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Ross Edward McRobb

Ross Edward McRobb

August 13, 2021

Ross Edward McRobb

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.



— FRED & DIANNE HOEHN, August 15, 2021

Sending thoughts of sincere Sympathy to the Families of Ross McRobb

— Kaye Coutts Mike Rundle, August 15, 2021

Rilla and family
Our deepest condolences for the loss of your cherished family member. Remember the good times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

— Lorne and Marg Dally, August 15, 2021

Rilla and Family
Sorry to hear of Ross’ passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
John & Millie Lamont

— Millie Lamont, August 15, 2021

Rilla & Family: Deepest condolences for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Cherish your memories.
Doris Carmount

— Doris Carmount, August 15, 2021

Like to send my condolences to Rilla, Kevin, Danny and Doug. Sorry for your loss.

— Derek Aitken, August 15, 2021

My Heartfely

Our Heartfelt Sympathy Goes out to you Rilla, Danny, Doug and Kevin and all of your Families in the Loss of Ross, Sending Our Love Thoughts and Prayers too All of Yous , All Our Love
The Grices,
Randy and Marie, Lori, Reg and Brenda, Robert, Leslie and Ron and Families

Our Heart

— Leslie, M Grice, August 15, 2021

Sincere sympathy to Ross McRobb's entire family. Another special community friend has entered the golden gates.
Sincerely, Grace Copeland

— Grace Copeland, August 15, 2021

Rila and family, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Our memories of our visits with you at Harlen and Sharon's cottage with conversation and many good laughs. RIP Ross.
Edie & Grant Fotheringham

— Edie & Grant Fotheringham, August 15, 2021

Condolences to Rilla and family sorry to hear about Ross

— Kent & Agnes Benson, August 15, 2021

Rilla, Danny, Doug, Keven, Marion, Sharon and your entire family.
Our heartfelt sympathy on Ross’ passing. How was a fighter till the end. His picture shows the true Ross, always a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.
May it help to know that he will be missed by everyone.

— Lane and Joan Ward, August 15, 2021

Our deepest sympathy, Lorraine and Harold.

— Lorraine and Harold Death, August 15, 2021

Dear Rilla , our sincere sympathy to you and your families. Whether it be in the stands cheering on our granddaughters playing hockey or caring for Ross in the hospital I found him to be a kind, soft spoken man with a twinkle in his eye.
May your cherished memories be of some comfort at this sad time. Sincerely Don and Norma

— Norma, Don Lamont, August 15, 2021

Our sympathy to all of Ross' loved ones. May good memories be a blessing in the days ahead.
George and Bonnie Holliday

— George and Bonnie Holliday, August 15, 2021

Rilla, Marian, Sharon and Families we send our thoughts and prayers to each of you. Ross will be certainly missed by all of us. May he Rest In Peace ❤️

— Doug & Donna Darroch, August 15, 2021

Rilla, Danny, Doug ,Kevin and families, Marion, Sharon and Doug.
Not having a biological brother I lucked out having two great brothers-in-law, Ross and Don. Thinking today of the pair trying to ride a ( not very well built) homemade bicycle built for two down to the Point Clark Lighthouse, gathering up the neighbors picnic tables with the lawn tractor and trailer for Diane's surprise 40th birthday party/chicken barbeque, the rail fence along the cottage driveway I talked about replacing but never quite got to it. Ross and Rilla show up with pre-sharpened posts complete with wire and rails ,and flowers for the window flower box's
For a few years Sharon and I have added new memories with Ross and Rilla, one of which would be , "Like taking candy from a baby" during a laughable game of euchre, what's trump or who dealt the last hand,
We will each cherish our own memories of Ross . We all lucked out, to have known and loved him
My next project will begin with WWRD. (what would Ross do)
Harlen and Sharon

— Harlen Whetham, August 15, 2021

Rilla and family. So sorry to hear of Ross's passing. Memories are golden. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Larry and Linda

— Linda Litt, August 15, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Sincere condolences. May he Rest In Peace 💫 😢💔

— Mario & Fatima Alpuim, August 14, 2021

It’s with a heavy heart that I send my condolences to you, Rilla, and your extended family. Another special man has left our presence but will always be in our memories.

— Sharon Eurig, August 14, 2021

Condolences to the McRobb family. May Ross Rest In Peace. Dan and Wanda Foertsch

— Dan and Wanda Foertsch, August 14, 2021

Rilla, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family,

— Jerry and Valerie Arthur, August 14, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Sincere condolences. Wayne and Sandra Lytle

— Wayne and Sandra Lytle, August 14, 2021

Our sincere sympathy to all of your families….thinking of you.

