Ross Albert Pilgrim

February 6, 1939 to July 9, 2018

Obituary

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!

Schedule

Visitations

2-9 p.m. on July 12, 2018

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

11:00am, Saturday July 14th

St. James United


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Betty, Sabrina, Morgan, Gracie and Willow
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time of Ross.s passing. He was a SPECIAL friend we met when we moved to St. Anthony in 1981. In all our dealings with him over the years, through work or social activities he did his best for his family, his friends, his church, his community and his province. He was a man of the Highest integrity. It did not matter to Ross your status in life , he loved and craed about everyone he knew.We have Wonderful memories, including many cups of tea . home made bread and partridgeberry jam . These will be with us forever. Lydia says she will always remember his beautiful smile and his awesome laugh !
Blessings to you all. Rest in peace our friend .

My condolences to the family.

Betty Sabrina and family,we were so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing.always remember him and Betty as they visited my parents Eli and Mabel Canning,and did the Funeral for my mom.always remember him . Peggy and Kevin Snow

Sorry to hear of Ross,s passing ,our thoughts are with you at these difigult times.

Heartfelt condolences to the family of
Ross Pilgrim .He was a gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor.

Betty, Sabrina and family
I was so deeply saddened to hear of Ross’s passing. Ross was always such a positive person for me, and such a great friend to my brother Wade and his wife Sheila.
He was a lifelong friend. I will forever cherish the the times , chats and laugh’s we had together,,He will be forever missed.
In the conversations we had in later years his love for his family was always present. He truly loved his family and cherished his grandchildren.
You lost a wonderful husband, a great father and grandfather and I lost a great friend.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow..
Fly high Ross my friend…
Sylvia

So sorry for your loss. I remember him well
Hugs
Maddie and Joe

Betty and Family
Sometimes all of us face adversities, yet, only few realize the loneliness suffered by those who have to live without a loved one. So saddened to hear of your recent loss, but we never know what God’s plan is. However, you trust God’s word — He makes no mistake. Lifting you all in prayer in these difficult days.

Sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. He was a truly dedicated member of the St Anthony United Church for many years, serving wherever he felt he could make a difference. He loved his church. Ross was a man of faith and a friend to all. He will be missed by all that knew him. Sincere condolence to you Betty and family. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Fly High Ross.
God Bless .

Marie (Hodge) Penney : Roddickton, NL
Bonnie Hodge: Edmonton, AB

So saddened to hear of Ross’s passing. We have wonderful memories of Ross, – his faith, kindness and love for his family. We will be praying for you all !

My sincerest condolences to the family. It was indeed a pleasure to have worked with Ross at the Department of Justice so many years ago. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him. I am sure you have many beautiful memories to cherish.

So very sorry to hear of Ross’s passing . Thinking of you all at this time. We have lost a dear friend. Sending our deepest sympathy.

Betty, Sabrina, Morgan and Girls.
Our thoughts and Prayers will be with you in the coming days as you celebrate Ross’s life on earth, he was a beautiful man, so kind and pleasant, always had a simile for you, he was the best. I have so many memories of the both of you that I will cherish the rest of my life. Hold onto all these good memories and they will get you through the sad times. We’ve lost a great friend but Heaven has gained another Angel. RIP my dear friend.

Such a beautiful man. So glad to have known you & your family. as friends and neighbours.
Love always.

Deepest sympathy to betty and family

To Betty and Family,
I am so sorry to hear that your dear Ross has passed away. I am sure you will all cherish your lifetime of memories. Thinking of you all during these days. Belle Jean Patey.

To Betty and the Pilgrim Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Ross. He was a wonderful man with a beautiful soul. Heaven has gained another angel. Remember all the wonderful years you’ve had.
Thinking of you all and praying for you… xo

Betty, Sabrina, Morgan, Willow,& Gracie,
I was saddened when I learned of Ross ‘s passing.
Even though our paths haven’t connected much lately, I will cherish the precious memories of our camping at Pasadena, while strawberry picking. It was just a couple a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned Ross a couple of times to some friends of when you visited us. Roy was painting my sewing room and both Roy and Ross were together talking about church..
Ross was not only a family man but a friend to all. He was certainly a gentle soul with a huge heart.
It will be the little things that you all will remember….the quiet moments, the smiles, the laughter and although it will be difficult right now, it will be the memories of all those little things that will help push away your pain and bring smiles back again.
Words , however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss , wish you comfort and peace of mind.
A limb has fallen from our family tree that says ” Grieve not for me…..remember the Best Times, the laughter, the song, the good life, I live while I was strong.”
Thinking of you all in these difficult days ahead with love and deepest sympathy.
Jennifer

So sad to hear of Ross’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Betty and family at this difficult time.
Gerald and Mae Hillier
St.Lunaire-Griquet

I only knew Ross for a very short time and after leaving St Anthony our pathes never crossed again but during those years I knew a truly kind man, a man of faith, a man of conviction , a man who served and a man of integrity.
St Anthony lost a son, a family has lost a father, grandfather, loving husband but the world has lost a shining light; it is simply a sadder place today.

