It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Cecil Ronald Jury on December 30, 2019 in his beloved city of Victoria, BC at the age of 94 years.
Dad was born in Minnedosa on March 20, 1925 to John and Mabel Jury, a brother for two year old sister, Evelyn. He was educated in Minnedosa and grew up on the family farm. As a teenager, Dad showed cattle at many fairs and won the Grand Champion at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. In 1943, he joined the RCAF and served until discharged in 1945.
Dad met, and for a lifetime, adored Leona Hutton. They were married on June 22, 1949. The two of them lived and farmed on the south side of Minnedosa and raised two sons, Don and Chris.
Dad enjoyed farming and “ being his own boss “ but had a number of off farm jobs as well. These included; Bennett’s mink ranch, Canada Post, Hutton’s Furniture and Electric and KB Ceramics and Flowers. Dad was never idle. He was involved in the United Church, Scouts parent’s group and served on town council. Dad had a real passion for the Royal Canadian Legion and was a life member. He was on the committee when Legion Gardens was built, and over the years held the positions of Branch 138 President, Zone Commander and District Secretary. In November of 2019, he received his 75 year membership pin. Another thing that Dad truly enjoyed was travelling. Plane, train, bus or car it didn’t matter. Mom and Dad visited most of North America and trips to Great Britain, Hawaii and China were sightseeing highlights. Besides travel, any time was good for a game of cards or coffee and a visit. Mom and Dad retired to Victoria, BC and there was always something on the agenda for every day of the many years enjoyed there. If you visited, CR was more than happy to be your tour guide on the island.
Above all, Dad loved his family. There was always time for the boys and a never ending amount of support and he absolutely adored mom. Sadly, after 65 years of marriage, she predeceased him on July 1, 2014. He is survived by his sons Don ( Marlene ) and Chris; grandchildren Stephanie (Tamir ),Michael (Jessica ), Angela (Morgan), and Amber (Jeremy ); great-grandchildren Nathan, Ryan, Tryss and Lawsyn. He is also survived by brother-in-law Tommy Delgaty and brother- in-law and sister-in-law Cliff and Joan Cunningham as well as many nieces and nephews.
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