NOBLE, Ross

1948 – 2021

With great sadness we announce the passing of Ross Noble, devoted husband, loving father& grandfather and considered a man with a heart of gold, by all who knew him. Ross went peacefully in his home of 14 years in Cochrane, AB on Monday August 23, 2021, in the arms of his devoted wife Lynn, of 53 years, whom he adored. Ross also leaves behind two daughters, Shannon (Jason) Shenher and Shauna Noble, grandchildren Samuel Noble and Ava, Lilly & Zachary Shenher, two brothers Jerry and Claude Noble and a sister Lori Noble. Ross also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, relatives and all the lives he touched as friends.

Ross also leaves behind his “therapy” dog Jack.  Jack is his grandkids pet, which has been on loan to Grandpa, off and on, for the past 2 years.  Jack has been a great comfort to Ross and was beside his best friend until the bitter end. Ross loved his past four-legged friends, Muffin & Oliver, but Jack was a very special friend. Jack just knew when he was needed and helped keep Ross positive.

Ross was a fighter throughout his life, he had a strong will to live and did not let all his ailments ever get the better of him. His attitude was always positive and that kept him with us longer than anyone would have predicted. He was a “medical marvel” in the words of his doctors.

Ross worked extremely hard as the owner of Anderson House of Orthopedics in Winnipeg, MB. for 20 years. He had a very full life doing the things he loved most, building and working on homes and cottages, working in his garage on cars, building model boats in his workshop, attending car shows all over North America and boating on the Lake of the Woods in Ontario. Wherever he went and whatever he did, he made amazing friends along the way.  Ross had an infectious way of making lifetime friends and his spirit will live on in them all forever.

A special thank you to the truly amazing doctors and nurses at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB. Ross always said that without this facility, he would not have lasted 16 years with his condition. He always made sure that everyone who set foot in his hospital room knew how much they were appreciated…even the person who delivered the slop they called food or the cleaning personal who picked up the garbage, he made certain every person was thanked for their efforts. A special mention to Nurses Sandra Dorey and Tracy French and Dr. M Slawnych in the Cardiac Department, as well as family doctor, Dr. O David. These professionals were not only the health care providers to Ross, but they also became good friends.

Honoring his wishes there will be no funeral. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Humane Society.

Ross is off to his “Summer Place”, ‘til we meet again.

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca – 403-932-1039

  1. On 27/08/2021 at 2:23 pm Lorraine and BoB Walker Said:

    Lynn and family,
    Very sorry to hear of Ross’s passing, he was a true gentleman, and friend. Our condolences to you and family.

  2. On 27/08/2021 at 4:27 pm Ron Gorham Said:

    Sorry to hear of Ross’s passing , he was a special very talented man and will be missed by the car enthusiast community. Drive on Ross! Drive on! Our thoughts are with Lynn and family at this time.

  3. On 27/08/2021 at 7:08 pm Wayne Hume and Grace Said:

    Lynn, so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. He was a very talented man. I had lots of good laughs with Ross in VO and thanks to Ross, things are forever changed in VO. We can work in our driveway. Yeah Ross. Thinking of you and your family at this time.
    Wayne and Grace

  4. On 28/08/2021 at 6:56 am Sue Heim/Don Reid Said:

    Lynn, Shannon and Shawna. We are saddened to hear of your great loss. Ross was a wonderful neighbour on Lake of the Woods, always willing to help and a handy guy to have around. He always had a project and we couldn’t wait to see what he was working on every summer. Lots of great dinner parties and Ross stories. Lynn, you will certainly have many great memories as we all will. We were so sorry to hear this sad news.

  5. On 28/08/2021 at 7:35 am Susan Szyszkowski Said:

    Dear Lynn and family :I would like to send my condolences.Keep Well. Susan Szyszkowski

  6. On 28/08/2021 at 8:45 am Jack and Valerie Gashyna Said:

    Lynn and Family
    Our deepest condolences, Lynn, Shannon, Shauna and family, on the passing of Ross. We will always have fond memories of the time we all shared. He will be missed.

