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Raymond Ross


Raymond Ross
It is with heavy hearts the family of Raymond James Ross announce his peaceful passing on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Betty (Barnes) of 55 years; daughter Krista Nugent (Bill) of Saint John, son Darren of Sussex and grandchildren Brendan and Sarah Ross.

Ray was born February 23, 1936 in Plaster Rock, to the late Garfield and Nettie (Ashford) Ross. He was raised in Riley Brook where he attended a one room school house in his early years. He graduated from the Saint John Vocational School’s Telecommunication Program. In his early career Ray worked as a Radio Operator on the icebreaker “Baffin” charting the North West Passage. As his career evolved he became a Transport Canada Flight Service Specialist at Gander, Moncton, Halifax and Saint John Airports for over 35 years.

Ray’s family was his greatest joy and he was so proud of everyone. Ray enjoyed hunting and fishing with Darren and Brendan, seeing Sarah sing and play her sports, watching Brendan playing hockey and vacationing with Krissy and Bill on their sailboat in the Caribbean. He loved putting on the miles in his truck with Betty, taking pictures of wildlife, his family and friends and then sending them on his computer. He was an avid outdoorsman and would often be seen driving his ATV, tractor and snowmobile.

Ray’s friends were countless and of every age. He made everyone feel special and took great interest in whatever they were doing. He loved having company stop in and having a cook out in the woods. He was happy and content living out his retirement years back home in Riley Brook with his beloved Betty.

His family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses of the Surgical ICU, 4CN and Dr. Mark Tutschka, at the Saint John Regional Hospital, and the ICU in Edmundston for their care and compassion. A very special thank you to Dr. Hari Kumar Ondiveeran who was always there to care for Ray and support our family through this difficult time. Your kindness will not be forgotten.

Funeral service was held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2 pm from the Tobique Chapel. Pastor Emile Arsenault officiated. Interment will be in the Riley Brook Community Cemetery at a later date.

Music for the service was by organist Susan Geneau and soloist Elizabeth Brayall. Remembrances were shares by Sarah Ross, Krista Nugent, and Blanchard McDougall.

Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Gough and Blanchard McDougall.

Pallbearers were Jim Cookson, Carmel Beaulieu, John Larsen, Mac Harris, Charlie McCluskey, and Bob O'Regan.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brunswick Funeral Home, Perth-Andover and Plaster Rock.

Donations to the Riley Brook Community Cemetery may be sent to:

The Riley Brook Community Cemetery
C/O Mrs. Debbie Miller
19 Deep Point Bogan Lane
Riley Brook, NB
E7G 1L4

Service Date
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Service Time
2 pm
Service Location
Tobique Chapel, Plaster Rock, NB

Visitation Time
2-4 and 6-8 pm
Visitation Location
Tobiuqe Chapel, Plaster Rock, NB

Burial Location
Riley Brook Community Cemetery

Requested Charity
Riley Brook Community Cemetery