Michelle Katherine Jones passed away in Salmon Arm, B.C. on February 16, 2012 at the age of 18 years. A Celebration of Michelle’s Life will be held from the Revelstoke Community Center on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Matthew Carter officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are: Christina Hui, Sonya Goodman, Emily Smith, Michelle Barisoff, Emma Magarian, Karina Foisy, Catherine Dyck and Kaarina Duncan.
In lieu of flowers and food, memorial contributions may be made to the Michelle Jones Scholarship Fund in care of the Revelstoke Community Foundation, P.O. Box 2398, Revelstoke, B.C. V0E 2S0.
Michelle was born in Revelstoke on December 17, 1993 and was a lifelong resident, graduating from Revelstoke Secondary School in June 2011.
Michelle was a very kind and loving young woman who was actively involved in many activities in the community. She volunteered at Mt. Cartier Court Extended Care, cut lawns for some of her neighbourhood seniors, loved babysitting, cheerleading, participated with her prom committee and was on the honour role for her entire life. Michelle loved sports and was involved with soccer, golf, skiing – downhill and cross country, tubing, swimming, water skiing, fishing, going for walks and paddling her kayak. Her hobbies included cooking, baking, decorating cakes, looking through her telescope, playing the flute and organ and she loved singing karaoke. Michelle was very proud of her car, a 2005 Pontiac Wave which she purchased on her own. As a young woman, Michelle also loved shopping which included makeup, jewellery and clothes. She worked as a baker at La Baguette since August 2011 and at Zala’s Steakhouse as a bus girl for 5 years.
Michelle was predeceased by grandfather David Jones in February 2009; grandmother Winnie Stankoven in August 2009 and Uncle John Cotter in July 2002.
She is survived by her parents: Dave & Brenda Jones of Revelstoke; siblings: Amanda of Revelstoke and Jeff of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; half sister and brother; Elysia Jones of Revelstoke and Mike Jones of Calgary; grandparents: Gus Stankoven of Kamloops and June Jones of Kamloops; uncles & aunts: Bill (Lorna) Stankoven of Victoria, Larry (Franca) Stankoven of Enderby, Fred (Linda) Iadarola of Kamloops, Wes (Deana) Stankoven of Kamloops, Rodger (Patricia) Hort of Kamloops, Lorraine Cotter-Jones of Lillooet & Rose Tremolada of Kamloops; cousins: Christina (Benjamin), Devin, Brennan and Garrett Stankoven; Amy (Trevor) Volpatti, Amber (Adam), Steven and Samuel Stankoven; Eric, Jenna and Melissa Iadarola; Logan and Macie Stankoven. Michelle is also survived by numerous good friends and acquaintances
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Michelle’s obituary notice at: www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke