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Wilfrid Ross

Posted By Sobering Funeral Chapel On October 31, 2018 @ 1:13 pm In Obituaries | 12 Comments

It is with the deepest sadness that the family announces the passing of Wilfrid Ross, aged 71, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

He leaves to mourn his cherished wife Irene (Lansard), with whom he just celebrated their 50th Anniversary. He will be deeply missed by his son; Donald (Lindsey), and daughter; Rachel (Kelly) Moore. But the hardest goodbyes are to his five treasured grandchildren; Kian, Garin, Birkley, Irelind and Scotia.

He leaves behind his beloved sister Yvette (Lionel) Rivard and in-laws; Diane Ross, Don (Louisa) Carriere, Rene (Paulette) Desrosiers, Helene (Charlie) Legal, Rose Lansard, Irene (Clement) Charriere, Leonie (Ed) Bilcowski and Raymond (Helene) Lansard.

He was predeceased by his parents, Therese (Saltel) and Alfred Ross; brother Leonard Ross, brother-in-law; Claude Lansard and sisters-in-law; Therese Desrosiers, Marie-Louise Carriere and Rita Lansard along with other family members and friends.

Born and raised in Ross, Manitoba, Wilf was rambunctious and busy. As a young adult, he worked in construction and as a roofer.

In 1968, he asked the love of his life to be his wife and they married on October 12th that year. In 1971 they welcomed the birth of their son Don and in 1973 their daughter Rachel.

In 1979 he moved his family to Lac du Bonnet and within a year, bought into the franchise of Rene’s Septic Tank.  For many years, Wilf was heavily involved in his community.  In 1980 he initiated the formation of the Knights of Columbus in Lac du Bonnet, as Grand Knight. He volunteered with the fire department, the Lion’s Club and was a strong advocate for the new Community Center.

Equal to his generosity within the community was his love and passion in life as a husband and father.  He was actively involved in his family’s sporting events, was their biggest cheerleader and looked forward to his annual hunting trips with Don.  Wilf and Irene had a marriage that many envied and even more modelled from.  He was the best uncle to countless nieces and nephews with fond memories often shared at gatherings.

Wilf’s favourite pastimes were playing with his grandkids, travelling to Mexico and Texas with friends and family and of course, golfing. His well-known F sharps rang loud regardless of a hit or miss.

But his truest character shone brightest with a deck of cards around a table of close friends.  He enjoyed it so much and was often heard saying he loved that game (till he lost, then he hated that game)!

The family wishes to thank the Lac du Bonnet Ambulance and Paramedics, the caring staff at Beausejour Hospital and the outpouring of support and love from family and friends.

Irene, Don and Rachel invite you to join the celebration of Wilf’s life on Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Ave. E. in Beausejour.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Heart & Stoke Foundation of Manitoba or the Manitoba Lung Association.


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Condolence from Mariette Evans on October 31st, 2018 5:28 pm

We will surely miss Wilf … he was a very good friend, loved his firey character and genuine love for family and friends. Sympathy to his family and especially his life partner, Irene ❤️

Condolence from Angie Arthur on October 31st, 2018 5:42 pm

My deepest condolences to the Ross family. M prayers are with you for strength in this very difficult time.
Angie Arthur

Condolence from Charlie hirst on October 31st, 2018 9:18 pm

Wilfs journey on this earth and his eternal life begins let’s rejoice for him for he was forever remembered by everyone who knew him let the family’s sorrow be lifted soon for that’s what he would want may his soul be blessed sincerely chuck a sally

Condolence from Marcel Lizotte on November 1st, 2018 1:40 am

I am truly sorry for your loss, Irene, Don and Rachel and your loved ones! Wilf was definitely a strong man in more ways than one and someone who was not afraid to speak his mind on matters that were very dear to him: honesty, fairness, justice, and equality for all! He was a man with strong convictions who was able to take a stand and make a difference! We were blessed as a family to have met him and all of you as well! I know that Wilf told St Peter at the gates to keep the door open as he was on his way to heaven! May he Rest In Peace and our deepest sympathy as your cherish his spirit of life forever!

Condolence from Kelly Zechel on November 1st, 2018 5:11 am

Sincere condolences to you, your friends and your family Rachel, May you find peace in your loving memories of your dad.

Condolence from Marlyn Harding on November 2nd, 2018 10:04 am

Dear Irene & family
My deepest sympathy to you all
Wilf was a great guy and you will miss him terribly but
Remember . Death leaves a scar No one can heal but Love leaves memories
No one can steal and to live in the hearts of those you leave behind is to
Never die Rest In Peace Wilf
Love Marlyn Harding

Condolence from Maurice Comeau on November 3rd, 2018 5:16 pm

Irene, Don, Rachel and family we send you our deepest condolences for your loss. Wilfred was great guy who left a lasting impression on everyone who ever met him. Wilfred was a passionate man who was not shy about speaking his mind. This is one of the things that I admired so much about him. Another thing that I admired about Wilfred was the size of his heart and how much he loved his family. He will be missed by all.

Condolence from Joyce Simcoe on November 4th, 2018 10:09 am

Irene and Family
Our sincere Condolences to you and family.
Thinking of you at this sad time.

Joyce Simcoe and family

Condolence from Lisa Honkey on November 4th, 2018 6:51 pm

Thinks of all of you at this sad time.
Lisa and Derek Honkey

Condolence from Ray and Carol Wazney on November 6th, 2018 7:03 pm


Sincere condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Joseph-Ambroise Desrosiers on November 7th, 2018 3:10 pm

Irène Ross
J’ai appris le décès de ton époux, Wilfrid et j’en suis peiné. Je veux tout simplement t’offrir mes plus chaleureuses condoléances à toi et aux tiens et tous mes meilleurs souhaits de courage et de force à cette occasion. On avait passé de bons moments ensemble, des cartes, des voyages, j’en garde de bons souvenirs. Jos

Condolence from Gabriel Arbez on November 10th, 2018 1:30 pm

irene me voici a beausejour pour 1 heure de l’apres midi . Je regrette d’avoir manque le funerail . Je pensais 1pm . J’aurais voulu vous offrir mes condoleances personellement . Agathe et moi nous avons bien aime nos rencontres a ldb . On te souhaite bon courage et de bons souvenirs

Gabi et Agathe Arbez

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