  7. On 28/08/2021 at 12:23 pm Dave & Marlene Thompson Said:

    Dear Lynn,
    We were saddened today to see that we have lost a very dear friend. Memories of a friendship lasting over 50 years are flooding our hearts beginning with 2 young men cleaning and washing cars at a local car dealership in the late 1960’s. Having Ross as an usher at our wedding in 1970 is an honor we will always treasure. As newlyweds and friends we shared many late nights card playing, laughing and joking with Ross trying to alert his partner Dave, by rubbing his chest when he held the Ace of hearts. Good times were shared at the family cottage in St. Laurent where there was always a speedy boat ride. Our visits to Kenora were always special-being treated royally by our gracious hosts. The enduring friendship we share is special and we will never forget our time shared with Ross, you and your family. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Love Dave and Marlene

  8. On 28/08/2021 at 1:51 pm Rick and Judy Lovelace Said:

    We are very saddened to read of Ross’s passing, and extend our deep condolences to Lynn and the girls and their families, with special recognition for Jack – whom we know would have been a great comfort to Ross. Ross truly was the energetic, outgoing and generous soul his family describes. He loved to have his friends around him, and loved to introduce his friends to each other. We have many great memories of time spent with Ross and Lynn – visiting them in Cochrane and before that in Kenora.
    Ross was an enthusiastic member of the Kenora Classic Car Club until they moved away. He was also a master at personalising his many special cars through the years, for they were a special passion for him; and he won many prizes at the car shows that he loved to attend. Ross touched many people and will be missed by many.

    Rest in peace old friend,
    Rick and Judy

  9. On 28/08/2021 at 3:30 pm Russ and Teresa Penner Said:

    We are very sorry to hear of Ross’ passing. Lynn and family, know that he added to many people’s lives, as was told here in his story. If we were going to a car show in Cochrane, certainly he would be there, and always cheerful. All the very best.

  10. On 29/08/2021 at 8:27 am John & Christine Ruban Said:

    Dear Lynn & family,
    We were very saddened to hear of Ross’ passing, as we were just speaking about you folks last weekend at our cabin. We have some exceptionally Great Memories of the times spent with you and, in particular, at Lake of the woods.
    All of the memories already shared are very true, but one thing sticks out in our minds. Ross was, without a doubt, one of the most humorous individuals around. He always left us in stitches and we will always remember one of his favorite lines “I can do wonders with a can of Klik on the Bar-B”.
    Our sincere Hope & Prayer that God will sustain you folks as you mourn this huge loss.
    With all our love,
    John & Christine Ruban

  11. On 29/08/2021 at 5:14 pm Doug Martin Said:

    I was very saddened to learn of Ross’s passing. I lost a great longtime friend and have many wonderful memories of time spent with the Noble’s at Lake of the Woods, Mustang Rallies and as neighbors.
    We shared interests in modifying cars, boating, target shooting, and car shows. He had an enviable talent and enthusiasm for anything he chose to take on.
    My very profound condolences to Lynn, Shannon, Shauna and Family.
    I shall miss him, and I will certainly remember him.

    Rest in Peace Buddy,
    Doug

  12. On 30/08/2021 at 10:00 am Joanne (Noble) Swain Said:

    My sincere sympathies go out to Lynn, Shannon and Shauna. My memories of Ross (and Lynn) go well past 50 years when Jerry and I were first dating. Ross had a quick whit and was always willing to share it. From their first home on Inkster (where I became engaged in their kitchen) to the four of us being neighbours on the same street in Tyndall Park, both Ross and Lynn were a major part of our lives. In every home there was a wrestling ring set up in the basement for Ross and Jerry to “compete” for dominance. If Ross ever got his hands around Jerry’s neck, he came out the winner every time. Those two would rise from their basement ‘workout’ panting, sweating, and laughing like the best friends they were. As years passed and we drifted apart, Ross and Lynn to Calgary and me to Vancouver Island, distance can’t erase the fact I will always hold in my heart the fond memories I had of Ross and his great sense of humour. Much love to Lynn and I hope you hold your precious memories in your heart to help you through this trying time. Much love and kisses, Joanne (Auntie Jo)

