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.


  • jim mc coll

    Well said.
    Still can’t believe we will not see him around town , SVP shop and his beloved St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
    R.I.P Robert

    • Pam and Norman Graham

      God Bless you Robert, you will be fondly remembered, you were always ready to help anyone in need, a true Gentleman, God reward you and Bless you.. R.I.P.

  • Marlies Parker

    Robert was the embodiment of a true catholic gentleman: he did everything he could in the service of the Church and his fellow human beings. One only had to ask, and Robert would willingly oblige, never refusing help to anybody. He did the work of ten people, preparing meetings/fairs etc.
    Personally, I experienced his help on several occasions some years ago.
    And let us not forget he suffered severely with his back, but that never stopped him.
    Alas, his dedicated service was not always appreciated and welcomed but, after all, God will know.
    God bless you, dear Robert, and thank you for everything.

  • Renee Neuville

    It was always very pleasant to meet Robert as he was always smiling, welcoming and full of enthusiasm and kindness.
    Thank you Robert for all what you have done for others. Thank you also for helping me with my removal years ago. Thank you for repairing the statue of Saint Joseph twice, the last time was just a few days before you passed away. You were very upset for some reason, but in spite of it very welcoming and ready to help as usual.
    We will miss you.
    Rest in peace, dear Robert.

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