H. “Ross” Auckland, a resident of St. Thomas, peacefully passed away at his home on August 1, 2023, at the age of 89. He was the beloved spouse of the late Betty Lou Auckland (Smith) and the proud father of Sandra Jewell (Darrin), Susan Auckland, Glenda Auckland, and Bill Auckland. Ross held his grandchildren, Brandon, close to his heart and took great joy in being a great-grandfather to Bradlee, Deklan, and Isobel. He treasured his family dearly. Ross lovingly remembered his late siblings, predeceased by a number of brothers and sisters. He was born in St. Thomas on January 22, 1934, to his late parents Ernest and Jeanette (Colley) Auckland. Ross dedicated a significant part of his life working at Timken until his retirement.
In honor of Ross Auckland, a private family service will be conducted to pay tribute to his rich life. As he wished, cremation has already taken place. Those who wish to celebrate Ross’s memory and honor his life can make memorial donations to Pets Friends for Life or the Sunshine Foundation of Canada. Confiding their professional services with dignity and respect, Williams Funeral Home, located at 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas, has been entrusted with organizing the arrangements.
Ross Auckland will be dearly missed and forever remembered for the love, devotion, and joy he brought to his family and friends throughout his remarkable life. May his soul rest in eternal peace.