It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend, (Gordon) Ross Bartell. Ross leaves to mourn his death, his wife Lynn, sons Darren, Mike (Edina), daughter Donna (Dave), grandchildren Sayde, Macey, Nolan and Carter, brother Richard Bartell (Marilyn), sister-in-law Maureen (Gary), brother-in-law Paul (Sue) as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and his best bud Axis. Ross had his parents Harry and Fran Bartell and in-laws Tom and Iris Varley to greet him with open arms, as well as many friends.
Ross was born June 26, 1944 and raised in Enderby, BC. He loved and cherished his years spent on the farm, memories were made visiting every summer on the farm with his wife and kids under the Enderby cliffs and at Mara Lake. Ross married his wife Lynn in 1968 and resided in Ladner to raise his family. He went to BCIT in 1965 and became an Airline Mechanic for Canadian Airlines. Ross retired at the young age of 52, who then had many enjoyable years building in his workshop, greenhouse, luncheons with former co-workers, at his cabin and mostly with his greatest joy 'his grandchildren'. Ross was chosen for some unseen reason on May 24, 2013 with a terminal illness. The pain and suffering ended June 27th, four hours passed his 69th birthday with his family by his side. Ross's life journey will be missed with tears and happy memories of such a wonderful, caring, special, generous man. A man who would help his family and friends with anything with nothing but pride at the end. We will never forget the face and voice of the man we loved.
"This is not the end, but the beginning
of a wonderful journey of memories
that has made a mark by a loving man."
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at Cedar Park Church, 5300 44th Avenue, Ladner, BC with a reception to follow.
Thank you to the wonderful Doctors, nurses and staff at Royal Columbian Hospital and at Irene Thomas Hospice for all their support and heartwarming compassion.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Irene Thomas Hospice at www.deltahospice.org
would be greatly appreciated.
Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040