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June 19, 2021

Denis Alexander Ross of Kincardine died peacefully at Elgin Abbey, Chesley, June 19, 2021, at the age of 87, with his wife, Shirley, and son, Donald, by his side. He was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Oct. 17, 1933. His father was born in Devils Lake, North Dakota, and his grandfather came from Scotland in 1811. His first wife, Dorothy (McConnell), died of cancer after 36 years of marriage. Survived by three children, Nancy (Jeff Kennedy) of Napanee, Donald (Ida) of Mississauga, and Jennifer (the late John Christakos) of Sudbury; and eight grandchildren. Denis married Shirley Harris in 1994; he is also greatly missed by her sons, Ronald and Douglas, both of Ottawa. After 19 years in oil and gas production, in British Columbia and Alberta, he came to Ontario to work for Ontario Power Generation (OPG) at the heavy water plant where he was a shift supervisor for 22 years. Shirley took an early retirement in 1995 and at that time, they bought their first RV, travelling for six months of each year, for 22 years, all over Canada, the United States and Mexico. Their three motor homes were also his babies. His Scottish heritage continued on as he became a member of Clan Ross. He was always proud to wear his “Hunting Ross” kilt. Denis was actively involved with the Kincardine United Church, Royal Canadian Legion (member of the colour party for a few years), Kincardine Lawn Bowling Club, Kincardine Golf and Country Club, and was the founding member of the Kincardine Probus Club. Wood-carving remained his hobby at home. Though all the years of travel, he and Shirley had their faithful dogs at their side, and they greatly loved their constant companions, “Bear” and “Coco”. In June of 2017, Denis went to Tiverton Park Manor, and in September of 2019, he moved to Elgin Abbey in Chesley. He loved a good laugh but didn’t like a joke being played on him!  Following his wishes, cremation has taken place and a private service will be held at the Kincardine Cemetery. Rest In Peace. Donations to a charity of your choice, would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Condolences on-line at