Iola Mary Ross

1921 ~ 2013

Iola Mary Ross of Summerland, BC passed away peacefully on Tuesday July 30, 2013 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her husband A. David Ross. Loving mother of Kristian and Julian, and mother-in-law of Eileen and Ruth. Proud grandmother of Kristina (Corey), Noah and Jesse. Very proud great-grandmother of Cadence Iola. During the Second World War, Iola worked at the Burrard Dry Dock. She was the first female shipfitter in Canada. Iola and her husband David were supporters of the arts in Vancouver; one of her greatest loves was opera. Iola and David were long-time West Vancouver residents before moving to Summerland in 1993. Iola had a great sense of humour and a passionate interest in everyone around her. She was loving, Generous and kind, and will be missed. A family graveside service was held on Thursday August 1, 2013 at Canyon View Cemetery in Summerland, BC. Condolences may be directed to the family through

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