ROSS, Paul – of Trail, passed away suddenly on April 10, 2012 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital. Paul was born in Komarno, Manitoba on April 17, 1935.
Paul is survived by his two brothers; Adam (Rose) of Fort St. James, Donnie (Cindy) of Trail and his brother-in-law Tom (Evon) Harry. He was predeceased by his parents; Frank and Margaret, his sisters Harriet and Frances and his sister-in-law Marsha.
Paul loved to play his harmonica and enjoyed bowling and bingo. He cherished his nieces and nephews and their visits would make Paul’s smile light up the room. Out would come his harmonica and he would entertain them for hours. Paul was also a valued and appreciated employee of Wilf Fahlman and the Nelson Bowladrome in his younger years.
God bless you Paul and we will all miss you dearly especially your phrase, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash” and then when you would break out in music.
At Paul’s request, there will not be a service but there will be an open house held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 (which would have been Paul’s 77th birthday) from 1pm – 4 pm at 1889 Columbia Gardens Road, Fruitvale. There will also be a Celebration of Paul’s life for friends and family on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2pm at 1166 Marianna Crescent, Trail.
Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Paul’s memory may be made to Fruitvale House c/o Trail Association of Community Living at 1565 Bay Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4B2.
The family would like to thank Dr.’s Melynchuk and Behrens for their care and also to the staff and nurses at KBRH.