Andrew Ross (12 Jan 1950 - 1 Nov 2021)

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Location
Poole Crematorium Gravel Hill Broadstone BH17 9BQ
Date
15th Nov 2021
Time
12.30pm
Funeral Director
Nicholas O’Hara Funeral Directors Ltd, Wimborne

In loving memory of Andrew Ross who sadly died on November 1st at his home, having been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in January 2021. Andy was the much loved brother of Paul, Steve and Kate, husband of Helen and stepfather of John, Shaun, Dane, Andrea and Mike. He was, overall, a kind, generous and thoughtful man, who never let a call for help go unanswered. Andy was a man who loved people and enjoyed numerous friendships and social activities - theatre (both watching and performing), music of all varieties, eating out, walking and quizzing. It was a great sadness to him when his increasing disability curtailed his ability to enjoy these activities and confined him to his home. Our sadness at his passing is mixed with a measure of relief that he is now free from the devastating effects of his illness.

Kieran and Catriona Allen donated £20 in memory of Andrew
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Rosie Luxford wrote

Every year at St Aldhelms Carol concerts, I without fail get the giggles when I'm placed on the front row, remembering a particularly packed concert, with a huge congregation (and even bigger choir!) Several years back. Due to the lack of space I was stood less than half a meter from you, and the look on your face as I leapt from the alto line up to the descant in Hark the Herald at quite a volume was priceless, by the end of the concert we were locked in a 'sing off'-which I'm sure you won despite my attempts to sing every high note. We really will miss your smile and voice this year but I will sing my best top notes in your honour.

I will never forget your kindness and understanding during the earlier days of my own health problems- generously appearing one afternoon with a surprise for me- a wheelchair (until that point it had been much needed, recommended by many, but most stubbornly refused) which you had spotted for sale in the paper. You sat with me and listened to my very long list of why I didn't need one...and then gently guided me in the right direction without judgement of my stubbornness and shared words of wisdom which I will never forget. The way you handled your own diagnosis was truly inspiring (I don't like to use that word for illness but it is the only one that fits). Your honesty, dignity, determination and continued generosity in the face of such a devastating diagnosis taught me so much.

Rest in peace dear Andy, and thank you. You really were one in a million. x

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Robert Nunneley donated £100 in memory of Andrew
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Mary Potter donated in memory of Andrew

Such good memories.

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Nancy Walls donated £20 in memory of Andrew

Andy you will never be forgotten and I promise Helen will never feel alone xxx

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Ben Mitchell wrote

An incredibly kind and generous man. I wish we could have been colleagues for longer. A true inspiration to live up to for professionalism, technical skill, and just being lovely. RIP.

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Anne Boersma donated £50 in memory of Andrew

With great sympathy.

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Stan Bowles posted a picture
The days in Evering Ave!

The days in Evering Ave!

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Stan Bowles wrote

My 'brother' has gone aloft. Andy was very much apart of our family dating back to his RO days in Ocean. The memories will always be with us - a true gentleman!
Stan

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Andrea Blood & Felix Zinc is attending the funeral
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Mike, Helen & Andrew

Mike, Helen & Andrew

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Theresa Merefield donated £10 in memory of Andrew

Thinking back to happy times shared at P&P. A true gentleman…sleep tight Andy xx

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Theresa Bennett donated £100 in memory of Andrew

In memory of a wonderful man, and brother, whose life was cut short far too soon, and in the most cruel of ways. You will be much missed

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Andy and Steve, two handsome brothers enjoying lunch in August 2021. xx

Andy and Steve, two handsome brothers enjoying lunch in August 2021. xx

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  • That’s a lovely one!

    Posted by Andrea on 7/11/2021 Report abuse
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Dear Andrew…The Three Musketeers… ‘All for One and One For All’….you are and always will be our closest and Dearest Friend….spanning some 50+ Years…An Officer and a Gentleman….who will be greatly missed RIP     Jamie and David (The Luke Twins QE2)

Dear Andrew…The Three Musketeers… ‘All for One and One For All’….you are and always will be our closest and Dearest Friend….spanning some 50+ Years…An Officer and a Gentleman….who will be greatly missed RIP Jamie and David (The Luke Twins QE2)

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Happy memories with Dear Andrew and Helen and close friends…..Andy you will be greatly missed and always loved. Jamie David and Sheryl (The Luke family)

Happy memories with Dear Andrew and Helen and close friends…..Andy you will be greatly missed and always loved. Jamie David and Sheryl (The Luke family)

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Andrea Blood donated £100 in memory of Andrew

In memory of a lovely man and an excellent stand-in Dad. I will miss your bear hugs most.

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  • You were a wonderful daughter Andrea.

    Posted by Theresa on 6/11/2021 Report abuse
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Our wedding day. Shared with wonderful people

Our wedding day. Shared with wonderful people

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Helen Brennan donated £10 in memory of Andrew

Such a cruel disease. Rest in peace Andy, such a gentleman. Love from the Brennan’s xxx

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Jood Gibbins donated in memory of Andrew

In memory of a lovely man taken too soon.

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Jood Gibbins wrote

Andy you were such a lovely, funny, gentle man. Your company was an easy pleasure and I am sad I'll no longer see you at theatre events. Rest well Andy, till we meet again, all my love xx jood

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