85 years, May 2, 2020
Beloved husband of Eleanor, married in the summer of 1956 and were in their 64th year together.
Dear father of Shari Jones, grandfather of Rachel Carey, Andrew (Kim) Carey, great grandfather of Andrew's daughter Isabella; father of Cindy and Rich McCann, grandfather of Allison and Jessica McCann; father of Lynda and Dale Tetzlaff, grandfather of Matthew (Myranda), Justin (Kristy Lodewyks), and Mitchell (Michelle) Tetzlaff, and great grandfather of Matthew's daughter Brielle; and father of Michael Jones (Justin White).
Dear brother of Elsie (Jim) Hutchins, Earl (Lorell) Jones and Russell (Margaret) Jones.
Ivan and Eleanor purchased the lot on the 8th concession building a lifetime of memories on the farm and raising their family together. In addition to the farm, Ivan worked at and retired from Loblaws with over 46 years of service. He was well known in the community, always ready to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbours, and an active volunteer who regularly donated his time to the Salvation Army Foodbank throughout the years, and helped coordinate and prepare the food baskets for the annual Christmas drive. Ivan was a life long member of the United Church, was an elder and was an active member participating in Men’s choir and various fundraisers for church missions. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses at Windsor Regional Met Campus, the Urology Clinic, Erie Shores Healthcare, and a special thank you to those at Erie Shores Hospice including its volunteers for their excellent care. A Funeral Service with the family was held at the Reid Funeral Home, officiated by Rev. Paul Rodey. For those who could not be there in person we felt your love. Interment was at Erie Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations in Ivan’s memory may be made by cheque sent to Reid Funeral Home, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) for the Leamington United Church, Erie Shores Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society or online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca