Funeral service for the late Donald Calvin Ross, 90, was held November 30 in West Bay United Church, West Bay, with Lorna MacRury officiating. Burial was in Lime Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Ross died November 25 in Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born October 4, 1929, in West Bay Marshes, he was a son of the late Hughena (Oliver) and Colin Ross. He worked in Halifax delivering milk and then with the Department of Highways driving the snowplow. He went back to school to become a welder and was a member with the Boilermakers Union, who worked to helped construct the Heavy Water Treatment Plants in Glace Bay and Point Tupper. He also worked on the construction of Nova Scotia Forest Industries and shortly thereafter, he became an employee where he worked in his trade as a welder until his retirement. He was an avid reader and enjoyed nature and the outdoors. He spent many summers touring around with his family in the camper enjoying the scenic countryside. When not touring, he could be found sitting by the water in Marble Mountain or taking in a traditional Scottish concert. He was very giving and community minded and was one of the founding members and first fire chief of the West Bay Road Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jeanette (MacDonald), West Bay Road; four children, Tammy Kersten (Willy), Kingsville; Jody (Dina) Fort McMurray, Alberta; Kelly, West Bay Road; Lori, Antigonish; six grandchildren, Mikayla, Calan, Bradley, Brogan, Gracie, Sadie; three siblings, Ronnie (Amelia) Ross, West Arichat; Hazel Schram (Herb), Simcoe, Ontario; Ruby Mac Kay, West Bay; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Ethel, Betty; seven brothers, Palmer, David, Elmer, Jack, Jamie, Norman and George `Rock-a-Bye` Ross.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home or the West Bay Road Volunteer Fire Department.
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