In Loving Memory Of
Ross Clements
1953 - 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ross William Clements, 70, of Shediac NB on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at the Saint-John Regional Hospital after having suffered a sudden illness. He was surrounded by family and loved ones at his side.

Born December 31st, 1953, in Shediac NB, he was the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth (Poirier) Clements from Pointe-du-Chene NB.  Ross graduated from Moncton High School, retired from CO-OP Atlantic after a 35-year career, and spent his retirement focused on his family and grandkids, his friends, golfing, bowling, and helping people and whenever he had a chance, shared a laugh.

Ross is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Bernice (Landry), his two children Jason (Lynne Caissie) and Jessica (Curtis Butler), his 4 grandchildren (Zachary, Nathan, Hailey, Liam) and his 2 grand dogs (Bella and Newton).

He was the youngest boy of 12 children, a large family which he loved very much.  He is survived by his brothers Edgar (Eleanor) and Donald (Jeannine), and his sisters Marion (Boyd), Muriel, Charlotte (late Leroy), Verna (late Gerry), and Noreen (Doug). He was predeceased by brothers Reg (Dorothy), Allen (Lila), Merle (Carmaine), his sister Dorothy (late Bernie), sister-in-law Norma and brothers-in-law Bernard (Bernie) Doiron, Leroy Gallant, and Gerry Champaigne.

He was also survived by sisters-in-law Louise (Norbert) Leger and Diane Landry.

Ross was the pillar of his family. There was only one answer for his family to the question « who you gonna call ?» …Ross! When it came to his family needing help to babysit his grandchildren or his grand dogs, fix a roof, build a shed, deal with a flood, get a load of mulch for the garden, help paint, need a drive, cut a tree…Ross was always there for everyone.

His love for sports ran deep, from playing to coaching to watching, Ross’ passion was truly admirable.

Sports are where he made many of his best lifelong friends (such as the Pine Needles golf Tuesday group of 22), where he excelled as an athlete (one of the best fastball catchers of his time in the area), where he was adored as a coach (from his nephew’s team in Peewee to the many minor hockey and baseball teams his son played), where he watched, supported and cheered his 4 grandchildren at their many games and practices (hockey, soccer, and badminton), to finally watching his adored Montreal Canadians (unfortunately not with many winning seasons) and to a once in a lifetime opportunity joining his great friends at Augusta National, one of golf’s most prestigious courses to watch a practice round before the Masters.

But above all, to Ross, the journey which started on a rainy Friday night in October 1971 when a young Bernice who had just gotten her license decided to stop and offer a drive to a young long-haired Ross, which led to a 49-year marriage with 2 kids and 4 grandkids. That was where his heart was biggest and his love deepest, with his partner, his friend, his wife, his love.  Ross became a family favorite with Bernice’s parents (late Joseph and Berthe Landry), and he very quickly won their hearts as well.

To many, Ross was the person people gravitated to, looked up to, laughed with, and loved immensely. While his physical presence will be dearly missed, the memories and love he blessed us with will carry on in our hearts!

Visitation will be held from Passage, 3754 Route 134, Shediac Bridge, NB, (506) 532-1050, on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024, from 1 pm to 2:45 pm, funeral service in the chapel at 3 pm, followed by a reception.

The funeral service will be recorded and added to our website after the service.

The family would like to thank the amazing support and care received from the NB Paramedics, the Shediac Fire Department, the Georges Dumont Hospital Emergency and Intensive Care units, the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at the Saint-John Regional Hospital, and a special mention to Ronnie Cormier for his swift action which contributed to providing the opportunity for loved ones to be at Ross’ side.

In memory of Ross, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the CHU Dumont Foundation or donor’s choice.

The family invites you to sign a book of condolences at: www.funerairepassagefuneral.ca.

Arrangements under the professional care of Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation Center.

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115 comments

  1. To the best uncle,friend coach,any nephew would ever want to be with.
    We send our deepest sympathies to Bernice,Jason and Jessica.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Allen,Linda,Cody and Kyle

  2. Dear Bernice,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies..

  3. What a amazing well written obituary. It fits and describes Ross to a tee. A great athlete and a great friend.
    Nos plus sincères condoléances à Bernice, Jason, Jessica, sa famille, ses proches et ami-e-s. Bon courage.
    Great and fun memories on and off the golf courses and bowling alley. We shall miss him. RIP

  4. Mes plus sincères condoléances Bernice ainsi qu’à vos enfants….en vous souhaitant beaucoup de courage pendant cette épreuve difficile….😘

  5. Bernice, Jason and Jessica and all other family we express our deepest sympathies to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  6. So sorry to hear this news. The entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Ross will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

  7. We are so so sorry for your loss, ont pense à vous autre dans les moment difficile que vous vivez ! Ross était une super bonne personne ! Bernice ont pense beaucoup à toi take care 💕

  8. So sorry for your families loss, worked with Ross for years at Co-op. He was a wonderful person and always had good advice on golf!

