Edith Jones
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Obituary of Edith Jones

Jones, Edith "Dee" Carol (nee Jordan) 76, peacefully passed away May 3.

Born in Saskatchewan, Dee grew up in North Battleford and Saskatoon, graduating with B.Sc.N. in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan. She worked as a nurse, as a library assistant, and was an outstanding handweaver. She served in various roles including as president of the Peterborough Handweaving and Spinners, choir member and librarian at St. John's Anglican Church, and as one of the founders of the Artisan Centre of Peterborough. She was the "First Lady of Otonabee College", 1978-1982.

Survived by her husband of 54 years, Elwood; their son, Mark (Lori) and their daughter Heather Goss; two grandchildren, Olivia and Konan; her sister Mary McKay (Doug); her sister-in-law Maureen Jordan. She was predeceased by her parents, the Rev. Canon Percy H. Jordan and Gretchen, and by her brother, David. She will be missed by her friends and relatives.

Dee was a remarkable survivor who had a poly cystic kidney, a family curse of which both her father and brother died comparatively young. She spent several years on dialysis before getting a kidney transplant at Toronto General Hospital, 11½ years ago. Her management and nursing skills extended her life some 25 years.

A public memorial service will be held at St. John's Anglican Church on Wednesday, May 9, at 1 pm. Visitation will be held at the Ashburnham Funeral Home, 840 Armour Road, Tuesday, May 8, 7-9 pm, and at St. John's Church, in the hour before the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations may be made to St. John's Anglican Church or to Trent Valley Archives, or a charity of choice.

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