Garnet Ross Coombe

July 30, 1933 - March 9, 2020

Funeral Details: Celebration of life to be held at a later time

Garnet Ross Coombe, born July 30, 1933 in Long Branch to Walter and Constance Coombe, known by everyone, everywhere as Uncle Ross passed away quietly at Sunset Manor Collingwood, Ontario on the evening of March 9, 2020 after a full, loving and exciting life.


As a young man Ross set off to Los Angeles and worked at Winemans department store, eventually becoming a buyer there. He met his life partner Don Coile from Akron Ohio and they set up house in Huntington Beach California and later purchased a ranch and retreat in Warner Springs, California. In the 1980's they returned North, settling in Wasaga Beach after purchasing Walter and Connie's cottage and renovating it with their flare for design.
They worked together throughout southern Ontario painting and renovating homes and remained inseparable until Don passed in 2007.


Uncle Ross is survived by his Big Brother Al (Marilyn) Coombe. Predeceased by his big sisters Shirley (Doug) Glover, Babs (Chuck) Griffiths and Little Brother Greg (GookyFoo) Coombe.
He will be sadly missed by all his nieces and nephews and their families and everyone else who had the good fortune of meeting one of the sweetest, bravest and classiest men we've known.


We will be celebrating Ross' life when the weather is nicer and the many friends and family are able to attend.  Please contact the family at for info.  The family would like to thank the staff at Sunset Manor for their love and care for Ross over the years.


5 Condolences
  • Peter Schweigel
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Reply

    Rest In Peace Uncle Ross

  • Ferdi and Silvia Gschwend
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Reply

    R.I.P Onkel Ross would be nice to know you ♥️

  • Lesley Joosten
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Reply

    Our heartfelt condolences to the family of Uncle Ross. We will never forget his grand outlook on life and never ending humour. Happy times on the Glover deck sharing stories over a glass of wine. Love Lesley and Campbell

  • Roslyn Ferguson/Klaus Ernst and Family
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Reply

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your Uncle Ross. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Love Always

    Roz, Klaus, Lena, Kai and Lea

  • Grace da Silva/Mike Devoy
    Posted on: Friday, April 17, 2020 Reply

    Our deepest condolences. Our hearts go out, as we will greatly miss our long time neighbour and friend. Ross always had a smile and a kind word.

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