Peacefully, surrounded by love, at the Palliative Care Unit of the Prince Edward Home on Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 of Mr. O. Ross Down, Veteran of World War II, former postmaster, age 86 years.
Beloved husband of 62 years of Jean (nee Hamm) Down, and much loved Dad of Jon (Carolyn) of Devon, AB, Janet (Wayne) MacQuarrie of Stratford, and Kathy (Rob) Mackay of Victoria, BC.
“Gramps/Grandad” is fondly remembered by grandchildren Andrew, Nathan, Marcus and Jonathan Down, Matthew and Kate (Colin MacBeath) MacQuarrie, and Scott and Daniel Mackay; sisters Doris (Bert) Dinsmore of Victoria, BC and Shirley Sherren of Charlottetown; sisters-in-law Ramona of Montreal, QC, Audrey of Calgary, AB, Carol of Rustico, and Betty McLaine of Charlottetown.
He was predeceased by parents Augustus and Gladys (Ross) Downe, brothers Don, Gus and Kenny, and sister Pauline.
Resting at the Cutcliffe Funeral Home from where the funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 11 a.m.Interment at a later date in the family plot at Hazelbrook Baptist Cemetery.
If so desired memorial contributions in Ross’ memory may be made to the P.E.I. Cancer Treatment Centre or the Salvation Army.
Visiting hours at the funeral home on Wednesday 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 p.m.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 Charlottetown will conduct a Veterans' Tribute Service at the funeral home at 6:45PM on Wednesday 25 February 2009.
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