After 91 years and 9 days, the time had come for Ross to leave the prison of Alzheimers. During his life he saw more changes than any other generation. At the age of 10, he helped his brother deliver bread on a horse-drawn wagon for McGavin’s, which was just the beginning. From wagons to driverless cars, crystal sets to cell phones, postmen to instant messaging to name a few. He adapted to many of them. Ross was born to William and Katie Stinson in Calgary. He met his wife, Lorraine, the love of his life, for 70 years, at Prairie Bible Institute, which tried in vain, to make sure boys didn’t meet girls! He interrupted his high school to join the Canadian Navy during WW II serving on the HMCS Glace Bay. He loved to share his knowledge of bicycle repair with many young people as well as providing bicycles to over 200 missionary kids. 1900 high school students, missionary families, immigrants and seniors, received their driver’s licenses through Ross’ instruction and encouragement. He taught Sunday school for 26 years to Grades 4 – 7, and supported hundreds of missionaries and pastors. His two daughters, Deanna and Donna and his three grandsons and six great grandchildren will always be thankful for his legacy. Although compromised in communication he never forgot his love of Christ and the assurance of His love and care. Memorial Celebration: January 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 2310 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, BC.
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