Ross Edward McRobb
August 13, 2021
McROBB, Ross Edward – Peacefully and surrounded by family at his residence on Friday, August 13th, 2021, in his 77th year. Cherished husband of Rilla McRobb (née Whetham) for 57 years. Loving father of Danny (Annilene), Doug (Sherry), and Kevin (Amber). Dear grandfather of Rachael (Seth) Veenstra, Rebecca McRobb (Taylor Jantzi), Emma McRobb (Nick Pronk), Jenna (Tyler) O’Gorman, Jayde McRobb, Chaise McRobb, and Brooke McRobb. Beloved great-grandfather of Aurora, Henry, Cameron and Iris. Survived by his sisters Marion Officer and Sharon (Doug) Good and brother-in-law Harlen Whetham (Sharon Lett). Predeceased by his parents Clarence and Laura McRobb, in-laws Leonard and Velma Whetham, and brothers- and sisters-in-law Elwyn Officer, Diane Whetham and Linda (Don) Mayburry. Ross was a life-long farmer in the Mount Forest Community. A devoted husband, father and grandfather. Ross was an enthusiastic and loyal fan at his grandchildren’s sporting events. Visitation will be held at the England Funeral Home, 294 Main Street South, Mount Forest, on Monday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. You do not need to schedule an appointment to attend the visitation but please know you may be required to wait outside for a period of time if capacity numbers are reached inside the funeral home. The funeral service will be held at Mount Forest United Church, 175 Queen Street East, Mount Forest, on Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. In order to attend the service, you must make a reservation by visiting www.englandfuneralhome.com or by calling the funeral home at (519) 323-2631. Masks are mandatory and Covid protocols are in place. Extended family and friends are also invited to view the service livestream by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/England-Funeral-Home-1863283503935858. Cremation will follow with inurnment at Mount Forest Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ross are asked to consider Cancer Patient Services or the Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation.
We were both saddened to hear of Ross's passing. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you, Rilla, and your whole family.— Donna and Bob McFarlane, August 28, 2021
Dear Riila and family please know that you are in our thoughts. Ross was a fabulous man and will be missed by many.
Wayne and Sheilah Spahr
Rilla and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
Sincere condolences on your loss. Treasure your memories.— Elizabeth (Crow) Elvidge, August 19, 2021
I am so very sorry to hear of Ross' passing. I am sending my deepest condolences to you all.— Trina Collette, August 19, 2021
Sincere sympathy to Rilla & family. Enjoyed having coffee with you both at Tim’s in the past.— Mary eccles, August 18, 2021
Very sorry for your loss.
Sending heartfelt condolences Rilla to you over the passing of Ross. May the kindness of love of family and friends comfort you during this sad time.
Pat & Judy Burns
Dear Rilla and Family:
I was saddened to hear this news and wish to convey my deepest condolences to all of you.
Although I moved away from Mt. Forest many years ago, I will always remember with fondness your close friendship and visits with my parents as well as the laughter and stories.
May all of the wonderful memories that you share together carry you through this difficult time.
Sincerely - Sherri (Eurig) Nipius.
Our thoughts and hearts are with you all.— Dale and Dianne Richmond, August 17, 2021
Our deepest sympathy Rilla & family on your loss of a great husband, father & grandfather. May your many happy memories help you through these sad & difficult days ahead!— Norm & Janet Freiburger, August 16, 2021
Dear Rilla, Marion, Sharon and Doug, so sorry to hear of the sad news of Ross' passing. Our heartfelt condolences to you and all of your families. May all the wonderful memories of Ross help you through the difficult journey ahead. Barb Rae & Gerry Schneider.
Rilla and family, so sorry to see Ross had passed, sorry we can't be at the visitation. Treasure your memories for they will get you through the hard times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Murray and Elinor MacEachern
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family.— Ray and Marion Parker, August 16, 2021
Thinking of you and sending my deepest condolences.— June MacMillan, August 16, 2021
Sincere condolences to the entire McRobb family during this difficult time.— Alethea (Andrews) Sawdon, August 16, 2021
To the McRobb family. Very sorry for your loss. My condolences to all of you. Peace be with you.— Bart Penwarden, August 16, 2021
Rilla, Danny, Doug, Kevin,
I am so sorry to hear of Ross' passing,
He was a hard guy to deal with, but the greatest guy to talk to, he'll be missed.
My sincere condolences to you all.
Rilla and family, so very sorry to hear of Ross’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, God bless.
Ed and Diane Stewart
We were very saddened when we hear the news of Ross's passing. Our Condolences to Rilla and the family at this difficult time. Our thoughts are with all of you.
