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Allen Ross McBain



It is with heavy hearts that the family of (Allen) Ross McBain say their final goodbye. Ross died peacefully at the Royal Alexandra Hospital after a brief illness. Born on May 17,1924, Ross lived a full and adventurous 94 years.

Ross is survived by his loving wife, Linda, his five children Leslie McBain, Bob McBain (Louise), Brenda McBain, Diane McBain and Neil McBain (Jeanie). He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Kimberly McBain Butz (Kelly Butz), Amy McBain, Faye McBain (Brett Tracy-Gould), Justine McBain (Mitchell Jenkins), Cameron McBain, and his great-grandchildren, Miller McBain Tracy-Gould, Elliot Butz, and Anderson Butz.

He was predeceased by his parents, William W. McBain, and Ida May McBain, his brother Bill McBain, his sister, Margaret Hewson, his wife Dorothy McBain, and his grandson Jordan McBain Miller.

Ross was born and lived in Edmonton all his life. He loved this city, and he happily donated time, energy and funds to see it thrive. He founded McBain Camera in 1949 which grew from a single store on 101st Street to the 8 locations today. He was the founding president of the Better Business Bureau, past president of Northlands, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Alberta Aviation Council, past director of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club and many other local and provincial organizations. Until a month before his death Ross came in to his office at McBain Camera every day.

Ross enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1943 where he became a pilot and flew Corsair aircraft on the aircraft carrier, the HMS Victorious. He so loved flying that he continued as a recreational pilot into his seventies.

Rossís leisure time was divided between his beloved cottage at Pigeon Lake which he built almost singlehandedly in 1953, and his favorite spot on Maui where he spent several months every winter. He was a world traveler and visited countries in every part of the world over his lifetime. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

A celebration of Rossís life will be held at 2 p.m., June 7, 2018, at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, 10011- 114 Street. Reception to follow.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to The Centre for Autism Services Alberta, 4752- 99th Street NW, Edmonton, T6E 5H5; or Moms Stop The Harm (in memory of grandson Jordan) c/o 10805 107 Ave NW, Edmonton, T5H 0W9.

In Loving Memory of
Allen Ross McBain
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Funeral Service:
Celebration of Life
Thursday, June 7, 2018
2:00 PM
Downtown Chapel
10011 - 114 Street
Edmonton, AB
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