June 11, 1929 – February 26, 2019
Valerie June Jones, (nee Ker), the youngest daughter of Bernard Russell Ker and Louise (nee Durand) of Victoria, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2019 in Castlegar BC.
June took genuine pleasure in the outdoors, boating, fishing, gardening, reading and spending time and celebrating occasions with her family. Her smile always lit up a room wherever she went. Her thoughtfulness and kindnesses never went unnoticed.
She will be lovingly remembered by her children and family; Ian of Calgary, Gordon (Hiedi) of Regina, Kathy (Grant) of Castlegar and Diana (Francesco) of Nanaimo. Her ten grandchildren: Brendan, Lisa (Dave), Bradley, John, Jeffery, Stacey (Teidje), Cydney (Michael), Jessica, Connor and Victoria, as well as, her two great granddaughters Harlequin and Aubrey; her four nieces Paula Arsens (Scott), Susan McInnis (Ian), Linda Crossley, Sandra Pittana (Michael), her cousin Elspeth (Jim) Helmcken and their families and her many life-time friends, “Johnny” and her caregivers. June was predeceased by her loving husband of 60+ years, Peter in 2013 and her parents and two sisters; Diana Arsens and Daphne Rowan-Legg.
The family wishes to specially thank Francis Lockerby for her compassionate care and friendship of June, as well as the doctors (especially Dr. Van), nurses, caregivers and Mary, who all helped keep her later years bright, interesting and as healthy as possible.
Honouring her wishes, cremation has taken place.
In honour of Mum we will be having an afternoon tea at her home, 1401 Meadowbrook Drive, Castlegar on Sunday March 31st at 1 pm until 4 pm. Please feel welcome to come and share your June memories.
Friends and relatives are also invited to a Celebration of June’s life, at 1 pm Saturday July 27, 2019 at Goward House in Victoria BC. In living memory of June, a tree will be planted at her birth home; Abbeymoore Manor in Victoria.