Lauranna Marie Jones passed away peacefully on Friday, March 3 in her 102nd year at Cobble Creek Residence. Laura was a caring, kind, and independent person who lived a full life. She was a devoted wife and mother, but also knew she wanted to contribute something more.
She obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbour and her master's in education (MEd) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. She became Supervisor of Adult Learning at Georgian College during the 70s, a time when higher education for women was still hard to attain. Laura found herself in the role of Women's Advisor for the college and helped foster equal opportunities in education and in the workplace for countless women, tirelessly working extra hours to help them to achieve their goals. After retirement, she learned how to hand-weave beautiful tapestries and enjoyed painting nature scenes and the lakeshore of Lake Simcoe with watercolours. Laura was also a fan of theatrical performances at the Stratford Festival, a devout CBC Radio listener, and every Saturday afternoon, she would be tuned in to the Metropolitan Opera Company from New York on her radio.
Please join us in remembering Lauranna.