Funeral of Robert Ross
St Joseph’s is currently organising the funeral of Robert Ross who passed away on Saturday, 17th February. Robert was a parishioner for many years and was a well known figure here at St Joseph’s. He gave his life to the parish, volunteering in many different roles.
Robert was born in Liverpool in 1943 and was an avid Liverpool FC supporter. He loved gardening and baking and was also very good at renovating statues. He was an extremely charitable man, donating money to various charities, visiting people in hospital and giving people lifts to appointments. He was presented with an award by the SVP in 2013, as recognition for 20 years of service. Robert also had a special devotion to Our Lady and had visited Lourdes.
One parishioner said of Robert ” I have known Robert for so many years, since he joined the parish and shared many a joke and conversation. He was such a hard working member of the community and worked tirelessly both in the church and also the Saint Vincent De Paul society, visiting the sick in hospital and sorting charity donations in the SVP shop. He was also a Knight of St Columba as well as running the church shop. He was a one man powerhouse of endless energy, who lived on his own, but he gave his time to everyone else and fought through severe health problems to keep going. I will miss you Robert and our friendship and have the deepest gratitude for all of your hard work and inspiration.”
Robert’s funeral will be held on Friday, 9th March at 12pm followed by a cremation at Colwyn Bay Crematorium at 1pm. We will then be holding a Funeral Tea in the Parish Community Centre at 1.45pm. We are reaching out for volunteers to help make sandwiches, salads, cakes or finger foods. If you can help, please bring food donations to the Parish Community Centre from 10am. All are welcome.