  9. Sending our most sincere condolences to the family. We will miss seeing Ross with his beautiful smile and much loved dog on the walking trail.

  10. Oh ma belle Bernice. Paul and I are in Florida when we learned of Ross’ passing. We are truly and deeply saddened by this news. Our hearts go out to you and your family. Both of us agreed that Ross was a special and amazing man! Our sincere condolences xoxo

  11. Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Ross is now another angel looking over the Family. Marian(Boyd) and Muriel have become my adopted sisters and I thank God every day for having known and met some members of their family. Time heals all wounds.so they say, however, never far from our minds and hearts. My sincere sympathies to each and every one in the Family.

  12. Thinking of you Bernice. Sending love and support to you and your family.

  13. Our deepest sympathies Bernice, Jason and Jessica we just found out we will see you Tuesday for sure.

  14. Rip Ross we had some good times working together at co-op 1973 – 1975 , we traveled together , played Hockey , was good times back then so rest in peace old friend .

  15. So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing, I haven’t seen him in many, many years but have great memories of him and the rest of the Clements family where I grew up in Pointe du Chene. Rest in Peace Ross and my sincere condolences to the rest of the family.

  16. Mes sincères sympathies Bernice et la famille, bien courage dans ces temps difficile .
    De ta cousine Rachelle xo

  17. A beautifully written tribute to an extraordinary man. Every word is true and meaningful. Our deepest sympathy and empathy to Bernice and the family. Ross was a dear and cherished friend.

  18. My deepest condolences and sympathy to the family ,Ross Was a great person and friend I will miss you, buddy rest in peace

  19. Bernice and all family members,so sorry for the loss of Ross, the pillar of the family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Murielle ( Brun) and Ron Bourgeois

  20. Our deepest condolences to the family, he was a very nice man.

  21. I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Clements family, My heart goes out to Jason, Lynne and children , I have known ( Jason ) as a great friend and co-worker for many years .
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  22. We wish to express our most sincere condolences to both families regarding the sudden passing of Ross. He was a good friend to all who were privileged to have known him. He will be missed.
    Sincerely; Dollard and Noreen Bourgeois

  23. Our deepest sympathies Bernice and family, so sad to hear about your loss of Ross,,thinking of you in those difficult moments. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  24. It is with great sorrow that we extend our condolences to Bernice and family for the loss of such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend. May you find the strength to carry on and remember all the good times you all spent together. You were lucky to have such a good person to love and to look after your needs. He will be greatly missed. Take care of each-other – together you can help and rebuild in a different way. With great respect and care,

  25. Recevez nos très sincères condoléances et l’expression de notre sympathie la plus profondes

  26. My sincere condolences to Bernice, Jason,Jessica and grandchildren.i also want to mention his siblings .A beautiful family .

  27. I want to offer My Deepest Sympathy to Ross’s Family, his wife Bernice and children and all his Siblings. You are all in my Prayers and thoughts at this time. God Bless you all. Sincerely, Shirley MacMillan with much Love.

  28. Bernice and family , our deepest sympathies you are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time

  29. My dear beautiful Bernice, words can’t say how heartbroken I am to hear of the passing of your soulmate. Sending my deepest if condolences to you and caring hugs…

  30. So sorry for your loss Bernice, tes enfants et ptits enfants. Sorry to the Clements family. Sending you healing thoughts during this difficult time. Lorette et Azor

  31. Nos sincères condoléances à vous tous! Nous avons que des bons souvenirs avec Ross au chalet! Xoxo

  32. Sinceres sympathies a Bernice, Jessica et Jason . Ross etait un bon coach au hockey puis que il avait entrainer notre garcon une annee

  33. Our deepest sympathy to the family. We worked with Ross at Co-op Atlantic. He always had a smile on his face, always friendly and helpful. He will be missed.

  34. I am heartbroken for you Bernice. My sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

  35. Bernice, Jason, Jessica and all the Clements family, Annette and I were shocked and saddened to hear that Ross suddenly passed away. We send our deepest condolences to you and the family. I had the privilege and pleasure to be able to call Ross my friend since our early teenage years when we first met. Ross and I had a lot of good times together as friends and teammates playing fast ball, and he was always a friend you could depend upon whenever you needed him. Time and distance may have kept us apart over the years, but my memories of Ross will last forever. Annette and I will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  36. Pour la perte d’un être cher ,en cette période difficile sincères condoléances a Bernice et famille Clements
    Roger Yvonne et Janine Belliveau

  37. Chère Bernice, Quelle surprise d’apprendre cette nouvelle! Mes plus sincères sympathies et bon courage!

  38. Our sincere sympathies on the loss of your loved one❤️

  39. Bernice, our sincere sympathy to you, your children, and grandchildren, he will be missed for sure, such a great man, always a smile on his face xox

