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Alan Ross

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A family service will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, Tottenham. A celebration of life will be held at a later date

 

Ross: Alan Thomas

Suddenly at his home, in Barrie, on Monday March 1st, 2021. Alan Ross, in his 58th year, beloved husband of Heather Taylor. Loving father of Ian, and Emma. Predeceased by his parents Ernie and Molly Ross. Survived by his siblings Kathleen (Mick) King, Lynn (late Paul) Jackson, and Brenda Ross (Brian Moore). Predeceased by Pauline, and Alison. Sadly missed by his father and mother – in – law, Peter and Anne Taylor. Much loved by his many nieces, nephews and extended family.

A family service will be held at Rod Abrams Funeral Home, Tottenham, 905-936-3477. A public celebration of Alan’s life will be held at a later date. Donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. www.RodAbramsFuneralHome.com

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“Alan Ross”
  1. Kim Feaver wrote:

    My deepest condolences to Al’s family, the Jackson family, and friends.

  2. Essa Qaqish wrote:

    Our sincere sympathies to Alan’s family. May he rest in peace and his memory be ever eternal.

  3. Ian Ross wrote:

    Most amazing and genuine person ever. No amount of words could ever put into perspective as to how much my sister and I loved him and were loved by him.

  4. Alvin Chokshi wrote:

    My condolences to the Ross Family,

    Alan was a member of my Team, as a Senior AV Technician.
    Alan was a dedicated and passionate individual, who always supported his fellow colleagues over the past ~25 years at CSA. He touched many people and made them stronger contributors to our company. Alan Trained and Mentored many fellow colleagues. His dedication to others, allowed them to pursue new opportunities at CSA to strengthen our organization. Many employees are so grateful to have known Alan and are appreciative to call him a Friend and Mentor.

    He enjoyed listening to his music on his McIntosh Amp, while working away in our Lab. On occasion, as I walked by Alan’s lab area, you would hear him defend his all mighty Liverpool Team. For those who would speak poorly of his Team, you were setting yourself up for a battle of words – where you would come away with some emotional scars.

    My deepest condolences to the Ross Family. We will miss you Alan.

    Alvin Chokshi
    Product Group Manager
    Hi-Tech Group

  5. kathleen king wrote:

    My loving brother,
    although we were miles apart
    you were and will always be forever in our hearts.
    Goodnight,God Bless.
    Kathleen&Mick

  6. Judith Burkitt wrote:

    Sending condolences to the Ross and Jackson families at the news of Alan’s death.
    He was much to young to go.

  7. Devan tarsey wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Ross family Love you guys

  8. Elaine MacDonald wrote:

    You were a stellar human being, I loved being in your company. It’s a tragic loss for all who knew you. YNWA RIP my friend

  9. Chewy wrote:

    Going to miss our banter on football, condolences to all who knew him.
    Good ladd all around going to be sorely missed.
    Now go and sort liverpool out !
    Love the Emsley family and your Barrie team mates.
    God bless

  10. Nancy and Tim Stafrace wrote:

    I was Alan’s PGC for many years. We had many fun conversations. Alan gave Tim many good tips on maintaining our hot tub which we talked recently about. We are truly shocked aand saddened. We will miss you Alan!

  11. Ben Umpleby wrote:

    Hard as nails on the field and heart of gold off it. So sorry to hear this news. Love and condolences to everyone in the Ross family and to all his friends & teammates.