Betty, Sabrina and family
We are deeply saddened to hear of Ross’s passing. Ross was not only a wonderful neighbor for almost 20 years but a lifelong friend. I will forever cherish the the time we spent together, we talked about everything under the sun including religion. Ross a true believer, entrenched in his faith and committed to his church and community. He was truly dedicated to every task he took on including, town council, community and church work. He will be forever missed.
In the conversations we had in later years his love for his family was always present. He truly loved his family and cherished his grandchildren.
You lost a husband, father and grandfather and we lost a great friend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow..
Wayne and Gladys Noel

So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. He was such a great man and co-worker from years gone by. I have many fond memories of Ross! Thoughts and prayers to all the family at this sad time.

Betty, Sabrina, Morgan: Saddened to hear of Ross’s passing. Shared lots of wonderful moments together with you guys. Precious memories that are everlasting. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
God Bless you all.

Sorry to hear of Ross’s passing,my thoughts and prayers are with you and you family at this sad time.Go go rest high on that mountain.

Betty, Sabrina and family:
So sorry to learn of Ross’s passing. We have been colleagues and friends for more than 30 years. During my tenure as District Secretary of the Canadian Bible Society, Ross and Betty’s home in St. Anthony was my “prophet’s chamber” when I travelled the Northern Penninsula. The fellowship and hospitality was beyond compare as was their labour of love for the Bible Society and the Church of God. Ruth joins me in assuring you of our prayers and concern for the whole family in the days ahead.
Rev. Gerry Benson

Betty; On behalf of the St. John’s Area United Church Women Locals, I send sincere condolences to you and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pauline M., Area President

Did you live in St..John’s?

I have thought of you and Ross numerous times over the years because you loved him and spoke about him often. My heart goes out to you, Betty. I’m sure you had a happy life together. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your loved ones. Phoebe Patey Lavallee.

Betty and family, Sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this time.

Betty and Family
Please accept my condolences on the passing of a dear friend and citizen of not only his community; but province as well. As with all of you Ross was a person that brought joy to those around him in his own way and manner. Dora and I send our deepest condolences and prayers at this time. God Bless

Beaton Tulk

Sorry to hear of Ross’s passing.He was a great man & co-worker.Many fond memories.Thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Sandra Blake
Straitsview

Very sorry for your loss Betty.

I was shocked and saddened to read of Ross’s passing.
I haven’t been at A&W recently to see you. My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mildred Tucker

Betty and family:
My deapest sympathy in hearing of the passing of your dear Ross. He was always such a kind hearted well loved soul. Will be dearly missed by all.
Dawn Twyne
Kathleen Newbury

So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing Betty, Sabrina and family! He was a gentle caring man to all! He will be sadly missed! Wish we could be with you but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
God Bless!

Betty and family. So sorry for your loss .

So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. He surely was a community worker in his own gentle way. Thoughts and prayers are with Betty, Sabrinaand family at tnis difficult time.
Sincerely, Colin & Donna Manuel

Sorry to hear of Ross passing. Thinking of you and your family. Hold on to the good memories. He was a sweet man for sure.

So so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Betty and your family at this most difficult time.

My condolences and concerned prayers for all the members of the family.I had a long conversation with Ross about a year ago,and we talked a lot about our mutual history,his health challenges and the church,and through that conversation I confirmed what I had always known, that here was one Prince of a man,,with a big heart full of faith and concern for people!RIP

Please accept deepest condolences on the passing of my friend and colleague who served his province and its people well .God Bless s

Betty and family.
So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

From Daphne Lodge
Darlene & Jim
Port au Choix

So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing.. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Juanita & Guy Beaufield

Betty and family,sorry to hear of Ross’s passing he was a great friend to all and will be missed . You are in our thoughts and prayers .

Betty & Family.

Sorry to hear of Ross’s passing, thinking of you all at this time.

June & Gerald

Betty & Family
So sorry to hear of Ross’ passing. Sending our deepest sympathies.

Condolences to the family .Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sorry to hear of Ross’s passing., our condolences to Betty and family.

