Richard Angus Ross

June 15th, 2022

December 31, 1939 – June 15, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Richard Angus Ross at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital with his family by his side. 

He was predeceased by his parents Alex and Catherine Ross. He is survived by his wife Donna, sons; Howard (Sue), Jay (Carolyn) and John (Lori), grandchildren; Brenda, Alex, Serena, Jasmine, Mikayla, Kyle (Sarah), Nicola, Kyle & Cole Cara, great-grandchildren; Angus, Alice, Emilie, Castel and Kinslie, his sisters; Sharon (Bill) Cartwright, Birnie (John) Baron and Carol (Pete) Peebles, brother-in-law Sam Fyles as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Richie was born and raised in Trail. He attended school in Trail and began his apprenticeship with Cominco as an electrician in 1958. He worked at numerous Cominco properties before retiring from Utilicorp (West Kootenay Power) in 1995.

Richie enjoyed many happy years throughout his life on Kootenay Lake. After retirement, Donna and he enjoyed their place in Yuma as well. The Gyro Club benefited from his service, and he and Donna made many new friends over his years spent actively involved with the club.

The family would like to thank Dr. Wilson & Aiken, his hospitalists Dr. Fisher & White, the ICU and 3rd Floor staff, and the First Responders of Trail for their care and service.

The family will be holding a private gathering at a later date. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in remembrance of Richie may be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC  V1R 4M1 or online at

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Donna and family: Sending my deepest condolences as it was with sadness that I read about Richie’s passing. I enjoyed working with him, and have very fond memories of his kindness to me. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time.

Howard, Alex and family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your father, grandfather. May the many memories you treasure of him keep you strong through these times of sorrow.

Donna and Family: So sorry to hear of Ritchie's passing. No doubt the days ahead will be a challenge. Our thoughts are with you and we hope that good memories will help you get through this difficult time. Marge and Robin

Donna & family: We send our sincere sympathy and caring thoughts to you during this very difficult time. Loss of a spouse/family member is such a challenge… Richie was always a special cousin/role model for me and a special nephew to my dad Jake. Your cherished memories & the many special moments /adventures you shared together will help comfort you & ease your aching heart during this transition time. We never get enough time with those we love. Hugs to you all.

Thinking of you at this sad time. Sandy and Ila

Donna & Family, Our deepest condolences to you all on your loss. Richie was a wonderful friend and we will miss him. When ever we were at Fairmount Hot springs for Gyro, Richie and I would always have breakfast together on Saturday morning before the business meeting or if we were at Curl-a-rama. I used to look forward to those times, it would give us a chance to catch up and talk gyro shop. We were so glad when he became Gyro Governor at our 1st Convention. Donna if there is anything you need help with please let us know. Your friends in Castlegar, Derm & Lillian

So sorry to hear about Richie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Donna, I am so sorry to hear of Richie's passing. Please know I'm thinking of you.

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