Dennis Allan Jones
June 11, 1945 - January 20, 2024
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Dennis Jones, age 78, of Miami, MB.
Dennis will be mourned and sadly missed by his wife Susan of 54 years, four children; Carrie (Scott) Jones, Cheryl (Michael) Wright Israel, Chrissy (Scott) Hildebrand, and Allan (Alice) Jones; 11 grandchildren; cousin Warren (Cecile) Clearwater and their families, along with extended family, friends and neighbours.
Dennis was born in Winnipeg on June 11, 1945, and spent most of his childhood in Winnipeg alongside his cousin Warren who he considered a brother. On August 9th, 1969, Dennis married Susan Roy and in 1975 they moved to Carman where they raised their children on the Jones family farm alongside Dennis’ parents. In 1999, they moved to Miami and enjoyed spending summers at West Hawk Lake.
Dennis would strike up a conversation with anyone, either to discuss his infamous station wagon, tell a joke or share one of his favourite stories. Dennis was always on the go with a fix-it project, lending a hand in the community, or helping a friend or family member get a job done. In his career, he achieved 35 years of service with CFIA with a dedicated interest in animal welfare. Dennis spent over 10 years as a volunteer firefighter for the Carman/Dufferin fire department, and many years involved with 4H as his children went through the horse club.
Dennis was proud of his children’s and grandchildren’s achievements in their chosen activities, careers and the families they created. He shared his love and appreciation for the outdoors with them through teaching them how to care for animals, sailing, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, quadding, camping and capturing nature through photography. In their retirement years Dennis and Susan also enjoyed their travels together visiting many beaches, lakes and oceans.
As a family, we will forever hold onto the fond memories and life lessons you taught us. You are our husband, dad, grandfather, cousin, uncle and friend forever.
A private celebration of his life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a fire department association of your choice.