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Ross Allin

Ross Edgar Allin

Friday, October 19th, 1956 - Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
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Obituary

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Ross Allin at the age of 64. He was surrounded by his loving family at home in Barrie, on December 9th, 2020, after a valiant 14-month battle with cancer. Ross is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sheila Allin (nee Duncan), daughters Rachael Allin (Dan Jannis) and Justine Allin. Lovingly remembered by his twin sister, Cathy Kaptyn (Henry). Predeceased by his father, John Allin and mother Ishbel Allin (nee Aird) Ross is deeply loved and missed by his nieces and nephews, Adam Duncan, Amanda Mura (Sandro), Brad Duncan, Samantha Kaptyn (Jon Kennedy) Alex Kaptyn (Lisa Wiele), Hayley Duncan, Robert Kaptyn (Sophia Staz) and great nephew, Kenneth Duncan. Ross is fondly remembered by the Duncan family as “Rental Ross” and will be dearly missed for his laughter and humour at the Duncan family gatherings by his brothers-in-law, Glenn Duncan (Merle), Neil Duncan (Marie), Robin Duncan, and Keith Duncan.
In the early days of living in Barrie, Ross started working at the Innisvale Cemetery and Crematorium as a seasonal worker but soon moved to the position of Cremation Operator before rising to the position of Manager. Ross made the decision to leave the cemetery business and work as a partner in the landscaping business, Creative Gardens & Waterscapes which was started by his wife, Sheila. With Ross’s influence the business grew from landscape maintenance to hard scape installations. When the time was right, Ross left the landscape business in Sheila’s capable hands and pursued a career in real estate where he developed many friendships with associates as well as clients. People found Ross easy to talk to and everyone enjoyed his quick wit and humour.
Ross involved himself in many volunteer projects in the community. Ross sat on the Board of the Landscape Ontario, Georgian Lakelands Chapter and volunteered in the” Build for Gilda’s” as well as helping with the landscaping of the Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka Clubhouse. Ross could also be found helping out in many of the Georgian Lakeland Chapter events, including a food drive for the Barrie Food Bank. Ross was also involved in toy and food drives, as well as manning the telephones during a telethon in Toronto during his Real Estate career.
Above all, Ross loved his family. His daughters, Rachael and Justine were his pride and joy, the light of his life. Ross loved his son-in-law, Dan Jannis, like a son.
Ross will be missed by many and has left us all too soon.
Special thanks to Dr. Stuart Murdoch, Dr. Dawn Ng and the entire nursing and support staff of the RVH Cancer Care Program along with gratitude for the coordinators of the North Simcoe LHIN and the nurses from Bayshore Home Care for their compassionate care of Ross and for helping his family get through this difficult time.
Cremation has taken place along with a private family service. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Donations to Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka or Hospice Simcoe would be appreciated.
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Lindsay Percy

Posted at 10:10am
Ross and his quick wit will be missed at Royal LePage. He and our Broker of Record loved to exchange jabs at our office meetings.
The two of them kept us laughing and entertained. We are happy to have had the time we did with Ross and to have had the opportunity to get to know him. Lindsay Percy

David Munro

Posted at 03:58pm
I can still remember the day when Ross and I first met ... Art class at Bayview Secondary. I walked by his desk as he was drawing something and made him put a line right across the paper. He got up and I took off running, our class was right at the Quad. I tore around the halls Ross chasing behind until we were both too tired. We went back into the room with arms around shoulders and we were almost inseparable then.

Rest easy Ross. 💔
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Amanda Wilson

Posted at 03:38pm
Rest In Peace Ross, a truly great man!
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nadia

Posted at 07:18pm
Sheila and family our sincere condolences on Ross passing - may God keep you close to him in this sensitive time for you and your family. Will miss his great sense of humor
God Bless.

Nadia

Sharon Posius

Posted at 11:45am
I am so sorry to hear of Ross' passing. He was a great colleague at Century 21, and always brightened our weekly meetings. He was also a bright light as a volunteer driver with the Red Cross Meals on Wheels program, where I volunteered as dispatcher. He always had a great story to tell or laugh to share. He will be missed. My deepest sympathies to all of his family and close friends.
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