73, formerly of Margaree Valley, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2011 at Northwood Care Bedford Inc., Ivany Place, Sandpiper Hill, Bedford, N.S.

Born in Inverness County, Pearl was the daughter of the late Grant and Esther (Carmichael) Ross.

Pearl was a member of the Margaree Valley Baptist Church, Sunset Co-op and other groups in her community. She worked for many years as a cook at the Telegraph House in Baddeck. Leaving Cape Breton she went to Halifax and worked as a cook at the Grace Maternity Hospital. During her last years of working, Pearl was a baker at Mrs. Pelerine’s Bakery in Halifax. After leaving Halifax, Pearl returned to Margaree Valley to care for her mother.

Pearl is survived by her daughters, Estalite Dunham (Reg), Halifax, Janice Oakley (Mark), Lower Sackville and Diane Pinto (Bert, longtime friend), Halifax; grandchildren, Carl, Devon, Bradley, Brent, Jennifer and Johnathan; and several great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Pearl was predeceased by her son, Grant Phillips and brother, Robert.

Visitation and funeral service to celebrate the life of the late Pearl Christine Ross will be held at the Margaree Valley Baptist Church, Margaree Valley, N.S. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 11 to 12 noon with funeral service to follow with Pastor Hugh Morrison officiating. Interment will take place in the Margaree Valley Baptist Cemetery, Margaree Valley.

Family flowers only, donations in memory of Pearl may be made to the Margaree Valley Baptist Church or charity of choice.

The family would like to thank the staff of Northwood Care Bedford Inc., Ivany Place, Sandpiper Hill, for the love and care given to their mother and to all the care workers from Margaree Valley and area who assisted Pearl, while she was still at home.

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

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                         Online Condolences

Janice, Estalete, Diane & families Our Love and Prayer’s are with all of you at this very sad time.Losing a mother is very difficult and also anyone in the family. I only met Pearl a few times and she was always so friendly and kind to me. Love Gary& Heather Crossland Mahone Bay xoxo
From: Heather

Our thoughts are with you,Janice,Mark and all the family. janice
From: Ian and Susan Lawlor

My deepest sympathy to all Pearl’s Family,I was sadded to hear of her passing.I am living in Sydney Mines but regionally from Margaree.I am one of your relatives.Martha Ross
From: Martha Ross

I would like to send my condolences to the ross family and everyone who worked with pearl she was so lucky to have three great daughters who stayed by her side to wait for god to take her into his arms god bless everyone
From: jennifer beazley

My Dear Pearl I will miss you . I`ll always remember the times we shared as children and adults . Pearls Girls You had a very special Mom . hold tight to your memories . We will all be together some time . Love Jean
From: Jean Kneeland

Mark & Janice, Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love Mike & Joanie Flannigan
From: Mike & Joanie Flannigan