In memory of

Ross Douglas Arber

February 8, 1937 -  December 12, 2018

Passionate Teacher of 34 Years

Peacefully passed on December 12, 2018 in his 82nd year. He will be missed by his loving wife Patricia of 58 years. Cherished father of John, David (Nicole) and Jana (Fred). Beloved “Papa” of Lauren, Michael, Matthew, Rachel and Ashley. His loving sisters Mary and Frances. Visitation will be held at Wexford Heights United Church (2102 Lawrence Ave East., Scarborough, ON) on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm with the memorial service at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The MS Society and/or Wexford Height United Church. For more information visit


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Janet and Kevin Martin (Cottage Friend)

Entered December 14, 2018 from St. Jacobs

Hi Pat and Family
We were so sorry to hear about Ross' passing. Please know that we are holding all of you in our prayers. Such a difficult time you are going through right now.
Pat - I wish I could be there on Wednesday but with it being the week before Christmas holidays things are a bit hectic at school. When we are back up to the cottage this summer I will most definitely have you over to our new place. This past summer was a bit of a crazy summer with us just getting the cottage mid-July and having lots of friends and family up. But it will be nice to have you over for a visit.
Hold onto one another during this sad time and hopefully the wonderful memories you have of your husband, dad, po

Janet and Kevin Martin (Cottage Friend)

Entered December 14, 2018 from St. Jacobs

Sorry - I didn't finish my message (it got cut off). Hopefully you can add this last part.

I hope the wonderful memories you have of your husband, dad and papa help get you through the next few days and months.

Big hugs to you all!

Love Janet (and Kevin, Connor and Rosie)

Dave Chalmers (Friend)

Entered December 14, 2018 from Elmira

I am so sorry Pat to hear of your loss. It was all so sudden and must have been such a shock for all of you.
I am sorry too that I cannot be with you on Wednesday as I have two commitments that I cannot get out of. Please know that I will be with you in spirit and until I see you, I will hold you and your family close.
You are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
In deepest sympathy. May God hold you all in the palm of His Hand.
God Bless

Pauline & Tom Rowden (Friends)

Entered December 15, 2018 from Peterborough, Ontario

Dearest Pat, Jana & Fred, David & Nicole and John and all of the Arber Family - our hearts are broken with the news that your soul mate, father, and grandfather has passed and is now making his final journey to Heaven on the wings of Angels. He was a very kind, generous and wise man and we so enjoyed his stories at the Cottage of his world travels while sitting around a warm fire or while watching Big Straggler Lake glisten in the sunlight of a beautiful day. We will miss him tremendously every day and our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you walk through this so difficult and sad time. Our love and hugs go out to everyone. Much Love, Pauline & Tom Rowden xxxoo

Joe and Mary Leatham (Friends)

Entered December 15, 2018 from London, On

Dear Pat and Family,
Joe and I were so shocked and saddened to hear of Ross' sudden death.
We deeply regret we cannot be with you at Ross' funeral next week. Our choir
is singing at Marje Dool's funeral at the same time. She was a long time member of
Oakridge and was with us on our England trips.
You and your family will be in our hearts and prayers now and in the time to come.
We have lost a good friend who indeed will be missed by us.
Much love and sympathy. Joe and Mary


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