Obituary of William Ross Waters
With sadness we announce the passing of William "Ross" Waters, 78 years old. Ross was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 27, 1944, to the late William Waters and Jane Dupee. He attended school in Massachusetts and Florida and graduated from UC Davis, with a degree in microbiology. He came to Nova Scotia in the 1960's as an adventure and it soon became his home. It is there that he turned his hand to carpentry and the meticulous art of making fine furniture. He was mostly self-employed and ran the Lathe Shop in Upper Clements Park for many years along with doing many other woodworking projects at home or projects for various people in the area. Ross was self-taught on how to run and fix computers and was an online “geek” supporter helping others with their technical needs. A quiet man, a deep thinker, with a great sense of humour.
For over 20 years he had lived "One Day at a Time”. In his later years Ross had taken great pride in his gardens and was always trying new things to improve crops as organically as possible and keeping us well provided with our winter's wood.
Ross is survived by his wife, Marguerite; sons, Samuel (Marlene) and Christopher (Michi); grandchildren, Benjamin, Mae, Kaiya, and Katherine; stepchildren, James (Terra), Heather (Kevin), Anthony, Amanda (Keith) and Martha (Mark); step grandchildren, Rikki, Justine, Victoria, Cody, Catrina, Maria, Samantha, Alyssa, Joshua, Kelsey and Jessica; sister, Suzanne Muir; half brothers, Karl Frost (Diane) and Lester Waters; half sisters, Laurie (Jerry) Altenburg, Karen Keith (Anat); step siblings, Duncan and Duffy Keith, Sonny (Alice) Waters, Dwight Waters and Bany (Tom) Cranmer; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; step brother, Daniel; step grandson, Bradley.
Many thanks to the VON, his palliative care team and the family members who helped Ross to stay in his own home during his illness, and those who visited with him, shared a joke or a yarn.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Kaulbach family Funeral Home, Annapolis Royal. A celebration of Ross’s life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory may be sent to Victorian Order of Nurses @ 902-678-5414, info@vrhfoundation, 150 Exhibition Street, Kentville, NS B4N 5E3 or Carey Me @ 1-800-411-9646, 9319 Commercial Street, New Minas, NS B4N 3G2 or Canadian Red Cross @ 1-800-418-1111, firstname.lastname@example.org