Ross England

Obituary of Ross McCallum England


July 2, 1937 - Westlock, Alberta

May 13, 2023 - Calgary, Alberta


Ross McCallum England, born July 2, 1937 in Westlock, AB, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023 in Calgary, AB at the age of 85 years. He was the beloved husband of Sheila England and the loving father of Dean (Brenda), Karen (Pat Ringstrom) and Sandra. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Matthew, Emma, Cailin and Mikaela, his brother-in-law John (Lynne) and his beloved dog Snoopy. He was predeceased by his brother Ian. Ross enjoyed a fulfilling career as an air traffic controller, followed by a long, busy retirement of travel, camping and tireless devotion to his family. He will be deeply missed by all those who had the good fortune to share in his life journey. 


If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to your favourite conservation organization.


There will be no public funeral service at his request. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed here.


A pillar of our family universe has fallen. And though this leaves a massive, unfillable gap in our structure, our stability will not waiver. For, where that pillar once stood - so tall, so proud, and so wonderful - there now remains an indestructible tower of our love. Reinforced by memories of a most extraordinary man who is the very symbol of decency, reliability, patience, and goodness.


Gramps, our love for you is wider than the universe and brighter than the Sun. You lived a beautiful and admirable life, and you showed us the way.


Be at peace, kind soul, and know that you will be remembered lovingly and forever by all who follow in your mighty footsteps.


In living memory of Ross England, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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