Obituary of Wilfred "Ross" Leighton
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wilfred "Ross" Leighton on the morning of November 23, 2018 at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital in Moose Jaw, SK, with family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Leighton, sisters, Violet Statham, Jean Leighton, Rita Farr, and by numerous other close cousins and friends. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister Iola Bjolverud and by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Ross was born on a farm near Chamberlain, SK on February 18, 1925 and attended the Sheppard School. He began farming on his own in 1945 and joined the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and continued until 1998, serving faithfully for over 40 years. After moving to Moose Jaw, he remained very active in community events and was one of the founding members of the Moose Jaw Seniors Association becoming their director, a position he held for many years. He was an entertainer at heart, playing several instruments, but was particularly proficient with the violin. He had a playful nature. He loved to work with his hands and could often be found working on a wood-working project, but mostly appreciated spending time with his close friends at Timothy Eaton Gardens playing cards or pool. Friends and family are invited to W.J. Jones & Son Funeral Home, 106 Athabasca St. E, for a time of visitation on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. A Memorial Tea will be held at Timothy Eaton Gardens, 510 Main St. N, Moose Jaw, on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to share a story or memory of Ross. Ross will be laid to rest at the Chamberlain Cemetery, Chamberlain, SK, at a later date. A special thank-you is extended to Dr. G.B. VanHeerden, the nursing staff that cared for Ross, and to Lori Friars, a dedicated friend. In living memory of Ross, a memorial tree planting will be made by Jones-Parkview Funeral Services. Please see our online book of condolences at www.parkviewfuneralchapel.ca and www.wjjonesandson.com (Obituaries). Blair Scott, Funeral Director.
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