April 12, 1937 – December 2, 2019
After a courageous battle, Ross passed away peacefully; with his family at his side, on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the South Huron Hospital. Ross is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty (Morningstar) and daughters Colleen of Sarnia, Christine of Exeter and Janet (Dave) of Grand Bend. He will be missed by his pet and best friend Holly as well as his grandson Jeremy (Lindsay) Weston and three great-grandsons Leam, Damien, and Ryder. Also survived by his sisters-in-law Ethel Ferguson, Helen Vandenbogaerde, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ross is predeceased by his parents Jerry and Effie Ferguson, his brothers Don (Jean), Lyle (Dorothy), James, two nephews Jamie and Carey, sister-in-law Audrey Ross (Jim), and brother-in-law Jim Vandenbogaerde. Ross was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 58 years. During his membership he achieved various accolades with the most prestigious being from the Grand Lodge – The Grand Masters Meritorious Award for Distinguished Service for his work with the Canadian Blood Services.
Visitation will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William St, EXETER on Thursday from 7-9 PM where a Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 6th at 11 AM. A Masonic Service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday evening at 6:45 PM under the auspices of Lebanon Forest Lodge, No. 133 A.F. & A.M., Exeter. Cremation with inurnment, Exeter Cemetery.
Donations to the South Huron Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.