NELSON, Gordon Ross

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December 17, 1921 - March 1, 2011 - Ross passed away in the Three Hills Hospital at 89 years of age. Ross was the sixth child of seven children born to Carl and Blanche on their Huxley homestead farm. He attended the Florence country school by walking and horse and buggy. Ross really enjoyed country life having cattle, horses, pigs, growing a garden, fruit trees and was very proud of his tall sunflowers. He also liked tinkering in his woodshop; building and repairing many different projects was his favourite pastime. Ross's father, Carl, homesteaded there and the Nelson family have lived there for over 100 years. Ross got his century farm award in 2005. Ross was predeceased by his oldest sister Anna 1913, father Carl 1963, mother Blanche 1976, brother Pete 1993, brother Lewis 1998, brother Russell 2000, sister Ada 2011; is survived by sister Marjorie and many nieces and nephews. He will be lovingly remembered as a wonderful uncle. Funeral is at the Huxley Hall, March 11 at 2 pm. Donations in Ross's memory can be made to Diabetes Association. Arrangements in care of Prairie Winds Funeral Home 403-443-2200. prairiewindsfuneralhome@gmail.com