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GRAHAM, Stanley, Dr.
Beatrice

GRAHAM, Mary Beatrice
(1919-2006)

 

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ROSS, Richard, Colonel

GRAHAM, Mary Beatrice 1

  • Born: 1919, Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada
  • Marriage: ROSS, Richard, Colonel
  • Died: 2 Oct 2006, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada aged 87
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• She lived at 25 Farnham Cres. In Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1979. 1

• Her obituary was published in the Ottawa Citizen on 4 Oct 2006. It read as follows:

ROSS, Mary Beatrice Graham Peacefully, in the company of her children at the General Campus of the Ottawa Hospital on October 2nd, 2006 in her 88th year, after a lengthy illness following surgery in 2004. Mary was born in Kingston, Ontario to Dr. Stanley and Beatrice Graham and continued the family tradition of attending Queens University. She was blessed in her marriages, first to Lt. Col. George Michael (Jim) Billings who passed away in 1966, then to Col. Richard (Dick) Ross, who also predeceased her. She is survived by her devoted children Rosemary, Jane (Ronald Thompson) and Michael Billings (Karen Phillips), her step-son Ken Ross (Eileen), step-daughter Wendy Eves (Frank) and her sister Barbara Munro. Her brother, Dr. Eric Graham, predeceased her. She doted on her grandchildren Robin Brent (John), Alison Booth, Alexandra and Graham Billings and Erin and Ian Ross. Persuaded by her husband, Mary reluctantly became a high school teacher in 1961, teaching in Almonte, Germany, Sir Wilfrid Laurier in Ottawa, and lastly, Lisgar Collegiate, where she was an awesome Math teacher until she retired in 1978. She was the adored back bone of our family and will be deeply missed. A celebration of Mary's life will be held at St. Bartholomew's Anglican Church, 125 MacKay Street, Ottawa, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6. Interment at Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry. No visitation. In lieu of flowers donations to Interval House of Ottawa Carleton, 55 Eccles Street, Ottawa, K1R 6S3 or St. Bartholomew's Church would be appreciated. 2


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Mary married Colonel Richard ROSS, son of Charles Arthur ROSS and Eva S. May ANNABLE. (Colonel Richard ROSS was born on 28 May 1909 in Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada,1 died on 18 Aug 1979 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 1 and was buried on 21 Aug 1979 in Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada 1.)


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Sources


1 Ancestry, Beechwood Cemetery Records - 1873-1990  Images (accessed 14 Jul 2015), Col. Richard Ross; Interment #51874.

2 "Death of Mary Ross," (Ottawa) Ottawa Citizen, 4 Oct 2006.