Claire Jones

Died: Tue., Nov. 12, 2013

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Mon., Nov. 18, 2013

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Jones, Claire Catherine

 Heaven gained a new angel on November 12, 2013 when Claire Jones passed away suddenly in Valemount, British Columbia. Claire was 19 years old.

 Claire is survived by her loving parents; Randall and Linda Jones and her cherished siblings, Clark, Graeme, Nathaniel and Abigail. Claire is also survived by her grandmothers, Kay Johanson and Patricia Jones; by many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, family and a host of treasured friends.

 Claire was predeceased by her grandfathers, Hartley Johanson and Russell Jones.

Prayer Services for Claire will be held Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of the Foothills Catholic Church.

 A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Foothills Catholic Church, with Father Brian Inglis as Celebrant. Claire will be laid to rest following this service at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Hinton, Alberta.

 The family suggests that in lieu of floral tributes; a donation can be made to the Town of Hinton - Claire Jones Memorial Fund, 2nd Floor, 131 Civic Centre Road, Hinton, Alberta T7V-2E5 in Claire’s memory. This fund will go towards enhanced lifeguard training.

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Suzanne Nazareno
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Student Housing .

Our sincerest sympathy in this time of sorrow. Our hearts are with you all. Sincerely, University of British Columbia, Student Housing & Hospitality Services, Kelowna, BC

Kennedy McCutcheon
   Posted Fri November 15, 2013
I will always remember Claire for her vibrant smile and laugh. Although I only knew her a short time, she will live on in my memory forever. My best wishes and sympathy to all of Claire's family in the time of this tragic loss. My prayers are with you.

selena tailby
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
I am very sorry for your loss Clair was a happy nice and beautiful girl she will be remembered by many.
Selena Tailby

Katlyn McLaughlin
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
I am truly sorry for your loss. Claire was a brilliant, beautiful and inspiring young lady. Not only was she a valued lifeguard, but she was an amazing discovery camp leader. Everyone Claire came in contact with fell in love with her. She could always make a terrible day better with just a few words and her bright smile. Claire will remain in my memory forever. The most prominent being going for doughnuts after Taekwondo class together when we were young and the summer we worked together at Discovery Camp. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Jones'. Claire will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

Charlotte Cranston
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
Claire had a reputation for being a loyal friend, but she didn't just make friends; she made family. I remember the first time we worked together at the pool she put on a garbage bag as a dress during a break. From then on, there was hardly a day that wasn't filled with hijinks if Claire was around. Lockers filled with rubber ducks, confetti cars, post-it treasure hunts... I'm so grateful for the light she brought into my life. Teaching lessons with her was one of my greatest joys. My sincerest condolences to everyone who must endure this loss. Claire was vibrant, kind, strong, and an exceptional role model. She will be in my heart forever.

Jane Kreiner
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are for the entire Jones family. This is a tragic loss for all of you and may your memories of Claire comfort all of you in the months to come.

Anne Kern
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
I am so very sorry for your terrible loss - words cannot express the sympathy I feel for all of you. I am also sorry that I didn't know Claire better - it sounds as though she was a wonderful person.

Julie Patterson
   Posted Sat November 16, 2013
Words cannot express my condolences to the Jones' family. I was fortunate enough to have met Claire last year, while she attended university with my daughter. I have wonderful memories of the weekend she spent with us in our home in Clearwater. Claire was kind, spirited, genuine...always a smile on her face and full of life. May the treasured memories that she left behind live in the hearts of all that knew her beautiful soul.

Wayne & Lisa Dominique
   Posted Sun November 17, 2013
We had the privilege of babysitting Claire Bear and her little brother Clarke for two years. Claire and our son Riley were both four when they met. We spent so much time together that Claire and Clarke were like family. Claire and Riley went to play school together, shared birthday parties together and started kindergarten together. Riley and Claire loved to play dress up together and Claire would always dress up like a princess and Riley a pirate. Claire and Riley went to school up to the end of grade four where Claire was the class recipient of the Christian Leadership award. We then moved away, lost touch, yet never forgot Claire's unique, one of a kind personality. Claire was the most mature, loving and intelligent little girls we've ever met and she had an amazing vocabulary that would put most adults to shame! Hearing of Claire's tragedy has devastated our entire family. We truly loved little Claire Bear. Our hearts are heavy, our tears flow. Our thoughts and prayers are with Randy, Linda, Clarke, Graham, Nathaniel and little Abigail. No words can dull the pain or the emptiness they feel yet we pray for their emotional healing and a path to carry on. November 12, 2013 Claire received her wings, and with these brave wings she will fly.
Rest in Peace Claire Bear.
Love Wayne & Lisa Dominique
Stony Plain AB

Jennine Hamel & Robert Arnott
   Posted Sun November 17, 2013
To the Jones's family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. We only knew Claire for a short time, but whenever she was around, it never failed that there was a smile on her face. She was so full of personality and happiness. You will be missed Claire. Our thoughts are with all her family and friends.

