Obituary of Myra Jacoba ROSS
October 30, 1947 – Vancouver, British Columbia December 25, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta Myra Ross of Calgary, AB, passed away on December 25, 2017 at the age of 70 years. Myra Ross was an award-winning investigative journalist who loved to write and had a special gift for storytelling. Some of her highest achievements include winning a Jack Webster Award of Distinction for journalism, forming ‘Save One’ Historical Society to save grain elevators from destruction and serving on Nanton Town Council. Myra was a proud member of CUPE 1505 with over six years of service including time as a steward. She was a strong union activist and walked picket lines in solidarity, spoke at the podium at conventions and fiercely fought for and stood up for what she believed in throughout her life. She was a wonderful mother and caring friend who made an impact on the lives of those who were fortunate to know her and love her. Myra was as some described, ‘a firecracker’ but she was also one of the most kind and generous people that you would ever meet. She will be greatly missed. Myra passed away with loved ones nearby. She is survived by daughters Julianne Maxwell of Ladner, BC, Shawna Simpson of Airdrie, AB and Tiffany Ross-Fletcher of Calgary, AB; as well as son-in-law Geordie Simpson; grandchildren Bryon and Katie Maxwell of Ladner, BC and Jennifer and Kurt Simpson of Airdrie, AB. Other surviving relatives include her brother Marc Ross of Cranbrook, BC, nephew and niece Jason Ross of Cranbrook, BC, Leah Ross of Langley, BC, her aunt Elizabeth Clarke and cousins Garret and Randall Golhoff. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB) on Friday December 29, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. The family will be having a service in B.C. in the spring. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Myra Ross, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.