July 6, 1933
October 30, 2023
Ross Mouser, a lifelong resident of Claresholm, passed away on October 30, 2023, at the age of 90. He dedicated the majority of his years to the Salmon-Mouser farm, which was honored with an Alberta Century Farm Award in 2007 for its continuous family operation over a century. Throughout his life, Ross served on numerous boards and committees, including the Canadian Cooperative Woolgrowers, The Canadian Sheep Breeders Association, The Alberta Sheep and Wool Commission, and the Sheep Committee of the Calgary Stampede.
Notably, Ross was recognized for his distinctive mustache, which made him easily recognizable in various settings such as the streets of Claresholm or while judging livestock at prestigious events like the Royal Winter Fair. He was also actively involved in Freemasonry and held leadership positions in several masonic organizations across the province. His dedication and volunteer work earned him many honors, including being a Life Member of the Calgary Stampede.
Ross is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn, his sons Scott and Doug, his grandchildren Lauren, William, Shayla, and Angus, as well as his sister Joyce Coughlin and brother Allan Mouser. He is predeceased by his sister Joan Honecker and brother Jim Mouser. A Celebration of Life to commemorate Ross will be held on November 4, 2023, at Zentner Funeral Homes in Claresholm.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the Claresholm and District Health Foundation. This organization played a significant role in Ross’s life by helping him rediscover the joy of bike riding later in life.