ROSS, Lillian Louise

ROSS, Lillian Louise – Lillian Louise Ross, 82, of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, died peacefully at home early on the morning of Wednesday the 8th of March, 2023 with her husband of 58 years, Walter Ross by her side. They were rarely apart.

  She is survived by their three sons: Jason, Robert (Nicoleta) and Peter (Jenny). She leaves five grand-children who treasured their adventures exploring the wilderness of “Grammies Attic” and library hunting for treasures. Sarah, Alexander, Michael, Corina and David all had a special relationship with their Grandma.

  She felt so fortunate to have enjoyed meals and stories with her grand childrens’ partners Stuart, Leah and Morgan – and all their ‘self important companions’ – Rosie, Basil, Miller, Ty, Duke, Wally, Monty, Otto, Jack and Jackie. Summers on the front porch nibbling on elegant canapes with Corina and David were amongst her favourite days. Louise was always proud to introduce them to the many neighbours that enjoyed a chat amongst the flowers – until the deer appeared!

  A nurse, mother and chronicler of the lives and times of her many friends and family was born in Alvinston, Ontario and raised near by on her beloved Nauvoo Ranch (where she was married). The child of Ernest and Lillian Dolbear, she was predeceased by her boisterous, story telling brothers Don and Bruce and is survived by her sisters Joyce, Carol, Connie and their wonderful children and grandchildren.

  Louise was a proud graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital, London (UWO) in 1963 and though accepted to Medical School declined in favour of adventures with Walter in New Brunswick raising children and making a wonderful, safe home filled with music, art, literature, pets, gardening, and beach adventures. She volunteered widely in the community with a variety of organizations including the Ross Memorial Museum, Sunbury Shores Arts and Nature Centre and the Wesley United Church.

  She maintained an interest in art with many of her paintings still proudly in the home. An ardent collector, she collected everything! Especially friends’ artwork, rare books, elegant outfits and hats. She enjoyed preserving and documenting the genealogy of both hers and Walter’s families. Louise took an active interest in all the comings and goings of a busy sea-side town and had the ability to befriend all that she met. A perfect day was a nice cup of tea and a lovely chat on the front porch.

  A scientist at heart until the end – she graciously donated her body to Dalhousie Medical School as a participant in the Human Body Donation Program. She was proud that she would finally get to Medical School and participate in the education of future doctors and nurses.

  She will be remembered by her many friends and family for the kindness, respect, and acceptance she had for all. She was well loved and will be missed and remembered forever.

  A reception and memorial took place Sunday the 12th of March, 2023 at the Wesley United Church. In her memory, donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choosing.

The Saint Croix Courier