Mr. Alex Ross was born in Drumheller, Alberta on August 21, 1938 to Ruby and Roy Ross and passed away on December 9, 2015. He lived on the farm all his life along the Red Deer River in the Scollard area. In 1964 he married Jean Dixon at Mayerthorpe and they had two sons Steven and Clifford. Alex worked on Seismograph in the north and later after farming with his parents he began to drill water wells. He loved to have family and friends over to visit.
Alex leaves to mourn his wife of 51 years Jean; son Clifford (Cheryl) Ross; four grandchildren: Caitlin Ross (Dylan), Geordy Ross, Cory Andrew and Dustin Andrew (Kaitlyn); two great grandchildren: Mackenzie and Macie; sisters Helen Wampler and Margorie Reid; sisters and brothers-in-law: Brenda (Brian) Trudzik, Rose (Henry) Starman, Marge Curley, Joan (Dick) Granley, Kevin (Barb) Dixon and Gail Dixon; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of many wonderful friends.
Alex was predeceased by parents Roy and Ruby Ross in 1981 and son Steven Ross in 1987, brother-in-law Dennis Dixon in 1975.
Funeral service was held at Stettler Funeral Home on December 17, 2015 with Pastor Ross Helgeton officiating, Allen Jacobson gave a loving tribute. Evelyn Strandquist presented her gift of music. Active pallbearers were Mike McMullen, Larry Meyer, Alan Briscoe, Mike Briscoe, Allen Jacobson and George Thompson. Family and friends gathered in the Heartland Reception Centre for a time of fellowship and refreshments by Brenda’s Catering. Memorial donations may be made to the Big Valley Drop In Centre or the Big Valley Legion c/o Stettler Funeral Home, Box 1780, Stettler, AB, T0C 2L0. Sympathies may be forwarded to the family by signing the guestbook at
Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium,
entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.