Bob Jones

Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 40 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring others through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, reading, and ball hockey. I'm a fan of the Esks, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

8 Comments

  • Shane Symyrozum says:

    Thank you Pastor Bob for a wonderful eulogy. I smiled through every word. John regularly came by the Chapel. I milked the cow many a times, as well as watched John pray for people who smoked. He was one of a kind. His mind is now sharper than a tack and his eyesight like a hawk. I look forward to seeing him again. Kindest
    regards, Shane Symyrozum.

  • Carole Holmes Schlachta says:

    What is there to say about the wonderful loving man.
    God thank you for John and what he has done for many people.
    A selfless and loving man, to be sure.
    Jesus bless him as he is with you now for eternity.
    Amen

  • Maxine Ball says:

    Thank you, Rev. Bob, for doing such a great job of this writeup! How sad John’s family never knew this man. How wonderful someone took the time to introduce him to Jesus! What an influence he was. John was a part of Moose Lake Camp for many summers, and his booming voice saying “Hello” in the mornings, as he made his rounds in the RV section, will be missed! Wish I had known more of his story then. He’s definitely written up in God’s books, and will be rewarded!

  • Bob Jones says:

    Thank you Maxine for commenting. His family will read your comments and will be filled in on more of John’s life and activities.

  • Bob Jones says:

    Hi Shane. Thank you for leaving a comment about John’s connection at MarketPlace Chapel. John sure got around. In his own way, he may have been one of the best known “unknowns” in the Edmonton region. People talk of creating “platforms.” He had no footprint on social media but he left an imprint on so many.

  • Jill Burns says:

    John was truly a one of a kind. We had opportunity to host John in our home several times, mostly because he finally told us one Sunday many years ago I t was time for us to fellowship. That was John. He made sure we knew when it was time for us to have him over again. No pretence, just truth.

    He was an easy guest. When asked what he would like, the answer was the same the first two times so we stopped asking – grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, orange juice and any dessert as long as there was some. Leftover sweets happily taken home. After lunch, always time for reading the Word and prayer, which yes, pretty much always included prayer for smokers and other addictions and that our kids would never fall into addictive behaviour. If there was time, we’d walk the yard or share an activity like doing the limbo. He wasn’t so sure about that one, but had a good laugh watching us. By 2 PM he was done, time to go home for an afternoon nap and to listen to tapes. John never wore out our welcome.

    I regret we didn’t have John over the last far too many months and didn’t get to say good bye in his final days. “Farewell” will be a heavenly “Hello” instead, his hug a welcome one.

  • Bob Jones says:

    Well said Jill and well served. The Burns were a part of John’s extended family, like the Joneses.

  • Amber says:

    He surprised me one Sunday by saying hello, He remembered my baptism, which had happened a couple of years before and always had a smile for me even though my attendance is shall we say not great. I’m sad that i didn’t give myself a chance to know him.

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