36, Belle Cote

With a deep sense of tragic loss, the family of Shannon Ross, of Belle Cote, announces his passing on August 13, 2011. The earth lost a special soul.

Born September 12, 1974, and raised in Belle Cote, Cape Breton, Shannon was the son of Gloria Ross (Francis), Belle Cote and Guy Ross (Lillian), Woods Harbour.

Shannon was a dedicated and loving father. He spent his life surrounded with family and friends. Shannon was an avid fisherman in his younger years. He was a helper for fisherman at the Belle Cote beach and was a proud member of Local 752 where he worked for the past 10 years.

Besides his parents, Shannon will be dearly missed by his daughters, Cierra Leigh and Mackenzie Marie; sister, Sonya (Peter), Toronto and his brothers, Shawn (Tammy), Yarmouth, Shane (Andrea), Antigonish and Charlie, Fort McMurray. He is also survived by his Nanny, Audrey Ross, Northeast Margaree as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation for the late Shannon Guy Ross will be held on Thursday, August 18, from 1- 2:30 p.m. in the Belle Cote Community Centre. Funeral mass to celebrate the life of Shannon Guy Ross will be held on Thursday, August 18, at 3 p.m. in St. Michael’s Parish Church, East Margaree with Fr. Douglas MacDonald officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.

Family flowers only, donations in memory of Shannon may be made to charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Shannon. I never knew him personally, however, my parents are from Belle Cote and I’ve heard many great things about Shannon. He seemed to love his children with every bit of his being. I offer my deepest sympathy to all of Shannon’s family and please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care.
From:  Alicia LeBlanc-Baillie