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McARTHUR – Ross James

July 13, 1957 – October 1, 2010

Ross McArthur beloved husband of Betty Jean McArthur of Calgary, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2010 at the age of 53 years.

Ross was born in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON and moved to Calgary with his family when he was a boy. He graduated from Central Memorial High School in 1975 Ross married Betty Jean in Lethbridge in 1977, they welcomed their first daughter Roxanne in 1978 and their second daughter Rachelle in 1980.Ross attended Mount Royal College, graduating with his Business Administration Certificate and began a successful career in the financial industry Ross enjoyed life to the fullest , enjoying boating, golf, travel, cooking and most of all being with family and friends. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humour, making people laugh and feel special.

Ross is survived by his loving wife Betty Jean, two daughters and sons-in-law, Roxanne and Nelson Nobrega, Rachelle and Scott Knisely, a granddaughter Charlize Knisely. He also leaves three special dogs Teddi, Ernie and Harley.He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Ruth McArthur.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Ross McArthur, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Ed and Karen Sorensen :

    BJ and family so sorry to hear about your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you. Words cannot express how we feel.

    Karen and Ed

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  2. Valerie Pruegger :

    Dear BJ, Roxanne and Rachelle,

    I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Ross’s sudden passing. I cannot imagine how hard these days are for you. He was one of the best and kindest men I’ve ever known and he will be terribly missed. I hope memories of his love and laughter will sustain you in this time of grief. With Sympathy, Val

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  3. Hope & John Fulton :

    BJ: I am stunned! I opened the paper today and saw Ross’s beautiful face on a page it should not have been. We are shocked at this terrible news and so saddened for you. We remember Ross with so much affection and fun memories. Andrea and Paul immediately asked about how Teddie was, they remember well that little dog and Ross. We have no words that can make any difference right now. Please know that we join you and the girls in mourning the loss of this lovely man. Hope, John, Andrea & Paul Fulton

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  4. Ingrid & Brian Morrison :

    Dear BJ, Roxanne and Rachelle,

    We just heard about your tragedy. We still can’t believe it. We cannot convey the depth of our sorrow for you and your girls enough and can’t imagine your pain. We are so sorry… Ross was a great person and we were fortunate to get to know both of you during our time at Riverside. He will be missed greatly by everyone. Take care, Ingrid & Brian

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  5. Al & Sheila Kadey :

    BJ and Family:

    Words can hardly express the sorrow we feel hearing about Ross’s passing. Ross was a very special person. His presence always left one feeling how caring he was. I met Ross 30 years ago when I was a recetionist in the Dental office he attended.
    At that time he became our trusted advisor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  6. Barb and Rick Skladan :

    BJ Roxanne and Rachelle

    We were shocked and saddened, when we got the news of Ross’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. This is so tragic for all of you. Ross was such a funny and great guy. He made everyone laugh in any situation. That was his role and he ran with it. He will be missed terribly. Our thoughts are with you during this very hard time.
    Take care, Barb and Rick

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  7. Karen + Michael Bishop :

    Dear BJ
    How shocking to know that we will no longer see Ross in the backyard. We are saddened by such shocking news. To know that he was so young and full of life. Please know we are thinking of you and your family and hope you will be back home soon.
    Karen + Michael ( neighbours)

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  8. Gerald and Terry :

    Dear BJ, Roxanne and Nelson, Rachelle and Scott and Charlize

    We, too, were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of Ross’s sudden death.

    We will always remember his quick humor and warm and welcoming hugs.

    Uncle Gerald and Auntie Terry

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  9. Elaine Kingsley :

    BJ and Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Elaine ( Aunt)

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  10. Jane & Mark Hall :

    We are thinking of you Rachelle, Scott, Charlize and all of your family at this sad time. We are sending you warm hugs and hope that you find some comfort in the memories of your dad, father in law, grandpa, husband. Lots of love from Jane, Mark, Tayla, Jess & Wilson xoxoxox

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  11. Jason Bamlett :

    Dear BJ. Dawn & I were truly shocked and saddened to hear of Ross’s passing. He got away from us too soon. Please know that we are praying for you. Jason, Dawn, Emily and Zach Bamlett

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  12. Bill & Joanne Bradley :

    Dear BJ, Roxanne and Rachelle,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. We will fondly remember Ross and our times together in the neighbourhood.

    Bill & Joanne Bradley

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  13. Paul and Brenda Stout :

    Dear B.J. and Family
    We would like to send our heartfelt sympathy to you and all your family. Ross was a wonderful person and always lit up a room when he was in it. He will be dearly missed….Paul and Brenda

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  14. Royal Edmondson and Family :

    Our Lord’s actions can be confusing. We offer you our love and hearts. While our hearts ache and our mind spin in disbelieve we will stand with you, strong and bold just as Rossco would want.
    Love you XXOO

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  15. KEN AND DIANNE WOHL :

    B.J.
    OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
    OUR FAMILY WILL MISS HIS VISITS.
    FROM KEN AND DIANNE WOHL

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  16. Sandy & Allan Brown :

    Allan and I are very sorry. Ross was my cousin and always so warm and friendly. He was a really cool guy and I always thought he was great. May God give you the courage to get through this terrible loss.

    Please accept our sympathy
    Allan and Sandy

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  17. denise groves :

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I came to know Ross while working with his mom. He was a ray of hope, happiness, and fun in our day. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
    Denise one of the “therapy girls”

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  18. Larry & Ida Ehnes :

    BJ and family
    Our sincere condolences. We will certainly miss Ross. He has been our trusted financial advisor and friend for approximately 16 years. To find someone so honest and caring in his field is rare. We were truly blessed to have known him.

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  19. Larry and Marion Plantz :

    Dear B.J. and family,
    I will truly miss my cousin Ross and we
    are so sorry and saddened to hear of the
    loss of such a vibrant and great fellow and relative! We shared some special times whenever visiting out West from Ontario and will always cherish the memories of fun and laughter and special times spent together with a family that we surely admired and loved! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this most difficult time and may God sustain you now and always! Sincerely, Ross’s cousin from Ontario–Larry,Marion and Ryan Plantz xo xo xo

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  20. Cnristine Gordon :

    Dear BJ; Roxanne and Rachelle and families:
    We stand in disbelief, shock and extreme sadness at Ross’s passing. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy…yet we know that there are few words at this time that can ease the depth of your sorrow.
    Ross was such a wonderful person; he will be remembered and missed by all those who came to know him. Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.
    sincerely, christine and peter gordon

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  21. TerraLee Dwain Jeworski :

    BJ, Rachelle, and Roxy we are so saddend and in disbelief that Ross has passed away! Way too soon way too young but he has left us with such joy just thinking of him!

    He will always bring a smile to our face. We miss you all and want to send our support across the miles. If your in the Vancouver area please call we would love to see you again.

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  22. David Smith :

    Sincere Condolences. Just searched for Ross on the internet and was very sad to find this page. I met Ross back in the 70’s and sold Ross my insurance and financial block of business, when he was with PlanVest and I did a career change to Christian Ministry. Ross was one of the finest business people I have ever known and I have always cherished my dealings and time with him. A great man indeed. My only regret is that I, like all of you, could not have had more time with him!

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