Craig Allan Ross
Passed on October 26, 2021
August 27, 1946 – October 26, 2021 It is with saddened hearts that we are announcing the unexpected passing of Craig at the Health Sciences Centre on October 26, 2021.
Craig was predeceased by his loving parents Gordon and Bertha (Ross) with whom he will be buried, and predeceased by nephew Blair (Ross).
Craig will be deeply missed by sister Audrey (Ken) Klimpke, brother Munro (Iris), nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, with whom he spent much time and to whom he has left many cherished memories. Also saddened by his passing will be several cousins and numerous friends.
Craig grew up in Stonewall, moved to Calgary for many years, and returned “back home” (to Stonewall), as he called it, after his retirement from work. He began his working career with Manitoba Hydro followed by many years with Enmax (City of Calgary hydro). He made many lifetime friends through both work and play in Calgary and here in Stonewall. When he moved back home, golf was his passion in summer and curling during winters. He treasured the friendships he was able to experience, many from his sports world and many from elsewhere along his life’s journey.
As a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 52, Stonewall, Craig was especially proud of his father, a WWII veteran.
A few years ago, Craig found the love of his life in Diane Rennie. They had many fun times together. Unfortunately, Diane passed away this past August, leaving Craig’s heart deeply broken. Craig loved Diane’s daughter Tracy (Blair) Farmer and son Jonathon, spending much enjoyable time with them as well. It was a wonderful few years for Craig, full of love and happiness.
Craig’s family are grateful to EMS (Stonewall) for their quick response and superb treatment and the Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg doctors, nurses and staff that provided professional services and care to Craig during his brief time there.
Many will know that Craig has a kind and generous heart and a special compassion, giving flowers, kind words and visits to those he knew in their times of need. He amused many with his good sense of humour, mischievous pranks and surprises, and provided much joy by his friendship and love.
In keeping with Craig’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a simple graveside service has been scheduled. Due to current COVID requirements, all guests will be required to follow protocol, including providing proof of full vaccination.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 1379 Kenaston Blvd., Winnipeg, MB. R3T 2T5.
“If love could have saved you, You never would have died. Walk slowly and wait for us. We will all love you forever.
Craig was a longtime friend to our family and arguably my dad’s (Leon Gruending) best friend. Craig was missed when he left Calgary. Always stalwart in times of need, Craig called Dad at hospice every night for a long conversation. Our deepest condolences to Munro, Iris, Audrey, Ken, Diane and their families. A life well lived.
Lonnie and John DeSorcy
My sincere condolences to the family. I met Craig in Calgary and he was very kind and helpful friend to me during a difficult time in my life. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing and will miss our occasional chats. RIP dear Craig
Deepest sympathies from Gerry and Bonnie Milne. Craig and I worked together at Manitoba Hydro. We both moved west in 1973. He to the City Of Calgary and myself to BC Hydro. We stayed in touch and I considered Craig a dear friend. I did visit a few times over the years. Both in Calgary and in Stonewall. I feel fortunate to have had him as a friend and I will miss him. Once again our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Gerry Milne Kamloops BC
Audrey, Ken, Munro and family....so sorry to hear of the passing of Craig. Many years ago when Audrey won a pony at the circus they brought it home and Craig looked after it. It was named Bing and i was crazy about the pony. I remember Craig competing at the Stonewall fair with Bing. Craig was a great guy, and would let me ride Bing from time to time. I will never forget those days and i was only 7 or 8 yrs old Thinking of u all at this time. Regards, Herb Tyler (Stittsville, ON)
Audrey, Munroe and families. I am so deeply saddened to he of Craig’s sudden unexpected passing. I will miss chatting with him. Condolences and prayers to all. Sue Barter, Calgary
We are saddened by the loss of Craig. He was a friendly and kind person who had many friends with us and our staff at TGCC. He will sadly missed.
Janis Dola/Teulon Golf & Country Club
Audrey, Munro and families, I was so shocked by Craig’s sudden illness and death that response seems impossible. I can only pray for your peace. May your families and friends be a comfort to you as you heal. In His Peace, Glenna
To the Ross and Klimpke family, Sorry to hear of the passing of Craig. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. Sincerely, Dean and Donna Couvier
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