With heavy hearts, we said goodbye to our dad, Ross Talbott at the age of 81. He passed peacefully with family by his side at the U of A Hospital. Predeceased by his parents, Carl and Esther (nee Lueck), brothers Raymond, Chet, and Pat, sisters Jean, and Doris Miller. Survived by sisters Fay Missal, June Missal, and Carol (Rick) Gottselig. Ross had 3 children with his first wife, Joy (Doug) Edelman (both deceased); Judy (Rick) Snider, Wanda (Dale) Engel, and Wade (Cheryl Mendryk). He had 4 children with his second and former wife, Joan (Gary) Best; Cheryl, Jannet, twins Jason (deceased) and Leslie (Steve) McDougall. He has 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Born in Lang, SK., Ross moved away as a teenager, and eventually began his insurance career in Regina, SK. In 1966, his career led him and his new, young family to Edmonton, AB. Ross will be lovingly remembered for his gentle hands, kind heart, clever wit, as well as his love of sports, and playing cards (especially crib). In his younger years, he’d have welcomed you into his home, played you a country song on his guitar, and made you laugh. He led a quiet and peaceful life in his elder years, and enjoyed recalling happy memories of his family and many friends.
We are grateful for the many years of kind care he received at Rosedale Estates, as well as the compassionate care shown to him by the Doctors and Nurses (Unit 3E4) at the University of Alberta Hospital.
A private, family service will be held in Lang, SK following his cremation. In honour of his love of animals, donations can be made to Tierra De Animales via their website tierradeanimales.org.