The Daily Times-Gazette (Oshawa) June 21, 1948


John George Jones, Brooklin implement dealer, 63, passed away in his sleep about noon, Thursday, June 17. He had a heart attack in the morning.

Mr. Jones, who was born on July 4, 1884, the son of Mary Ann Ross and John Jones, lived in Ontario all his life and in the village of Brooklin for 36 years. He was raised in the Mt. Zion district and married Maud Shantz, a schoolteacher. They moved to Balsam where they lived until he and his brother Uriah bought the Brooklin hardware business. When they sold out Mr. Jones took over the International Farm Implement agency for Brooklin and district. He was forced to give this up a few years ago because of a stroke but until the time of his death he supplied his friends and former customers with parts.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, a daughter Myrtle Jones, who is a schoolteacher, a brother, Uriah, who is a real estate agent in Oshawa, and a sister, Bertha, of Whitby.

The funeral was held from the Jones' home at 2:30 Saturday afternoon with interment later at Groveside Cemetery, Brooklin. Pall-bearers were: Fred Jones, Ralph Jones, Merle Ross, Thomas Ross, Harold Spencer, Allan Jones, all relatives.