OBITUARY

Douglas (Doug) A. Jones

8 December , 193810 April , 2019
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Born in Toronto on December 8th, 1938 Doug passed away peacefully at Markham Stouffville Hospital on April 10, 2019 after a courageous 11 month battle with Glioblastoma. Beloved husband of Susan for 50 years. Loving Dad of Karen (Pete Hencher) and Laurie (Derek Parker). Cherished Grandad of Olivia, Kurt, Connor and Hayley. Survived by his sisters Marilyn (Margery Smith) and Janice (Morrow Stevenson), Sister and Brother in law Linda and Keith Worth, along with nieces and nephews. Doug will be lovingly remembered and missed by his family and friends forever. Doug felt blessed and grateful for the 60 years he worked in the Communications Industry making many friends along the way. A Celebration of life will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Thursday April 18 from 2-5pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Program or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Biography: Mr. Jones had an extensive and impressive career in the communications industry in Canada, the United States and Europe. His work spanned four decades including RF network development, sales, marketing, acquisitions, product development, and manufacturing. Mr. Jones worked at Motorola for thirty-three years in all aspects of the business and for five years was Vice President and Director of Canadian Land Mobile operations. Mr. Jones was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sinclair Technologies for ten years. Mr. Jones formed Douglas A. Jones Consulting Services in 2003 to provide consulting and advisory services to the communications industry. Mr. Jones was a director of Baylin Technologies from 2013 when the company commenced its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange until his retirement in 2018. Mr. Jones was an important technical and business contributor to management, the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors while working with Baylin. Previously Mr. Jones was a director at Kaval Technologies, Sinclair Technologies. He was a member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (U.S.A.), as a communications industry representative for 15 years between 1997 and 2012.

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Douglas (Doug) A. Jones

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Lissa Sinclair

18 April 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Doug's passing. He was a wonderful man and taught me so much. My deepest sympathies to you all.

David Daniel

17 April 2019

It is with deep regret that I heard of Doug Jones’s passing. When I first met Doug, it was evident that he had a high level of integrity and that at the same time was a very competent executive. I had the honour and privilege to have worked for Doug at both Motorola Canada and Sinclair Technologies. He treated every person from the production line worker to the most senior executive, both male and female, with the utmost of respect and humility. Doug had a very positive impact on the Canadian wireless industry during his career, the era of the most rapid change and growth in its history.

My wife Susan and I wish Doug’s wife Susan and her family all the best for the future.

David Daniel, Washago Ontario

Mike Valentini

17 April 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Dougs passing.
Please accept my deepest sympathy.

As I read some of the messages it truly reinforces my believe that Doug was a great man.
Having known Doug as an occasional driver in the last 15 years or so, we solved most of the worlds problems on the long drives to Montreal, Windsor, North Bay etc.

Being in Dougs company for many long hours I learned a lot about life and financial matters from him. He was always encouraging and a great mentor to me.
Thank you Doug, you will be greatly missed.
PS. You forgot to give me a phone number to reach you up in heaven.

Mike Valentini

Frank Maw

16 April 2019


I met Doug in the fall of 1989 when I first joined Motorola Canada as VP-GM of Ultrapage, Motorola’s new paging services division. Doug immediately took me under his wing while I learned the ropes and met my many fellow employees. Doug had the assignment in those days of buying as many paging companies and telephone answering services as possible. He was under a lot of pressure to move quickly but he always had lots of time to mentor and support me during my early days with the company. Doug had tremendous insight into peoples’ character and their motivations. I suppose that’s what made him such a great negotiator for Motorola. For my part, his insight and advice certainly helped me to avoid many pitfalls and to become productive in short order. I will always appreciate Doug’s generous spirit, witty sense of humour, his always positive nature and high energy level. I will be forever grateful for the time that I spent with Doug during our Motorola years and am sorry that he has left us.
Frank Maw

PETER HENCHER

16 April 2019

Doug always treated people with respect, love and admiration from the first moment of meeting. A firm handshake, a friendly smile, a powerful embrace. The respect and admiration always came flooding back to Doug through his life long friendships, business associates, and family.
You welcomed Connor and me into your family whole heartedly; for that I am truly grateful. A great listener who always wanting to converse about family, food, travel, and the Leafs. I particularly enjoyed our talks about business; your wisdom and advice.
As a testament to his business knowledge, leadership and work ethic in the telecommunications industry, Doug worked right into his 79th year. He was always considered relevant and a true leader who was well respected in the industry. I look up to Doug for this accomplishment.
Most importantly, what made Doug so special in my eyes, was that he was the father of two and grandfather of four and a husband of 50 years. Everyone looked up to him with respect, love, and admiration, because that is what he gave to them.

Karen Hencher

14 April 2019

Those of you that were lucky enough to know my dad know just how wonderful a man he was! He was liked by all and he always found the good in others! He had a sense of humour that was all his own, and he could bring a smile to anyone's face. He was an accomplished businessman, a loving husband, and the best Dad ever! He IS my hero and always will be! Love you Dad, We will miss you and we will think of you everyday!

I would like to leave you with this memory of dad and I invite all of you to share your memories on line.
- My dad has always loved and enjoyed his food! Laurie and I decided to make some "special muffins" for our mom and dad one April Fool's day many years ago.....you may see where this is going!?! The special part was essentially anything and everything we could find in the kitchen to add to the muffins! Mom, takes a bite and tries not to make a face and sits there politely and does not eat anymore. Dad, well he takes a bite and continues to finish it off (and to the amazement of Laurie and I) he reaches for ANOTHER muffin commenting how good they were! So he was not exactly a connoisseur of food...but really, who cares! He liked what he liked and it made him happy and THAT is what mattered! :)

Colleen Rogerson

11 April 2019

Aunt Susan , Karen and Laurie I am so sorry I cannot be there, but I will be there in spirit. I will always remember the good times on Meadowbank Road love you always and forever

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Biography

Mr. Jones had an extensive and impressive career in the communications industry in Canada, the United States and Europe. His work spanned four decades including RF network development, sales, marketing, acquisitions, product development, and manufacturing. Mr. Jones worked at Motorola for thirty-three years in all aspects of the business and for five years was Vice President and Director of Canadian Land Mobile operations. Mr. Jones was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sinclair Technologies for ten years. Mr. Jones formed Douglas A. Jones Consulting Services in 2003 to provide consulting and advisory services to the communications industry.
Mr. Jones was a director of Baylin Technologies from 2013 when the company commenced its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange until his retirement in 2018. Mr. Jones was an important technical and business contributor to management, the Audit Committee and the Board of Directors while working with Baylin. Previously Mr. Jones was a director at Kaval Technologies, Sinclair Technologies. He was a member of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (U.S.A.), as a communications industry representative for 15 years between 1997 and 2012.