ROSS, MarjoriePosted: April 5th, 2017
1930 – 2017
Marjorie Elizabeth Ross (Volk), beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Ross, passed away peacefully at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge on April 3rd, 2017 at the age of 87 years. She is survived by her sons; John (Kathy) and David (Lori), two grandchildren; Darren (Lanae) and Ryan as well as two great-grandchildren; William and Miranda. Number 9 of 10 siblings, she is survived by sisters Florence Thacker and Francis Wentz; predeceased by siblings John Heck, Frank Heck, Anton Heck, John Volk, Frank Volk, Anna Mary Hurt, and Marvin Volk. She was predeceased by her parents: Andrew and Anna Maria Volk of Burdett, AB. Marjorie graduated as a registered nurse from Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Subsequently, working in Taber, AB; Powell River, BC; and at Vancouver General and St. Vincent’s hospitals in Vancouver, BC. She married Jack Ross in 1958 and raised her two sons in Lethbridge and on the family ranch in Aden, AB. She was a devoted wife, mother, family member, with many dear friends whom she adored. Marjorie was an accomplished athlete as a child and continued to be involved in many community activities including golf and bowling as well as her ‘Coffee Group’ of more than 40 years. Marjorie loved people and was fascinated with their personal stories and journeys. Marjorie was always kind, with a gentle soul and generous spirit. Her passing has left a hole in our hearts but her life has given us a guide. Her family wishes to thank the wonderful doctors and nurses at the Chinook Regional Hospital, the nurses and staff of Fairmount Extendicare, the staff of The View, and the nurses and staff at Lethbridge Home Care Services, as well as many family and friends for their extraordinary kindness and generosity through this journey. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the McKillop United Church in Lethbridge. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00pm on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.
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