The Rev Father George Albert Cedric Jones passed into the closer presence of the Lord on January 27, 2023.
Born in Victoria on April 20, 1925. Cedric had a 41-year career in newspaper circulation with the Times/Times Colonist.
A lifelong member of the Anglican Church, Cedric served in lay ministry at Christ Church Cathedral and St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, Victoria.
He was ordained Deacon on December 8, 1981, and was appointed to St. Stephen’s/St. Mary’s South Saanich. He was priested in 1986 and served for 20 years on the chaplaincy team of the Gorge Road Hospital, and then as Honorary assistant at All Saint’s View Royal.
Cedric from his birth to 18 years of age spent his summer times at the family cabin in Brentwood Bay fishing, sailing, boating and swimming. He had wonderful carefree holidays.
Cedric contributed to life in Victoria by volunteering as Air Raid Warden (ARP) and volunteer ambulance driver for South Vancouver Island Rangers (SVIR) working with the RCMP looking for lost and missing persons.
He served on the Cridge Board of Directors.
He was a founding member of the Shoreline Kennel Club serving as Ring Stewart and as Show Superintendent. He was ring assistant for the Canadian Kennel Club.
Cedric was also Chaplain to the Army Cadet Corp and the Times Colonist Newspaper.
He was an avid stamp collector and the recipient of many awards for his excellent research and skill in assembling his work.
Cedric was pre-deceased by his baby sister, his parents and first wife Joan Mary. He is survived by his cherished wife Margaret, his devoted girls Gail and Carmen, his cousins Marylin, Shelley, Laurie and their families, and the blessed gift of Margaret’s children, Neil and Angela and their families, and his sister-in-law, Nancy. Fr. Cedric remembers with gratitude many clergy associates, parishioners and colleagues, friends and family who have touched his life over the years.
Many thanks for all the wonderful care Cedric received at Luther Court.
A celebration of Fr. Cedric’s life with Requiem Mass will be held at St. Barnabas Church (Belmont and Begbie), Victoria, on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 4:00 pm.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Fr. Cedric’s memory may be made to Saint Barnabas Church P.O. 5252 Station B, Victoria, BC, V8R 6N4.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
I’m so sorry I won’t be able to attend the funeral on Friday. Although I didn’t work with Cedric, I did work with you, and know how excited and blessed you felt to be marrying Cedric. That’s good enough for me, and would have propelled me to attend the funeral to support you, if I had been able to. May your life without Cedric continue to bring to you rich and unexpected blessings, With much love. Elaina Hyde-Mills+
My prayers are surrounding you. Cedric was so gentle and kind and I remember when you told us at an Associate gathering that you were getting married and how exciting that was!
Take care and go gently as you continue your journey without Cedric’s physical presence.
Sandi (Austin) Patterson
I was in shock to read of Cedric’s death in tonight’s Times Colonist. I am so very sad for you. Please know that you are in my prayers as you walk this new path in your life.
Doris and Bob Nicholson
Cedric was one of those gentle souls with great depth and understanding. To know him was to love him. Our paths crossed many years ago when we attended St Saviours. I believe Walter Donald was the minister at that time. Cedric was such a good listener ministering to some of the most needy people. He would be too polite to end the session.
Our heart goes out to you and your family. Our deepest sympathies.
Margaret, you and Cedric were such a blessing to each other and a “dynamic duo” ministering to all at the Gorge Road Hospital. I am thankful to know you both. Cedric was filled with joy that shone out of him and he shared it unstintingly wherever he was. May God be with you now and always.
Please accept my regrets at not being able to attend the memorial service Friday. You are in my prayers.