ROSS, William Bruce “Bill”


It is with great sadness the family of Bill Ross announces his peaceful passing at the Lady Dunn Health Centre on Monday June 13, 2016 at the age of 73 years. He will be very sadly missed by his wife Doris of 46 years, and his children Daniel of St. Albert, AB and his daughter Tannas of Fort McMurray, AB, and his one grandchild Xander also of St. Albert, AB. Bill was predeceased by his father Michael Ross, his mother, Pearl Ross and his two brothers Melvin and Ed.

A memorial mass will be held at St. Monica’s Church on Saturday June 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Joseph Nsiah officiating.

Memorial donations made to the Lady Dunn Health Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

If you wish to send online condolences to his family or to share memories or photos of Bill, please e-mail to [email protected]

Arrangements entrusted to the P.M. Gilmartin Funeral Home, 705-856-7340.


  1. Doris and family, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. He was a wonderful man. I had many laughs at the post office with Bill and the guys. I would look forward to seeing them for my good laugh of the day. Always in good humor and so kind. God Bless.

  2. I was a close neighbor or Billy’s in The Mission during the late 50’s. One memory I will never forget is the day Billy Ross taught me to open my eyes underwater when we were swimming in L. Superior.

    It was where the sandy strait of L. Superior meets the lagoon. My family (mom & brother) were having a picnic with Billy on the lake when Billy said “meet me underwater”. I said, “ok” and plunged underwater in his direction.

    When we surfaced he was laughing and asked me if I opened my eyes when I swam underwater. I thought it was a ridiculous question and replied, “no, why would I.” Billy told me I should open my eyes underwater in case I ran into a moose. I wasn’t even 10 years old then but I never closed my eyes swimming underwater again.
    So long old friend. I look forward to seeing you again.
    Best regards,
    Peter McMahon


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