Re: Otis Charles Ross of Parrsboro, Springhill and Oxford Junc_ tion

Gerry and Dave

I have all the obituaries for Minnie Celia (Stone) Ross siblings and parents, since her brother
Hugh "Stanley" Stone was my grandfather.



Oxford Jct. -- The death occurred suddenly at his home on Junction Road of Otis Charles ROSS,
63, on Thursday, May 18. For many years a valued employee of the Cobequid Lumber Co. Ltd., he
suffered a heart attack while at work and passed away shortly after being taken to his home. He
was born at Parrsboro on July 12, 1903, a son of Thomas and Margaret Ross. On Dec. 23, 1917, he
married Minnie Cecelia Stone of Oxford Jct., by whom he is survived. Also left to mourn are two
sons, Walter, of Oxford Jct., and Gary of Amherst, and two daughters, Mildred (Mrs. Wesley
Smith) of North Rustico., P.E.I., and Roberta (Mrs. Joel MacCallum) of Lewisville, N.B.; also
seven grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Dewis Ross, Springhill. Mr. Ross was
educated at Parrsboro, where he spent his boyhood. He was a member of St. John's Anglican
Church. He was an ardent fisherman and hunter and was always interested in community
activities. He was employed as tallyman at Cobequid Lumber Co. Ltd. The funeral was held on
May 20th, from Black's Funeral Home, Oxford, and was conducted by Rev. MacAllister Ellis, of
Pugwash. The hymns sung were "Old Rugged Cross" and "Abide With Me". Burial took place in the
Anglican Church cemetery, Oxford Jct. The pallbearers were Henry Elmers, Victor Kaluza, Newton
Rector, Russell MacDonald, Charles Sperry and John Scott. The floral tributes were very
beautiful and testified to the high esteem in which Mr. Ross was held by his many friends.
Pillow - Wife and family.
Casket Spray - Grandchildren.
Potted Plant - June and Newt. Rector.
Cross - Ethel, John and Illa.
Star - Minor and Lena Stone.
Cut Flowers - Douglas Perry and Mary Harrison.
Baskets - Cobequid Lumber Co.; Hector, Jessie and family; Pansy and Henry; Community of Oxford Jct.
Wreaths - Employees of Cobequid Lumber Co.; Flora, Dellie, Andrew and James Forrest, Jr.;
Kenneth, Josephine and Barry.
Sprays - Bessie Skelton; Hal., Millie and family; Ron and Lois, Eleanor and Bruce; Gordon, Erma
and family; Molly and John Scott; Rose and Joe Mattinson; Edith and Hedley Rector; Olive and John.
Containers - The MacCallum family; Garnet and June Rector and Jack Harvey; Staff, H.R. Doane &
Co.; John, Anna and Victor; Bonnie, Jimmie & Danny; Alfretta; Matthews family; Ann and Tom
Dunham, Roy andd Rose Chapman; Darrell, Retia and family; John, Kay and girls; Diane, Boyd and
Jimmie; William Mattix and family; Brother Dewis and Marjorie; Lawrence, Creta and Robbie,
Rennie and Bruce Fulton; Mrs. Ann den Ouden; Bart, Muriel and Suzanne; Marg. and Pete; Paul,
Rita Mae and family; Audrey and Stan, Carol and Hugh; Helen and Foster.
Gideon Bibles - Bob and Annette MacCallum (1); The Wesleyan Methodist Church, Moncton (3);
Berean Sunday School Class, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Moncton (1); Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wilbur (1).
Monetary Donations - Mrs. Woodlock; Harvey, Dorothy and Debbie; Helen Canfield; Wesley Smith;
Stan. and Audrey; Harold Cummings; Myra and Frank Jones; Bev. and Dick Anderson; Cecelia and
Guy; Jeanne and Russell; Marg. and Bruce; Dolly and Chick; Art. and Gladys; Jean and Elwood;
Della and Frank; Joyce and Carl; Daisy Darragh; Sammy and Lawrence; Jack and Inez; Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Deacon; Mr. Charles Sperry. (From the Oxford Journal Newspaper, published Thursday, 25
May 1967, page 8.)

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