Douglas ROSS

Douglas John David Ross was born in Vancouver February 15, 1943 and called Ladner home. He passed away quietly June 1, 2015 at the age of 72. Doug joined the Army in the fall of 1963 and was posted to Shilo, Manitoba as a Gunner in The Royal Canadian Artillery. In 1974 he trained in Artillery Meteorology and worked at this until 1974 with the Shilo Base weather office CSA and then with 3 RCHA until 1974. He was then posted to the CFB Cold Lake Alberta Rocketsonde project. Following this he was then promoted and posted to CFB Gagetown WO as instructor on radiosonde and Artillery Meteorology. He then went back to Shilo as WO IC 3 RCHA Met Section. In 1988 he was promoted MWO and posted to Goose Bay, Labrador as OIC CFB Goose Bay WO. His final posting was to Chilliwack as C Company MWO at CFOCS. He retired in 1993. After retirement he worked with the Corp of Commissionaires until 2004 where he worked mainly at the PRTC. Doug had a great love of sports but his passions were baseball and golf, having made 3 holes in one. He was an avid Chiefs fan and was known at the arena as the Candy Man with his pockets full of candy. Most mornings would find him going to his favourite barbershop for coffee and acting his role as ”Office Manager”. In the years after retiring, he took up woodworking and was very proud of his clocks and “Toys for Big Boys”. He and his friend Frank started a friendly monthly poker game which they played once a month for 25 years. Doug will be greatly missed by his wife Sharon, children Terry (Sandi) and Deanna (Sean), and his grandchildren Andrew, Lainey and Nyla. He also leaves his sisters Janet and Ann (Bob) and their families as well as Sharon’s family and his many friends and comrades. He was predeceased by his parents Hugh and Donelda Ross. Special thanks go to Gene and Larry and Esther for all your help through these trying months. Also special thanks to Dr. Page and all the staff at CGH. There will be a celebration of Doug’s memory sometime in September. Details will follow at a later date. It was Doug’s wish that there be no flowers but donations be made to Brain Cancer Research.


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