Jun 20, 1942 – Jan 30, 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved Ross, on January 30, 2018 at home in Chilliwack, surrounded by his immediate family.
Ross was born June 20, 1942 in Nine Mile River, Nova Scotia to Ormal and Violet (Wood) McCulloch. He was predeceased by both parents, brother John, sister Beryl, brother-in-law Norman Gilby, and niece Shirley McLeod, who was loved as his sister. Ross has remaining siblings Vera Gilby, Elmsdale and Faye Graham (Bill) London, Ontario.
Ross is survived by his wife Madonna Heather (Cochrane), son Christian, Vancouver, daughter Suzanne Heidi, Chilliwack, grandson Damon ( Sheena ), and great grand daughter Jordan Lisa.
Ross served in the military from an early age with the Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment, the Royal Canadian Regiment , and the Canadian Forces Postal Corps. His career span was of 30 years which included tours with the United Nations to Cyprus and Israel. He also served for six months in C.F.S.Alert, Nunavut.
After many different postings in Canada and Germany, Ross and his family came to Chilliwack to complete his military service. After his retirement in 1990, he worked for Canada Post and eventually as a bus driver for School District #33.
Ross was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He loved and cared for his family and had a special bond with his great granddaughter Jordan Lisa.
He loved the outdoors and from his youth he continued to pursue hunting and fishing activities safely and respectful of the environment.
Ross enjoyed all sports and was a natural athlete and participated successfully over the years in track, baseball, curling, volleyball and golf.
He was a member of Meadowlands Golf & Country Club. He loved to play golf but more than the game he enjoyed the people he met along the way. He was known for his ready smile, genuine and caring personality, and greetings for everyone.
Ross’s passion was his music. He was a gifted musician and loved nothing more than singing and playing his guitar with family and his many friends.
Ross will be missed for his gentle, kind spirit. He fought a brave, courageous battle for many months during his illness and was an inspiration to many. He loved to live his life to the fullest.
A celebration of Life will be held for Ross on Sunday, February 18 at 1PM at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould Street, Chilliwack.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice or BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
There will be a celebration of Life Service for Ross held in Nova Scotia in the near future on as yet an undetermined date. Notice will be posted in the Halifax Chronicle Herald.