General News · 13th May 2021
Donald Ross was my grandfather. He came into this world January 31st, 1932. He described his young life as the "rocky road of life". He embraced experiences fully, and would be the first to tell you he made a lot of mistakes. He'd also tell you how he learned from his mistakes immensely, and he'd try to help you do the same.
He loved being supportive to others which is why he excelled later in life in a counselling career. He was part of many communities as a counsellor but finally settled on Cortes Island. During his time on Cortes he adopted two cats that were with him and his wife Eleanor for a very long time. He enjoyed Eleanor's cooking, nature, music and art. He had a bashful sense of humour and as children my sister and I loved to make him read "Mr Underpants" to make him embarrassed. He was a great sport.
My grandfather leaves behind two grandsons, two granddaughters, 3 beloved daughters and two sons. As well as cherished friends, particularly on the island. He departed us December 11th, 2020.