5 décembre 192317 juillet 2021

SHIRLEY ANNE ROSS, age 97, of Victoria, British Columbia passed away on Saturday, July 17, 2021. SHIRLEY was born December 5, 1923.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.firstmemorialsaanich.com for the ROSS family.


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Louise Biggs

1 août , 2021

My deepest sympathies to you and all the family in the loss of Shirley. She was a remarkable lady and a true friend. I will treasure my memories of her.

Barbara Dougan

30 juillet , 2021

I join my sister Maureen in extending my deepest condolences to the family of Shirley Ross in particular Chris and Pam.

At my mothers 90th birthday Shirley was my mothers longest surviving friend. At that time they had been friends for 68 years. For me it was Shirley’s thoughtfulness and kindness that I remember most. From saving me on weekends when I was at boarding school by inviting me to Cobourg, always inviting me over when I visited Victoria and coming to my house when she and her aunt visited Sydney. Her graciousness was only matched by her deep chuckle and enjoyment of life. The kind of family ties she fostered and nurtured are special and taught me much about the value of enduring friendships.

Maureen Dougan

29 juillet , 2021

Even though life threw huge curves with the sad death of her first husband, Col Tommy Green, Shirley continued to keep in touch. We celebrated her second marriage to Brig Gen Norman Ross . Together, they visited my parents who were posted abroad . And not surprisingly, the two couples ended up retiring in Victoria BC. , where they shared so many happy experiences and outdoor interests.
Good friends are always there for each other. Shirley was a constant bond in bringing our extended families together. The friendship she sustained over the years has left memories and ties that stand the test of time.

Maureen Dougan

29 juillet , 2021

My deepest condolences to the family . Shirley was a dear friend of my parents John and Rie and the Dougan family. There are so many memories spanning the 65+ years of friendship, starting with the excitement of young parents who met when they lived next door to each other in Ottawa just after WW2 and quickly became fast friends. The friendship continued even though both families took slightly different journeys as they travelled the world with the military, in Shirley's case, or in the case of my parents, the diplomatic service. Back in Ottawa during the 1960's, they chose to live some 6 houses away from each other and as kids we were regularly in each other's homes.

jean haley

23 juillet , 2021

My husband and I lived across the road from Shirley's parents Mr. and Mrs. Burt Richardson on Denison Road. I first met Shirley when she came back to Canada as a widow of Tom Green. We made a friendship then in about 1973.
My husband was ex military and we became friends with Shirley's next husband Norman Ross. We had many interesting dinner parties with Shirley and Norman.
Shirley was always welcoming and was a wonderful cook and hostess. She was always upbeat and never seemed discontented about anything.
I last saw Shirley at Carlton House when we had dinner together as I was a guest of Doris Holden and they shared a table.
She lived a full happy life but we will miss her at Probus.
Jean Haley