It is with great sadness that the family of Ross Pilgrim announces his peaceful passing at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 9 @ 11:15 PM at the age of 79 after a very courageous battle with cancer.
A loving Husband, understanding & caring Dad, Father-In- Law, sweetest Poppy ever, Brother, Uncle and a Great Friend to many.
Predeceased by his parents Harrison & Ethel Pilgrim, parents in law George & Janet Dawe precious Grandson Noah and sister Alma Penney (Guy).
Leaving to mourn & heartbroken with many happy & loving memories his devoted wife Betty of 50 years, loving daughter & friend Sabrina (son-in-law Morgan who is always there for us all & Dad loved him for that & said that he was the son he never had) & two beautiful dollies, as Poppy called them, (granddaughters) Willow & Gracie who he cherished more than there are words to express, sister Susie (Charlie) Reardon, as well as nieces, nephews and a large circle of family & friends.
Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road on Thursday July 12 from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at St. James United Church, 330 Elizabeth Avenue, Saturday July 14 at 11:00 a.m. with reception to follow at St. James. Private inurnment to take place in St. Anthony, NL at a later date.
Ross enjoyed each & everyday during his working careers. The work that he did & the people that he met along the way gave him much pleasure. He loved to organize his life & took great pride in helping others. He was part of town councils, unions, school board, loved following & being involved in politics, served on many committees & boards, involved with the Canadian Bible Society & oh so loved being very involved in Church. A devoted Christian with such strong beliefs!
Special thanks to all who cared for Ross during his illness & to those who helped to ensure that he was so comfy at home with his family during these past weeks. We appreciate what everyone did for our family during this time!
Ross loved life & what it offered him. Often said “Life Is Sweet”. Ross showed much interest in things that happened around him. Ross loved his family & having them always close was such an important part of who he was. Loved meeting people & kept in contact with old & new friends. To have a great chat & share a great meal with friends & family brought him much joy. He will be missed by many & we feel so empty because he is passed, but trust that he will always be with us in his believing spirit; watching over us each & every moment.
Flowers are gratefully accepted!
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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