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Charles Arthur Ross

March 25, 1949 — February 14, 2023

Dorset, Ontario

Charles Arthur Ross

March 25, 1949 - February 14, 2023

Charles passed away with his children at his side on February 14, 2023 after a long battle with health issues.   Charles was born on March 25, 1949 in Berwick, Nova Scotia to Arthur and Ardythe Ross.   He is predeceased by his father Arthur (2006), his brother David (2019) and his wife Ruth (2022).

Charles met Ruth in 1975 and they were married in April of 1982 at Knox United Church in Dorset. They lived in their home on Paint Lake in Dorset where they raised their 3 children.  Charles worked as a carpenter and was a volunteer firefighter. He loved the outdoors; hunting and fishing were passions he shared with his son and many other family members and friends. He loved snowmobiling, ice fishing, his ATV, classic cars, working in his vegetable garden, hanging out with his grandkids and he made the BEST spaghetti sauce. He spent as much time as he possibly could at the cottage sitting on the screened in porch having a cold beer and watching the sun set.

He spent 40 years married to his wife Ruth who passed away on October 11, 2022 and decided that he didn’t want to spend a single Valentine’s Day without her.

Charles leaves behind his three children Anna (Dave), Murray (Lee) and Amy (Stephen) all of Dorset as well as his four grandchildren Harper, Myla, Hallie and Elijah.

In keeping with his wishes, Charles will be cremated and there will be no formal service.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dorset Volunteer Firefighters Association. Charles spent many years as an active member of the Dorset fire department including a number of years as the Fire Chief and their support shown during this time is beyond measure.

“Come to the woods, for here is rest”


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