Allen & Suzanne Morrison
Rilla and family. So sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.— Jim and Paula Solway, August 16, 2021
My condolences, the hockey arena will not be the same with out him. He will always be remembered.— Linda McLean, August 16, 2021
Our sincere condolences to the McRobb family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.— Arnold & June Carter & family, August 16, 2021
Rilla and Family
We were so sorry to hear of Ross’ passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family!
Dear Rilla and family, I was saddened to hear of Ross' passing. My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time. His handsome smirk and friendly personality will be missed throughout the community. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Blessings to all, Marie.— Marie Plume, August 16, 2021
Rilla and family, we were so very sorry to hear of Ross's passing! Always enjoyed his dry sense of humour and wonderful smile! Thinking of all of you at such a difficult time.
Doug and Joan Woods
The hurt in your heart will soften, but the great memories shared over the years will never leave. Our sincere condolences.— John & Bonnie Ross, August 16, 2021
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to the McRobb family.
Sorry for your loss
Our deep sympathy to Rilla and all your family. Ross was a great man. So many good hockey visits. Take care— John and Phyllis, August 16, 2021
Our sincere condolences on Ross’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Douglas & Leona McNabb— Douglas & Leona McNabb, August 16, 2021
Rilla and family
Please accept our deepest sympathy on your profound loss.
Betty & Larry Henry
Our deepest condolences to the entire McRobb family on Ross’s passing. He was a wonderful man and a pleasure to know. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.— Cheryl Touchie and Family, August 16, 2021
My sincere condolences to the McRobb family. May cherished memories bring peace and a smile to each one of you.— Diane Martin Leibold, August 15, 2021
Dear Rilla and family. We have fond memories when we were farm neighbours and could look across the fields to your place and see Ross on his tractor getting the fields ready for another bountiful crop. We send you our sincerest thoughts for the days ahead and wish you strength in your loss. Love to all, Don and Irene— Donald and Irene Neal, August 15, 2021
Rilla and family
My deepest sympathy on the loss of Ross, he was such a gentleman with a great laugh. He will be missed. Cherish the memories as he rests in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I am sorry to hear of Ross' passing. My sincere condolences to the McRobb family.— Doug Hopkins, August 15, 2021
Rilla and family, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time.— Joe & Katheryn Meyer, August 15, 2021
Rilla & Family,
My deepest condolences for your loss.
I have some good memories of Ross.
Our hearts go out to the McRobb family with the loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Many good memories of Ross way back in the day when he would end up at the Plume house with Jim, Vern, brother John and others. Lots of good times.
Rilla, Danny, Doug, Kevin and Their Families:
The entire Bye family feels your loss. Ross and Rilla included us in many aspects of their lives thru construction needs and general chinwags.
Clarence and Laura were the same good neighbours to our grandparents on the Baseline as Ross and Rilla are to the Byes and their operation on 89 Hwy.
Ross was a great conversationalist and a good “go to” guy for info on the early days at H. Bye as he ran the ‘53 Jubilee Ford loader tractor and the Leroi Mixer for Harry Bye Sr. when he was just a young lad.
Carolyn and Randy Bye and family.
Our sincere condolences on Ross's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Another great "community fellow" missing from the ''daily happenings''. but not from the memories. He will be missed by all but most by his family. Sincerely, John and Marybelle.— John and Marybelle Nanninga, August 15, 2021
Rilla and family, so sorry to hear of Ross' passing. We will miss him and his GREAT smile and cheerfulness. It was a privilege to work for and with him and for his wonderful support during our house fire. The boys have been a blessing to know also. Our prayers and thoughts go out to each of you. God Bless. Garn & Barb.— Garnet Troyer, August 15, 2021
Dear Rilla and family, We were so saddened to hear of Ross's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Tom and Margaret Mary— Tom and Margaret Mary Tangney, August 15, 2021
Rilla we are so sorry to hear of Ross' passing. We have only known you both for a comparatively short while through our Thursday night meals together. Ross has always been a kind and gentle man, soft spoken and dry witted humour. He was a constant at farming events and always there at hay auctions. His quiet presence will be missed by all. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Raymie and Bruce Hann
we are so sorry to hear the passing of Ross he was the greatest land lord we ever had ,,R.I.P.
Sorry to hear of Ross passing.My condolences to Rilla and family.— Wendy and Keith Newman, August 15, 2021
Sorry to hear of your loss Rilla. I still think of you as the little girl next door on the farm!
With our condolences
Jim & Velma (Grice) McCombe
Rilla, Marion, Sharon and Doug,
Huge hugs, much love and very sincerest sympathy is extended to all the family as you say farewell to this special man in your lives. We know he will be missed 💔. Nadine and Robert
Rilla and Family. So sorry to hear of Ross's passing. He was such a friendly guy. The boys have lost one if their card players. Treasure your memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dan and Doris Tone