Re: Dewis Ross of Parrsboro and Springhill

Other children of Dewis and Marjorie are


James Murray ROSS, 52, of Princess Street, Springhill, passed away on Monday, August 18, in All
Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born in Springhill, he was a son of Mrs. Marjorie (Mattix) Ross,
Springhill and the late Dewis Ross. He was an adherent of the St. Andrews Wesley United Church,
Springhill; he was employed at Surrette Battery for 23 years and a member of IBEW, Local 625; he
enjoyed darts, making female acquaintances, his many friends and family. He is survived by his
companion, Veronica Dowe, Springhill; a daughter, Rhonda (Leslie) Armour of Collingwood;
grandchildren, Trisden and Jade Armour; sisters, Bonnie Keirstead of Stellarton, and Diane
(Boyd) Copp of Alberta. He was predeceased by a brother William. Visitation was Tuesday,
August 19 and funeral service on Wednesday, August 20, both from A.H. Brown Funeral Home,
Springhill, with the Rev. Marion Lloy officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill.
(From the Oxford Journal Newspaper, published Wednesday, 20 August 2003, page 8.)


William Thomas (Billy) ROSS, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewis ROSS, died on Sunday,
February 7th, in the Children's Hospital, Halifax, after an illness lasting 4 1/2 years. Born
July 11, 1955, Billy was educated in the West End School. He was an adherent of St.
Andrew's-Wesley United Church. Left to mourn his passing besides his parents, Dewis and
Marjorie (MATTIX) ROSS, are two sisters, Diane (Mrs. Boyd COPP of Springhill) and Bonnie (Mrs.
James HARROUN of Springhill), and one brother, James, at home. Billy was the victim of a kidney
disease which caused recurrences of kidney stones, a condition which doctors said is rare in one
so young. So it was that for half his lifetime he suffered great pain, a large number of
operations and hospitalizations -- but he did so with a fortitude remarkable for one his age.
He was a loving and lovable child who was liked by people of all ages. As is often the case
with sick children, Billy was a great lover of animals. The funeral, held from the home, 87
Black River Road, was conducted by the Rev. Stuart B. Russell on Wednesday afternoon, February
10th. "Jesus Loves Me" and "Beyond the Sunset" were the hymns. The pallbearers were Harold
MacKay, Garnet Miller, Henry Dykens and Michael Howlett. There were many floral tributes and
donations in memory of Billy. (From a newspaper clipping in Minnie (Stone) Ross's scrapbook.) (
Died 7 February 1965.)

Marjorie (Mattix) Ross father obituary. He died 11 November 1971, not sure what the source was.


The death of William Murray MATTIX, 84, occurred in the Sunrise Villa, Pugwash, N.S., on
Thursday, November 11th, following an illness of some four months. For some 18 years he made his
home with his daughter, Mrs. Dewis Ross and Mr. Ross, 87, Black River Road, but in August, he
took up residence at the Sunrise Villa. Born in Mechanic Settlement, Albert County, N.B., he was
the son of the late Abner and Sarah Jane Mattix. He came to Springhill in 1900, where he
attended school. Following school days, he turned to the coal mines where he was employed for
some 51 years, retiring in 1952. On June 14, 1906, he took as his bride, Margaret Porter of
Springhill, who predeceased him in May, 1953. Left to mourn his passing is one daughter,
Marjorie (Mrs. Dewis Ross), Springhill. A daughter Ina (Mrs. Harold Cummings) and a son,
William, predeceased him. Three sisters also survive: (Mrs. Mary Dorion), Cornwall, Ont.; Mrs.
Frances Harvey, Springhill, and Rosie (Mrs. Harold Christopher), Hillsboro, N.B., besides 39
great grandchildren and 15 grandchildren. Mr. Mattix was a member of All Saints' Church. His
quiet disposition won him a host of friends, who welcomed him as a good neighbor and friend. He
was particularly fond of children and his home. The remains rested at his home on the Black
River Road, where the funeral service was held on Sunday, November 14th, conducted by the Rev.
Aubrey Tizzard of the Oxford United Church. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery. Pallbearers were
grandsons, Robert Cummings, Darrill Mattix, Douglas Mattix, Glen Mattix, Kenneth Mattix, Gorman

I also have obituaries for Marjorie's brother William and sister Ina.

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