Ross Anderson, 87, of Mitchell, peacefully passed away at Stratford General Hospital on Monday, October 30, 2023. He was the beloved husband of Jean Anderson and the loving father of Robert Anderson (Rosemary), Murray Anderson (Kim), Brenda Salton (Gerry), Mary Baes (Paul), Steve Anderson (Barbie), and Ann Anderson (Jamie). Ross was also a cherished grandfather to 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his dear sister Shirley Rose and sisters-in-law Lorrinda, Marlene, and Marion Anderson, as well as several nieces and nephews. Ross was preceded in death by his parents Francis and Evelyn Anderson, his siblings Francis Anderson (Jeanne), Dr. Alvin J. Anderson, Laverne Anderson, Brian Anderson, sister Olive in childhood, and brother-in-law Leonard Rose.
Ross dedicated his life to farming in Logan Township, where he found joy in activities such as softball, playing cards, square dancing, and round dancing. He found solace in the church choirs he sang with over the years, including Mount Pleasant United, Main St. United, and Reflections on Silver Lake. Mitchell Fall Fair Parade attendees would often spot Ross driving one of his cherished antique classic cars.
Friends and family are invited to attend the visitation at Lockhart Funeral Home, located at 109 Montreal St., Mitchell, on Thursday, November 2, from 5-8 p.m. The funeral service will take place on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by interment in Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell. A reception will be held at the Lockhart Reception Centre. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Cancer Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice. Donations can be made at LockhartFuneralHome.com. The family of Ross Anderson would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Stratford General Hospital for their exceptional care.