John Laurie (Larry) Ross, Chief Petty Officer, CD (retired), of Calgary passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the age of 56 years.
Laurie leaves behind his wife and best friend of over thirty years, Kathy; his son and daughter-in-law, John and Tamara of Calgary; daughter and partner Sherri and Nathan of Olds; son Todd of Calgary; grandson Nicholas; and granddaughter Dajsha. Laurie is also survived by his only brother and sister-in-law, Cam and Wendy of Edmonton. Laurie was predeceased by his parents, David and Anne.
Laurie was born in Beaverlodge, AB, on January 19, 1950. He started his career in the forces at age seventeen, a prairie boy joined the navy. The first part stationed in CFB Sherwater, in the Finance Department. Laurie served on board an aircraft carrier and three ships; HMCS Bonaventure, HMCS Saskatchewan, HMCS Ottawa, and HMCS Annapolis. In 1980, he was posted to CFB Calgary where he finished his career in 1993. Laurie loved sports, he was always an all-star in whatever he did, winning national awards in broomball and fastball on military and civilian teams. Everyone who knew Laurie (Larry) loved him. He was a great father and a great friend. We love him, we will always miss him, he is in our hearts and our memories. Remember all the good times, raise a glass, share a memory and have a good laugh. That’s what he would want.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Saturday March 18, 2006, at 10:30 a.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 St. N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Larry Ross, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences