Seanna Dorothy Ross
With great grace and unyielding courage, Seanna Dorothy Ross (nee Vaughan), the Matriarch of the family, peacefully passed away on November 2nd, 2017 at Victoria Hospital at the age of 76. She leaves behind her beloved husband of over 54 years, Charlie Ross LLB, her sons, Charles Bryan "CB" (Jackie), David (Tanya) and Steve (Erin- Kate). She was sweet "Seannie" to her grandchildren Taylor, Jordyn, Lara, David and Vaughan. Also survived by her remaining siblings Michael, Joe, Alan and Julie and their spouses. Predeceased by parents Joseph Bryan Vaughan and Dorothy Ann Vaughan and siblings Steven and Timothy.
Seanna was raised in Toronto and attended North Toronto Collegiate where she shone in track and field and as a majorette. She studied Occupational and Physiotherapy at University of Toronto, practicing later in London. She recently served on The Council of The Robarts Research Institute. Her wide circle of friends included those from her Alpha Phi Sorority, her many years with the Maycourt Club of London, the Talents Investment Club, her book club and the Elsie Perrin Williams dog walking group. She and Charlie walked through the park as a daily routine with their loyal Westie "Zelda".
Seanna survived raising three rambunctious boys and their adventurous antics and dealt with adversity with collected calm and resolve. She was intensely loved by her grandchildren, nieces and nephews and extended family, and renown for her instinctive insight, detailed needlework, innovative ideas, personalized gifts and pockets full of treats for both kids and pups.
Seanna loved her Muskoka home where extended family gather for family bonfires, talent shows and the annual MLA regatta. She was never more comfortable than within the peaceful ply of her rowboat or canoe, and would often be seen paddling along the shoreline and waving to her neighbours.
She brought sunshine and calm into every situation and could turn a difficult moment into a joyful one with a simple comment. She will be greatly missed and remembered as our stoic, wise and resilient Wife, Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt and a true confidante for many.
Thanks to the wonderful staff in Oncology at Victoria Hospital and especially to the caring and attentive nursing Team.
Visitation will be Thursday November 9th from 2-4 and from 6-8 pm at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, London. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Robarts Research Institute.
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