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ROSS, Robert John

July 7, 1941 – Hamilton, ON
January 15, 2015 – Calgary, AB

Robert John Ross, passed away on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at the age of 73 years.

John was born and raised in Hamilton Ontario. He was married to Charlotte on March 30, 1961. They lived and worked in rural Selkirk, on area before moving to Calgary in 1980. John worked 23 years for Alberta Correctional Services. He loved to travel and had a huge heart and made friends where ever he went. John always had open arms and heart for everyone.

John is survived by his three sons Steven, Robin and Randy; his two siblings Bonnie Jean Kemp and Rick Ross (Sandra); as well his partner Barbara Watson; also left to remember John’s memory is his many grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

John was predeceased by his loving wife Charlotte Mary Ross.

Celebration of Life will be held at Parkridge Community Centre (222 Burroughs Circle N.E. Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 23, 2015 the doors open at 4:30p.m. and the Celebration will begin at 5:30p.m. – 9:00p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of John Ross, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-248-8585.

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  1. J.R. was a mentor and a friend who showed me that you can be tough and yet care at the same time. That there are more times to be happy and have fun than there are times to be serious. My condolences to his family.

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  2. Jim & Jolaine Wagg :

    Dear Steven, Robin, Randy ,Barb and Family,
    It is with great regret we hear of the passing of your Father and friend. Though we can’t be with you at this difficult time, you are in our thoughts and prayers. John was a good friend, a very kind person, we are so sad to see him go so early in life. Our condolences to everyone in the family as well as you Barb.

    Sincerely,
    Jim and Jolaine Wagg

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  3. Barry Robinson :

    JR will be missed by all who knew him, a fine man, a good friend. It was my good fortune to have known and worked with him. RIP JR

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  4. Barrie Sarah and Claire Baskerville :

    Such a huge impact on our family. Our daughter always called you Papa John and Charlotte, Gramma Char. There is a hole in our hearts but we are grateful and blessed to have known such a wonderful man thankful we had you in our lives as long as we did. Go rest JR, we have it from here…..

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  5. Dorothy Walton :

    My deepest condolences to all the family and Barbara (his mate). I didn’t know John very well but did know he talked sincerely of his family. I will be thinking of all his family, Barbara and friends at the celebration of his life.

    -Dorothy Walton

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  6. I was lucky enough to have not only worked with John but also we went fishing to the Queen Charlotte Islands together. John embraced life and all those he encountered, a gentle man with a big heart. He managed the CRC hockey team for a time, was always involved with ball teams and social events. He will be missed, my thoughts and prayers for all his family and friends.

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  7. Vi and Marcel Stocker :

    John’s family and Barbara,

    We were so sorry to hear about the passing of John, it seemed like it was just yesterday I was talking to him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this difficult time.

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  8. Cheryl Morrisseau :

    My deepest condolences to my friends Steve, Rob and Randy on the loss of their dad Mr.Ross, he was a father to me and a grandfather to my children always there when you needed him and he was a great person for advice will miss you very much my prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Rest in peace Dad Love You.

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  9. Barbara and the family of John Ross
    My sincere condolences to you – John was a wonderful friend and a great partner for Barb; he lived his last years travelling and enjoying life with Barb who cared for him deeply. I am so very glad that I had a visit with them on Thursday and my usual hug from the both of them — I will miss you John – I cared so very much and was so proud of you for living your life and sharing it with Barb – may you rest in peace

    -Linda Miller

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