  12. Ian and Hayley Taylor wrote:

    Alan was a warm, kind and generous man. We shared many laughs over football rivalry and family stories. I wish we had more time to make even more lasting memories. I am thankful for the time that he and my sister had together; and that their love was true. His loss will be felt deeply in my family. May he rest in peace

  13. Arlene MacIver wrote:

    Extending our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to the Ross family . Ian & Emma we have many fond memories of your Dad and times we shared with various soccer activities when you were younger. I know how much your Dad enjoyed being able to share that with you and may your memories of time spent together comfort you through this very difficult time. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Arlene MacIver & family

  14. Lisa Clark wrote:

    So many wonderful chats over the years…too many laughs to count!
    Here’s to your own private DMB concert with a lovely glass of Dreaming Tree in the sky my friend!
    Cheers Mate

  15. The Landsberg Family wrote:

    Our family loved spending time with Alan and Heather, celebrating the Jewish New Year and Passover, year after year. Alan was quiet the first time he joined us and was surely overwhelmed by us, but soon became part of our family. He loved my mum’s chopped liver and happily accepted seconds from her (and took some home for thirds!). We loved the stories that he told sitting around the table, as well as listening to he and Barry talk about football. Watching the love between Alan and Heather was beautiful and inspiring. Our hearts are filled with so much sadness and we hope that one day we will better understand why G-d thought Alan was ready to be in heaven. We pray for strength for Heather and the entire Ross family. We will be there to support Heather always. Baruch Dayan Emet. Sending all our love, Barry, Alexandra, Sam and Harrison

  16. Wendy-Sue Bishop wrote:

    My profound and heartfelt thoughts go out to all of Alan’s and Lynn’s families. These are such strange and perplexing times. Growing up in Schomberg, Alan was such a great kid and fine young man. He definitely was taken far too soon, but all those who crossed his path in his short life were irrefutably blessed.

  17. David Baker wrote:

    So sorry to hear about my friend All.We played hockey together both on the street with our children and on the ice.He will be missed very much and never forgotten.My prayers and condolences are with the entire family

  18. John softley wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the family. Work with Alan at CSA for many years and several laughs meeting in the cafeteria. RIP Alan, you are to young for heaven.

  19. Maryann Sproule wrote:

    My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person. Someone so special can never be forgotten.

    “Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.” – Author Unknown

  20. Eric Spear wrote:

    Terrible news
    So sorry to hear this
    I’d run into Alan now and then here up in Barrie at an arena
    Very proud to be a fellow Schomberg lad with Alan and his family
    Compete was a big part of his DNA!
    Rest in peace buddy

  21. Ruwan Senevirathne wrote:

    My condolences go out to the Rosa family. I first met Alan during my co-op to them at CSA. Alan would treat all staff with respect, even a temporary co-op student. I enjoyed very much talking about his love for dirt biking. Alan would surely be missed as a colleague and as a friend. Alan, may you Rest In Peace!

  22. David Patterson wrote:

    It is with a heavy heart Sheri/I extend our sincere condolences to Heather, AL’s children and his family.
    Al was a amazing individual, he was always there to help this old man with any problem he had. I have nothing but fond memories of him going down to the river for his nightly swim, regardless of the weather or time of year.
    We will miss his sense of humour and never forget his work ethic and devotion to Heather and his family.
    There are never words to explain or convey our deepest sympathies on the passing of someone you looked up to sought out input on any project you may have on the go.
    R.I.P. my friend, you’ll always walk beside us, in spirit and soul.

  23. Carolyn Brooks wrote:

    Heather,
    There are no words to express how heavy my heart is for you. I am so deeply sorry. Peace be with you and with Alan.
    C

  24. Christine Stewart wrote:

    My deepest and most sincere condolences to Heather, and all of Alan’s family and friends. Although I never met Alan, Heather’s beaming smile and genuine love for him was so evident whenever she spoke of their many adventures together; his warmth and love shone through Heather’s every action. You are in my thoughts Heather.

  25. Brent and Catherine wrote:

    Heather and your family – We are so sorry for your sudden loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and are here for you at any time.

  26. Ian MacRae(Dad) and Fraser MacRae(Son) wrote:

    Alan coached our boys for a few years in the Barrie Soccer Club competitive program. He had such a great rapport with all the players and was just an outstanding individual in so many ways. Always a real pleasure to speak to Alan and to get to know him as a person. So this was shocking and truly sad news that he died at such an early age. Fraser and I are both upset about this but shared some of the great stories about Alan over those few years we had the pleasure to get to know him. Our sympathies to all of the family and close friend, in particular to Ian who was always around the pitch to be able to hang out with his Dad.