  40. Ross you were the definition of a true friend with an exceptionally sense humour and zest for life.
    We will never forget all the good times and fun we had together.
    Your obituary is very fitting and describes you to a tee.
    Our deepest sympathies to Bernice, Jason, Jessica, grand kids and family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone

  41. Quel bel hommage à votre papa adoré ! Ma soeur Denise Petitpas ainsi que mon beau-frère Ron sont profondément triste du départ d’un homme et ami si précieux! Mon mari Gaetan et moi vous envoie nos plus sincères condoléances et laissez-vous emporter par la vague d’amour qui vous serons partagé. Bonne Chance ! xo

  42. Sending our deepest condolences to Bernice and family. You are in our prayers. Thinking about you in this difficult time.

  43. Our sincere sympathies Bernice and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Jean-Guy & Nicole

  44. I WORKED WITH ROSS AT CO OP HE WAS A CLASS ACT MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILLY GREAT MAN
    JOHN SNYDER

  45. Bernice, My dear you have my deepest sympathy. You have lost a terrific husband and friend , he was a great guy and was always very good to me on CBDC trips . With love and hugs ,Elsie

  46. So sorry to hear of your loss. May peace be with you now and always

  47. We are so sorry for your loss. Ross was a wonderful person. We enjoyed their visits so much when he and Noreen came out to Alberta to visit us. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to his wife and all of his family.

  48. We are so sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. Please accept our condolences to Bernice and all the family.

  49. So very surprised and sorry for your loss Bernice. Ross was more than a handi guy to call. We often chatted about golf and family. Our sincere condolences!
    Conrad Leger

  50. Nos très sincères condoléances Bernice et famille! Ross était un très bon ami de golf et une personne spéciale!

  51. Sincere sympathy to Bernice and family for the sudden lost of Ross . Also to the whole Clements family you are all in our thoughts and prayers

  52. Sincere sympathies à toi Bernice et ta famille pour le deces soudain de Ross.

    To the whole Clements family (Verna,Marion,Muriel,Donald Edgar) my sincere condolences for the loss of your brother.

  53. Mes sincères sympathies Bernice et la famille, bien courage dans ces temps difficile .

    Cousine
    Edith

  54. Bernice I’m so sorry for your lost to you and your family.Loved him he was a great person.

  55. Bernice l’m sorry to about your lost and my sympathies go out to you and your family.What a great person.We played ball and hockey against each other.He had so much respect from all of us .You played with him and against him.My prayers are with you all

  56. My deepest sympathies to you and your family, Bernice, and to the entire Clements family. Such a beautiful tribute to a man who was obviously very special, and much loved. Always a smile and very pleasant whenever he visited the Co-op. He’ll be sorely missed 🤍🕊🫂

  57. In all the sports that we played and all the tournaments we all were involved in you were always there for everybody, funny, laughing and generally making people feel good. I am sure you will be sorely missed by every one who knew you, especially your wife Bernice, kids and grand kids.
    You have our deepest condolences and sympathy for your untimely loss

  58. Words cannot describe the pain I feel with the passing of my Best friend. Ross was more than a teammate in my sporting life. He was, and always will be, like a brother to me. I am left with a void that may never be filled. The past few days have been difficult as we spend time with the family. Linda and I will forever remember him as a great friend, as a great father to his kids and a super great husband to Bernice. To Bernice, Jason, Jessica and the rest of the Clements family, we offer our deepest condolences.

  59. Oh Bernice , Norm and I are so very sorry for your loss. We send our deepest sympathies to you and Jason and Jessica and also to Ross’s siblings. Rita and Norm

  60. WE WERE SORRY TO HEAR THE PASSING . WE WORK MANY YEARS AT COOP WITH ROSS > SO SICE MAN TO WORK WITH . OUR SINCERE SYMPATHYTO THE FAMILY .

  61. Nos plus sincères condoléances à toi Bernice ainsi qu’à toute la famille…son départ soudain va laisser un grand vide dans vos vies mais il continuera à veiller sur tous ceux qu’il aimait. Bon courage.

  62. Oh Bernice , we are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and Jason and Jessica and to all Ross’s siblings. Rita and Norm Branch

  63. Our deepest sympathy Bernice to you and all your family. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Nicky was so fond of you and Ross 🙏

  64. Oscar & I are so sad to hear of Ross’s passing. He was such an outstanding man. He will be sorely missed.

  65. Our deepest sympathy Bernice to you and all your family.

    A beautiful tribute to Ross and his impact on us all.

  66. Mes sincères condoléances Bernice et famille dans ces temps très difficile. Repose en paix Ross 🙏

  67. Deepest sympathy to Bernice and family good memories of Ross forever

  68. As Ross and I are the same age I’ve known him for many years. Always ready to chat when I walked by. Good guy.
    Nos sincères condoléances à toi Bernice et la famille.

