Sally Ross 1957 – 2021

Sally Ross
1957 – 2021

(nee Matthews)
(May 14, 1957 - July 24, 2021)

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Sally Elizabeth Ross. Surrounded by family, at the age of 64, Sally passed away peacefully at home in the early morning of July 24th. Sally fought a courageous second battle with cancer and although we are devastated with her loss, we are happy that she is now at peace.

Born in Dunnington, England in 1957, Sally emigrated with her family to Montreal in 1968. Sally was a talented piano player who had a great love for music and the arts. In addition to her love of dogs, Sally grew up horseback riding in England and Canada.

Predeceased by her parents John (Jack) and Gladys Mary Matthews, Sally leaves behind her two cherished sons, Michael (Laura) and Robert, her brother Robert (Debra) and her nieces Tara (Rich) and Holly (Kevin). Granny will be greatly missed by her two beloved granddaughters, Lucy and Madelyn.

Sally will also be missed by her relatives in England and the many friends made throughout her work in association management at both the Mechanical Contractors Association of Hamilton and most recently the Ontario Golf Superintendents Association.

A tree will be planted in memory of Sally in the Dods & McNair Memorial Forest at the Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville.

Condolences may be offered to the family at 

Note from OTRF Executive Director, Debbie Conrad

The loss of dear friend, Sally Ross 

“Although I have worked with Sally for the last ten years, with offices next door to each and exchanging conversation daily, I will never remember Sally as a work colleague, but as a true friend.  Sally shared a lot with me over the years of her health, marriage, and family. While she took her job as Executive Manager of the OGSA very seriously, she let her hair down sometimes with GTI friends and OGSA members to let us all know that beyond work, life can still be a party.  I will miss Sally and her friendship and raise a glass today to celebrate her wonderful life.”  

Your friend, 


Note from WCTA Executive Director, Jerry Rousseau

Sally was a great friend and colleague to the WCTA and I’m very sad about her passing.  She was passionate about a lot of things including her role at the OGSA and she taught me a lot over the years having worked closely together on many issues.  Sally loved to serve the OGSA membership, was always upfront and honest and will be greatly missed by everyone in the golf industry. 

Thank-you Sally for all that you did for us!