JA Snow Funeral Home


Edith Alice Ross

16 June, 19261 April, 2021

Ross (Robson) Edith Alice R.N.

The Ross family is saddened to announce the peaceful passing of their Mother, Edith Alice Ross (Robson) on April 1, 2021, under the tender care of the Halifax Infirmary. Born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on June 16th, 1926, mom always remained a Cape Bretoner. Her heart never left.

Mom graduated, with Honors, from City of Sydney Hospital Nursing program in 1947. It was while studying that Edith met her future husband, Gordon William Ross. Together, Gordon and Edie raised four children, Gregory, Kirk, Mary Elaine and Nancy. Mom and Dad had a busy and active life in Sydney with four young children and were involved with the Rotary Club musicals, Nova Scotia Mining Society, and the Association of Professional Engineers.

Dad was transferred to Halifax in 1964 and so began a new life of adventures. Edie was very active in the Engineer’s Wives Association, Women of Rotary, The Mining Society of Nova Scotia, St. Andrew’s United Church and the St. Cecilia Concert Series. She was recognized with the Paul Harris Fellow, by the Halifax Rotary Club and by the Nova Scotia Mining Society, for her significant contributions to their organization.

Mom and Dad were very social and our home was often filled with friends, neighbours and business associates. Mom was an amazing hostess and always made sure everything was “just right” to ensure a spectacular evening was had by all. Be it at home or a convention. Mom was an avid reader and continued that habit well into her golden years and was grateful for the large-print book deliveries provided by the Halifax Library. An accomplished seamstress and knitter, Mom turned out beautiful articles of clothing for each and every one of us, which were always worn with pride. Mom also prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and an endless supply of baked goods. Beside her parents, Mom was predeceased by husband, Gordon, son, Greg, and her brothers Jack and Karl. A mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, sister and friend she will be sadly missed by her children, Kirk Ross (Nenie Gillis), Mary Elaine Bell (Ron) Nancy Ross (Andre Savoie); Grandchildren, Nick Smith, Sarah Smith (Bridget O’Donnell) Lisa (Ches) Pederson, Julie Bell, Emilie Savoie . Great Grandchildren, Alex, Jordan and Taylor Connick, Owen Pederson and Sophie Mecking. She will be missed by her sisters, Barbara Fitsell, Kingston ON , Shirley MacPherson London ON, sister-in law, Christine Robson,Cranebrook, Australia and her friends everywhere.

We would like to thank the capable staff of Parkland Clayton Park for the compassionate and loving care for Mom, while she resided there as well as the amazing team in 7.4, Halifax Infirmary.

If you would like to honor our mother, a donation to the Halifax Rotary Club, St. Andrews United Church or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Cremation has taken place. Service will be held Saturday April 10, 2021@ 2p.m. St. Andrew’s United Church, 6036 Coburg Road, Halifax. 902-422-3157

“Pippa’s Song”

The year’s at the spring,

And day’s at the morn;

Morning’s at seven;

The hill-side’s dew-pearl’d;

The lark’s on the wing;

The snail’s on the thorn;

God’s in His heaven-

All’s right with the world!

Robert Browning (1812-1889)


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Daryl Chaddock

11 April 2021

Edie Ross was a kind, thoughtful lady and we were privileged to have known her through Saint Andrews United church events and also the many activities of the St. Cecilia Concert series. It was always fun and pleasant working in the kitchen with Edie. I shall never forget her smile.

Lois Miller

8 April 2021

Condolences to the family of Edith Ross. I did not have the pleasure of meeting Edith, but wish I had done so. Recognizing the familiar name, I realized on reading the obituary that she and I are second cousins. As a young child, I met Edith's grandmother, her namesake Edith (Palmer) Robson who was the half-sister of my grandmother Gladys (Palmer) Robson. Not only half-sisters, they married Robson men who were cousins in Clam Harbour, NS. I wish I had known that Edith lived in my part of NS so that I could have visited her. I see that she possessed many qualities I have seen in others of the Fraser-Palmer line: dedication to family, commitment to community service, a strong faith, and love of books, education and the arts. I know I would have enjoyed meeting Edith as I enjoyed meeting Barbara Fitsell many years ago in Kingston, Ont. My husband Rev. Iain Macdonald joins me in sending our prayers and thoughts to the family of this fine woman.
Lois Miller

Barbara Butler

8 April 2021

I was deeply saddened to hear of Edie's passing and want to send my condolences to her family. I am grateful for the years knowing Edie at St. Andrew's Church and there we shared so many wonderful experiences in church life and working for the St. Cecilia Concert Series. Edie was a beautiful and giving person, inside and out. I hold many precious memories of her. My heartfelt thoughts to the family at this time.

Gail Tupper

8 April 2021

Ed and I shared many Engineers' Wives happy times with Edie and Gordy in the mixed bridge group and as well at many APENS social functions in the 1970's and early '80s. When back living in Halifax in the '90's, I would drive along to Cornwall St. and pick up Edie en route to a luncheon. Edie was always in great spirits and always great company.

Our deepest condolences to the family.

Gail and Ed Tupper

Erna & Jim Scriven

7 April 2021

Jim and I send our sincere condolences on the death of your mom.
We shall all miss her and remember her with many fond memories.
Jim and Erna Scriven

Mike Nicholl

6 April 2021

Kirk and Nenie, I was sadden to read your mom’s obituary, Judie and I wish you and your family and friends our sincere condolences. Be well,stay safe and we will see you soon we hope.

Cecilia Concerts

6 April 2021

We are very sorry to hear of Edith's passing. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.

Members of the Board of Directors
Cecilia Concerts
(St. Cecilia Concert Society)

Judi Carman

5 April 2021

Nancy, Kirk and Mary-Elaine, I was very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing; I'm glad both our families have great memories of being neighbors for a long time, and friends for all these years! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care, stick together, and stay safe and healthy. Love from Judith Carman

Peter Courtney

5 April 2021

To the Ross family; Your Mom was a true Saint and a great neighbour on Cornwall St. My deepest condolences to you all.

Rick Plato

5 April 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Ross. For years I had the pleasure of taking care of her property. She was always such a kind and gracious lady. One of my favourite people. I know she will be terribly missed . Please know she and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. My most sincere condolences.
Rick Plato

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