Passed away at Charles Curtis Memorial Hospital, St. Anthony on Monday, May 2, 2016 in his 79th year. Ross was born to Edgar and Sybil of Raleigh on January 25, 1937. He was raised with his 2 brothers and 1 sister. He met Vida and married on December 6, 1956 and made a home in Raleigh where they raised 7 children. He worked in the Fishery for a short time and then went on to road construction for 13 years. He started and operated a business together with his wife until retiring in 2000. He leaves to mourn his wife of 59 years, Vida; his daughters Wavey (Allan), Judy, Bernett (Noah T), Gail (Derrick), Marina (Ted); Sons Todd (Geraldine), Dean (Crystal); Grandchildren Michael (Janet), Angie (Carey), Terry (Pam), Mark, Sane (Heather), Zonya (IVAN), Kylie (Brian), Jason (Ashley), Brent (Candace), Dana (Andrea), Zachary (Tracy), Simon, Matt, Toni, Emily, Lily; Great Grandchildren Olivia, Reese, Magnus, Brandon, Jack, Zander, Allen, Zara, Autumn, Dylan, Riley, Cali; Brother Roger (Ena); sister Hilda (Thomas); Brothers-in-law Reginald (Irene), Weldon (Alma), Garland (Pansy), Maxwell (Judy), Winston (Cindy), Alvin (Yvonne); sisters-in-law Christina, Lucy, Marilyn and a large circle of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Edgar and Sybil, brother Reuben, parents-in-law Gordon and Mae, and brother-in-law Sam Wayne. Visitation was held at Kerry M. Fillatre's funeral home in St. Anthony. The funeral took place from the United Church in Raleigh at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 with Rev. Gus Pendleton officiating. Interment followed in the New Raleigh Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Homes, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger Funeral Director.