— Tracey & Marj Andrews, August 14, 2021

Kevin ,Amber and family. My deepest sympathy to all of you during this sad time,with the passing of Ross. May the happy memories you created with him,bring you peace and comfort in these dark days. Thinking of you all.
Marg Steffler (Crystals mother)

— Marg Steffler, August 14, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. You all fought a long and hard battle. It is ok to be glad that he is out of his struggle. In many of the happy memories....who ever can peel and cut turnip like Ross??

— Virginia & Les Byers, August 14, 2021

Our deepest sympathies to Rilla and family. It was our privilege to reconnect with you both when we moved back here. Always a smile and chuckle from Ross and many good memories of sharing grandchildren’s Hockey games. Ross will be missed.

— Darwin and Sandra Chilton, August 14, 2021

Prayers for Ross' soul; prayers of Love and Kindness to Rilla and the McRobb/Whetham/Allen family; there will be nothing sad about Ross except the way he died; Farming will never be the same in our family; fun times as kids chasing pigs, running thru the corn, to throwing rocks off the bridge at Laura and Clarence's farm pond; didn't know his second name was Edward after his Pa McRobb; Rilla and Ross always wanted a girl, he told me the only thing they didn't do was leave the window open; loved when Tara came for a few holidays with all her pink things on the line; when Lori visited her and Rilla saw a mouse and jumped on chairs screaming, Ross did the same, he said, if they were scared he was, too; so many fun times, usually over food, Clarence would call on Boxing Day ask if we had leftovers, and over they came; that tradition with all of them carried on for many years, just over a year ago you came for a meal, can see and feel Ross looking out my window in the big chair; even fun times dancing and some drinking; most times ended up at Teviotgale for fries and have coffee with the local cops; Dave called Ross and said we need help moving an old log shed, Ross and the gang with their hay wagon, took every back road, making it look like the hillbillies; good times with Ross and our families will be forever etched memories in my heart; wish there could be more; take care, big brother/cousin, Ross; til we meet again, look for your Shining Light from where you are, you, Dave and the gang will have a path made for us..........Rilla, Danny, Doug, and Kevin......he loved you all and felt your love thru these 57 years of his happiest times with his big family, even some girls; Marian and Sharon no other brother like brother, Ross; big hugs to all of you, Gail

— Gail (Allen) Blain, August 14, 2021

Rilla and family,
We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. He will be greatly missed by many. Know that he is now free from pain and suffering...
Crystal, Steve, Caiman & Jackson❤❤

— Crystal Johnson, August 14, 2021

Rilla, Doug, Danny, Kevin and your family. Marion and your family, Sharon and Doug.
So sorry to hear about Ross, he will be so missed by so many.
You all have gone through a lot this last few years, it is so hard to see a loved one struggle, but know they are now pain free.
They are all up there reuniting and having a good time.
I loved hearing his laugh, he reminded me so much of Dad. I always thought Dad would be here as long as Ross was around, now they are both gone, but neither will be forgotten.
Bless all of you and know I am thinking of you.
Joyce Biehn (Allen)

— Joyce Biehn, August 14, 2021

Sending all the love and light to all during this time.

— Melanie Needham, August 14, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of Ross's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.

— Brenda Harris, August 14, 2021

So sorry to hear of Ross' passing. He was a lovely man, always greeting us with a smile.
Rosemary & Raymond

— Rosemary Tanner and Raymond Langston, August 14, 2021

Condolences to Rilla and to the extended family.

— Ruth (Mather) Halford, August 14, 2021

Marion - so sorry to hear of Ross's passing, the past couple of years has been very difficult for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with You & your family.......Bob

— Bob Weber, August 14, 2021

Sincere sympathy to the entire McRobb family.

— Lynne Turner & Cliff Hastie, August 14, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

— Suzanne Brown, August 14, 2021

I’m so sorry to hear of Ross’ passing. My sincere sympathies to the family.
Christine (Stortz) Elliott

— Christine Elliott, August 14, 2021

Rilla, Marion, Sharon & Doug &, families:
We are so sorry to hear of of Ross’ passing. No time is ever the right time & no one wanted him to suffer. He has had a hard journey the last year or two, he is no longer in pain. He will be missed! Thinking of you all at this sad time! ♥️ Bonnie & Phil

— Bonnie & Phil Nash, August 14, 2021
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P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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