A tribute to Ross Francis Garner; a life lived well and well lived!


She ain't heavy, she's my wife Donna

Words can't say more than this picture.


Those of us who participated in Ross's occasional adventures into network marketing (didn't we all?) will remember how much he enjoyed the buzz at the conventions and the excitement of sharing the event with his family and friends. Doesn't Donna look excited?


A little less formal for tender moments


Ross and Donna with his mother Alice and father Ernie (left) and his in-laws Ellen and 'Bob'. All lived and raised their children in Embro, Ontario.

Ross a man for all seasons

Actor - Ross was a versatile actor and singer. His roles in Sound of Music as the dashing Max, the pirate King in Pirates of Penzance, Vernon in 'They're Playing Our Song', left the ladies mesmerized. He also played in 'Jesus Christ Superstar.' His supporting cast of dozens-other members of the Garner family, always made show biz news in Ontario.

As Pirate King with Mabel (Donna Garner, sister)

Donna performed with Ross in 'They're Playing Our Song.'

Acting with his leading lady in life, Donna


.Skater. Champion pairs figure skater with Sharon Davis in the nationals.

Still strong in his sixties.



Ross was a natural athlete but worked hard to keep in shape.



Ross was also a family man extraordinaire:

Ross the grandfather with Jacinda.

Ross has a daughter Jackie and two sons, Michael and Edward and eight grandchildren.


Ross's 50th birthday present a 1977 Cadillac.

Ross's enthusiasm was boundless.

His driving was boundaryless.





Mr. Dress up had nothing on Ross.


Welcome to my humble castle. The family home reflected his flair for design and attention to detail.

A computer sciences grad

Ross ready for work.

Sailor. Did we mention that Ross was also an accomplished pilot? (Is there any other kind?)

Pilot. This may have been taken from the plane Ross was flying


Oh, and did we mention cyclist?


Ross's competitiveness might have had a lot to do with his siblings!

Doug, John, Glenn, Joyce, Elaine, Linda, Keith, Allan, Wayne, Donna, Brian, and Roger. Two sisters are not in the picture.


Service of celebration, Knox United Church, Embro, Ontario

The Reverend Glen Wright


Organist, Brian Garner (brother)

Our understanding of prayer, Donna, of her and Ross's discussions

"Softly and Tenderly" Sherry Garner (niece)

Memories and reflections of their new Dad by Paula Hiuser, Tracy Hiuser

Roger Garner spoke for family and friends and of his relationship with his 'big brother.'

"For Good" Donna Garner (sister)

"Voice of Truth", Micaela Jimenez (granddaughter)


Recorded music:

"The Prayer" Celine Dione

"I Hope You Dance" Lee Ann Womak

"You Raise Me Up" Josh Groban

"Aria" Yanni



Matthew 25: 14-21; reflections, Reverend Glen Wright

Psalm 23

John 14, selected verses



"Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

"Abide With Me"



"The Lord is my Shepherd"


Ross Francis Garner

September 18, 1942 - April 9, 2006