Cyril “Cy” Jones passed away peacefully with his wife and his daughters by his side. He was married for 70 years to the love of his life, Irene. He was the best Dad to Margaret Linda (John), Heather (Tony), Kelly (Carolyn) and Sandra (Ben). He was Gramps to 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, a dearly loved brother to Margaret Caslake, and a good friend to many.

Dad was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was the oldest child in the family with 3 younger siblings: Margaret, Mabel and Mary. He was a natural storyteller and some of our most precious times with him were sitting around the kitchen table listening to his stories of growing up in Manitoba. In 1964, He and Mom moved their family to Victoria, where Dad built the family home. He found employment delivering milk for Palm Dairies. He enjoyed his work and represented his co-workers as the union’s shop steward. In 1970, Dad renovated an old house on Oak Bay Avenue, where he and Mom started a fabric store called the “Silver Thimble”.

Dad was always a sports fan, and when Kelly joined a local football team it wasn’t long before Dad became involved as a manager of the “Vampires”. He was good at fundraising and somehow involved most of the family in his volunteer endeavours. In later years he spent many happy hours in the stands cheering on his grandchildren as he watched them play hockey and lacrosse.

Dad and Mom shared many adventures in their travels, often neglecting to keep in touch with the family back home.

Dad was a jovial kind-hearted man who loved people and telling a good joke. He was always whistling while doing chores or tinkering with his RV. He made friends wherever he went. He lived every second of his 93 years to the fullest. Dad’s cheerful demeanour and witty sense of humour will be missed by all that knew him. Rest in peace Dad. We know you are reunited with your son Kelly and that you two are having a grand reunion drinking the finest ale out of a glass – not a bottle – because you’re too civilized.

The family will host a celebration of life when COVID restrictions have been lifted.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Marcia

    From what I learned of Gramps through Leanne, he was an amazing man and the most wonderful grandfather. Sending love and hugs to the family through this difficult time.

  • Anne Delage

    Lovely tribute to a loving father.

  • Dianne Copeland

    Our heartfelt condolences to Heather and family.

    Dianne and Barry Copeland

  • Jen

    Sending much love. He seemed like an absolute joy and I can’t wait to hear more stories about “gramps” and his adventures.

  • BJ PORTER

    Sounds like the life of the party. Sorry I never met him.

  • Shawn, Bertha, Erin, Jayden and Jill

    Our deepest condolences to the family, he was one of the best. 93 remarkable years, may he Rest In Peace.

  • Ben Brown

    Cy was truly a rollmodel for me as a young father, always told me “how it is” there was no guessing, you always knew what was on his mind. I believe hes a big reason why my family is do strong and close. He pulled his last breath surrounded by his children and wife of 70 years, i could only hope im so fortunate.

    Love you Cy

  • Gillian Kadiri

    Sincere condolences. Sweet memories last forever.

    Gillian & Jim

  • Love Wendy and Ron

    Sandra, Ben and Family, reaching out with hugs and love during this time. Thinking of you daily. So sorry for the loss of your Dad.

  • Joyce & Chris Van de Water

    Our sincere condolences to all of the family. What a wonderful legacy he lived and left for his children to follow. I loved your tribute to you “Dad”. Beautifully written and my heart goes out to your Mom who must miss him terribly. God bless you all.

  • Kim and Doug

    So sorry for you loss. The sky gained another wonderful star. To watch over his loved ones.

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