Private Justin Jones
Private Justin Peter Jones was born on November 24, 1987 in Grand Falls, Newfoundland to Anthony & Rowena Jones. Lured by the challenge that a life in the military offered, he wanted to serve in the Canadian Forces for as long as his family can remember.
Justin enrolled in the Canadian Forces in October 2006. Upon completion of his Basic Infantry Training, Justin was posted to 2RCR in Gagetown, New Brunswick. He ventured to Afghanistan on September 16, 2008 with Golf Company, 2 RCR, where he deployed with the KPRT (Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team).
"Jonesy", as he was affectionately known, loved his family, his friends and his country. While on leave from tour, he returned to Newfoundland where he celebrated an early Christmas with his family and marked his grandparents' 50th anniversary.His devoted affection toward his wife, Kayla Madsen, was unwavering. She was his number one priority, committing himself to her completely.
He was a believer, a dreamer, and an achiever. He always gave 100% to everything he undertook and because of Justin's 'get-up-and-go' mentality, a lot of people were touched by him. The soldiers with whom he served in the 2nd Battalion were indeed touched by his cheerful nature and infectious smile.
Death leaved a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Anthony and Rowena Jones