Betty and family
So shocked to hear of Ross ‘s passing! He was a sweet man with a kind heart. Thought of you both several weeks ago and planned on making contact. I treasured his friendship and was proud to have stood for your wedding! May your memories and his devotion help you through this painful time.

Very sorry to hear of the passing of a good friend. I have thought about him often. really enjoyed knowing him and working with them. I had great respect for him. My heart goes out to his family. Rest in peace my friend, you are in a safer place. God bless you all.

To Betty and family so sorry for your lost of a good man and a dad and a Grandpa my heart goes out to u and your family at this time in need .I had the pleasure working with Mr pilgrim when I was going to school in st.Anthony I really enjoy working for him in the hospital in the kitchen. My heart just breaks just to see he is gone to a better place in this world with my dad and my uncle’s and my grand parents that are looking down on us right now god bless u all.

Betty, Sabrina and family, so sorry to hear this sad news. Hold fast to all your precious memories. They will see you through the difficult days ahead. Take care of each other.

Betty, Sabrina and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to you all.

Betty , Sabrina and family, so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. We shared many stories as coworkers and later at the hotel where he became a regular customer. Take comfort in knowing he is gone to his heavenly home and will watch over you in the tough days ahead.

Betty and families,so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing! Condolences to all of you! We will keek you in our thoughts and prayers! Love and hugs from all of us!

Betty & Family, Sorry to hear of Ross’s passing, sending my thoughts, prayers & hugs .Cherish all of your great memories.
Love, Deb Normore Barney.

To Betty and Family
We were so very saddened to hear of Ross’s passing. Even though the miles were between us, he always called to chat and catch up. He had a smile that could light up a room and a heart big enough to fill it. We will truly miss our dear friend. When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Fred & Glenice Carter

Sending sympathy to you all during this sad time.
Glenn and Norma Larkin

Rest in Peace, Ross

Betty and Family
So sorry to hear about Ross’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Fly with the angels Ross.

Betty, Sabrina and family:
So sorry to hear of this sad news. He certainly fought a very courageous battle but now he is at peace.
Treasure the stories, love and laughter you shared with him and always remember him with a smile.
Losing someone you love just means they are not physically with you anymore, but his memory will forever be printed in your heart and mind and take comfort in knowing his memory will live on through you.
Mom spoke so fondly of him. Although they were raised by different families, she always spoke of him as her big brother. ..”my brother Ross” as she would say
Family and friends will comfort you during these sad days ahead. Reach out and lean on them.
Loving memories last forever
My deepest condolences to you all and big hugs
Take care of each other
Mary Penney-Snelgrove
Goose Bay

Betty and family.
So sorry to hear Ross had passed away.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Dianne Pilgrim

Sabrina and family..so very sad to hear of the passing of your dad,poppy and husband .. may you Rest In Peace Mr. Pilgram …may all the wonderful memories bring you all comfort in your time of need …thoughts , prayer and deepest sympathy going out to you, Mort , Gracie , Willow and your mom …

Betty so sorry to hear of Ross. Our deepest condolences to you and all your family cora and jerrett

To Betty, Sabrina, and the rest of the family,

Saddened to hear of Rosse’s passing, Ross and i shared many great chats when we worked together at Versa Services with Labrador Grenfell, most of our chat were church related, but there was times we had great laughs as well. So as you mourn over your lost, be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless!!!

Don & Donna, St. Anthony, NL

Sorry for your loss to Betty and family, you have lots of memories to help you in the days to come . Millicent and Les Tucker.

So very sad to hear that Ross passed away . He was such a good man always a smile and a hug every time we met . Mom and I both send our condolences and know that all the good memories will bring you all peace . So sorry I can’t bring you hugs in person but know that I am thinking about you all . He will be missed on Wednesday mornings as you both have been the past couple of weeks . RIP Ross you were a good man never to be forgotten .

Betty and family. We are so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. I will always remember and treasure his hugs. He watched me grow up and watched me and Harvey raise our daugjters. They also thought a lot of him. May he rest now with our creater.

Our deepest sympathies to Betty and Family !
Ross was a great person who cared for everyone he met . Whenever we were in his company , we always felt welcomed . His conversations were always so pleasant, positive and uplifting !
RIP, my friend ! You have left us but you will not be forgotten !!

Our deepest Condolences. So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing.

Betty, Sabrina and Family. Sorry To Hear Of Ross’s Passing Thinking Of You All At This Sad Time.

