Col. George Ross is laid to rest
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COL. GEORGE ROSS IS LAID TO REST

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[Handwritten note: "First cousin of Mrs. H.H. Walsh"]

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Former General Superintendent of Postal Services Was Outstanding Citizen

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LODGES PAY TRIBUTE

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Immediate relatives and friends of the late Col. George Ross, I.S.O., former General Superintendent of Postal Services for Canada, gathered at his residence at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon for a private service, which preceded the public funeral service held at hour later in St. Andrew's Church. The service at the church was conducted by Rev. Dr. Thomas Eakin, Principal of Knox College (Presbyterian), who was assisted by Rev. A. W. Manon, a large number of relatives am friends of the late Col. Ross attending to pay tribute to his memory.

Citizen of First Bank.

"Col. Ross occupied a position of trust for half a century, and who he retired his distinguished an faithful service was recognized"," said Dr. Eakin. "Col. Ross was intensely patriotic, and his postal work overseas was valued highly. He was citizen of the very first rank."

At the service at the house and at the cemetery the six sons of Col Ross, George, Calvin, Edment, Joseph, William and John, acted as pallbearers. At St. Andrew's six Past Masters of Wilson Lodge, Toronto, of which Col. Ross had beer a member, bore the casket. They were: E. M. Carleton, R. F. Segswroth, George McLeish, Dr. R. Ward, E. A. Lewis and W. P. John son.

Floral Tributes Received.

Many floral tributes were receive from the different lodges and organizations with which Col. Ross ha been connected. They included flowers from Bay of Quinte Lodge, A.F & A.M.; Encampment, I.O.O.F.; the Robert Simpson Company, the T. Eaton Company, Postal Quarters, Toronto; Victory Lodge, A.F. & A.M.; Barton Lodge of Hamilton, A.F. & A.M.; Hamilton Postoffice; Wilson Lodge, A.F. & A.M.; Queen's Own Rifles branch of the I.O.D.E., Toronto Customs Department, the Amputations Association of the Great War, Forwarding Despatch of the Toronto Postoffice; Unity Lodge, I.O.O.F., Hamilton, and the Postal Administration at Newfoundland.


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Newspaper article with details of funeral of Col. George Ross (former General Superintendent of Postal Services for Canada) in St. Andrew's Church in Toronto.
Newspaper clipping measuring 20.5 x 5.5 cm. Unknown publication. Undated. With handwritten note: "First cousin of Mrs. H.H. Walsh".
From Armstrong family collection.
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George Ross had become Chief Post Office Superintendent in 1905 and received I.S.O. [Imperial Service Order] on 17/07/1909.
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Col. George Ross is laid to rest


Newspaper article with details of funeral of Col. George Ross (former General Superintendent of Postal Services for Canada) in St. Andrew's Church in Toronto.
Newspaper clipping measuring 20.5 x 5.5 cm. Unknown publication. Undated. With handwritten note: "First cousin of Mrs. H.H. Walsh".
From Armstrong family collection.