St. Paul HIM Staff
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
Linda and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow.

Joanne Gerard
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
I am truly sorry for your loss. you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Joanne Gerard HIM- QEII hospital Grande Prairie

Wendy Taks
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
My thoughts are with you Linda.

Glenda Heck
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
Linda - we haven't met but, thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Beautiful looking young woman.

Glenda Heck - HIM, Fairview Health Complex

Norman and Yvette Hebert
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
Our sincerest condolences Randy and Linda. We heard the news over the weekend and were heartbroken for you both. We pray the Lord may bring healing over the years to come and that your angel may be with you til you rejoin her in heaven. In Christ, Norm, Yvette and Family

Wanda Paquette, HIM, Westlock
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
To Linda & Randall - There are no words to express the depth of sadness felt at the loss of your child; your beautiful daughter Claire for whom you have given your heart and soul. To Clark, Graeme, Nathaniel and Abigail – your sister who was your playmate and confidant guards over you from a new place now, just on the other side of the magic curtain that separates us from heaven. Wishing you strength and much support in the days and weeks to come. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers. Take care.

Clancy and Erica Foley
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
Randy, Linda and family,

Our deepest sympathies.

Clancy, Erica and Family
Calgary, AB

Natalie Laflamme
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
I coached Claire a few years ago in JLC. I will remember Claire as she always lit up the pool with her smiles and was always full of excitement. I am very sorry for your loss, and will prey for you and your family during this time.

Making Waves Okanagan
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
We were deeply saddened to hear of Claire's passing. This was Claire's second season with Making Waves and we feel so touched to have worked closely with someone as genuine and full of life as Claire. Those who were fortunate enough to know her will remember her enthusiasm and the positive impact she left on the students in her lessons.

Claire will be greatly missed by her students and fellow volunteers.

Judy Foley-Cornish
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
My deepest sympathy to each of you. I was so saddened to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.

Waldo and Cecile Wasson
   Posted Mon November 18, 2013
Dear Randy and Linda and Clark, Graeme, Nathaniel and Abigail

Our words can't express the sorrow in the loss of Claire, a beautiful daughter and sister.You
hold a very special place in our hearts, being the wonderful family you are. May God Bless and sustain you as you journey through this deep loss.

Love, Wally and Cec

Mildred Colter
   Posted Tue November 19, 2013
Dear Linda and family

My sincere sympathy in the loss of your precious daughter and sister. I recall seeing the picture of your lovely family when we visited the department a couple of years ago.

The poem "The Weaver's Shuttle" came to mind when I saw Claire's picture:

Not til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the Weaver's skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.

Sincerely, Mildred

Sara McKay
   Posted Tue November 19, 2013
To the Jones Family:

Although Claire and I didn't know each other well, we knew each other through school and church. In her short lifetime, she touched many people's lives without knowing it. I will always remember Claire for exchanging smiles with me when we saw each other around Hinton and for her amazing red hair. She was a vibrant, polite and accomplished person who was devoted to showing kindness to everyone and anyone; she will always be remembered in that fashion. I am deeply sorry for your loss and wish you all the best in this difficult time.


Barb Trahan
   Posted Wed November 20, 2013
Linda and family - My thoughts are with you and your family at this time of loss. I wish you peace and strength in the days ahead.

Mike, Sherryl and Madeline Latimer
   Posted Wed November 20, 2013
Dear Randy, Linda and family,
Our hearts sank with the news of Claire's death. She was a lovely girl. We will never forget her bright smile and sparkling eyes. She was a great mentor for the young kids coming through JLC, those years ago. Please know we are praying for you all, as you all continue the journey of live without her.
With love and peace, the Latimer Family in Sechelt, BC

Caroline McDonald
   Posted Wed November 20, 2013
Jones Family...
When I looked at the picture of Claire and Riley on this website, it opened a flood get of warm memories. I was fortunate to teach her in kindergarten, her first year of school. This is how I still remember and think of a beautiful little girl with fiery eyes and a dynamite personality, someone who was well loved by all the students and staff. I recently saw an old picture of her and I together at a school Christmas concert. I smiled when I recalled she was dressed as an angel that night. She will always be that little angel in my heart. God bless you all during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Amy Lopienski
   Posted Fri November 22, 2013
Claire was my first friend at UBCO, she was so sweet and helped me so much.. she will be remembered.. my prayers are with your family.

Kristie Blaeser
   Posted Wed November 27, 2013
I am so sorry for your family's loss! I had only met Claire a few times through a mutual Aunt/Uncle but you could tell she was a happy person. The world definitely lost a smart and talented young adult and I know she will be missed!

Barb St. John
   Posted Thu November 28, 2013
Linda, Randy, and family,
We are deeply saddened to hear of Claire's passing. I remember Claire as being kind and dependable when she babysat Conner and Megan. Our thoughts are with you.
St. John family, Fort McMurray, AB

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