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William John (Bill) Jones passed away suddenly on the Coquihalla Highway, between Merritt and Kelowna on Friday afternoon, July 25, 2014 at the age of 75 years.

Born in Saltcoats, Saskatchewan on February 14, 1939. Bill lived a full and active life, gaining great respect in the Province for his work ethic in the Construction Industry. Bill started running big equipment at the age of 15, he was a member of the Operating Engineer Local 115 since 1963, having worked on Mica Dam, Revelstoke Dam, Coquihalla, Fort Nelson, and everywhere between. He was a great operator, as well a good Foreman, believed in being fair with the men, who all where friends.

In his younger years Bill was an avid water skier, Downhill snow skier, curler, and faithful with his boys on the waters of Mara Lake and Shuswap Lake. Driving and mileage was a passion, trips to Arizona, Alaska, Florida, the Coastal area of our large Province could be done with no warning or hesitation.

He leaves his two sons, Keith (Vivienne) and Kyle, grandchildren, Kayleen (21), Rayanne(15) and Janelle (10) and a host of friends.

Cremation with a family graveside service will be held in the family plot at Solsqua Cemetery, Sicamous, BC

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Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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