Jason Robert Jones Passed away suddenly on December 23rd, 2021 at the young age of 41 years, of Warner, Alberta. Beloved Husband of Tracy Jones of Warner.
Jason was born at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital on April 2nd, 1980 to loving parents Robert & Dixie Jones and sister Kim Jones (Owen). Jason was an outgoing kid and always loved to go in the tractors or combine with his Dad when he could. His Mom, Dixie, was always the one that would have everything packed to go out on our family camping trips to Waterton or Ridge Park or on a plane somewhere warm.
Jason attended Warner School from K – 12 where he made so many friends that he was still very close with. Jason graduated high school in 1999 and then went to work briefly at the AIM Mustard plant in Warner. Jason then went to work for McKenzie Farms where he began to fall in love with farming. When working for McKenzie Farms an opportunity at the Triple W Gas Co Op came up in 2002 and Jason got the job. He attended NAIT and received his Gas Utility Operator ticket. He was still currently employed by Triple W Gas Co Op as a contractor and still enjoyed working with the employees’ he had built long lasting relationships with.
In 2003 Jason purchased land from RM Jones Farms and began his dream of farming on the side while still employed by Triple W. On July 12th, 2003 Jason and Tracy were married on one of the hottest days of summer. On April 22nd, 2013 when Jason and his Brother in Law, Jeff Belisle, bought land from Terry & Karen Nelson they teamed up to farm together. They were always turning and burning at harvest time.
Jason and Tracy were blessed with 3 incredible children Ethan (12), Ally (10) & Jackson (6). These 3 kids were the light in Jason's eyes. He was always telling people about them and sharing pictures of them. He was a very proud Dad. Jason loved working on the farm with Ethan, showing him how to weld, drive trucks and run the combine. Jason loved to help Ally with her horse Julie in any way he could, even fixing up an old trailer so she could haul her horse around this summer. He enjoyed having her around for lots of tractor and combine rides. Jason also loved to have Jackson along to farm, enjoyed shooting hoops with him, and playing uno. Jason loved riding anything motorized with the kids and ripping around the yard with them. Jason loved to take and watch the kids at their sporting events. He loved that all three kids played baseball and got to follow Ethan’s hockey journey and this year Jackson’s too.
When Jason didn’t have Tracy and the kids in a combine or running around for sports, they would be on camping trips in the mountains, Ridge Park or down in Merica at Whitefish or Kalispell. There were even trips to Cuba, Phoenix and Mexico.
Jason loved sports and was very athletic even with legs so skinny they couldn’t even hold his socks up. Jason mostly loved to play hockey in his younger years where he played Warner Minor Hockey and then in his later years with the Warner Rockets. In his older years Jason golfed and curled league at the Warner Curling Club. He held positions on the curling board for several years. He also curled numerous bonspiels in Southern Alberta. The Wrentham Bonspiel was his favourite! What could be better? Curling, cocktails and a big ass steak for supper! I bet a lot of you don’t have a jacket that says you won the 1st event at the Wrentham Bonspiel! Jason also loved being a part of the New Dayton gun club, the Warner Elks for over 20 years, as well as serving on the Sunshine Seed Cleaning Plant board in recent years. Besides Jason’s family his love was being a part of the Warner Volunteer Fire Department for over 26 years. Jason was Deputy Chief on the WVFD for over 10 years and loved every minute! Sometimes not as much when it was his combine on fire or when one of his best friends Mike McKenzie combines started his field on fire. Sometimes the J&T Jones Farm’s LTD was a frequent flier on the WVFD call sheets. Jason would either bring his own personal farm truck with water on it or his semi with a trailer full of water to fight fires.
Jason was always a very community minded guy and was always the first one to offer help to anyone that needed it. He was part of the idea to put in an outdoor arena beside the Warner Civic Center because of the COVID restrictions with the indoor ice. It was his idea to start the WVFD 1st Annual Santa Claus Parade & Fireworks Show and raised a ton of donations for the 2nd Annual Santa Claus Parade and Fireworks show this December.
Jason was predeceased by his Mother Dixie Jones and Father-In-Law Barry Thomas.
Jason will be survived by his loving wife Tracy Jones, son’s Ethan & Jackson and his daughter Ally of Warner. His loving Father Bob Jones. His Sister Kim Owen (Deven Owen); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. Jeff, Kathy, Hailey, Kaden & Ty Belisle of Warner. Bill, Shonna, Billy, Brandon & Aubrey Little of Montana. His Mother-in-Law Betty Jo Thomas and Brother in Law Rob Thomas of Warner.
A public Viewing will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at MARTIN BROTHERS RIVERVIEW CHAPEL, 610-4 Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Due to the fact that in person attendance at the visitation is limited, those who wish to attend may do so by selecting the ‘Click here to RSVP” link on Jason’s obituary to schedule an appointment. Or you may call Martin Brothers at (403) 328-2361 to schedule a time. Please do not arrive earlier than scheduled. 50 individuals will be allowed in every 15 minutes to meet with the family so please be mindful of the 15 minute window assigned to you.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Triple W Natural Gas Co-op Ltd, nw-11-4-17W4, Warner, AB T0K 2L0, with Pastor Jason Caroll officiating. We will be following the REP Program with the covid-19 restrictions. Everyone will need either their covid passport or a negative covid test. Please RSVP for the celebration of life to firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday, January 5, 2022 @ 12:00 noon as we have limited seating. There will be overflow seating at the Warner School gym. The family invites those who wish to watch the service VIA livestream by going to https://www.fhwebsites.org/ymb/obituary/Jason-Jones.
Interment will follow at a different date.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Warner Fireman’s Society Box 88 Warner, Alberta T0K 2L0.
To send flowers to Jason's family, please visit our floral store.
Attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 people, spread over 15 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot