Richard Alexander Jones
It is with hearts full of gratitude, that we surrender the life of Richard Alexander Jones to be in the near presence of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Richard Alexander Jones, 75, of Woodville, Kings Co., passed on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 in the Valley Regional Hospital, Kentville, surrounded by his wife and daughters. Born in Kentville, he was the son of the late Archibald and Eva (Jones) MacDonald.
We had the absolute pleasure of knowing him as a devoted Husband, faithful Father, and adored Grandfather. Richard had many pleasures in life; guitar playing, ham radio, woodworking and carving. There was never any questioning his priorities. It was most important to him to love God with all his heart, mind and spirit, and to love others as himself. He put his wife, family, church family and community above anything else and he served them to the very best of his ability. He served in many roles throughout his lifetime - deacon, trustee, finance committee member, chorister, Fire Fighter, member of the Militia, and was a member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. This kind and gentle man always made room for children; greeting and connecting with them in a simple, yet sincere way and making them feel welcomed and valued.
Richard spent the past several years embracing life - with Alzheimer’s but enjoyed spending his days at his home playing with his grandchildren, enjoying the outdoors, and spending summer evenings by the bay in Canada Creek.
Richard leaves behind the woman he always loved and continually cherished, Rosemary (Ball), his wife of nearly 50 years. He will be forever missed by his children, Rae-Anne (Anthony) Ward, Coldbrook; and Carys (Adam) Palmer, Grafton; his beloved grandchildren, Kamryn, Jordyn, Layne and Brooks Ward, Ryley and Lily Palmer; sister, Jean Killam, Greenwich; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Geraldine Turbitt, Phyllis Hale, Nona Vincent and Joyce Spidle. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The family has been overcome with emotion and gratitude as your messages of condolence and thoughts of prayer have been pouring in over these past few days. We knew that he was a wonderful man, but it is such a tribute to his legacy to hear how he impacted and inspired those around him, and how he led so many to God by living in Jesus' example.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 3, 2021 in Lakeview Cemetery, Lakeville, Kings Co., Pastors Jack and Audrey Carter officiating.
Now, as he greets his Creator face to face and is healed from all disease, he would like us to share his favourite verse of scripture for you to hold as your guide: Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me". Thank you Dad, for everything.
COVID-19 health regulations and physical distancing will be followed; masks are recommended. Please bring your own chair if you wish to be seated. An on-line webcast of the graveside service will be available on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Donations in memory may be made to the Woodville Baptist Church or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the White Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Kentville. To view the video webcast or to place an on-line condolence please visit: www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.