Farming Agriculture 02

Melvin Boyd Ross

November 16, 1957 ~ October 12, 2019 (age 61)

Obituary

In loving memory of Melvin Ross who passed away on Saturday, October the 12th 2019 at the age of 61 years 10 months and 26 days. Beloved son of Doreen Ross and the late Don Ross.

A funeral service will be held for Melvin on Saturday, October 19th at 2:00 p.m. from the Alsask Community Hall with Rev. Helen Reed officiating.

Melvin Boyd Ross of Alsask Sk. passed away suddenly at the age of 61 at the Foothills hospital in Calgary on October 12, 2019 with his family at his bedside. Melvin was born in Kindersley, Sk. on November 16, 1957 to Donald and Doreen Ross of Alsask. He was the first of 4 children and he loved life on the farm. As a youngster and teenager he became active in farming and  caught the farming bug from his dad. He loved the cattle and became very active in 4-H. As well he loved horses and he and Patches (horse) participated in gymkhana. Melvin was very athletic and enjoyed sports.  He played on school teams including football and  loved hockey. Melvin was severely injured in a car accident at the age of 15.  This was life changing for him but with the amazing support of his parents he led a very productive and happy life. Melvin along side his dad was a grain farmer as well as cattle. Initially they had purebred polled Herefords then in later years moved to commercial cattle. He may have had a memory problem but if you need to know something about their cattle Melvin  would be able to tell you. This was the same for friends and families ages. You didn’t argue with him on this as you would lose. Melvin and his dad were inseparable and spent many hours in the field or barn together. They weren’t very good at watching the time Doreen never knew when they would becoming in for supper.  They farmed together up until just a few years ago when it became too difficult for Don. Melvin was very active with the Alsask Lions Club and his community. Melvin loved his sports,  he was a Toronto Maple Leafs fan and he and his Grandma Lena who was a Montreal fan enjoyed a great rivalry. He was also a great supporter of the Roughriders and when he went to visit his Calgary cousins he made sure he was wearing Roughrider gear! Melvin was survived by his loving mother Doreen, siblings Kevin (Sharon), Jerry (Jocelyn) and Michelle (Kevin), 7 nieces and nephews and 2 great nieces. He was predeceased by his loving father Don. Donations may be directed towards the Oyen & District Healthcare Foundation. 150 Oyen, AB. T0J 2J0 

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Services

Funeral Service
Saturday
October 19, 2019

2:00 PM
Alsask Lion's Hall
Main Street
Alsask, SK S0L 0A0

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