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Elmor Erb Ross

May 19, 1921 ~ May 3, 2022 (age 100)

Obituary

Elmor Ross passed away at Carewest Colonel Belcher in Calgary, Alberta on May 3, 2022, in his 101st year. He was the beloved husband of the late Jean (Dickison) Ross for 72 years; loved father to Anne Stephenson (Grant) of Calgary, Allan Ross (Patrice) of Picton, ON, and Mary Ellen Ross (Erin) of Burlington, ON. He was a much-admired grandfather to Ben (Flora), Aaron (Hanna), Matthew (Michelle), Scott (Katie), and Daniel, and a special great-grandpa to Henry, James, Jonathan, Margaret, Andrew, and Axel. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Pearl Ross; and by his older brother Wilfred. He is survived by his sister-in-law Dorothy Dickison and numerous nieces and nephews.

Elmor and Jean grew up in the Teeswater, ON area. Immediately after graduation from high school in 1941, he enlisted in the Canadian Army. He served until 1946 with overseas assignments in England, Italy, and the Netherlands. After his release from the army, he returned to Teeswater and became co-owner of the Teeswater Dairy. Ten years later, the family moved to Toronto where he trained to be a public health inspector. They then lived in Kincardine, a place that became very dear to their hearts, before going to London where they lived for many years. Later, they moved to Calgary to be closer to family. Through the years, they have always maintained a strong interest in and connection to their hometown of Teeswater.

Family was the centre of Elmor’s life. He was a very loving and supportive husband. Recently, as Jean’s health declined, he provided her with exemplary care. He was always the Dad who volunteered to do the driving, attended interminable band concerts, and supported his children’s and, later, grandchildren’s endeavours. 

Elmor loved to travel. The family greatly enjoyed camping trips and adventures throughout North America. Later, he and Jean travelled worldwide, and thoroughly enjoyed the people and places they came to know through their travels. They particularly enjoyed visiting Britain and Rarotonga. Elmor was eager to see in peacetime the devastated places he had visited during the war. He felt privileged to participate in a celebration of returning Canadian WWII veterans in Holland in 2005.

Elmor was a thoughtful, kind, and considerate man. He had a quick wit and great sense of humour that was appreciated by many. He is missed beyond words. We like to think he's with Jean now, which is where he always wanted to be.

A Funeral Service will be held at a later date.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank at www.foodgrainsbank.ca or by mail to PO Box 767, Winnipeg, MB  R3C 2L4 would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.


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