William Ross Pilgrim was born in St. Anthony Bight on January 11, 1936 to Harvey Pilgrim and Chatfield (Compton) Pilgrim. The family moved to Englee when he was a young boy. When he was 15 he began work in the telegraph office in Roddickton. At the age 17 he entered the Air Force working as a telecommunications officer. On October 19, 1957 he married Ruby Newhook of Roddicton. Together they had three sons, raising them in Roddickton. Early Wednesday morning Ross passed peacefully away. Ross is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years Ruby, his sons Shane (Hilda), Todd (Juanita), Trevor (Shanna), grandchildren; Russell (Dawn), Shelley (Chris), Ryan (Shawna), Shelby, Tor and Chantelle, as well as his great grandchildren; Angelie and Layne. He is also survived by his brother Cluney (Emma), sisters Marion (Ches, deceased) and Joy (Bill). He is gone from our sight, but not from our memory and he will be sadly missed.
The Visitation is being held at the Wesley United Church in Roddickton, from which the celebration of his life will take place at 2:00 pm on Sunday, The 28th of August with Rev. John McGonigle Officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Roddickton United Church.
Following the service, a gathering is being hosted by the family at the Mayflower Inn, anyone who know Ross is welcome to attend.
Funeral arangments are entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.