Jones, Anthony 'Tony' Hamilton

Jones, Anthony 'Tony' Hamilton

February 3rd, 2018

Peacefully at home on Saturday, February 3, 2018, with his loving family at his side, Mr. Anthony Hamilton Jones (Tony), of London, in his 71st year. Beloved husband and best friend of Sherry. Loving Dad of Scott (Heather) Jones, Jennifer Jones, Brent (Olivia) Jones, Neil (Beth) Miller, Shawn Miller and Darin (Liz) Miller. Proud Grandpa of James, Amy, Joshua, William, Brooklyn and Matthew. Awesome brother of Patricia Jones (Paul Rendle) and Joanne (Don) Steele. Tony was affectionately known as ‘Mr. Jones’ by many of the students and staff with whom he worked during 33 years with the T.V.D.S.B. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where a memorial service to celebrate his life will be conducted on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Tony are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

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douglas n.bainDear Family I was saddened to hear of the passing of Tony . I remember our conversations and his ready smile . May he rest in peace and may his loved ones who remain share the fond memories of the good and important times that you all shared yours sincerely doug bain from the Oakridge crowd
Susan and Bill PerkinsSusan and I have many fond memories of our times with Tony and his family especially during neighbourhood Hallowe'en visits and for our yearly fireworks displays on the road in front of our homes on Balcarres Road. I also have many lasting memories of coaching high school football with him during his tenure at Oakridge Secondary School. He was admired and respected by his student athletes and fellow coaches for his knowledge of the sport and the integrity with which he dealt with all situations both on the field and off. We also recall accompanying he and Brent to the National Wrestling Championships in Newfoundland during the worst snow storm in that province in 20 years. These were great times which will stay in our memories forever.
Nancy FaderDear Sherry and Family, I wish there were words to take your pain away, but there are none. Tony was truly loved. My heart goes out to you at this very sad time. Nancy
Bruce DupeeMy deepest sympathy to Scott,Jennifer and Brent on the loss of your dad.I still remember him from our childhood. My sympathies also to the grandchildren, families and friends that Tony had in his life.
Rick YoungTony was always one of the good guys in education. I had the honour of having him as my Principal at Banting Secondary School. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to Sherry and the rest of the family.
Monica and VitoOur deepest sympathy to you Sherry, and your family. Tony was a wonderful colleague, a dear friend and a true gentleman. He touched everyone he met. We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Ann & Bernd BergerDear Sherry, Bernd and I send our sincere condolences. We will miss his daily contacts and joie de vivre. Hold on to the fond memories that will be forever in your heart. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Ann
Vivian and John EmerySherry and family, It is with sincere sadness that Vivian and I have learned about Tony's sudden passing. I was at Althouse with Tony in the mid 70's and have many fond memories of our experiences over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Jone's family. Vivian and John
Charlene KnapmanSherry & Family, Please accept my condolences. Working with Tony at Saunders was an honour and pleasure. His legacy lives on every time someone exclaims “It’s a great day to be a Sabre”. I have so many great memories of working with Tony but one that stands out is his love of his family. He proudly displayed photos taken consistently at the same location with his loved ones around him. I loved that idea and my family has borrowed this tradition with our group Thanksgiving photo. -Charlene
bert and eileena sad day for everyone who knew tony he only had friends
Hillary MacDonaldMy deepest condolences to the entire family. Mr. Jones was a remarkable principle during my years at Banting S.S. (2004-2008). He cared so much about the students success both in the classroom and within the larger school community, and supported us in all our endeavours. Mr. Jones always had a smile on his face, and I can still hear his laugh from down the hall. May your memories bring you comfort as you grieve this loss. Prayers and love.
Glen and MarleneWe want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you. Our Condolences
Ellen & Dave AlpaughWe are very sorry for your loss. We worked with Tony when he was a teacher and a principal and always appreciated his respect and dedication to both students and teachers—always with a smile. We have great memories of Tony. Our thoughts are with you. Dave and Ellen
The Poker BoyzDear Sherry and Family, For many years we have had the great pleasure of spending virtually every other Monday night playing both poker and euchre with Tony. He always came with a smile, a funny story or two and a positive outlook on life. We will miss hearing him call his favorite poker game "the good, the bad and the ugly", but most of all we will very much miss just having Tony in our lives. We are so happy and thankful to have known Tony Jones!
Daryl and ChristineDear Sherry It is with great sadness that we learned of Tony’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. The wonderful memories you made and shared with Tony will be yours forever to be cherished as a valuable gift. God Bless you.
Debi & Ian HunterDear Sherry, Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Tony. He was always great fun and a pleasure to be with. He leaves great memories for his family and many friends and he will be missed.
Bruce & JudySo sorry to hear the sad news of Tony's passing. The memory of such a special person will live on Sherry and all the family are in our hearts
Bruce & JudySo sorry to hear the sad news of Tony's passing. The memory of such a special person will not be forgotten. Sherry and all the family are in our hearts
Nancy and Gary BentDearest Sherry You and I have been friends for many years and you and Tony were very special in our lives. I taught with Tony and was lucky to have him at a VP at Lucas and he indeed was a person who believed in giving kids a chance to succeed and made school so much fun for both staff and students. I fondly remember all our retreats with the Breakfast Club at Hessenland where we shared so many special moments. The world will be a different place without Tony and we will all treasure the years of cherished memories we have had. He will continue to cheer for the Leafs from above and maybe they will go all the way this year in his honour. Love you girl.
