GROSS, Donald

Posted: October 9th, 2020


Donald Wayne Gross, beloved husband of Rita, was born in Taber on September 10, 1950 to Philip and Dorothy Gross. He passed away suddenly on October 4, 2020.

Don started his career with Alberta Agriculture in 1969 as a surveyor. He then went on to drafting and was promoted to Irrigation Technologist where he monitored irrigation rehabilitation and construction of new projects. There were many changes in his work over the next 46 years. He was a hard worker and had a great rapport with the managers of the irrigation districts and he was willing to take on any task that was given him. In the later years of his career he expanded the water quality program. He was very proud of his accomplishments. He had a well-rounded life and in his spare time he involved himself in various sports.

Don was a great believer of Family History and arranged several family reunions and enjoyed them for many years.

Don’s family was very proud of him and he was dearly loved. He is survived by his loving wife, Rita; his daughters, Kristina and Sandi (Steve); two grandchildren, Samantha and Ryan; his sister, Mona Ottenbreit (Jim); his sister, Darla Felske (Brent) and a brother, Darren Gross.

Don was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Dorothy Gross; a niece, Shelly Pauletto; a niece, Kassia Weiss; a brother-in-law, Karl Weiss; a sister-in-law, Ingrid Weiss and his in-laws, Alfred and Anna Weiss.

Cremation has been entrusted to Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date.

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2 Condolences for “GROSS, Donald”

  1. Thomas Schneider, Miriam Haas-Schneider and Children and Aunt Cilchen says:

    Dear all,
    we are very sad to hear that Don has passed away.
    We had met him several times during our stay at Alfred´s farm in the early 1990s.
    We often invited him with Rita and Kristina to com over to our home at Germany – but he never could arrange it.

    With warmest regrets
    your german friends
    Thomas, Miriam, Daria, Maurus and Aunt Cilchen.

  2. Heidi H Sullivan says:

    My condolences to you all on Don’s passing. I enjoyed laughing with him and the cow bell present that I used to catch a ‘school of halibut”. See you soon buddy and we will catch the big one together and share our love for the beauty of it all.

    Good catchin’!

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