ROSS FREDERICK WORTLEY "The Terror of the Caledon Hills" June 28, 1924 - November 16, 2012 We will all miss Ross' stories, generosity and fun loving approach to life. Ross is survived by his children: Svend (Kathy), Glen, Kip (Jessica) and Leanne, and longtime great friend and co-worker, Dorothy Forsythe. He was a proud grandfather to Ada, Kris, Nicky, Matthew, Kate and Erica. Ross was predeceased by parents Ruth and Fred, his brother Warren and sister Marguerite. Ross graduated from Central School of Commerce in Toronto and joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942. After the war, Ross studied geology at University of Toronto and pursued his passion of diving, ultimately becoming the Canadian university diving champion. After several years at Argo Block as a stone and block salesman, Ross and his first wife Helen built a ski rope tow that would become the beginnings of the Caledon Ski Club. Ross was the visionary and leader at the "club" until his retirement in 1990. His best memories were of the many great friends and co-workers at the Caledon Ski Club. Ross retired to the Fernie, BC area in 1990 where he enjoyed many great friends and business relationships. Ross passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, November 16, 2012. Cremation has taken place and a memorial in Ontario will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in the Toronto Star on Nov. 20, 2012