Cpl Francis Archibald "Corkey" Jones (Ret'd)

    • Gravestone Cpl Francis Archibald "Corkey" Jones (Ret'd)
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    We regret to advise of the death of Cpl Francis Archibald "Corkey" Jones (Ret'd) in Ottawa Hospital on 14 December 2004.

    Corkey joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1950 in Montreal and went to Korea with the 23rd Field Squadron (1952 - 53). Subsequent tours included 4 Field Squadron, Germany and United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt, but Corkey spent most of his career with 1 Field Squadron in Petawawa - retiring there in 1973.

    After retirement, Corkey was Manager of the Petawawa Civic Center for 20 years after it opened in 1975. He was also a Captain in the Village of Petawawa Volunteer Fire Department for more than 20 years and saved many lives and helped with the cleanup of the 1985 Petawawa Train Derailment. Corkey was a boundless contributor to many causes. He was a member of the Civitan Club for over 20 years and was awarded Civitan of The Year. Corkey dedicated more than 20 years to raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and received the Extra Mile Award for his work. Corkey also received The 2000 Ontario Volunteer Service Award for his years of dedication as a volunteer.

    A Korean Veterans Association and Royal Canadian Legion service was held on 17 December with a Chapel Service on 18 December.