We are deeply saddened to announce the peaceful passing of our dear Dad, Ross, on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at Grey Bruce Health Services, Southampton, Ontario, in his 93rd year. Predeceased by his loving wife Mary (2000). Ross is survived by his children, Joanne (Steve Coulson), Sandra (David Allen), Ken, and Barry (Joanne Bourke); his granddaughters Karen and Jennifer; and, his great grandchildren, Aidan and Grace. He will also be missed by his sister, Frances Stark, his brother Douglas Ellis, and his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his sister Margaret and his brothers Stan, James and Lawrence.
Ross was born in Paisley, Ontario on August 9,1920 to the late James Ellis and Margaret Stanley. During WWII, he proudly served his country from 1940-1945 as an airframe mechanic with the RCAF, remustering to air gunner in 1943. He also served with the RAF, 158 Squadron. After the war, Ross and Mary settled in Toronto, moving to Willowdale in 1953. He moved to Elgin Lodge in Port Elgin, Ontario in December, 2011. He was a member of UA Local 46, Air Gunners Association, Aircrew Association, RCAF Wing 408 and 437, and the Royal Canadian Legion 527. Ross was an avid sports fan and particularly enjoyed watching Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and the CFL.
Family and Friends are invited to an informal visitation at the Paisley Chapel of the T.A. Brown Funeral Home, 216 Queen St.S., 519-353-5133 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14th, 2012. A short graveside service will then take place at Starkvale Cemetery, followed by a reception at the T.A. Brown Paisley Chapel.
We would like to thank the dedicated staff at both Elgin Lodge and the Southampton Hospital for taking such great care of our Dad. A special thank you to our cousin Linda Thompson for all of her help and support these last few months.
In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.