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Robert Ross Cherry

MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
12:30 - 1:30 PM


MacCoubrey Funeral Home
30 King St. E., Cobourg

Wednesday, September 7th, 2022
2:00 PM

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Robert Ross Cherry

December 15, 1942 - September 2, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Robert Ross Cherry. After a prolonged illness, Ross passed away at Northumberland Hills Hospital with loved ones by his side. Ross is survived by Sarah (also known as “Morag"), his beloved wife of 61 years, his daughter Moira (Wade), granddaughter Kyla and grandson Steven. Ross is pre-deceased by his sisters Mary, Nancy and Sadie. Ross was born in Airdrie, Scotland at the family home of his parents David and Agnes Cherry. Ross attended Alexander Primary School , Airdrie High School and Coatbridge Technical College where he learned the skills that led to a successful lifetime career as a Master Carpenter. In 1969 Ross immigrated to Toronto, Canada with his wife and daughter. Ross opened a Carpentry and Construction company and enjoyed many years in business working on a diversity of projects with other carpenters and tradespeople. He truly was the best in his field of expertise and he worked on some of the finest homes in Canada and for some of the greatest Canadian companies. Ross enjoyed vacations with Morag to Ontario cottage country, Caribbean cruises, Mexico and visits to see family in Chicago, Ireland, British Columbia, Nova Scotia or Scotland. Ross was happy and made friends wherever he set foot. He enjoyed boating, fishing, waterskiing, parasailing and sports – especially soccer and curling. Ross curled on the Teachers Curling Club in Annandale. Ross was known by friends and family to be kind, generous, strong a good provider, and had a great sense of humour. Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 7th from 12:30 – 1:30 at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St., E., Cobourg followed by a funeral service at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Northumberland Hills Hospital or charity of your choice. The family would like to thank everyone for their compassion, sympathy and kindness at this very sad time.

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Frances Rose - September 9, 2022

I am so sorry to hear about Ross.

Karen - September 6, 2022

We are all so sorry to hear the sad news about Uncle Ross. He was a true gentleman. We have many fond memories of him from his trips to Scotland with aunt Morag and all our lovely phone calls (as you know he liked a good blether 🥰) He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Memories keep those we love in our hearts forever ❤️ Sending love from; Karen, Sam (the snowman 😊) and Dana. xxx

William and Libby Cane - September 6, 2022

Aunt Morag and Moira, we're heartbroken about Uncle Ross' passing. He was such a character and always had a funny story to share. He'll be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. William, Libby, wee William, Alan and Kaci.

Katrina & Alex Cane - September 6, 2022

Like a bird singing in the rain, let Grateful Memories survive in time of sorrow. Death leaves a Heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a Memory, no one can steal. "Ross we will remember you as one of lives true gentlemen". Thoughts with All the Family at this sad time. Katrina & Alex Cane. Xx

Linda Tuffley - September 6, 2022

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us EVERY DAY. Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, stilled missed and very dear. Uncle Ross, a true gentleman, very loving and caring. Always happy and eager to lend a helping hand. So clever and able to turn his hand to anything. He loved to laugh and to pick up a bargain (or 10) at many a garage sale!! You'll always be in our hearts. Love from Linda & Allan, John, Katie and family.

Alma Westcott - September 6, 2022

Dear Morag, I am so sorry to hear about Ross. He had such a great sense of humour and was a good friend to all who knew him. My deepest condolences. Hugs, Alma Westcott

Joan Boyd - September 6, 2022

Words cannot express my heartache and sadness at losing my beloved Uncle. Ross was beyond words. His kindness, generosity, caring and support was unbelievable. His love for family and friends knew no bounderies. He has always been more than an uncle to me, big brother more like in every way, and the best I could ever had asked for. I remember great times spent with him and Morag, caravan bye the lake, visits to Chicago, "trying to" teach me how to water ski. Wonderful memories that will forever be in our hearts. Brian and I have recounted many of the great times we all spent together. Till we meet again, you will be in our hearts forever. Joan and Brian

Ian Jamieson - September 6, 2022

To the best uncle now departed and his remaining wife and family. Goodbyes are not forever Goodbyes are not the end They simply mean I'll miss you Until we meet again. You're at peace now Ross and Jesus has a fellow carpenter.

Gary & Maria Restoule - September 6, 2022

Dear Morag, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Ross was a very special person and he will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. Gary & Maria

Avril - September 5, 2022

Morag, Moira, and family. Sending condolences from my family to yours. Avril

Diane & Lee Upton - September 5, 2022

I remember my time staying with Uncle Ross and Aunt Morag as a child. We had such a good time and alot of laughs. I will never forget the joke we played with a red cardinal. I spoke alot about Uncle Ross to my husband Lee. You will be sadly missed Uncle Ross. You had a big heart and a soft voice. We send our condolences. You will be forever in our hearts. Diane & Lee

David Cane - September 4, 2022

Uncle Ross, I have many great memories of him, always happy and always busy. I remember when I visited many years ago , he took me out on a sail boat with one of his friends on Lake Ontario. It was very calm that day. We sat on the boat for hours talking . There wasn’t a ripple on the water. And Uncle Ross quipped, “watch out the now David , the winds coming and you’ll get whiplash . In fact ,it was sunburnt my legs got that day. He was a joy to be around. Always wanting to help. It makes me sad he has gone now ,but I know he was loved very much by family and friends. God Bless him. So sorry I can’t be there, I’m sending my love and condolences. David.