Archie Jones - 1922-2013

All Old Sedberghians will be saddened to hear of the death of Archie Jones, past teacher at Sedbergh.

 

The following are excerpts of the Obituary from the Montreal Gazette:

 

"Archie passed away quietly on February 24, 2013. Loving husband of the late Helen Proudfoot, and beloved father of Will('70).

 

Archie served in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve on the North Atlantic Patrol from 1943 to 1945. He taught at Sedbergh from 1952 to 1955. He went on to Macdonald College in 1956 to become the first lecturer in Woodlot Management, beginning a long career as teacher, mentor, and researcher at the College and  the Morgan Arboretum. He greatly enjoyed his work with farmers and maple syrup producers in Quebec. He enjoyed nature, spending many summers in his cottage on Georgian Bay. In his later years he rekindled his passion for art and became a much admired landscape watercolourist.

 

Archie's funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 1pm at St. George's Church, 23 Perrault Ave., Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que. A memorial service to remember Archie and Helen will be held in Toronto on Monday, March 11th at 1pm at the St. James Cemetery, 635 Parliament Street.

 

Anyone wishing to remember Archie in deed may give to St. George's Church in Ste. Anne de Bellevue or to the Morgan Arboretum, Macdonald College of McGill University, in Ste. Anne de Bellevue."

 

Sincere condolences to Will and to the rest of Archie's family from all of us who knew him and who had the privilege of being taught by him. We all remember both Archie and Helen with great fondness.