Ross Dundas

1927 - 2014


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Ross Crawford Sylvenus Dundas, 87, died November 17, 2014 at Victoria Hospital in London, ON.

He was born September 14, 1927 in Toronto and, as a teenager, he began working for the forestry division of Ontario Hydro. He spent his entire career there, retiring as an Area Supervisor about 1985.

In his forties, Ross earned his degree in Horticulture  from the University of Guelph.

In 1975, Ross married the late (2000) Bernice “Bindy” Schnurr (nee Schmalz) in Walkerton. They later moved to Barrie but finally settling on Lake Huron near Port Elgin, ON, when not travelling the world.

Ross was active with the Rotary Club, the Bruce County Museum and the Probus Club.

He is survived by his children: Barbara Ribey (Norm) of Port Elgin; Robbie Schnurr of Mississauga; Jennifer Dundas of Vancouver; and Glenn and Brad Dundas (Heather) of London. He also leaves his sister, Janet Levack, of London and her family, and brother John (Patricia) of North York and his family. Predeceased by twin siblings Bob and Betty.

Beloved “Pappa” of Jessie Ford (Matt Ellis) of Vancouver; Jared Payne (Alicia), Matthew and Robert Dundas (Elizabeth, and their sons Charles and Joseph) of London; Justin (Vicky, and their sons Blair and Ty) Ribey of Kincardine; Jamie (Melynda) and Ben Ribey of Port Elgin; Emily and Julia Dundas of Ottawa; and Samantha Schnurr of Mississauga.

Ross has donated his remains to Western University. There will be a memorial held in Southampton at a later date.

Donations to the Bruce County Museum 


or the London Public Library’s Visiting Library Programme


would be appreciated from anyone who would like to celebrate Ross’ life in such a manner.

“He had Plenty.”


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 Ross taking a well-deserved break from painting  (August, 2010)

Many of us who volunteered at the Museum will remember Ross with great fondness.  He was there most days and would willingly lend a helping hand. 

He particularly enjoyed working outside and, when the Stokes Bay Lighthouse project began behind the Museum, he was in his element helping with landscaping and painting.

'Four Generations'
Ross with daughter Barbara Ribey, great-grandson Blair and grandson, Justin Ribey (June, 2010)

Ross received Volunteer Appreciation pin for more than 1,000 hours of volunteerism, along with Mike Sterling, from Barbara Ribey (former Museum Curator-Director) & Bruce County Warden David Inglis (Sept., 2012)

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