Gordon “Ross” Sheppard was born on the family farm in Morningside on October 12, 1925 and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on October 8, 2013 after a brief illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Alma; also four children: Linda and Bob Spratt of Rocky Mountain House, Bryce and Cheryl Sheppard of Ponoka, Kirk and Debbie Sheppard of Ponoka, and Janice and Dale Morrow of Ponoka; also eleven grandchildren: Jason and Sharla Spratt, Kyle and Candis Spratt, Joel Spratt, Karie and Scott Stiles, Colby and Wendy Sheppard, Marcie and Allan Prediger, Elyse and Dustin Nason, Lauren and Sean Swiderski, Kent Morrow, Clay Morrow, and Lee and Molly Morrow; thirteen great-grandchildren: Aliya, Breenna and Brayden Spratt, Aiden, Connor and Nate Stiles, Jake and Jessie Sheppard, Madden and Cade Prediger, Benjamin Swiderski, and Kyler and Addilyn Morrow. He is also survived by his brother Lloyd of Edmonton; and his sister-in-law Jean Aide of Edson; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Ross was predeceased by his parents Ada Jane and Wayne Sheppard; four brothers: Rex, Wayne, Denny and Bill; and one sister Phyllis. Ross farmed in partnership with his brother Wayne until 1974. When they sold the farm he worked in the maintenance department at the Ponoka General Hospital until retiring in 1989. Ross was truly a family man and enjoyed and attended all family functions and events. He also enjoyed travelling, his winters down south and all sports – especially the “Blue Jays”. A private burial service was held on Saturday morning, October 12, followed by a service at the Ponoka Funeral Home with Reverend Lyn Lamers officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to S.T.A.R.S. or the Ponoka Wheelchair Van Society. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
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