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Gary Leslie Ross, aged 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Vancouver, BC on March 22, 2020.

Gary is survived by his father Doug, his siblings Tori, Deb (Darryl), Mike (Bea), and Steve (Bev), nieces Kendal and Joleen, and nephews Todd, Cory and Cameron. He is predeceased by his mother Jilean Rayner, brother Phil and nephew Sean. He leaves behind many dear friends and special relatives who have been a great source of love and support.

Gary was a true fighter, demonstrating unbelievable courage and inner strength, battling two
cancer diagnoses in just six months. He faced his treatments with a quiet and calm patience.

His family would like to thank the many Doctors, Nurses, and Healthcare Professionals who cared for Gary during his hospitalizations and treatments at Vancouver General Hospital and BC Cancer Agency. A special thanks to Dr. Leslie Zypchen and Dr. Ciara Freeman for their excellent care, concern and support of Gary. Thank you to the Home Care Nurses team, including the Palliative Nurses who ensured Gary’s comfort in his final days.

Gary was probably the biggest Rolling Stones fan and was very excited to obtain tickets to the plannedMay 12 concert in Vancouver. He will no doubt be rockin’ and rollin’ in the Heavens to make up for missing his 14th concert! He’ll be watching and listening with “Far Away Eyes”.

A celebration of Gary’s life will be held at a later date.


  • Ross and Lonna Walker
    Posted March 28, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    Doug, Deb, Steve, Mike, Tori and families
    I just received news yesterday of Gary’s passing and wanted to pass along our sincerest condolences. Although we had not seen each other for many years, it will not take away the many good memories like Christmas in Grande Prairie and vacations in Kelowna. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  • Ray and Pat Usunier
    Posted March 29, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Uncle Doug and family,
    We just learned today of Gary’s passing . Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. We have not seen you all for a very long time but have good memories of your visits to the farm. Hugs to all and take care!💕

  • Rod & Sandy Ross & Family
    Posted March 29, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Uncle Doug & Family
    Sorry to hear of Gary”s passing, Sincerest condolences to the Families.

  • Al crumpton
    Posted March 30, 2020 at 2:50 am

    Hello just heard now of garys passing now i worked with gary as far back as the canadian airline days had some crazy days and lots of good laughs together and yea sure loved his stones rest easy brother thx for the memories

  • Mary
    Posted March 30, 2020 at 2:57 am

    He was always a true gentleman and helpful friend and colleague. Will be missed Rest In Peace

  • Brian Cooper
    Posted March 30, 2020 at 3:09 am

    So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing and condolences to his family and friends.

  • Barry H
    Posted March 30, 2020 at 3:11 am

    Sad to hear of Gary’s passing. Condolences

  • James Paxton
    Posted March 30, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Gary was and is a great guy,I had the pleasure of knowing him,working with him and just enjoying his company. RIP my friend,hope to meet up with you again…but not too soon!Peace brah!!!

  • Dave Peel
    Posted March 30, 2020 at 4:33 am

    Gary was a great roommate and friend in the late 1990’s I’m so sad to hear of his passing we will always have our great fuseball games together love you and I’ll miss you brother 💕💕

  • John Conners
    Posted March 30, 2020 at 4:57 am

    Will miss our chats at the Granville and 70th McDonald’s and our hours of employment in the “pruning” industry. Those HLL days are also some of my happiest memories. My condolences to his entire family.

  • Barry mc.
    Posted March 31, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    Sorry to here of Garry,s passing.Condolences to family and friends.RIP

  • Patrick A
    Posted April 2, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    I worked with Gary in Edmonton and then briefly again in Vancouver. So sad to hear of his passing. RIP Gary.

  • gordon taylor
    Posted April 4, 2020 at 11:30 pm

    I liked Gary, sorry to hear of his passing on.

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