77TH ANNUAL ROSS FAMILY REUNION
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The weather co-operated during the morning, in order that Pat and I could visit the pioneer cemetery in Waterdown, Ontario, where I did an hour's work at the McGregor-Ross Mausoleum and took some photographs to record the event. It will require a few more trips to ensure that the lock on the installed gate can be inserted without difficulty. It is unfortunate that members of this McGregor family descended in the House of Glengyle has never organized any formal reunions.
It is my wish that the Ross Family Reunion continue for many years into the future. This will depend, in large measure, upon the local descendants of the Ross pioneers in Minto, Wellington County. Amongst the senior members, I find a reluctance to adapt to modern technology (i.e. computers, the internet and email). Perhaps this is due to the influence of the Mennonites in the area! [[[GRIN]]]
On August 6, 2007, approximately 40 descendants of Alexander Ross and Margaret Noble once again enjoyed a get-together. In the first photo (below) Jessie Ross introduced me to Bob Ross (G5A1 in the Roderick Ross Branch) of Oshawa seated to her left; this may have been his first attendance at the reunion. Other pictures were taken during the pre-lunch period of some very unique games.
Gwyneth Pearce (E3G2A of Toronto) arrived in time for the supper and sat with Suzanne (E3F1) and husband Harry Whyte of Sarnia. Joining the representatives of the Young branch were regulars from the Donald Ross branch, Eldred Cook and husband Ed Swinton. Rounding off this table were my wife Pat and I, Doug Ross (A8E1) in the Alexander Ross branch. Thus, five of these seven were also members of the Clan Ross Association of Canada and Suzanne states that she is a possible future member.