Obituary: Cliff Jones

Cliff was born May 6, 1940 in Vancouver and passed away on November 23, 2021, surrounded by loved ones.

Cliff lived and worked on Salt Spring Island since 1970 (on and off) and his wife Shelley Nitikman still lives here.

Cliff led an immense life that was always large, loud, and full of passion – a life that cannot be reduced to words. Fast cars, nautical adventures (and disasters), good food, fine wines, and music. Cliff was always moving and never stopped working, even to his last days. He drove taxi, ran a Jazz Club, was a carpenter, a teacher, sold wine, was a PR Director at the Vancouver Art Institute, and left a lasting legacy in the Canadian music Industry. Cliff met countless people; his family and friends were his deepest joy. Everyone felt his love and loyalty and probably has a unique (and likely crazy) story about Cliff.

Cliff was predeceased by his parents and younger brother. He is survived by Shelley, her children and their families, by his brother Roy and his family, his nephew David, and many close friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held soon.

November 30, 2021 9:01 AM

  • rubydancer says:

    Cliffs death is so shocking and sad. He just always seemed so vibrant. I wonder how he passed. I was sure Shelley passed a few years ago.