Vera Jones

1939 - 2023

Vera Mae Jones – of Neyaashiinigmiing, peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services Wiarton on Wednesday March 15, 2023 at the age of 84 years. Loving partner of 14 years to Gilbert Whitney. Proud mother of Mark Jones (Shantel), Tina (Doug Hannah), Grant Jones (Alyssa), Todd Jones (Arwen), Terry King, Frank Whitney (Diane), and Sheila Robson. Cherished grandma to Amanda Pacheco (Randy), Jody Jones, Jason Jones (Katherine), Devin Jones, Shondra Jones, Shannon Chapman (Adrian) Nimki Jones, Wasmo Jones, Josh Jones (Amy), Carla Jones, Mary Deleary (Blu), Blythe Keeshig, April Star Jones, Autumn Jones; great-grandma of 27; and great-great-grandma to 1 grandson. Lovingly remembered by Rez kids great grandchildren Christian, MaryRose, Mackenzie, Lucas, Michael, and Emma. And great-great grandson Remi J. Sister of Donald Whiteye, Terrance Whiteye (Nadine), Vaughan Whiteye (Vera), Jamie Whiteye (Mary), Gardenia Andrews, Patricia Ventimiglia (John), Jeanette McLeod, Wendy Elliott. Predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Lila; husband Robert Page Jones; sons, Michael Josh Jones, and Robert “Bob” Jones; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ben Whiteye (Joanne) Jim Whiteye (Barbara). Vera gained significant life changes from the Grandmother Teachings, sacred ceremonies, pipe ceremonies, drumming, dancing, and sacred fires on the beach. Her spirit is powerful and strong, then and now. Her body is now ashes, but not her spirit. If we learn to give a good life, we are the good life. Private family arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. A Celebration of Life will be announced in the summer. Donations to the Salvation Army Wiarton would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

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