Mary Ann Jones (Dyrkach)

07/03/1938 - 26/10/2021


Obituary For Mary Ann Jones (Dyrkach)

March 7, 1938 - October 26, 2021

Mary Ann Jones, (Mom) a long-time resident of Beaverlodge, AB, changed her address to Paradise on October 26, 2021, at the age of 83 years at Prairie Lake Hospice in Grande Prairie, AB.

Mary Ann was predeceased by her parents Walter and Dora Dyrkach and her husband William Jones.

Loving mother of Ron Jones (Gail) and Danny Jones (Liz) of Beaverlodge and Donna Jones of Barrie, ON.

Fondly remembered by her grandchildren; Courtney Jones (Tim), Darnell Jones (Julia) and Tyrell Jones (Erin), Charlie Schweitzer and Sydney Schweitzer (Dre), Dace Gilfillan (Marissa), Jayel Gilfillan (Jeremy), Kale Gilfillan (Hayley) and Rayna Gilfillan and great grandchildren Kase, Avery, Beau, Austin and Elliot.

Mary Ann leaves to mourn: her brothers Jim (Maxine), Bill (Faye) and Brian Dyrkach (Todd), sisters Margaret Heron (Glenn) and Rose McNeil (Calvin) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mom leaves a rich legacy of love and devotion. She will always be remembered for her cooking, baking, remembering everyone’s special days, their favorite foods, and her amazing gift of hospitality. We take comfort in knowing she and Dad are reunited and will be dearly missed until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donation may be made to the Grande Prairie Palliative Care Society or a charity of choice.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Clow and Dr. Barreth for their gift of care for our Mom.

Also, we want to acknowledge and thank the Beaverlodge Home Care Nurses and staff at the Prairie Lake Hospice in Grande Prairie, who went over and above during our Mom’s stay, serving her and our family in a way that was kind, loving, compassionate – it will never be forgotten.

Due to COVID regulations the celebration of life will be by invite only. A live streaming service will be available at 3pm, October 29, 2021 through

Condolences may be sent by visiting Bear Creek Funeral Home.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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  • Dear Ron, Danny & Donna. We sorrow with you in the loss of your dear mother Mary Ann, a precious lady. We also rejoice with you knowing we will all meet in heaven at that wonderful reunion party. Mary Ann was a very talented loving and caring lady & mother. We both valued the friendship of William & Mary Ann. Love and prayers Wendell & Ruth Rice.

  • So sorry to hear about your mom. I remember well her quiet spirit and kindness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Carman and Lynn Torgerson

  • My deepest sympathy to all of my cousins that have lost a very special person. She was a lovely person. Marilyn and Steve Robinson and family

  • Our heartfelt sympathy to the family of our dear Mary Ann at this time of deep sorrow. We will cherish the many precious memories of Mary Ann for her very kind and thoughtful ways. Another little angel in heaven tonight. Our love and prayers to you all. Verna and all her family, Tom and his family in Edmonton, Buddy Barker (Alicia's) son in Manitoba, Sally Bennett & Family (Irene's) daughter in Ontario.

  • To Ron, Danny, Donna and their families, to Jim, Bill, Margaret, Brian, Rose and their families we extend our most sincere condolences. Mary Ann blessed us in so many ways with her kindness and hospitality over the years that we lived near by. May you all be comforted as you celebrate her life. love and prayers from Dianne and Ed

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Mary Ann was such a special lady and we will miss seeing her every year on her way to Arizona. That was something that Gib and I always looked forward to! She was more than a sister-in-law to us. She was also such a very good friend. We will never forget her. She will always be in our hearts.

  • So sorry for your loss; she was a lovely lady. Mom said she was her best friend for 50 years! 💖

  • To the family of Mary Ann Jones. Sorry to hear the loss of a loved one, we know what you are going thru. With all our love. Ron & Deb Robinson Souris, MB

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