Randle Jones died in Coquitlam, B.C., on Dec. 19 at the age of 89. He founded Windsor Building Supplies in 1969, Jones grew that first Windsor store in Surrey, B.C., into a 52-store chain in Canada—plus four stores in Washington state and one in Montana. He was predeceased in 2017 by his loving wife and business partner, Fran, after 60 years of marriage. After studying business at the University of British Columbia, Jones got a job at Stewart & Hudson Lumber Co. in his hometown of Victoria in 1952. He later bought the company before coming up with the idea for Windsor Building Supplies, which he grew mostly on the franchise model. …Thomas Foreman, president of the Building Supply Industry Association of BC said, “Randy was a great leader and mentor to many in our industry and will be dearly missed by all.” Jones is survived by three children and numerous grandchildren.
Additional information in the Parksville Qualicum Beach News: Randle Jones – In Loving Memory