  27. Eric Wong wrote:

    Thank You Alan, for all the friendly conversations over the years and I admire your technical excellence in the work you’ve done at CSA. I will always remember you. God willing, we’ll meet again, take it easy for now.

  28. Joe Murru wrote:

    My deepest condolences. Alan always spoke of his wife, children, sisters, parents, and other family members with great pride and adoration. I worked side by side with Alan for many years at CSA and we normally ate lunch together every day. He was a great buddy, and a kind soul. I will miss him dearly. Rest in peace buddy and say hello to John and George for me.

  29. Sue,Jason, Alicia and Adam Dow wrote:

    Ross & Jackson Families,

    So very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Al. Such a wonderful man that has been taken from us way to soon. Our condolences to both families. Thinking of you all and sending hugs.

  30. Arif Hassam wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the family. I worked with Alan in the lab for many years. He was a good friend and a mentor. I learned a lot over the years working with him. He was kind and treated all with respect. May his soul rest in peace.

  31. Sam Tam wrote:

    We work together in CSA for 22 years since 1996. You are my best friend in my life. I will miss you so much, rest in peace and I will remember you forever.

  32. Timothy & Michele Downie wrote:

    Our deepest condolences to Ian, Emma, Heather and all of Alan’s family. We have many fond memories of Alan as a soccer coach and friend – he was a wonderful man with a great sense of humour and a huge heart. He will be sadly missed. The Downies

  33. Martin Buchanan wrote:

    I would like to offer my condolences to all of Alan’s family. I met Alan in 1986 at Marstech before he was at CSA. I will remember talking with him about his Mustang 5L and later about his cottage renovations, motorcycles and snowmobiles and the various technical features and maintenance requirements. I will always consider Alan a good friend who was always ready to help.

  34. Aucoin family wrote:

    Our sincerest, heartfelt condolences to Alan’s family. We are so sorry and saddened by this news. Alan was a wonderful man.

  35. Mark and Lori Alexander wrote:

    Our hearts are aching for you Heather, Ian, Emma and Alan’s family. We will always remember Alans genuine smile and kind heart and the times we spent together. Please know that we are thinking of you at this most difficult and sad time.

  36. Edwin Ko wrote:

    My deepest condolences go out to the Ross family.
    I had known Alan since I first joined CSA in 1996. We had been working in the same group for 18 years. He was a very nice and helpful coworker . I will miss you Alan. May you Rest In Peace!

  37. Jim & Cathy Van Noort wrote:

    Ian, Emma & the Ross family,
    We were so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Al. He was definitely far to young and I know will be missed by all. Please know we are thinking of you at this time.
    Jim, Cathy & Family

  38. Melissa Witty wrote:

    Heather and family, Condolences for your unexpected loss of Alan. I only met him briefly , but I feel like I knew him like so many have commented on. Heather constantly shared so many amazing and funny stories of their home and cottage reno adventures. From these stories we learned how funny and genuine he was and so dedicated to his family, ready to always help out. But most of all in these stories was the mutual adoration and love he and Heather shared.

  39. LEE SAVIDGE wrote:

    My deepest sympathy. Lee

  40. Oreste Simonetta, CSA wrote:

    My sincere condolences and sympathies to the Ross family during this difficult time. Alan was a true gentleman and I enjoyed our conversations. Always pleasant, and always willing to help and share his knowledge.
    Rest in peace Alan.

  41. Rebecca and Joe McGoldrick wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to the Ross and Jackson family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  42. Ron Evans wrote:

    Alan was a great partner to me, a CSA client. He was always pleasant,respectful, fair and helpful. We will miss him. May God’s peace comfort you.

  43. Jairus Estiaga wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Ross Family. I worked closely with Alan when I joined CSA AV/IT group back in 2012 and he was my mentor. I learned a lot over the years working with him about work, family, and life. He was one of the best person to work with, honest and a true person. I will truly miss him. Rest in peace my friend.

  44. Sandra & Dennis O’Hara wrote:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family’s.
    The O’Hara Family

  45. Nigel Smith and Family wrote:

    I had the greatest of privileges to be one of Alan Ross friends. We coached, travelled and shared many a great evening and time together. There are no words to even come close to show the love and guidance Alan gave to so so many. He was a driven man and coach for sure. He taught me all I know about the game and had so much more to give. We won we lost we laughed and cried. We had many many good times. The pain of his lose is so so great. My heart goes out to his loved ones. His memory will always be strong in the many who’s lives he touched and enriched. He will live on in each and every one of us. Much Love to a great man, father, coach, mentor and friend. YNWA

  46. Nigel Smith and Family wrote:

    I had the greatest of privileges to be one of Alan Ross friends. We coached, travelled and shared many a great evening and time together. There are no words to even come close to show the love and guidance Alan gave to so so many. He was a driven man and coach for sure. He taught me all I know about the game and had so much more to give. We won we lost we laughed and cried. We had many many good times. The pain of his lose is so so great. My heart goes out to his loved ones. His memory will always be strong in the many who’s lives he touched and enriched. He will live on in each and every one of us. Much Love and respect to a great man, father, coach, mentor and friend. YNWA

  47. Bonnie Pickett wrote:

    My condolences to the family. No matter where life takes you there are just some people that leave an impact. Alan was one of those people. Thankful we had many great years of working in some capacity together at CSA. He stood by what he said and pulled no punches when he wanted to make a point. Fact being he always fought for what was right and fair. You could hear the wheels turning in his head! He had a good sense of humor and i really enjoyed our conversations and rant sessions. On Monday morning if we saw each other in the cafe, hall or lab the first thing to come out of one of our mouths was “is it friday yet” then we would laugh. He will be greatly missed, left this world much too early. RIP Alan.

  48. Catherine Skinner wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Ross family during this sad and difficult time. I was shocked to hear Alan is gone from our lives but I will never forget him or the impact he had on me in the 25 years I knew him at CSA. Alan always had a smile and was a smart, caring and humorous friend. I had the utmost respect for Alan as he spoke what he felt and never held back. His countless hours and work ethic in the CSA lab was not unnoticed by his friends and colleagues. Alan my friend I will miss all our talks and laughs over the years and thank you for always lending an ear when I needed it and boosting us all up on Fridays with your rock music !
    Rest in Peace you were taken from us way to early.

  49. George Tranquada wrote:

    Dear Ross family, please accept my deepest condolences, I have many fond memories of working with Alan over the past 30 years. Always polite, professional, courteous with a profound attention to detail in everything he did. I hope that you are able to obtain solace in recognizing all of the good he accomplished, he will truly be missed.

  50. Douglas Heslip wrote:

    So sad to hear. Many fond soccer memories. Emma and Ian be safe.

  51. Dan Du wrote:

    My deepest condolences to Alan’s family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. Stay strong.

  52. Art Chong wrote:

    Deepest condolences to Alan’s family for their loss. Alan was a great character guy. Still remember the chat we had about Van Halen on the day I retired from CSA. Alan was definitely well liked and highly regarded among his peers at CSA. Rest in peace Alan.

  53. Vicki Furukawa wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the family.
    I was lucky enough to get to know Alan and work with him when I changed positions at CSA.
    Alan was an honest, passionate, hardworking, and kind person. He would always try to help if he could to the best of his abilities with the best intentions.
    We shared many laughs and discussions on life, family (especially our dads) and work. I will miss him and his mischievous smile, and his morning greetings whenever I passed by.
    Alan, you will be missed and fondly remembered by many.

