In Loving Memory of
Ross is survived by his wife, Lori; son Gerrit; daughter Angela, Brent, Christian and Natalia; daughter Megan, Fred, Fortune and Maxwell; their mother Pam and her family; his mother Joyce and Jack Keating; sister Terry; brother Jeff and Allison; brother Gerrit and Els; many nieces, nephews and their families. Ross will also be mourned by the Creith relatives, Lois, Gary and Wanda-Lynn; the Keatings, Dean and Debbie, Teri and Mike. Ross was predeceased by his father Boyd, and father-in law Robert Creith
October 5, 2018
Boundary Trails Health Centre
Come & Go Celebration of Life
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 21
2:00 p.m.— 4:00 p.m.
We will be toasting Ross’s Life at 3:00.
Donations in memory of Ross may be made to South Central Cancer Resource
(designated towards travel expenses);
400-34 Stephen St Morden, MBR6M 2G3, or to Boundary Trails Health Centre
Palliative Care Fund;
Box 2000 Station Main Winkler, MB R6W 1H8.
James Ross Maxwell 1955 - 2018 Ross was born in Souris, MB on September 22, 1955 to Boyd and Joyce (Jopp) Maxwell. He, and his brother Jeff and sister Terry wreaked havoc in various small towns in Manitoba and Saskatchewan before settling in Manitou in 1962. And from that day forward, Ross was a “Manitou Boy”. He was extremely proud of his hometown and loyal to his rural roots. Ross’ passion for cars and fixing in general began at an early age and continued until his final days. He was a self-taught woodworker, and spent many hours making keepsakes. In 1974 he married Pam (Ching), and ventured into parenthood with the birth of his pride and joy, daughters Angela and Megan. After an extensive search, Ross’ half brother Gerrit located his Canadian family in 1980, and they had the pleasure of hosting visits and keeping in contact. Ross married Lori (Creith) in 1992, and the family grew with the birth of Gerrit, named after Ross’ half brother in the Netherlands. In 1995, Ross’ dream of owning his own automobile dealership came true when he (with the help of friends) created the business, Romax Auto Sales. He owned and operated the business at it’s initial location until 2014, when he sold the building and retired. But, of course, he didn’t fully retire. Needing to keep busy, he re-opened the business on a “work when you want to” basis in it’s current location. During his working life, he met many people and considered most of them friends rather than customers. He loved negotiating a deal, whether it was a car, truck or an oil filter, it didn’t matter, a deal was a deal. Ross passed away with his family at his side, at Boundary Trails Health Centre on October 5, 2018 after a short, courageous battle with cancer.