  13. On 31/08/2021 at 4:16 pm Mark and Barbara Hopkins Said:

    Our condolences to Lynn and family. Ross was such a great guy, always positive and fun to be with. And a true craftsman. I think of him every time I drive my car with the beautiful American Cherry wood steering wheel he made for it. It draws comments and questions at every car show. We’ll sure miss him. Drive on Ross!

  14. On 31/08/2021 at 4:34 pm John & Bonnie MacDonald Said:

    Dear Lynn & family, we were very sorry to hear of Ross passing. He was a good friend. We will remember him from many car shows & Mustang times. Ross was the one who introduced us to Venture Out where we had good times together, including him building his T-bucket golf cart. Many good stories about that! He had a good sense of humor, and will be missed.

  15. On 01/09/2021 at 3:18 pm John, Alma, and Aramae Said:

    Dear Lynn,
    Alma, Aramae, and I send our deepest condolences to you and all your family. We loved Ross. We love you too.

    A Special Note from John:
    There are certain people that touch our lives in a very special and unique way, and my buddy Ross touched mine like no other person I have ever met. I feel so blessed to have had a great friend like Ross and to have had the opportunity to get to know his family. He was so very good, kind, generous, and courageous. I loved talking with him, and especially loved his witty humour. It could be at a party, on his gazebo, or in his garage, he would always say something that would get people to laugh, relax, and want to stay and spend more time with him. We also had a lot of fun doing projects of all sorts. I was always amazed at how talented and creative he was when it came to making things. There were so many examples of his incredible creativity from his scale model boats to his one-of-a-kind cars. When he wanted to do something, he definitely did it with gusto.

    I have so many fond memories of Ross that will stay with me forever. I’m going to miss him a lot and I know so many others will too.

    Rest in peace my great friend.

  16. On 02/09/2021 at 7:42 pm Brenda (Szyszkowski) & Duane Murray Said:

    Duane and I send our condolences to Aunty Lynn, Shannon and Shauna. Very saddened to hear of his passing. I have very fond memories of my Uncle Ross. Times at the lake, Christmas and family dinners. The way he would roll my name on and on every time he said it.
    Cheers Uncle Ross, I’ll see you on the other side.

  17. On 04/09/2021 at 12:07 pm Randi Kozak Said:

    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your husband and father, Ross, from Randi, Gerry, Jamie and Lindsey Kozak of Winnipeg, Manitoba. We all have vivid memories of the pre school years from the mid 70’s to early 80’s when our sons Jamie and Lindsey spent two or three days a week being “day cared” in your home along with Shannon and Shawna amongst others.
    May your memories and the support of family and friends be a comfort. Sincerely, The Kozaks’

  18. On 05/09/2021 at 12:42 pm Wendy & Mike Smith Said:

    Dear Lynn – we send you and your entire family our sincere condolences following the passing of Ross.
    When we moved into Riverview in 2009 we very soon became friends with Ross & Lynn. Ross was such a character who loved to socialize and we appreciated the interest he took in our family. We discovered that he was wonderfully gifted and so content when he had a project ongoing either around the house or with his cars or even making models. To our surprise we connected through our joint interests in the British soap, Coronation Street, which he so enjoyed and which gave him great amusement. Pre-Covid we’d meet weekly for coffee and discuss the antics of this British soap. We also spent many happy times around the fire pit which were ideal occasions for Ross to entertain us with his amusing anecdotes. He was a true friend to us and our family and we all have fond memories of him and we will all miss him very much.

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