ROSS, Joseph W. "Joe"
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Former Executive Director - Police
Association of Nova Scotia (PANS)
President of the Halifax Police Association
Founding President, Police Association
of Nova Scotia 1966-69
President of the Canadian Police Association (CPA) in 1967-68
Canadian Police Association Hall of Honour Inductee.
Peacefully on Thursday, December 20th at age 81. Loving husband of Aline Young. Devoted father of Joanne, Linda (Greg Redden), Pamela Meredith (Don MacKay), Jim (Lisa), Joey, David (Pamela), Susan (Mike Burns) and Sandra (Doug Nicholson); step- father of Carolyn (Donald Pettipas) and Valerie (Jim Sadler). Proud grandfather of Jason (Natalie) and Sarah Walker, Laura (Joel Isnor) and Jamie Redden, Jimmy, Jarrett, A.J., Graham, Jacob and Nicholas Ross; great grandfather of Hailey, Logan and Noah Walker; step-grandfather of Brooke Houle. Beloved brother of Margarite Theriault, Brian (Doreen) and Greg (Kathryn). Predeceased by his first wife Gloria, brothers William and Paul and son-in-law Jim Meredith. Survived by Phyllis Ross, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa on Friday, December 28 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, December 29 at 1 p.m. Reception to follow in the McGarry Family Reception Centre. A Memorial Service will be held in Halifax at a later date. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all third floor staff at Saint-Vincent Hospital, where Joe received excellent care over the last two years. For those wishing, memorial donations to Saint-Vincent Hospital, c/o Bruyère Foundation, www.bruyere.org .
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Dec. 22 to Dec. 27, 2012