It is with great sadness we mourn the passing of Ross Arndt on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, in Calgary, Alberta at the age of 66 years.

Ross was the second child of Dennis and Evelyn Roberta (Berta) Arndt.  Although he grew up in Calgary, he spent his summers working alongside his cousins on the family farms north of Cochrane. 

After graduating from Western Canada High, he continued his education at Mount Royal College in the study of Economics.

Ross and Dreva met in Couer d’Alene, ID. in April of 1980.  Must have been love at first sight as they married later that year.  Family being a priority, they decided to move from Calgary to Cochrane in 1983 to raise their family.  Sons Joshua and a year later Casey.  When the Grandchildren were born, he proudly donned a new hat “Grandpa”! Ross and Grandson Loukas shared the same love of video games, while Granddaughter Dylyn loved to bake him his favorite cookies.

In 2010, Ross retired, after 34 years from AGT/Telus and decided he enjoyed the warm Arizona winters over the snow and cold Alberta winters.  This is when he found the joy of cooking, especially if it involved the bbq or smoker.  He was famous for his smoked brisket and ribs. 

He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #15 and Trout Unlimited.  Being a Jack of all trades, he enjoyed working with his hands using multiple mediums, from glass to masonry.

Ross enjoyed camping with family and friends.  He had a deep passion for fishing. His fishing adventures took him to Yellowknife NWT to Baja Mexico and countless places between.

There was always a hint of mischief in his smile and the opportunity for a well-timed prank or good-natured joke was never missed.  He was a mountain of a man with a heart and sense of humour to match.

Ross is survived by his wife Dreva of 41 years; sons, Joshua (Kimberly) and Casey (Tammy); grandson Loukas and granddaughter Dylyn; and sister Gail Jenkins. Ross will be deeply missed by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Dennis and Berta.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

Arrangements entrusted to Bridget Halfyard, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – – 403-932-1039

  1. On 01/03/2022 at 1:34 pm DAVE AND PAT BUCKLER Said:

    Dreva and family so sorry to hearabout Ross may you find comfort in the many memories you have of him,He will always be a thought away.Take care Pat

  2. On 01/03/2022 at 2:43 pm Lynda Dolan Said:

    Sorry for your loss im here for you even if it’s just to talk love you

  3. On 01/03/2022 at 2:55 pm sharon wick Said:

    What a beautiful memorial to honor Ross. He surely enjoyed life, family, and friends. Ross will always be looking down upon you and waiting for you to join him with open arms. Keep all of his laughs, jokes, love, and his journey of life be remembered through you and your family. My condolences and prayers are with you. Love Sharon

  4. On 01/03/2022 at 2:59 pm Lyn Knapp Olson Said:

    What a beautiful obituary for an amazing man! Uncle Ross always had a smile on his face and ready with a quick funny comeback to everything! He will be deeply missed❤️ Love you forever, Netter (Lyn Etta)

  5. On 01/03/2022 at 3:20 pm Cathy Burton Said:

    Aunt Dreva and family that I love – I am so sorry for our loss. Uncle Ross will be greatly missed. Sending you all tons of love and prayers of comfort. I will be forever grateful for all of the memories, giggles and time that we got to spend with him. Love you, Cathy & Bill

  6. On 01/03/2022 at 5:04 pm D'Lyle Wilson & virginia Wilson Said:

    Condolences, Dreva and Family.Uncle Lyle and Auntie Ginny will miss your mischievous ways, & all the camping with the family’s at Uncle Don’s and Auntie Judy’s.Sending Love ❤️ to you all in your family Dreva.

  7. On 03/03/2022 at 6:13 pm Terry & Dot Said:

    Ross was such a wonderful man and he will surely be missed by all who knew him. His loving spirit will be with you all always…. Our sincere condolences……

  8. On 03/03/2022 at 7:20 pm Pat and Charlie Crutchfield Said:

    We are so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. I always looked forward to see his smiling face at the office and other places we would see you both. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time

  9. On 04/03/2022 at 10:21 am Linda Nicol Said:

    Dear Dreva,I was so so sorry to hear about your loss. I have never met Ross, but I feel like I knew him from his wonderful tribute. I was always so happy when I encountered you in the pharmacy, because you always brightened my day. You are in our hearts and prayers. May God fill you with his peace and healing. God bless you and all your family! Love, Linda

  10. On 06/03/2022 at 3:45 pm Gloria Anthony Said:

    Dreva…My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. The passing of your dear Ross will leave a void in many lives of the people he knew and loved, however his loving spirit will give comfort to all. You are in my prayers and my heart.

  11. On 29/03/2022 at 12:51 pm Gail D Jenkins Said:

    I am truly sorry for your loss, I know Ross loved you and the boys immensely. My shock and surprise of his passing has deeply, deeply saddened me. Even though Ross and I did not see eye to eye all the time I still loved him, he was my family and we grew up together. Of course I wish I could have talked to him before his passing but that wasn’t meant to be, I guess. Please take comfort in remembering all the good memories and fun that you both had.

    My love to you, Dreva and the Boys


  12. On 17/05/2022 at 8:05 pm Connie Colwell Said:

    Dregs, I’m so sorry to hear about Ross’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Connie Colwell

  13. On 19/02/2023 at 5:30 pm Dylyn Said:

    As his granddaughter, It hurt for me to see my grandma so sad and yes it hurt for me to see him go but at least he isn’t in pain anymore. Yes I miss him a lot,I miss him to the point that I will hear or see something that reminds me of him and I will breakdown into tears. All the camping trips in Caroline with the family and all the holiday and birthday dinners we had it’s just so upsetting to see that he won’t be there for any of them anymore. We all miss him very much and we wish he was still here with us.

    Dylyn Arndt

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