MARIE C. H. ROSS
Born In: Kirkintilloch, Scotland, United Kingdom
Born: August 21st, 1919
Passed in: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
1919 ~ 2012
After suffering complications from a fall, Mom Ross, as she was known, passed away at home, in the loving arms of her daughter Maria, who had cared for her the past five years of her life.
Mom was born in Kirkintilloch, Scotland, August 21, 1919 one of five siblings, she always worked hard. She met and married (1938) her partner, the love of her life, her husband Victor. They had two daughters Maria and Sylvia. After WWII in 1951 they immigrated to Canada to Kamloops, B.C., where they resided until 1954. They then moved to California where they met Val and Bill Thomas of the Thomas and Rogers Dance Studio and they danced on the Al Jarvis television program and won many awards, Dad dancing with mom, Sylvia and myself. Mom always wanted to return to Kamloops, which we did in 1961 and built their home on the river at Aspen Park. In the early 1960's mom and dad taught dance, through the adult education program. They continued to teach until the 80's and maintained close friendship with many who remained lifelong friends. Their talents were not limited to dance. Together they built a 24 foot trimaran and a 19 foot catamaran which they sailed most weekends at Blind Bay, in the Shuswap.
Left behind to cherish her memory is her loving daughter Maria Alvarez, her remaining family members here and abroad- with a special thank you to Maureen and Eldon Graham and family. Also her friends whom she considered close family and were always there for her, Myrna Bostick, Betty and Alex, Micheal and Brent Moore, Lynn and Gord Gordy, Joey Ray, Marg Durant, Tracy Farr and Starrett Smith and Tara and Micheal Easton, great grand children, Isabella and Logan, Troy Smith and Jen Nguyen.
Marie was predeceased by her husband Victor (1988), daughter Sylvia (2002) as well as all four of her siblings.
We would like to express our appreciation and thanks to Dr. Mahmood and the Home and Community Nursing Care team for all their help during her last month.
In lieu of flowers, Marie would have appreciated donations to the Kamloops SPCA or Hospice.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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