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1931 - 2021

It is with profound heartfelt sadness that we announce the loss of the very best Husband and Dad on April 1, 2021.
Ross leaves to mourn his wife of 68 years, Evelyn (Lipp) and only daughter Laura Gobert. His family was the most important thing in his life.
Hotel business which was also his hobby was next and he loved cars. Ross was an honest successful business man. He was in the hotel industry in Manitoba for over 50 years. He enjoyed his time buying and selling many properties and meeting many great people over the years. He sold his last hotel in 2018 and enjoyed retirement for a few years.

I will miss you and never stop loving you.
All my love Evelyn.

He was the best Dad and it was a privilege and honour to call him that. Together we shared our white hair, our love of chocolate, and football, being season ticket holders for many years. He was an especially kind and gentle man who was proud of his family and his accomplishments. He will be deeply missed and remembered fondly by many who knew him.

Have a good sleep now Dad,
I love you and miss you terribly already.
Your loving daughter, Laura.

We wish to thank many of the truly wonderful people we met along the way this past while, especially the home care nurses who helped out. Special thanks goes to two of his favourites: Joel and Donna for all their kindness and concern over the past months.
Cremation has taken place and there will be no formal service.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations to the Lung Association or Heart and Stroke or CancerCare Manitoba are the choices my Husband and my Dad requested.

Family and friends may sign a
Book of Condolence at

Glen Lawn Funeral Home

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • Good bye Ross. We were partners in the hotel business for 38 years thru-out Manitoba. You helped make my life. Thank you dear friend. See you again. - Posted by: James Major (Friend/ Business Oartner) on: Apr 12, 2021

  • A wonderful man and a great human being. He gave me the opportunity in the hotel business and taught me so much. We had many a laugh & a few adventures. He always supported new ideas and was up for the challenges. One could not ask for a better boss as he was never a boss, he was a mentor and friend. You will be truly missed by myself & Robert (Bob). Deepest condolences to Evelyn & Laura. Peace be with you Mr. Kennedy ♥♥ - Posted by: Amy West (Friend/Former Employee) on: Apr 11, 2021

  • ‘Uncle’ Ross was beloved by my mother-in-law, Pat. He was the star guest of Christmas Eves for many years. Warm and affable socially, Ross was generous to family always. My heart goes out to Evelyn and Laura. With great fondness, Margaret - Posted by: Margaret Martens (Extended Family ) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • “Uncle” Ross was always there for me. He was great to all his cousins. He’ll always be remembered fondly. - Posted by: Jim Martens (“Uncle”) on: Apr 10, 2021

  • Ross you taught me alot in the hotel industry. You hired me at the Balmoral Hotel and thats where you taught about the hotel industry. You were a great boss and mentor. You were one of the best hoteliers out there. You will be truly missed. Rest in peace dear friend 🙏🙏 - Posted by: Ramona wegrzynowski (Friend former employee) on: Apr 10, 2021

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