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Eric Jones

July 27, 2021



March 27, 1972 to July 27, 2021


It is with great sadness that the family of Eric Jones announces his passing at the age of 49.  It was sudden and a great shock to all who knew and loved him.


Eric was born at the Women’s Pavilion in Winnipeg on March 27, 1972.  He passed away on July 27, 2021 at the Selkirk General Hospital – Emergency Dept.  He grew up, went to school and lived all his life in Selkirk. 


After finishing high school in Selkirk, he went to the University of Winnipeg and then on to Red River Community College where he completed a diploma in Accounting.  He then worked in the CIBC main office in Winnipeg.  After that he went back to Red River and completed Computer Programming.  He landed his dream job, working with computers as a web analyst for the provincial government in the Department of Infrastructure. 


Unfortunately, he struggled with health issues all his life.  He met those challenges, one after another, with bravery and courage.  As he grew older his health challenges increased, and finally overwhelmed him.  Throughout his life, when Eric encountered a seemingly insurmountable physical obstacle, he always figure out a way through or around it.  He never gave up.  He lived a very full life in spite of braces, then his scooter and finally his electric wheelchair.  Eric faced life with unbelievable courage.  And he was much loved by his family and everyone he befriended.


He is survived by his parents, Gerald and Maria Jones, his brother Brian Jones, his aunts and many cousins.


Due to Covid restrictions, a small private memorial service will be held at Gilbart’s Funeral Home in Selkirk on Wednesday, August 4 at 11:00 am.  The funeral will be livestreamed via the following link


Donations may be made in his memory to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome Research.


Many, many thanks and sincere gratitude to all the home care workers, doctors and nurses who helped Eric over the years, and especially the private home care who were our “angels” during the last year.


Eric, your passing has left a giant hole in our hearts and our lives, but our memories and our love for you will fill that hole.  May God wrap you in His everlasting arms. 


Goda nott elskan




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