September 14, 1922 ~ June 5, 2012
Gen Ross (nee Grizzelle) passed away on June 5, 2012 in the Crest View Care Village at the age of 89 years.
Gen was born to parents Bea and Cecil Grizzelle on September 14, 1922 in Nelson, BC. She received her formal education in Nelson, BC and then continued her education in Victoria, BC. After her schooling, Gen taught for three years in Proctor BC in the early 1940’s.
Gen married Arthur James Ross on February 22, 1945 in Nelson, BC. She then stayed at home and raised their family until the early 1970’s when she began working at the Truscott’s Honey Farm.
She was a part of numerous clubs and committees including the following: Erickson Hospital Auxiliary, Pioneer Villa Auxiliary, T.A.P.S., hospital Tuck Shop, a bridge club, Lady Kiwanis, Cresteramics, Creston Wildlife Center and the Creston Valley Library.
Gen was predeceased by her parents Bea and Cecil Grizzelle; husband Jim Ross; son Garry Ross and close friend and companion Dan Butler.
She will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her children Doug (Denise) Ross, Val (Richard) Ahtila, Anita (Bob) Middleton, Dave Ross and Irene Robinson; grandchildren Terry (Kendel) Zeyha, Heather (Josh) Steffl, Collin (Madeline) Ross, James Middleton, Allan Middleton, and Amanda Middleton (Mike Morgan); great-grandchildren Colten and Tyler Zeyha.
The Memorial Funeral Service was held Monday June 11, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at G. F. Oliver Funeral Chapel with Pastor Harry Haberstock officiating.
Interment of Ashes took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the T.A.P.S. program, 404 22nd Ave South, Creston, BC, V0B 1G5, or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 200 – 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V2.