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Leverne William Jones
Saturday, December 15, 2018
at age

Thursday, December 20th, 2018, from 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. & 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.


11:00a.m. on Friday, December 21st, 2018 
at St. John Vianney Catholic Church


Has taken place at Innisvale Crematorium 


There will be a reception following the memorial service. 


Passed away suddenly and peacefully on December 15th 2018 while at the annual “Jones” family Christmas gathering, and while on a nature walk with his daughter, Karen. Awaiting his return was his beloved wife Mary (nee Rutherford), who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this past spring. Mary was surrounded by their loving family, including children Ian (LeeAnne), Brian (Sandy), Karen Morrow (Greg), Eric (Denise) and Peter (Nicole).  Leverne was an adoring grandfather to Alexandria, Christine, Jeremy Morrow, Katie Morrow, Jason, Kristen, Laura, Emily, Spencer, Andrew and Madison, most of who were attending the Christmas gathering. Leverne meant the world to his younger sister Bernadette, late brother Paul (Brigid) and brother John (Hilda) all of Peterborough, Ontario where Leverne was born and raised by his parents Frances and Bernard Jones. His large extended family included in-laws, Dick Rutherford (Marcie – predeceased), the late John Rutherford (Maureen), the late Pat Murphy (Jean) and the late Jim Macpherson (Betty). Leverne leaves behind many nieces, nephews and friends, including his bridge, golf & curling buddies- all important people in his life’s journey. Leverne was a devoted Catholic who, throughout his life, tirelessly supported his Church community and gracefully and humbly drew strength from his faith. Leverne graduated with a Hon. B.Comm from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish in 1956 and later from Queens University’s Masters of Education Program. Leverne first began teaching in Peterborough and ultimately completed a distinguished 25 year career with Ontario’s Ministry of Education while living in Sudbury, he retired in 1992 and made Barrie his retirement city. Leverne was a man of great intellect and quiet conviction and had a passionate pursuit for knowledge and understandings. He loved his many years going to “camp” on Lake Kawigimog (just south of Sudbury) to enjoy family and friends. As per Leverne’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Friends may be received at the JENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 152 Bradford St. Barrie, on Thursday, December 20th,  2018 from 2:00pm-4:00pm & 7:00pm-9:00pm. There will be a mass held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, on Friday December 21st, 2018 at 11:00am. Reception to follow. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Busby Centre. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.funeralhome.on.ca


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    The family has requested that donations be made to one of the following charities. Please click on the charity you prefer to make a donation to:
  • The Busby Centre


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I was a fellow curler and educator, had many interesting conversations with Laverne and enjoyed his sportsmanship. He will be missed at the Barrie Curling Club
By Gord Profit

Our sincere condolences to all your family at this very sad time.
By Dennis and Bett...

Sincere condolences to Mary and family at the loss of my cousin Laverne. A life well lived and will be missed. Gerry O'Neill
By Gerry and JoEll...

Mary: My sincere condolences to you and your family ...with many pleasant memories of growing up with you and Laverne in Peterborough. I will celebrate a Mass for his repose and your family intentions. Warmest Regards, Jack
By Msgr. John Pear...

Hilda and John, and Jones Family, My deepest sympathy at you grieve the loss of John's brother. My prayers are with all of you. Blessings, Sister June Nash, csj Peterborough, On.
By Sister June Nash,csj

Mary and Family We were saddened shocked to learn of Leverne’s passing.Please accept our sincere condolences.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Earl and Joan
By Earl and Joan Winter

We send our deepest sympathy to Mary and all your family.
By The Conlon Family


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