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Ronald Robert Ross
October 5, 1934 - March 4, 2017
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<div itemprop="description">It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ron Ross on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Ron was born in Keystown, SK on October 5, 1934. He was the fourth child and second son of Basil and Mary Ross. <br><br>He was predeceased by his parents; sister Evelyn Miles; brother Alvin; granddaughter Brandyn Kobelka; and his in-laws Stanley and Velma Kellon. <br><br>Ron is survived by his loving wife Joyce; children Randy Ross of New York, NY, Brian (Tina) Ross of Regina, SK, Rhonda Ross (Ed Lund) of Kamloops, BC, Ronald Ross Jr. of Whistler, BC, and Darlene Ross (Colin Smith) of Vancouver, BC; seven grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also surviving Ron are his sister Zelma (Maurice) Greiner; sisters-in-law Kelly Ross and Lois (Art) Goertz; and a host of family and friends as he was a real “people person”! <br><br>Ron and Joyce were married at St. Andrew’s United Church, Regina on April 11, 1959. <br><br>Ron, or the Rocket as he was affectionately known by many who knew him, was proud to have been a tradesman and a sportsman. He was very well known and admired throughout southern Saskatchewan as a gas inspector as well as a keen hockey and tennis player and supporter. Joining the gas inspection branch of the Government of Saskatchewan in 1966, Ron and Joyce moved to Swift current in 1969, where they raised their sons and loved their life as a family. <br><br>Ron, with Joyce’s assistance and encouragement, served as President of Swift Current Minor Hockey, Chair of the Midget AAA Tournament of Champions and President of the Swift Current Tennis Club. In 1984, Ron was appointed Chief Gas Inspector, Government of Saskatchewan, a position he served with distinction until his retirement in 1997. <br><br>After retirement, Ron thoroughly enjoyed working as a salesperson for Able Plumbing and Heating which was operated by his friends Sieg and Diane Hodel for 13 years. <br><br>A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at Living Hope Alliance Church, 3900 Arcola Avenue East, Regina, SK on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Kirk Cowman officiating. <br><br>In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ron may be made to Living Hope Alliance Church, 3900 Arcola Avenue East, Regina, SK, S4N 7L2. <br><br>Arrangements entrusted to Regina Funeral Home and Cemetery (306) 789-8850.</div>