It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a loving husband and incredible dad, Ross Best, on July 28, 2020.
Ross leaves behind the loves of his life: his wife of 35 years, Theresa, and children, Alexander and Megan. Ross’ greatest pride was his family. His family meant the world to him and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t have done for them.
Ross will be deeply missed by his loving sister, Sharlene, brother-in-law, Bruce, extended family and many friends.
Over the course of his life, Ross was a dedicated and passionate educator. He worked for the Toronto Board of Education for 35 years as a Teacher, Vice-Principal and Principal. His love and commitment to the students and support for his staff were paramount throughout his career. He touched the lives of many.
Ross was a personable man, who loved meeting people, telling great stories and sharing information with everyone around him. He was an avid reader, reading different genres, and making weekly trips to the library. As one of his many acts of love, Ross enjoyed cooking and trying new recipes for family and friends, including his specialties of Better Butter Chicken and Gumbo. Two of his greatest joys were coaching his son’s baseball team for over 13 years and watching his favourite team, the Toronto Blue Jays.
A caring man with a warm and generous heart, who brought smiles to the faces of many. A life beautifully lived.
Please contact the family for funeral information.
For those who wish, a donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice in memory of Ross.