Brian Jones, vice-president of Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing magazine, has died at home, after a long battle with cancer. He was 65 years old.

Born in 1952, Jones earned his MBA from McMaster University in mid-career. He served with various companies in his working life as well as later earning a living as a consultant on business and financial matters.

Through having the MBA, he was also able to teach at Ontario’s Sheridan College. He served as CFCM’s vice-president of accounting, circulation and sales from the publication’s inception in 2006. Jones was an avid golfer, who loved getaways to Palm Springs and Scottsdale, and enjoyed music, movies, and books.

He is survived by Lorraine, his wife of 35 years, and his older brother Bob. A memorial service celebrating his life is to be held on Tuesday, August 21, at the J. Scott Early Funeral Home in Milton, ON.