In Celebration of

Victor "Vic" Jones

October 2, 1936 -  December 11, 2020

After persevering through a lengthy decline in health, Vic passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday December 11, 2020 at the age of 84.

Vic was born in Toronto, Ontario on October 2, 1936 to his Father Harry Jones and Mother Muriel (McWilliams) Jones. The youngest of three children he grew up in Toronto where he met and married his wife Marilyn Fitzpatrick. Together they embarked on their journey and partnership which brought them to Ottawa in 1967 and formulated Capital Food Services which grew exponentially into multiple Food Services. He firmly believed in his CFS and Capones families that all employees were key elements in the business. As an entrepreneur Vic was committed to giving back. He led and participated in multi fundraising for the community. He was named Business Man of the year in 1985 and Restaurateur of the year in 1993.

Vic was predeceased by his parents and daughter Leanne Karen Jones. He is survived by his loving wife Marilyn of 60 years; Devoted Father of Steven Jones, Andrea Giampaolo (Michael); Proud Grandfather of Emma Jones, Carmelo Luca and Dante Giampaolo; Dear brother of Edwin (Sonya) Jones and Shirley (William) Firth.

Vic was an animal lover and sports enthusiast. He actively participated from childhood in hockey, golf, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed life outdoors and the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts. Family, friends and food were central components in his life.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions a Private Family Funeral Service will be held for Vic on Saturday December 19th at 11:00am. Those wishing to view the service online, please follow this link,

A video tribute can also be viewed at

The family wishes to thank Dr. McGuinty and her Ottawa Heart Institute Palliative Care Team, Champlain LHIN, Carefor Agency and front line workers, enabling us to care for him at home.

People wishing to honor Vic’s lifelong commitment to family and community can make donations to the Leanne Jones Memorial Endowment Fund through the Ottawa Hospital Foundation for continuing Nursing Education at or charity of choice.


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Dawson Belter 

Entered December 15, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to Marilyn and Family. Vic was such a friendly and genuine person.

Dawson Belter (former OXA member)

Edwin and Sonya Jones (Brother)

Entered December 15, 2020 from Berwick Nova. Scotia

Gone too soon and will be sorely missed.

Troy & Cheryl Gervais (Family friend)

Entered December 15, 2020

It is with a heavy heart I write this. I have always had the upmost respect for Vic. Our paths first crossed after dirt biking with Steve at the cottage many many years ago. As our friendship grew, so did my interactions with Vic & Marylin. I was always welcomed and was always treated like a member of the family. I will never forget Vic’s teasing and advise, all while puffing on a cigar.....He always had something for me to do before we could get out and play. He reinforced the meaning of working hard to achieve goals, and reminded me to enjoy the fruits of your labour. Many memories, many laughs and much sadness as I say goodbye to a friend, mentor and a great man.

Martin Doyle (Colleague)

Entered December 16, 2020 from Ottawa

Vic had such enthusiasm! I was always excited to be with him. He taught me so much in my early days at Carleton and later working with him at Capital Foods.

Rest in Peace Vic. You will be missed.

Marty Doyle

Sue Ellen Holst (Friend of Steve and Cathy)

Entered December 16, 2020 from Ottawa

Sending my deepest condolences to the Jones family. My father ( Emil Holst) often spoke highly of Victor as their paths crossed often in the business community. I had the privilege of meeting Victor just the one time and found him to be a kind, gentle soul. Rest easy Mr. Jones.


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