John PozzoSherry and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Tony was such a wonderful person and I consider it to have been an honour knowing him.That wonderful smile and great personality will be missed.His memory will live on in the countless young hockey players he coached and developed into fine young men.
MaryEllen SmithSherry and family, Tony was someone I always admired for his calm and positive outlook on life. While we never worked directly together, we were colleagues within the system and on the same professional organizations. He was Principal of Saunders S.S. when my older daughter graduated, and he made her day very special. From his stories, I could tell that he loved his family deeply and cherished every moment he shared with you and the children. My thoughts are with you at this time. MaryEllen
Donna and Roger ColeDear Sherry and Family, We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.
Graham BrownI was sorry to read of Tony’s passing. He was such a valued colleague on Principals’ Council. His quiet and incisive demeanour always commanded respect. He was always thinking of the welfare of the teachers who worked with him. More importantly, he deomonstrated at his core and abiding concern for his students. My condolences to the Jones family.
Bill &franWe are both so deeply saddened by this news, please know you are in our hearts and our thoughts and wish we could be there with you. We both share the loss of a beautiful person. Bill&Fran
Jerry and Brenda HealeyWe are deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of our friend, Tony Jones. We have known Sherry and Tony as friends, neighbours and colleagues and have the utmost respect for both of them. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sherry, the children and grandchildren at this very difficult time.
Bill ScriverMy deepest condolences to all Tony's family and friends. Tony was one of the kindest and caring principals at T.V.D.S.B , I ever had the pleasure to work for. R.I.P. Tony Bill
Joe&PiaOur hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Joe&Pia
Diane & Chris MerimeeDear Sherry, We are so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. It was our pleasure to know him. ACNE Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Diane & Chris MerimeeDear Sherry, We are so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. It was our pleasure to know him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Dennis and Sine PettitI will miss my friend Tony. We taught and coached together. Tony was one hellava good coach.We won a city championship at Oakridge. Tony was a good man and had the interests of his students and staff in forefront. Sine and I will miss you pal. Go in peace Den
Al & Mary McIntyreWe wish to express our deepest condolences. Al had the pleasure of working with Tony at Banting. He was a most supportive principal. His ready smile will be greatly missed. Al
Judy UpsdellSherry and family - So sorry to learn about Tony. He was a wonderful colleague who shared his wisdom and his sense of humour. I always appreciated his advice and support. He will be missed by many!
Don VarnellI was saddened to learn of Tony's passing. Tony was a supportive Stoneybrook Public School parent during my time as Principal. Working with Tony on a variety of committees and projects was a delightful experience. His leadership was appreciated by students, parents, colleagues and senior administrators.
Janice Bruce and Peter So very sorry to hear of Tony's passing. Sending our deepest condolences to you all.
Judy WebbSherry and Family, thinking of you today and in the days ahead as I remember Tony with great fondness. Judy
Greg HowardSherry and family, my deepest condolences. Tony was an amazing educator and I learned a lot from him. He will be missed. Thinking of you all!
Linda ZimmermanTony was a wonderful teacher and administrator. His sense of humour and common-sense approach to education made the learning environment he created a special place for students and staff. Tony's passing is a terrible loss for his family, his friends, and the community. He will be missed , but never forgotten. Linda Zimmerman
Wendy Anes HirscheggerDear Sherry and family, I was so saddened to hear of Tony's passing. When I worked in the OSSTF district office (2002-2006), he was always one of my favourite principals to work with because he was such a great supporter of his teachers and staff. Now that I am retired also, it was wonderful to reconnect with him at the "Chapter 11 ARM" meetings. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time! Wendy
Gary ThomsSherry. I just heard the sad news about Tony. He was always one of my favourite vice principals. Please know you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Mary and Gary Thoms.
Donna KnightSherry and family: So saddened to hear of your loss. Tony was such a caring, giving person, especially as I knew him as a principal. We will all miss his smile and sense of humour.
Bill GaddSherry and Family: I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Tony was "One of a Kind" and someone that took great interest in his schools. I would stand in the hall at Saunders with him in the mornings and he would greet students and comment on their prior nights sporting activities and how well they did.. He knew everyone's name and made them feel like they mattered . I know he will missed by anyone that had the honour to meet and work or socialize with him.
Mike and Lynn PhillipsSherry and Family, Tony was an amazing leader and person. His smile was infectious. We'll miss him. With love, Mike and Lynn Phillips
Rosaline OkosunSherry and family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of your husband and father. May God comfort you during this trying period. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a great administrator. Rosaline Okosun
Ty and Ellen HarriesSherry and family, We were saddened to hear about Tony's passing. Tony was a joy to work with.....he would stand in the hallway at Saunders every morning with a smile on his face, greeting students and teachers alike. His philosophy "family first" reflect his genuine empathy for his staff. Ty taught with Tony at Saunders in the Business Department and enjoyed his great sense of humour. He will be greatly missed. Ty and Ellen Harries
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