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ODDSON, Joseph “Ross”

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.

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  1. Sandra MacDonald Steve Varga Cody & Justin :

    Ross, Enrica & Family

    May you cherish all the fond memories you had with your Dad.

    Thinking of you at this time.

    XO

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  2. Dear Ross, Enrica and family,

    I was so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have my very deepest sympathy.

    Love Marlene

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  3. To the family of Ross Oddson,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ross was a great man and will be missed by all that knew him. I will always remember his gleaming smile.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Louie Talerico

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  4. Ross, Enrica, and family

    There is nothing I can say to ease your pain, but I want you to know we are thinking about you and your family during this difficult time.
    with love,
    Alice, Rod, Cole and Tom

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  5. Marilyn and Leonka :

    Ross and Kandace,

    Such fond memories I have of growing up and spending time with your family. Your dad was a great comfort to my mom and the rest of our family, when my dad passed away. He had a passion for spending time with his family, golf, travel and dancing. Hang on to your memories knowing they are the legacy he has left for you! Hugs Love Marilyn and Leonka

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  6. Manuel & Charlene Pelly, Garett & Crystal & Taryn Pelly & Shaylene & James Dumenko :

    Dear Kandee & Emmett & Kerm
    Your dad was a wonderful, smart, loving and entertaining fellow. Our family truly loved him and always enjoyed our conversations with him – we shared many stories with him – he was like a part of our family! We will truly miss him ! We are sending out prayers and sympathy at this hard time. Know in your hearts that he is up in heaven dancing and enjoying himself and he will be an angel watching over you! Lots of Love from your Family of Pelly’s and Dumenkos xoxo

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  7. Pamela and Noel Downie and Family :

    I will always remember Ross for being so very kind and sensitive. We truly enjoyed his company. Please accept our sympathy.

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  8. Darrel MacDonald :

    To the Oddson Family

    I would like to pass on my sincere condolences and sympathy on the passing of your Dad (Ross). He was truly a great guy and friend. Both myself (Darrel) and my Dad (Mel) worked with your dad for many years at Amoco. In fact, including my parents, we had all met and knew your Dad’s two deceased wives. They were really nice women. Ross will be truly missed.

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  9. A great guy to be associated and work with at Amoco and will always remember him. Very kind, easy to talk to and work with and hope to be able to share in his service. My heart goes out to the Family, as I lost my husband 10 years ago and understand what it is like.
    Marion Krzywda

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  10. Sorry to hear about your loss, as Ross was a great guy. Don’t think Marion Krzywda & I will make the service, but the very best to the family to share in this sorrow. We both worked at Amoco with Ross.
    Love,
    Fran Bielby

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  11. I worked for your Dad many years ago at Amoco. He was a good man with a great sense of humour. RIP Ross

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  12. Mrs. Ruth Hilland :

    Ross, Kandace – My sincere sympathy on the passing of your father. I have come to know him through the Icelandic Club – we considered ourselves “cousins” as he was born in Churchbridge and my Mother’s family came from there. He was such a fine decent person, so sincere – and always willing to go out of his way. He will be sorely missed – Very best wishes to you – With love, Ruth.

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  13. Sandra and I just now learned of Ross’s passing last fall. Ross mentored me when I became a supervisor at Amoco – nuggets of wisdom that I cherish and practice even now. His words simply implemented the Golden Rule. Ross and Kandace – you need to know how much Ross touched so many. Sandra and Bob Dyck

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  14. I just now learned of Ross’s passing. I worked with Ross at Amoco for many years. His advice and care when I became a single parent are the most valuable memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. RIP Ross and condolences to the family. Albert Wong.

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