Colleen Jones: Personal Life, Career & Meningitis

“The moment you realize what you are best at, you should keep on hustling until you are at the top and satisfied with your work.”

The above statement relates best to Canadian athlete Colleen Jones’s life, who is the top curler and known widely for her astounding curling skills.

With her strong dedication and determination towards Curling from the age of 14, Colleen has collected four trophies by playing the Canadian Curling Championship.

In the years 1982, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004.

Plus, she has won Canadian Mixed Curling Champion (1993 and 1999).

Also, World Curling Champion (2001 and 2004), Canadian Senior Curling Champion (2016), and World Senior Curling Champion (2017).

Colleen Jones
Colleen Jones

Colleen is also the reporter, serving for more than three decades for CBC Nova Scotia

Besides being the curler and the reporter, Colleen has also added as an author to her name by publishing many books.

Her published books include Elastic Black Dog (2002), Curling Secrets: How to Think and Play Like a Pro (2007), Simple Welsh in an Hour of Your Time: Kickstart Your Welsh Today (2016), and many more.

So, let’s look at the quick facts before jumping to the full article.

Quick Facts

Full NameColleen P. Jones
Birth Date16th December 1959
Birth PlaceHalifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Nick NameNone
NationalityCanadian
ReligionUndefined
EthnicityUnknown
HoroscopeSagittarius
Father’s NameUnknown
Mother’s NameUnknown
SiblingsEight ( seven sisters and one brother)
HeightUnknown
WeightUnknown
Hair colorNatural brown
Eye colorBlue
EducationSt. Patrick’s High School and Dalhousie University
BuildAthletic
ProfessionCurler and Reporter
Current NetworkCBC Nova Scotia News
MemberCanadian Curling Hall of Fame and Canada Games Hall of Honour
Active Years1982-present
Canadian Mixed Curling ChampionTwo times (1993 and 1999)
Canadian Curling ChampionSix times (1982, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004)
World Curling ChampionTwo times (2001 and 2004)
Canadian Senior Curling ChampionOne time(2016)
World Senior Curling ChampionOne time (2017)
Marital StatusMarried
HusbandScott Saunders
KidsTwo sons; Zach Saunders and Luke Saunders
Net Worth$1-$5 million
Social MediaNot Available
MerchBooks
Last UpdateMay, 2022

Colleen’s Personal Life | Husband And Children

The curling champion was married to her husband named Scott Saunders, who is an engineer. She won her first Canadian mixed title with her husband, Scott Saunders, in the year 1993.

Colleen being confidential about her personal life. It is unknown about her current marital status.

Talking about her kids, she is a mother to her two sons, Zach Saunders and Luke Saunders.  In the year 2009, Zach graduated from Dalhousie Law School.

Colleen Jones and her son
Colleen Jones and her son, Luke Saunders

Her son, Zach, plays hockey, whereas another son named Luke plays tennis.

Colleen’s Career | Broadcasting

After the completion of her graduation in 1982, Colleen joined CHUM radio and commenced working there.

She worked in the radio sports network for at least two years before switching to other broadcasting channels.

By gaining experience in broadcasting, while she was at CHUM radio, Colleen added more adventures to her working life by joining the television broadcasting channel CTV in 1984.

Her working period in the track was limited only to two years as she discontinued working in 1986.

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Similarly, Colleen chose to serve for CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) in the year 1986.

At the beginning of 1993, she got to be the weather presenter for CBC morning on CBC News world, now known as the CBC News Network.

She worked as the weather presenter and as the sports presenter at the same time in the CBC News Network.

Besides her job as weather and sports presenter, Colleen also gave her ear-blessing voice for the 2006 Torino Olympics as she did the CBC segments about curling.

Almost after four years, she also did the curling commentary and echoed the entire stadium with her bold voice for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. 

A Career In Curling

From 1973 to 2001

It is said that coming events cast their shadows before, and indeed Colleen proved it in action from the time she reached the age of 14. 

Looking deep into her curling journey’s history, no doubt can be said that she had a thrilling and exciting experience.

Colleen started her successful and competitive ride in Curling by playing for the club named Mayflower Curling Club while she was a student at St. Patrick’s High School.

She played for her club just from the age of 14, which is astonishing that surprises her devoted and beloved fans.

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Further, Colleen collected her first curling winning title, Nova Scotia, when she reached 19.

Being the holder of Nova Scotia at such an early age, she got to compete and show her skills at the Canadian Championship.

Colleen became second at the Canadian championship.

Though she completed her first Canadian Championship by ranking at the second position, she again got to play for the Canadian Women’s Curling Championship in 1982.

And she secured the first position in the championship.

She won the match and became the youngest skip ever to lift the title as she was only 22 years old.

Colleen Jones in an action
Colleen Jones in action.

However, Colleen couldn’t fasten up her seatbelt during her ride for the Curling as she was surrounded by and had to maintain her marriage life and her family. 

Despite her circumstances and many years of gap in Curling’s field, Colleen did come back to where she belonged.

In 1999, she joined her new teammates, Kim Kelly, Mary Anne Waye, and Nancy Delahunt.

In her comeback, Colleen and her team won the Championship title in 1999.

She and the crew maintained the consistency by grabbing their win World Curling Championship in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2001.

From 2002 – 2006

The following year, Colleen, along with her teammates, succeeded in winning another Canadian Championship.

As there is a saying, teamwork makes the dream work; Colleen and her team set a new record of winning the Canadian Championship for the fifth time in a row at the 2004 Scott Tournament of Hearts.

But, in the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts, the team and Colleen were not in the form like before.

Due to their stellar performance, they completed their match with the tie-breaker by maintaining the points of 6-5 to the Sandy Comeau of New Brunswick.

Later, in 2006, the team entered into the semi-finals but lost the match to Jennifer Jones. At the end of 2006, Colleen and the group disbanded. 

From 2006 – 2011

Subsequently, splitting with her teammates, she joined the team of Haligonian Kay Zinck.

Colleen played with the new teammate for a short time during the 2006-2007 season before going back to being a skip.

She got retired at the end of the 2007-2008 season from competitive curling.

Colleen Jones playing the Curling in March 2006
Colleen Jones playing the Curling in March 2006

After two years, Colleen announced her comeback via CBC News on 24th March 2010.

She was selected by Heather Smith-Dacey, Blisse Comstock, and Teri Lake to take responsibility as the skip for the 2010-2011 season.

Unfortunately, on 10th December 2010, the news circulated all over about Colleen being diagnosed with Meningitis.

As a result, she handed her duties to Heather Smith-Dacey.

After recovering from her sudden health deteriorating disease, Colleen won Nova Scotia Senior Women’s Championship on 27th February 2011.

Her Career| 2012 – Present

For the 2012/2013 season, she formed a new team with players like Kristen MacDiarmid, Helen Radford, and Mary Sue Radford.

Likewise, Colleen reunited with her former teammate, Mary-Anne Arsenault and Kim Kelly.

Similarly, Colleen participated in Canadian  Senior Curling Championship in the year 2011,2012,2015 and 2016, making her the only player to attend the championship four times.

Likewise, Colleen won her first Canadian Senior Curling Championship in 2016. This win helped her add up to her winning trophies and represent Canada at the 2017 World Senior Curling Championships in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Colleen Jones | Dating rumors

Like many known personalities, Colleen Jones tries to keep her personal and love life private, so check back often as we will proceed to update this page with new dating news and stories.

Online news of Colleen Jones’s dating events may alter.

While it’s almost simple to find out who’s dating Colleen Jones, it’s more troublesome to keep track of all her sprees, hookups, and breakups. 

Colleen’s Net Worth

Being a curler and a reporter by profession, Colleen obviously has added enormous fortune to live a wealthy life.

As per the sources, the world-famous curler has accumulated a net worth of $1-5 million. 

Battle With Diseases

During her peak level of success in Curling, and before a week of her women’s curling playdowns for a 16th Nova Scotia women’s title, she fell sick and was rushed to the hospital. 

On 10th December 2010, doctors informed Colleen of being suffered from Meningitis. So, she had to take a break from her matches.

Colleen Jones talks about battle with Meningitis in an interview with CBC
Colleen Jones talks about her battle with Meningitis in an interview with CBC.

After visiting the hospital and the doctor, Colleen discovered that she had also been enduring Cerebral-spinal Fluid Leakage for many years, besides Meningitis. Consequently, she had brain surgery to be free from fluid leakage.

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Nevertheless, the curler recovered speedily from surgery like she was never ill by the time of her 2011 season.

Colleen Jones | Bio Age, and Education

For the first time, Colleen opened her eyes to see the beautiful world on 16th December 1959 in Canada. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

As of October 2020, Colleen is 60 years old. She was raised along with her seven sisters and one brother by her parents.

Talking about her education, she went to St. Patrick’s High School, located at Quinpool Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After that, she enrolled at Dalhousie University for her higher education.

Colleen Jones | Body Measurement

Although her height measurement is nowhere to be found, by looking at her playing the curling inside the sheet, without a doubt, it can be said that she is tall enough.

Besides her height, she also possesses a charming and white face, which adds more beauty by her charismatic smile.

Moreover, Colleen has blueish eyes and naturally brown hair, which makes her look elegant.

Colleen’s Family Details

Speaking about Colleen’s parents, their name is still not out as she keeps her private life within herself. But, little do we know her family was also into Curling. 

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During her childhood, Colleen’s father taught her and her other eight siblings to ride a bicycle, sail, and go out. And she was raised by a father, who never said, a single mother raised him.

Unlike Colleen’s father, her mother always worked by doing dishes, cooking, and laundry at her home.

As per the information obtained from Theglobeandmail.com, in 2015, Colleen informed that her unnamed mother has Alzheimer’s.

Since then, Colleen has not discussed her mother’s health.

Colleen Jones | Social Media Presence

Talking about Colleen’s social-media life, she is not active on sites like Facebook, Instagram, and more.

It was rumored of her having a Twitter account. However, the account seemed fake and wrong.

Colleen Jones | Frequently Asked Questions

Is Colleen Jones married to someone?
Colleen Jones is single so far.

How many links did Colleen Jones have?

Colleen Jones had at least 1 relationship in the past, as per the rumor.

How many Scotties did Colleen Jones win?

Jones graced the career leader in wins at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts with a 6-5 win over Newfoundland and Labrador’s Sarah Hill recently.

Jones appeared at the 2021 Tournament of Hearts two back of the 152 winnings held by Colleen Jones.

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