  54. Judy Lipsett wrote:

    Our sincere condolences to the Ross,Jackson and Taylor Families.We are very sorry to hear of Alan’s sudden passing.Cal and Judy Lipsett And Family

  55. Lino Menezes wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Ross family. Alan was my go to guy in our Laboratory, he took his job very seriously and doing things right was always his goal. I had the privilege of knowing Alan since he started at CSA and his integrity was beyond reproach. Just last week he called me to discuss a new test requirement in our new standard, we had a great discussion, he was my friend. Alan was a terrific hockey goalie that on occasion played with our CSA Monday night group. But his favorite was soccer and especially Liverpool, and he was extremely happy when they won the Premier League last season.
    Alan was approachable because he treated people with humility and lived by the Golden Rule:
    “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.

  56. Yasmin & Talia wrote:

    Heather and family, we were so shocked and saddened to hear about Alan. He was such a warm and loving person, gone far too soon. It was always so amazing to me to think that Alan and I knew each other during my brief time at CSA and then met again when he came into your life, many years later. That was so neat! And while we haven’t seen each other in awhile, I will always remember the special love you had for each other and your deep bond.

    We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time and please accept our condolences. Sending you love.

  57. Matt and Brianna wrote:

    To Heather and family, we are so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of Alan. We had a blast with him at Polar Rush several years ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  58. Jim Vasko wrote:

    I was deeply saddened on receiving the news of Alan’s sudden passing, and extend deepest condolences from Jane and I to Heather, Alan’s children, and family. Having known Alan for just a couple of years, I’ll remember him as someone who always impressed me with his skilled workmanship, devotion to Heather and willingness to take a break from his work for a friendly chat.
    Will miss you my friend.

  59. Brian McCran wrote:

    My condolences to the Ross family. Alan was a friend and a valuable member of our Audio Video group who diligently tested many of my projects over the years. He was always a cheerful colleague. Taken much too soon.

  60. Todd Marchant wrote:

    To all of Alan’s family,
    Our most sincere condolences go out to you all.
    Todd, Marilou and Don Marchant

  61. Dolores Monaco wrote:

    My thoughts and prayers to the Ross Family during this very sad time. I know Alan from CSA. I will remember our fun conversations and his smiling face. I have great memories from the Word Processing days. You will be missed Al, Rest In Peace.

  62. Sammy and Vin Hulse wrote:

    We met Alan at his niece’s wedding and what a character he was. Funny, genuine, caring person with plenty of banter and most of all a true red supporter. Vin and Alan sat for hours talking about the games and players they grew up with and putting the world to right. We certainly drank the bar dry that night until the sun came up, we actually didn’t know how we drove home to Liverpool on about 2 hours sleep! Longest drive home ever. Memories that me and Vin will cherish of such a lovely man. Thinking of the Ross family our hearts go out to you all

  63. Nelson melo wrote:

    Very heavy hearted to hear of Allan’s passing.miss you buddy we had some amazing summers playing soccer and playing all over ontario and then going back to the grey goat .
    Some may great stories my old friend
    Bless you and your family one of the best people I ever met.

  64. Sy, Dawn & family wrote:

    We may be miles apart but you are always in our heart. No words can express how shocked and saddened we are. Rest in peace Uncle Alan.

  65. Garry&Mary Wiley wrote:

    Deepest sympathy to all the Ross family. So sorry to hear of Alan’s passing .

  66. Maria wrote:

    Heartfelt sympathies to the family and may the many happy memories that you made together be a consolation today and all the days ahead. I send you my sincere condolences

  67. Billy Liu wrote:

    My deepest condolences to Alan’s family.

    I worked so closely with Alan more than 2 years and he helped me a lot. I will miss you, Alan.

  68. Greg and Shannon wrote:

    So many great memories of Al over the years. He was not only our neighbour for over 16 years but he was an incredible friend. Whenever our kids couldn’t find their dad, they knew to check Al’s garage as Greg would be there having a beer, sharing stories and trying to convince Al to help us fix something. He will be deeply missed by all of us. We will forever cherish our time with Al and hold the memories close. Heather, Ian and Emma – please know that we are here for you.

  69. Dennis Li wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Ross family. Alan was my wonderful colleague in our AV group. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May rest in peace Alan.

