Ross Wentzell

Passed 07/09/2023


Obituary For Ross Wentzell

We are deeply saddened to announce the unexpected passing of Ross Wentzell of Bridgewater. Ross passed away with his family by his side on July 9, 2023, at the South Shore Regional Hospital, at the age of 88.

Born in Lantz, he was the son of the late Currie and Minnie (Hirtle) Wentzell. Ross was predeceased by his brother Orrie and sister Olla.

While Ross was young, he enjoyed playing the guitar, fiddle, and banjo. He also spent time hunting and fishing with his brother, Curtis. Ross was a man of many trades, such as working as a gas attendant at a service station in Spryfield, a woodsman, milkman, and working on the trains sorting mail. For many years, he worked at his auto body repair shop that he owned with his friend, Donnie Crouse, in Baker Settlement, Lunenburg County.

In his free time, Ross kept busy enjoying activities such as completing the daily wordle, sudoku, and crossword puzzles. He spent many hours on his iPad surfing the internet, watching movies, and listening to bluegrass music. He enjoyed woodworking and made wooden bowls and furniture such as tables and cabinets. He liked bicycle rides, gardening, painting, and jigsaw puzzles. If something was broken, he would figure out a way to fix it. Ross loved to tell stories about experiences from his younger years, and never failed to make people smile while doing so.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years Margaret (Lohnes); son Greg, Bridgewater; daughter Diane (Jardine), Middle Sackville; brother Curtis, Bridgewater; sister Stella (Garber), New Germany; grandchildren Nick, Alex, and Jenna; and several nieces and nephews.

As a family, we would like to express our sincere gratitude towards the hospital staff at the South Shore Regional Hospital, as well as the paramedics for the exceptional care that they provided.

Cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shaid Tree Animal Shelter.

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  • 07/24/2023

    Aunt Margie, Greg, Diane and families, my deepest condolences to you at this difficult time. Uncle Ross will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to know him. I'm so happy I was one of them. He was a gentle man, funny, kind and someone you wanted to be around. May your memories of him carry you through the days ahead. RIP Uncle Ross.

  • 07/20/2023

    So sorry to hear of the passing of my brother in law Ross Wentzell.Its been awhile since I was down to visit My sister Margie and Ross.I was there all day.We laughed and carried on.Ross was a sweetheart,and so easy to get along with.When I was about to go ,I was invited to stay and have a lunch with I did and enjoyed every moment with Ross and my sister Margie. Margie,Ross is in a better place and Ross R.I.P. and may God Bless you until we meet again

  • 07/19/2023

    I also worked with Ross Fairway Chev-Olds and very sorry to read of his passing. I even knew him in the days of Ross and Don's Body Shop. He was a great guy, and good worker also with a great sense of humour. Condolences to Ross's family.

  • 07/19/2023

    I am so sorry to read that Ross has passed away. I worked with him at Fairways. The last time I seen him was at Walmart & we had a great chat. He was most kind & gentle man you could ask for. My heart goes out to the family. Isabel Ernst

  • 07/19/2023

    So sad to hear of Uncle Ross' passing, my favourite uncle. I'll never forget him for standing in for dad and giving me away at my wedding or that little chuckle after saying / hearing something funny. Hugs to Aunt Margaret , Gregory and Diane and families.


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