February 13, 2023

Nothing on earth can make up for the loss of one who has loved you.” By Selma Lagerlof

Ross Armson died Feb 13, 2023, in Wetaskiwin, AB in the midst of a recent battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. A funeral service will be held at the Wetaskiwin Seventh-Day Adventist church on Sunday, February 19 at 2:00 p.m. (470014A AB-814, County Of Wetaskiwin No. 10, AB T9A 1X1) *4.0 Km North of Wetaskiwin Hospital.* His ashes will be buried in Saskatchewan at a later date.

Ross was born in Bateman, Saskatchewan on October 22, 1947. He was the only child of Alvin and Doris and grew up in a close-knit rural community. Ross spent some time in Manitoba and Alberta mining but returned to the Bateman area to establish a home and raise his family. Ross married Linda Pouteaux in 1972 and they recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. Together they owned and operated a farm and feedlot and were actively involved in their community.
In his retirement years, Ross and Linda moved to Wetaskiwin, AB. During his 15 years in Wetaskiwin, Ross worked for the County of Wetaskiwin, and at Horizons Centre. He also volunteered at Reynold’s Museum and N.O.W..

Ross often spoke of how wonderful it was to have family and he was a patient and loving father to his four children. Ross’ keen sense of humour and desire to know the heart of each child led in him having especially meaningful relationships with each of his 12 grandchildren. They loved to spend time with him on building projects in his woodworking shop, playing silly games, telling him their stories and playing blocks and marbles. Of course, they all looked forward to 3:30 ice cream time with Grandpa!
Ross’ ultimate retirement passion was developing ‘Rustics by Ross’ – turning barnwood into beautiful furniture and décor. Ross used his opportunities and new hobbies to create meaningful connections and to help out those around him. Ross was often seen at local markets or at our annual garage sale convincing folks “this will look great at your place”.

He was greatly loved by his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Linda; children, Maureen (John) Borges, Melanie (Chris) Babbitt, Greg (Nicole) Armson, Grant (Rosalee) Armson; and 12 grandchildren, Tyler, Zachary, Melaya, Micah, Levi, Lacey, Rylan, Matthew, Denver, Dylan, Haydn, and Brody.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Ross to the Horizons Centre in Wetaskiwin. Mail: 5431 36th Ave. Wetaskiwin, AB. T9A 3C7

Serenity Funeral Service Wetaskiwin 780.352.5300

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Jeannie Walis

Linda and family , I was saddened to learn of Ross’s passing . He was a very kind man . Ross was gently carried away in the arms of an Angel to be forever young in Heaven above .

Sharon Asinîyawâsis

Ross was a ray of sunshine in our neighbourhood.
My condolences to your family.
Ross will be missed in the many ways he made our lives brighter.

Donna Heinrichs

So sorry to hear of Ross’ passing
He was such a sweet natured, kind man of integrity.
I always looked forward to a visit with Ross and came away fulfilled
His sense of humour and engaging laugh always made the visit extra memorable
All my love and sympathies to you , Linda and your beautiful family

Siobhan Irwin

We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful man and we see those traits in you and how you and Nicole are raising your family. Take care and hold his memories close to your heart . Sending since condolences to the entire family


Ross was a great person. Definitely a family man . He enjoyed visiting and talking to people. Loved the farm life in Southern Saskatchewan. Always had a good sense of humour. He would say something funny. He loved playing broom ball in the Bateman arena. Then would have a Church social back at the Armsons on the farm. He will be missed by family & friends.
See you on the resurrection day Ross!

Rudy & Chris Yawney

Looking @ your Dads picture Greg we can see you . We quickly feel that he must have been a wonderful loving person, and that you carry his traits on to your family and loved ones.
We truly are sorry for your loss. Peace be with you.

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