Re: Dewis Ross of Parrsboro and Springhill




On 03/10/11 7:07 PM, "Kathryn Jeffers" <k.jeffers@...> wrote:

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