It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing, at home, of Judy Levett Jones, on October 13, 2016 at the young age of 65, after complications of a three year battle with cancer.
Born Judy Levett Piket, the twin daughter of Leonard and Madeline (Graham) Piket, on October 25, 1950 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and raised in Union Bay where she attended Union Bay Elementary and Lake Trail Junior before continuing at Vocational School. She worked at restaurants in Hope, florists shops in Courtenay and Buckley Bay Store. Visiting with her uncle and aunt in Birtle, Manitoba she met her future husband, John Jones. They married at Cumberland Untied Church on September 14, 1974 and returned to Manitoba where John was general manager of credit unions. Their son, Graham, was born at Russell District Hospital in 1975. Judy worked at the local post office in Foxwarren during the Christmas season.
The family moved, in 1978, to the Comox Valley where John accepted the position of accountant at Laver’s Dept. Stores, at Courtenay, Campbell and Marshall Wells. Their second son, Anthony was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1980.
Judy worked for Tom Moore at Glacier Lanes with her twin sister, Trudy for several years, then winter months, at guest services on Mt. Washington Resort. Later she worked, with John, as owners of Royston Shell Service until 1997. For 18 years they managed Cumberland Lake Park and Campground, the last year at Courtenay Fish and Game campground where a fire destroyed all their possessions.
Judy was a ‘Rebecca’ for many years, a ‘Harmony Lodge’ member, Cumberland Empire Days committee member and organized a crib night and Friday mixed darts at the Legion.
Judy is predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Madeline (Graham) Piket. Survived by her sons Graham (Jolene) and Anthony (Stacey); grandsons Aiden and Corey; brother Anthony (Noelle) Piket, twin sister Trudy Soganic; stepdaughters Katelyn, Jessica and Dana; and several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Nap, Dr. Camacho, Comox Valley health nurses and home support, especially the 3rd floor staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital, and those during her short stay at home. The family are very grateful.
A special open house invitation to those who knew Judy will be held at 3338 2nd Street, Cumberland, on Saturday October 22, 2016 at 1pm.
In leiu of flowers, donations may be made, in Judy’s name, to the Canadian Cancer Society or Comox Valley Hospice Foundation.
Please join us in remembering Judy by visiting our memorial at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com.