Velma Rose Jones

A photo of Velma Rose Jones

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Velma Rose Jones who passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on September 19, 2022 at the age of 96. Velma was born in Raleigh Township on February 28, 1926 and was the daughter of the late Clinton and Ellen Bentley. Beloved wife of the late Dexter Gore and George Jones. Dear mother to Edna Jones, Gloria Stewart, Vada Thompson-Tait (Don), Philip Gore, Lisa Moore, Linda Sinclair, Roland Gore (Donna), Richard Gore, and predeceased by Douglas Gore, Gerald Gore, and Leatta Buschemeyer. Mother in law to Barb Gore and Brian Buschemeyer. Velma was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Sister to Betty Fiorentino, Sharon Kingwell (Lawrence), Doreen Jaques, Dianne Bentley, Sarah Rozee, Marjorie Hillis (Doug), John Bentley and predeceased by brothers Louis, Leonard, Harry, and William ‘Bill’ Bentley. Velma formerly worked at the Southwestern Regional Centre in Pediatrics, North American Plastics in Wallaceburg, and was a school bus driver for the Denure’s in Chatham. Thank you to all the kind supporting staff from Bayshore Community Care for their years of service. Visitation will take place on Friday September 23, 2022 at the funeral home, 60 Stanley St. in Blenheim from 7:00pm until 9:00pm. A service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 2:00pm with visiting one hour prior to the service. To watch the live stream of the service please click the following link to register:  Interment at Pardoville-Union Cemetery to follow. Donations made to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at  A tribute to Velma’s life may be viewed by clicking the following link:


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Vada, Don, Edna and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless

I always knew of Aunt Velma as mom's older sister. She exhibited a stately manner to people she met for the first time, but as she got to know you, her sharp sense of humour and wit became evident, as well as a warm and embracing smile. Her life is a testimony to strength and resilience. Aunt Velma will certainly be missed.

Condolence Andrea and Family, Sorry to hear passing away of your awesome and amazing grandma. You are in my prayer during the difficult time. But remember the good time you shared with your grandma.

To the family of Aunt Velma, condolences to you on the loss of your mother, grandma and great-grandma. Over the years I enjoyed many visits with Velma, and saw her just over a month ago while in the area. It was great to see her and will always remember her strength, fortitude and love of fun. She will be missed.

What a long and Blessed Life. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

I love your grandma, we will miss you