  69. Mes plus sincères condoléances Bernice ainsi que tout la famille.

  70. My deepest sympathy to the Clements family.What a great person he was to talk too and to work with..Co op Atlantic.RIP Ross you will be miss.

  71. My deepest sympathies to the entire family in this most difficult time. May all the wonderful memories come to carry you through.

  72. My deepest condolences to Jason, Lynne , and all of your family. He sounds like a lovely man who will be missed deeply by family and the community.

  73. Our condolences to you Bernice and all of your family. One of the best friends I have ever made while playing golf. Was always smiling, sharing a baseball story and ready for a cold one after the round. Will miss you so much Ross

    Gilles and Gisele

  74. Our condolences to you Bernice andall of your family. Bet friend I ever made while golfing. Always smiling, taking baseball and ready for a cold one after the round. Will miss you so much

  75. Saddened and shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Ross. What a beautiful obituary, very exact in describing Ross in all of the different aspects of his life. Our sincere condolences to all of you and our prayers are with you all during these difficult times. He will be missed!

  76. Nos plus sincères condoléances Bernice,les enfants et vos famille..

  77. My deepest sympathy to you Bernice and your family and the Clements family. Ross will be miss by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  78. Bernice, Jason,Jessica and family.. We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Ross. He was such a nice person, We have such good memories of him at Marina beach. He will be greatly missed . Our thoughts are with you in this very difficult time.Our sincere condolences

  79. Ma chère Bernice
    Mes sincères condoléances ma chère Bernice à toi et ta petite famille aussi à tes sœurs Je t’embrasse bien gros

    Ross was a very nice man and well loved by many people. Marcelle 💕

  80. RIP Ross you will be sadly missed and my condolences to you Bernice and the rest of your family

  81. The Clements Family – My deepest heartfelt sympathy in the sudden loss of Ross. No words on paper can ever take away your pain of grief. I so remember all the times Edgar, Ross and Nelson showed up at the cottage to do a project together. Ross always with the sweet smile and taking on the job with total ease that it would get done. They were always together. I hold you all in my thoughts and prayers. Treasure all your wonderful memories, Ross touched so many lives, more than he ever knew. Sincere Sympathy – Debby Stuart

  82. Dear Bernice, we just can’t find adequate words to comfort you and all your family. Ross was truly one of a kind and definitely one of the best. While working many years with you, I got to know what a steady and dependable man he was and how much you loved and took care of each other. Just know that you are loved and we pray that God will comfort you and give you strength as you go through this sad and difficult time.

  83. So shocked to hear of Ross’ passing…..such a gentle and kind person and best neighbor for years on Tipperary Street….always ready to help and babysit Mathieu and Remi with Bernice. Always a smile on his face whenever our boys crossed over to their house and always a fun time when we would go for a drink.
    Big hug to Bernice, Jason and Jessica as well as the rest of his family. Our deepest condolences, he most certainly will be missed.
    Charles, Marielle, Mathieu and Remi.

  84. Toutes nos sympathies Bernice, Jason, Jessica et familles pour votre grosse perte?
    J’ai un gros rhume et aimerait pas le partager mais nos pensés et prières sont avec vous autres! Bon courage! Yves et Therese 🙏🙏🙏

  85. Our sincere condolences to Bernice and to family members. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times.

  86. our thoughts and prayers are with Ross’s family and many friends

  87. Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.

  88. Tellement triste de voir la nouvelle du décès de Ross, je t’embrasse bien gros Bernice. Mes plus sincères sympathies a toi et votre famille.

  89. Dear Bernice and Family –
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending love and light your way during this difficult time.

  90. Mes plus sincères condoléances Bernice ainsi que tout la famille.

  91. Nos sincères symphathies nos pensées et prières sont avec vous tous.

  92. Chère Bernice,
    C’est avec une profonde tristesse que nous avons appris le départ de Ross. Nous tenons à t’adresser nos sincères condoléances, ainsi qu’à ta famille. Nos pensées et nos prières vous accompagnent en ces moments difficiles.
    Nicole, Cecil & Alexandre – qui est toujours dans nos coeurs!

  93. Nos sympathies Bernice et la famille vous êtes dans nos pensées.

  94. We were so shocked and saddened to hear the news about Ross. He was a wonderful guy and always so kind and helpful. Our sincere condolences to the whole family.

  95. To Donald and family. My sincere condolences for your loss. May God be with you during this difficult time.

  96. Nous venons juste d’apprendre du décès de Ross. Nos sincères condoléances Bernice! Nos pensées et prières sont avec toi et tes enfants pendant cette période difficile. Hugs 🫂 Leopold & Joanne Leger

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