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Ross Ashford

July 16, 1961 - September 24, 2014


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ross, after a courageous battle with a rare lung disease. He passed away peacefully at the Vancouver General Hospital with his family and friends by his side.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of twenty one years, Karen; son Scott (Bonnie); daughters Ebony (Dorion) and Rossalynn; mother Clara Ashford; brothers John and Billy; sisters Pauline (Kenny),  Brennetta (Bryan) Clara (Mike) and Grandchildren Alexis, Avery, and Tinliegh as well as  several nieces and nephews.

Ross was predeceased by his father John Ashford Sr.

He will be fondly remembered for compassion, stories, love of life and family and the sea. May his legacy live on.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM at HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Road, Duncan BC. Interment will take place at Shawnigan Lake Cemetery with a reception to follow at Duncan Eagles Hall, 2965 Jacob Road, Duncan, BC.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Transplant Research Foundation of B.C



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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Craig Hickson
Relation: co worker and friend

I met Ross on the Queen of Naniamo when he first came to work for the ferries as a deckhand. At very first meet I could see Ross is a top notch solid person. Each day we worked together was a pleasure. Myself and my family moved off Salt Spring for almost six years and regretted not getting contact information. When we moved back I was happy to run into Ross on the Howe Sound Queen. He was always so full of life and understanding. My condolences to Ross’ s family and friends. Truly a GREAT loss.

From: John Noseworthy
Relation: Cousin

So sad to hear of the passing of Ross. My condolences to Aunt Clara and family.

From: Jeanie Saunders
Relation: friend of the family (mother)

Claire: Shocked to hear of Ross’ passing. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please know prayers are with you. Deepest condolences Jeanie Saunders, Rothesay, NB

From: Tom & Rose RIdgely
Relation: friend of the family (mother)

Claire: sorry for your loss, always thinking of you guys…always wondering what Claire’s is doing…hope all is soon to be better, Love Tom and Rose

From: Duguay,Doris,Peggy and John
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

So sorry to read of Ross’s passing. We are thinking of you all at this time. We have many memories from years back on Suffolk Street. Stay strong, and support each other. Sincerely Doris,Peggy and John

From: Ellen (Ashford) Bridges
Relation: Uncle

I am so sorry for your loss.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Cherish your memories.

God Bless

Ellen, Phillip, Cole and Carter

From: Tamie Humphrey
Relation: co-worker and friend

A friend who always made you feel at ease …even on those difficult days. I am stunned and extremely saddened to learn of his passing. My heart goes out to Karen and family. I’m sending you strength and love!

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 4, 2014
Beginning at 2:00am

HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 6W3

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