Born in Pictou, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Bessie (Graham) Ross. She had lived in New Glasgow since 1961, and previously lived in Amherst and Sydney. She was a member of Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, and a former member of the UCW. She is survived by three daughters, Mary (Mrs. Gerald Bourgeois), Dartmouth; Christine (Mrs. David MacKinnon), London, England; Margaret, New Glasgow; three sons, Michael, Halifax; Dennis, Dartmouth; Colin, New Glasgow; 10 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Clarry; a sister, Anna. Funeral service was Tuesday, Feb 9 in Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, Rev. Howard Clark officiating. Burial was in Seaview Cemetery, Pictou. Donations may be made to the Alzheimers Society or any charity.