Betty, Sabrina, Morg, Gracie, and Willow

Our hearts are saddened at the loss of your loved one and friend. Ross is at peace n his Heavenly Home with the Lord of his life.. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. May God ‘s goodness and grace cover you all during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will be in touch with you in the coming days.

Barry, Muriel and family

Betty, Sabrina and family , so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing, wish we could be there at this time, he was a great friend to our family we loved it when Ross and Betty came to visit and had meals with us . He was one of our best co-workers had lots of good laughs , told many stories, , lots of good memories that’s for sure.please except our deepest sympathy..

My deepest sympathies to all of the family. Idon’t Remember ever meeting Ross and not sharing a story and a laugh. I believe that his spirit will remain through memories, special times and laughter. He made this world a better place for anyone who ever met him. Draw strength from his legacy of memories and times shared with friends.

Heaven has gained another Angel thinking of you all at this sad time god has him on his keeping but youu have him in you hearts Rest In Peace my friend you always said at the end of a call ( love you )you left boots that is hard to fill

Betty Sabrina and family, sorry to here of Ross passing. We were great friends down through the years great memories.. Our condolences to all the family. Addie and Amy Hillier.

Bet and family,sorry to hear of Ross’s passing.Praying for you at this sad time.God Bless!!

Betty, Sabrina, Morgan and family….so sorry for the loss of your Husband / Dad….thinking of you all at this sad time and keeping you all in my prayers. Take care of each other. xo

Betty, Sabrina, Morgan and girls – I am saddened by Ross’s passing. He was always a strong presence in my life through our church and I will never forget you both changing your plans when my mom died. I never remembered to thank you for that. Heaven’s choir has gained a wonderful new member. Sending love – Louise (Buchanan) Reid and family.

Betty, Sabrina, Morgan, Gracie & Willow

There are no words to express our sorrow for the loss of our loved one. May you find comfort in the loving memories you shared with him. I am so happy that I got the opportunity to visit with him last week. i will miss our saturday morning chats so much. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Love you all.

Susie & Charlie

Betty, Sabrina and family. So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. I worked with him for years as u know and they were many great ones of kindness and laughter.. He always had a smile for everyone! Truly missed for sure..take care!

Sorry to hear the sad news of Ross’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

So sorry to hear about Ross, he will surely be missed. We are thinking about you in this difficult time. God bless..

Thinking of you at this sad time
Terry and Pansy Simms

Betty ,Sabrina and family
We were saddened to hear of our close friend Ross’s passing .He was a true friend who always kept in touch even though we were miles apart. Words cannot express how we feel at this time . We will always have the memories of the times we had together. Our thoughts are with you at this time .He will be missed by so many . Your friends Darryl and Bonnie Andrews

Betty, Sabrina and family, our heart aches for your loss. Ross was such a dear friend to our family and We will hold dear the many, many chats We have had with him. He was a tremendous role model and mentor in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Hold dear the many wonderful memories you have.

Love Michelle and Donovan

Betty & family. So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. We will be thinking about you all at this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear the news of Ross’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.

Betty,Sabrina and family
So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing.He was a great man and a great friend of Nan and Pop Biles. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Hold your memories close it will help in the days ahead.

Betty and Family ..Our Deepest Condolences to you all! So sorry to hear of Ross,s passing !

Betty,Sabrina & family it’s with great sadness that we think of the passing of Ross,be assured that we are thinking of you at this difficult time.You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the difficult days to come,God Bless.

So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing ; condolences to you Betty and the rest of the family . I know he was a great friend to my dad (Wesley Biles) and a great contribution to his faith community. May he rest in peace.

Wendy and John Cronhelm wish to pass on our sincere sympathy to our long time friend Betty and all the family of Ross whose passing we deeply regret. He was a good Christian man who bore his illness and pain bravely. It is good that his suffering is now over and that he is now resting with his Lord. We knew Ross for even longer when we lived in St.Anthony. He faithfully served the United Church there as a lay preacher and as Clerk of Session.
We will miss him as a long term friend.
Love and Best wishes to Betty and family, for the difficult days that lie ahead.
Wendy and John.

Betty and family. He was so loved and will be so missed. May your memories bring you comfort. We will surely cherish ours.

Betty, Sabrina, Morgan, Willow and Gracie,
So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. He was such a caring, loving person and a very special friend. We have many good memories to cherish. We will miss our chats and good laughs. Keep his memories alive and they will get you through the lonely days ahead. Wish we could be there to share your sorrow with you all, but be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless, from your long time friends.

BETTY AND FAMILY,, SORRY TO HEAR OF OUR FRIEND ROSS PASSING PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SINCERE CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS WE WILL MISS HIM