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    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] FW: Obituary - Ross, George Kirkwood
    2. Jim Jackson
    3. From: bscccook@bell.net [mailto:bscccook@bell.net] Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:59 AM To: Jim Jackson Subject: Obituary - Ross, George Kirkwood The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 22, 2019 George Kirkwood Ross Age 87 of Kingston, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2019, in QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Born in Kirn, Scotland, George was a son of the late George and Elizabeth (McEwan) Ross. As a child, George was raised by his grandfather while his father, a farmer, served with the military. George himself enrolled in the British Army before attending the University of Edinburgh, where he received his Bachelor of Forestry, ultimately changing his intended career path from Medicine to Forestry. George practiced as a silviculturist in Africa, Britain, Europe and Canada. He developed a keen interest in fine art, music and literature throughout his lifetime, and was an artist in his own right. George was also a master craftsman, and his fine woodworks were exhibited in art galleries in Nova Scotia. George travelled all over the world during his lifetime, but always identified himself as a true Scotsman. He is survived by daughters, Marilyn "Gail" Ross, Mount Pearl, N.L.; Carolyn "Gwen" Ross (Jacob Heigers), Whitehorse, Yukon; Maria Lorraine Hamilton (Sean McGuire), Saint John, N.B.; son, Simon George Peter Ross, Philadelphia, Pa.; grandchildren, Matthew, Joshua, Katie, Kristina, Jenna, Tiffany, Ben and Skyler; great-grandchildren, Austin, Michael, Scott, and Kaleb, and his treasured dog Kelsie. George was predeceased by his beloved wife, the former Elizabeth Tait in 2015; and his older sister, Betty Muir (Cornwall, England). Cremation has taken place. Public visitation will be held from 2:30-5 p.m., Wednesday, May 22nd in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., Middleton, toll free 1-855-825-3448. Donations in George's memory may be made to the Nova Scotia branch of The Piping Plovers (https://www.birdscanada.org/volunteer/nsplover). Online guestbook may be signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com

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