  70. Waqar Iqbal wrote:

    Heartfelt condolences to Ross’s Family.
    It was a pleasure to work with Alan over several years at CSA. Have many fond memories together.
    May this difficult time for Ross family pass with ease.

  71. Eric Fortier wrote:

    My deepest sympathy to all the Ross family. Whenever I would go for a visit at CSA Toronto and was always looking forward getting together with Alan. Rest in peace my friend.

  72. Chaminda Belleth wrote:

    I was fortunate to work with Alan during my short stint in AV/IT group.Your AV/IT expertise and valuable mentorship will surely be missed.You are a true Gem and we will miss your presence. May you rest in peace my friend.

  73. Marijan Vranic wrote:

    My deepest condolences to all of Alan’s Family and Friends. I’ll always cherish the time we had together at work and out to watch the TFC. I’m now a lifelong Liverpool fan because of him. I will miss you Alan.

  74. les Fleming wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Ross family. Alan was a great colleague, exceptional individual and a great friend. I will miss going up to the AV lab to visit, chat and have a laugh. In my last conversation with Alan we talked about our commute to and from work, the list of projects around our homes to do this spring and just life in general. It has been a honor and a pleasure knowing and working with you over the years. you will be missed!
    RIP my friend.

  75. William Meng wrote:

    My deepest condolences go out to the Ross family.

    Though I have only known him for a few years, he helped me a lot from the first day I worked with his team. He was very nice and knowledgeable. I will miss you Alan.

    May you Rest in Peace.

  76. Fallon Melville wrote:

    Heather, my deepest condolences to you and your family, you’re in my thoughts. Fallon

  77. Astrid hall wrote:

    So sorry to hear the passing of Alan my condolences to your family

  78. Angelina Mietus wrote:

    Heather and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences goes out to you all during this terribly difficult time. Ang

  79. Siros Ghanbar-zadeh wrote:

    My sincere condolences and sympathies to the Ross family.
    Rest in Peace Alan.

  80. Mike Liew wrote:

    My deepest condolences to the Ross family.
    Only met him a few times, remembering him to be very passionate in his work. A very nice and friendly guy too

  81. John Chuang wrote:

    My deepest condolences and sympathies to the Ross family, I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll remember the passion for talking some Hi-tech testing experience while I travelled to Toronto. May you Rest In Peace.

  82. Lisa Lloyd wrote:

    My deepest condolences to Al’s family and close friends. This hits us all so shockingly and a genuine loss to those who knew Al. Here’s hoping he and Ernie can find a soccer ball to have some fun!

  83. Syed Rizvi wrote:

    My heartfelt condolences to Alan’s family. I have known him through work for over 10 years.
    He was a great co-worker, an expert in his field who was sincere to his Job and very helpful to his team mates. He always greeted me with a smile which I will remember the most. It is very sad that he left us so soon.
    May he rest in eternal peace.

  84. Sam Zaffino wrote:

    Alan was always very helpful as a colleague, he was very knowledgeable. Gone way too soon. My deepest condolences.

  85. Keith Kitchen wrote:

    My sincere condolences to the the Alan’s family.

  86. Rachel Miranda wrote:

    My heart goes out to you Heather, and your family. I want you to know that I am with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember Alan.

  87. Alexander Y C wrote:

    My deepest condolences.

  88. Mark Campbell wrote:

    My heartfelt condolences to all of Alan’s family. This is a tragic loss. I had the privilege of befriending Alan when our children were young, and have the fondest memories of our times together in hockey rinks and on soccer pitches all over Ontario. It was an honour to coach alongside him, manage and sponsor some of the teams, and watch Alan’s genuine devotion towards his players. He was a very good man.

  89. Jamie wrote:

    Heather & family, my heart and thoughts are with you. Truly heartbroken to hear this news. Heather, you always beamed with happiness when talking about Alan…Big hugs! Please reach out if you need anything… xxx

  90. dave wrote:

    My Deepest condolences, Rossi great guy, will be sadly missed.

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