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August 18, 2023

Ross William Bennett Pratt of Kincardine died peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Health Centre, Kincardine, Friday, Aug. 18, 2023. He was 79. Born in Wynyard, Saskatchewan, Aug. 13, 1944, he was the son of Florence Elma and Ross Jackson Pratt. He later lived in Hamilton, Caledonia and, finally, in Kincardine. Ross was a man who cherished his family: his wife, Lynda (nee Hoyle); daughters, Wendy (Paul Winkel) and Catharine (Jim Nieman); grandchildren, Jenna, Zachary and Clara; and assorted rescue cats. A millwright by trade and a pilot in his spare time, nothing truly worked properly until it had been subjected to his patented tinkering process. He spent many years volunteering with the Blue Crew and at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, restoring antique aircraft and working the Hamilton International Air Show. Once the planes lost their charm, he became a dedicated member of the Drifters Car Club and he and Lynda would take their antique autos to local shows. In his later years, Ross would take his souped-up scooter around town, running errands and visiting neighbours. Ross loved animals, so expressions of sympathy/memorial donations to your local animal shelter, would be appreciated by the family. Cremation has taken place and the family will hold a private service at a later date.