William VAN
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VAN, William "Bill" Ross
September 18, 1921 - January 11, 2013
Loving husband of the late Gwendolyn Edith Hope (nee Weary). Father to Bryan and Peter and predeceased by son Robin and daughter Heather. Uncle to Dr. John Lundon. Proud Grandfather to Christopher, Justin, Brogan, Ashley, Spencer, Tommy, Vanessa and Jessica.
Born and raised in Quebec City, Bill attended Bishops University in Sherbrooke, Quebec where he met his wife Gwen. He then served with the Royal Canadian Navy overseas during the Second World War. Upon his return he attended McGill University to study law where he was then recruited by the Diplomatic Service. Over the span of 37 years he and his family lived in Columbia, Cuba, Italy, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), Ireland, England, the U.S. and Argentina, finishing his career as Consul General in Buffalo, N.Y.
Dad will be missed as a source of strength, and loving father, especially to his grandchildren, with whom he always kept in touch. Thank you to Dr.'s Gottman and Leblanc and all the nursing and support staff at the Montfort Hospital for their attentive and compassionate care.
A visitation will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (Between Baseline and Bayshore) followed by a memorial service in the chapel at 12:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations
to the Canadian Cancer Society would
be appreciated. Donations, Condolences
and Tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com

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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Jan. 12, 2013.
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