Ross Robert Whyte, 1931–2022

With great sadness, the family announce
the passing of Ross Robert Whyte at the age of 90,
on May 28, 2022.

Husband of 66 years to Gretta McKell, father to Wendy (Doug Fitzgerald), Doug (Sylvie Lussier); grandfather to Ryan (Sarah Lunny), Selena (Tyler Leschuk) and Corey Fitzgerald, Michael (Marilyn Girard), Robert (Meredith Moore) and Kevin Whyte; great-grandpa to Kiera and Logan Whyte, Brooklyn and  Jordyn Fitzgerald and Chloe Leschuk.

Predeceased by his parents Robert and Muriel, and sister Dorothy Thomson.

A lifelong dairy farmer of Braebank Farm and apple grower, Ross met many people over the years.  He had an extraordinary memory up to the end  – of facts, places and people.  He enjoyed sharing these and had recently contributed many pictures and information of the area to a recent showing at Havelock Town Hall.

Sincere thanks to the doctors, nurses and P.A.B.S. of the Barrie Memorial Hospital in Ormstown. Donations in Ross’s memory can be made to the Women’s Auxiliary of the Barrie Memorial Hospital or a charity of your choice.

At Ross’s request, no funeral service will be held, and burial will be at the White Church on Covey Hill at a later date.

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    Our deepest sympathies from the Gillis and McKee families of BC former old Havelock neighbors.


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    My sincere condolences to Greta and the family. I have fond childhood memories of visiting with Aunt Muriel and Uncle Bob, Ross and Greta with my dad, Bill and grandparents.


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    Our deepest sympathy, Gretta, Doug and Sylvie, Wendy and Doug, and all the Family. We always enjoyed a good visit with Ross when we came for apples and plums or met him at Havelock Fair, which will never be the same without him. May he rest in peace.


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    To Gretta, Sylvie & Doug,

    My sincerest sympathies to the entire family.

    Francis van Bergen (Dumas)


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    Sincere sympathy to all family. We have enjoyed this wonderfull person right to the end, Thanks Ross, we will not forget you. Guillaume


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    My Deepest Sympathy Gretta,
    Wendy, Douglas and Your Families,
    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you ALL in Your time of LOSS! ❤️


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    Our sympathy to Gretta and family. You are all in our thoughts at this time of loss.

    Donald and Mildred Chisholm


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    “What an amazing person and what a remarkable life. We feel so lucky that we got to know him.” We had many a good times at the Havelock Fair together! “Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.”


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    Our sympathy to Gretta and family, thinking of you all!
    May all you memories give you comfort.


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    Dear Gretta and family,
    Sincere condolences to you and all the family. Very sorry to hear of Ross’s recent passing. I will rember him as the soft spoken gentleman. I rember on the occasions when I happened to visit the farm during the apple harvest season. It was common to discover a bag of apples sitting in the passenger seat on the way out of the lane! Thinking of you at this most difficult time.

    Howard and Marielle Struthers