MWO Ross Vernon Joseph McDonald (Ret'd)
We regret to advise of the death of Master Warrant Officer Ross Vernon Joseph McDonald (Ret'd) on 9 July 2008 at the age of 71 years.
Ross was born in North Bay, ON and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers at the age of 16 as a member of the 2nd Intake of the Sapper Apprentice Program. During his thirty-year military career Ross was stationed at locations such as: Petawawa, ON; Chilliwack, BC; London, ON; Oromocto, NB; Calgary, AB; Suffield, AB; Edmonton, AB and last back to Calgary. Ross also completed two peacekeeping missions in Egypt with the United Nations. He retired as a Master Warrant Officer in 1983.
A Celebration of Ross' Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Branch No. 285 (9202 Horton Road S.W.) on Monday, 14 July 2008 at 1:30 p.m. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Ross' honour may be made directly to the Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Branch No. 285, 9202 Horton Road S.W., Calgary, AB T2V 2X4 (Telephone 403-255-5772). In living memory of Ross McDonald, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.