Mr. Norval Dean Jones died suddenly at Golden Hospital with his children by his side December 29, 2008 at the age of 65 years.
A Celebration of Life service will be held from the Golden Civic Center on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 2 p.m. with family and friends presiding. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the any SPCA in memory of Dean.
Dean was born in Weiser, Washington County, Idaho and had been a resident of the Blaeberry area for one year prior to his move to Parson 35 years ago. He will be well remembered by the ladies of the Golden-Parson area as an accomplished licensed hairdresser. Dean was successful at many trades over his lifetime. He worked as a bartender, cook, foreman for Mountain Minerals, was the owner of his own Pizza shop and most recently worked as a supervisor for Kanyon Ridge Traffic Control. Besides his family, raising dogs was his passion and there are many homes across Canada and the United States that were blessed by one of his puppies. Dean lived a quiet and simple life surrounded by the mountains and his many pets. He enjoyed camping, fishing and cooking and he loved to entertain his friends when they came to visit. Dean enjoyed the outdoors, loved to bask in the sun, revelling in the heat and disliking the cold. Dean’s favourite activity was his family time, he truly enjoyed any time that he could spend with his family. Many fun loving and precious memories were created at the little cabin at the end of Jones Road.
Dean is survived by his three children: Lance (Karen) Jones of Golden; Jocelyn (Doug) Elliott of Cranbrook and Jennifer (Derek) Elliott of Strathmore, Alberta; his grandchildren: Tanner, Thomas, Debra Ann, Santana, Jasey, Perry (Kristie), Ainsley, Jenna, Taylor, Kylie, Jordan and Jack; great grandchild; Kiera and relatives Stan Preckel, Margie Minium, Jasmine, Jeremy (Jessica), Jenessa and Jarron. Dean is also survived by his four-legged friends: Spike, Mister, Jezebel and DJ whom went with him everywhere. Dean was predeceased by his father Norval, mother Eleanor and siblings Nancy, Phyllis and Dennis.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Hindman Bowers Funeral Home, Golden.