December 19, 1930 – September 17, 2012
Joseph “Ross” Oddson of Calgary, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2012 at the age of 81 years.
Ross was born in Churchbridge, Saskatchewan. He received his education at Luther College in Regina and the University of Saskatchewan, graduating in 1954 with a bachelor of science in agriculture. He worked for Burns Foods from 1955-1965. He subsequently moved to Calgary and worked for Amoco Oil Canada as a manager of systems development from 1966-1989, retiring in 1989. Ross was a long-time member of the Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club of Calgary and the Master Singers, where he made many lasting friendships.
Ross married Dorothy (Dottie) Minor in 1953. She predeceased him in 1984. He married Erna Goss in 1986 and she predeceased him in 2006.
Ross is survived by two children, K. Ross Oddson (Enrica) and Kandace Oddson-Pelly (Emmett); stepdaughter Beverly Goodwin; grandson William John Ross Oddson; stepgrandchildren, Christopher and Cara Goodwin; and step-great-grandson, Trystan Goodwin.
Funeral Services will be held at McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca Street S.E.) on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. 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.
In living memory of Ross Oddson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences