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Truckin’ was in Don Stoner’s blood. So was coffee but that goes with the territory.

Don lived in Edmonton. The run to Winnipeg he knew like the back of his hand.

For One Hour

Just beyond Winnipeg lived his granddaughter, Kylie. In Chelmsford, Ontario.

After making a run to Winnipeg, he decided to go and see her.

From Winnipeg he drove through Hawk Lake,
Thunder Bay,
Terrace Bay,
Sault Ste Marie,
Bruce Mines,
Blind River,
and then jogged north to Chelmsford.

That’s one thousand, six hundred and ninety three kilometers – one way.

All for one hour.

With a granddaughter who was way too young for coffee.

At Tim Horton’s.

Extravagant Love

Says a lot about the man.

And about love.

Extravagant love.

Don Stoner passed away on June 27th, 2017. His granddaughter Kylie made the trip from Chelmsford to Edmonton to be at her grampa’s memorial.

Fourteen years previous Don’s wife Vicki died of cancer. He cared for her at home until he no longer could.

Vicki’s most painful days were soothed because she never worried about being alone.

Don and Vicki were a part of God’s family at Central/North Pointe. They’re re-united in heaven now because of God’s extravagant love in Jesus.

He came from heaven to earth, to show the way for people like Vicki, Don, Kylie and you.

APPLICATION: What or who stands out as an example in your life of extravagant love? Please leave a comment below.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers


  • D says:

    PB you write with such care and compassion. God bless as you are a comfort to those you counsel.

  • Such a wonderful true “heart” story, which I immediately posted on my website: Daily balance 4!!!
    How good to share this journey with others!
    Thanks Pastor Bob

  • Shane Symyrozum says:

    Thank you, Pastor Bob. Vicki was a wonderful volunteer at the Chapel that I had a special connection with. She was sooooo encouraging. Her final days were hard, but her eternity is now complete with Don. What a blessing.

  • Bob Jones says:

    MarketPlace Chapel – and the new version – is a great work. So glad Vicki found a cheerleader in you as her leader. Thanks Shane for commenting and staying connected. Great respect for you and Barb.

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