Cherry Blossoms

Bella Rickard Ross

November 1, 1947 ~ June 10, 2021 (age 73)


In loving memory of

Bella Rickard Ross

November 1, 1947 – June 10, 2021


Bella passed away surrounded by her loved ones at the Lady Minto Hospital in Cochrane on Thursday June 10, 2021 at the age of 73.

She leaves behind her spouse Donald, her children Katherine, Russell, Ian Turner and grandson John Michael.

 Bella was blessed with fourteen grandchildren and three jabans (great grandchildren) with one on the way.
She is survived by her brother William (Irene) Carey, Pauline Rickard and Elsie Rickard.

 We have to mention her dog Coco.

 Bella is predeceased by her daughter Brenda, her grandson Tecumseh her parents Abraham and Mary Rickard, and her siblings Danny, John, Bruce, Andrew, Jimmy (Alice), Norman (Kitty), and Susan.

 For most of her life, Bella worked with children; first as a teacher’s aide in Moose Factory and finally here in Cochrane with special needs.

 She loved being out on the land and was there whenever she and Don could get away.

 She will be missed. Forever in our hearts.

Private family visitations & Funeral service will be held at the Génier Gauthier Funeral Home, 70 Seventh Ave South, Cochrane. The Funeral service will be livestreamed on Monday June 14, 2021 at 11am. (Use the link below to join the family). She will be laid to rest at the Cochrane Civic Cemetery. ***COVID RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE***

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If desired, memorial donations may be made Canadian Cancer Society (online only - use link below) and would be greatly appreciated 

Funeral arrangements in care of
Génier Gauthier Funeral Home

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Private Funeral Service
June 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Les Maisons Funéraires Génier Gauthier Funeral Homes
70 Seventh Avenue South
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
June 14, 2021

Cochrane Civic Cemetery
Lot 21 Con. 2, Glackmeyer Twp.
Cochrane, P0L 1C0 ON


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Tel: 1-888-208-2125

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