Dr. William (Bill) Ernest Jones
1936 - 2024
Dr. William (Bill) Ernest Jones
Requested Charity
Sackville Cemetery, Sackville, NB
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Dr. William E. Jones (Bill), 87, of Halifax, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 16, 2024. Born in Sackville, NB, he was the son of the late Jennie and Fred Jones.

Bill lived a long, happy, and healthy life with his loving wife of 65 years, Norma Jones, and their four daughters: Mary Ellen Nurse (Andrew), Jennifer Jones (Mike), Sarah Jones (Lawrence), and Katherine Jones. He took great pride in his family, especially his 8 grandchildren: Hayden Nurse (Meaghan), Noah Jones (Melissa), Bryn Nurse (Justin), Connor Hagar (Madison), Melody Hagar, William Jones, Molly Jones, and Myles Jones, who will all dearly miss him. He will also be missed by his brothers, Walter (Gaye) and David (Jane).

In his early life, Bill began his career as a chemistry professor at Dalhousie University. In 1989, he became Dean of Science at St. Mary's University and later served as Vice President at Windsor University in Ontario. Even after retiring, he remained dedicated to research, fueled by his passion for academia.

Bill and Norma cherished each summer at their cottage in Murray Corner, NB., where Bill could often be found mowing the lawn, tending the garden, woodworking, playing cards, or swimming in the Northumberland Strait. Bill liked to stay busy, and he was always looking for new projects or obstacles to tackle. 

Bill will be fondly remembered for his warmth, wisdom, and dedication to his family and friends.

Arrangements are in care of Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS. 

Donations in memory of William may be made to the Sackville Cemetery, Sackville, NB.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the online memorial at www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.

Dr. William (Bill) Ernest Jones