1932 ~ 2022 (age 90)

Doreen Merle Ross (Mayer), aged 90, passed away peacefully on September 23, 2022 at the Sherbrooke Community Centre Nursing Home, Saskatoon, Sk.

Doreen was born in Kerrobert, SK April 14, 1932 to Joseph and Lena Mayer. She was the eldest of five children. In her early years the family moved around a bit, but settled in Alsask, SK.

December 28, 1956 she married Don Ross also of Alsask.  Mom always said she wasn’t much of a farm girl, but she soon became one with Don. Over the next few years they built their first family home on the Ross family farm. Their first child Melvin was born in November 1957. Then four years later in November again, healthy twin boys arrived; Kevin and Jerry.  Another four years went by and in November a baby girl arrived; Michelle. Doreen said she didn’t want to be big in the hot summer months, but she also had to be ready for curling season! They raised their family on the Ross farm until 1978, then moved to the Dow farm south of Alsask. In 1982 they built a new home on this farm. Where they had many happy years together. 

Doreen loved being part of the community and interacting with others. Before she was married she worked at the Bishop Store, then later in life worked at the Alsask Sundries store as well as the Alsask grocery store. She enjoyed curling and was very involved with community activities and had a strong sense of responsibility to her community. She was a Lioness member for many years. Even in her 80’s she was going into town Friday nights to look after the bar and participate in darts. 

Doreen is survived by her loving children Kevin (Sharon), Jerry (Jocelyn ) and Michelle ( Kevin); 7 grandchildren Molly, Veronica, Myles, Emily, Dillon, Karlie and Connor; 2 great grandchildren Astrid and  Mabel. She was predeceased by her husband Don, son Melvin, parents Joe and Lena, and brother Lyle. 

A Celebration of her Life will take place at the Alsask Community Hall on October 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers Donation's in Doreen's memory can be made to the Alsask Lioness Club Box 142, Alsask, SK S0L 0A0.



October 8, 2022
1:00 PM
Alsask Community Hall
217 main street
Alsask, SK S0L 0A0