyril and I both worked with George at the NSLC. He was a great guy
From:  Paddy Gushue