A livestream of the service will be available to watch below
on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 1:30pm
In Loving Memory
January 8, 1959 ~ July 1, 2021
Age 62 Years
Ross (62), beloved husband, father, father-in-law, grandpa, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, son-in-law and friend, passed away at the Hamiota hospital on July 1. He is survived by his wife, Eva, his son Andrew, daughter-in-law, Courtney, grandchildren Arlo and Cassie, his daughter Jenna, and her partner Jason Yeung.
Ross is also survived by brothers Dick Coombs (Betty Jean Toogood), Don Coombs (Bonnie), Bruce Coombs (Barb Flemington), and his sister Bonnie Scott (Alan).
His nieces and nephews; Bobbi Milberg (Don, and children Symon and Olivia); Jamie Mariani (Marc, and children Alice, Emma, and Max); Kelleigh Coombs (Matt Wahoski, and children Taylor, Madison, James, Jacklynn, Ella and Zavery); Doug Coombs (Robyn, and children Anna and Marlee); Tory Coombs (Adria, and children Fletcher, Theo, and Molleigh); Tamara Coombs (and son Thatcher); Davilyn Cairns (Travis, and children Cole and Katelyn); Morgan Vinthers (Shaun, and children Nora and Sloane); Brayden Coombs (Cheryl, and children Miller, Presley, and Addison); Dan Britton; Becca Britton (Brian Witwicky); Amber Bennetts (Choc, and children Elle and Lucy); Bryce Scott (Brooklyn, and children Evie, Jasper, and Violet); Kalee Nolan (Cory, and children Scarlett, MacKenzie, and Ivy).
His mother-in-law Susan Eikanger; sister-in-law Jeannie Eikanger; brother-in-law Ray Eikanger (Kim), and nephews Ian Eikanger and Evan Eikanger.
He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Eleanor Coombs, and father-in-law Ingvar Eikanger.
Ross was born and grew up in Hamiota MB, the youngest of 5 siblings. He had so many fond memories of his childhood, and summers spent at the family cabin in Shoal Lake. After high school, Ross started working for the Royal Bank in Steinbach, MB, moving on to Rivers, Atikokan, ON, and Pierson where he met his wife Eva. Ross and Eva were married in 1986 and lived in Virden, Roblin, and then Russell where Andrew was born in 1989. From there he was transferred to McCreary, where daughter Jenna was born in 1992. From McCreary, the family moved to Ste. Rose, and then to Killarney where Ross began working for Westoba Credit Union in Ninette, in 1998. Ross retired from Westoba in 2014.
Ross's favourite thing to do was to spend time at our cabin in Shoal Lake, surrounded by his large extended family. He spent hours driving the boat for countless skiers and tube rides. He also loved visiting on the deck, playing cards and games, golfing, and doing many odd jobs at his own cabin, and also for the 10 other family cabins. In the winter he enjoyed curling and volunteering at Killarney United Church on the finance committee (of course!). He also loved to travel, and enjoyed trips to Europe, Australia, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, and every Canadian province. Ross also loved socializing with his many friends.
Our hearts are broken by this loss, and our lives will never be the same.
A private family service will be held at the Hamiota Cemetery on Monday, July 12th, at 1:30. The family invites you to watch the livestream below.
If friends so desire, donations in honour of Ross can be made to Killarney United Church,
Box 9, Killarney, MB, R0K 1G0 or Siloam Mission, 300 Princess St, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1M3.
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Killarney United Church
Box 9, Killarney MB R0K 1G0
300 Princess St, Winnipeg MB R3B 1M3