Betts Funeral Services Limited
33 North Street
Timaru , Canterbury
Surrounded by family on January 6, 2022, aged 78. Loved husband and soulmate of the late Joy, adored dad and grandad of, Jeanna Chris and Charoltte, Emma and Alex Jessica. Step-granddad and great-grandad of Craig, Abbey, Sophie, Flynn, Georgie, and Oscar. Special thanks to the Hospice SC Team for your wonderful care. In keeping with Ross's wishes, a private service has been held. Messages to the McDonald family, c/- PO Box 772, Timaru 7940.

Published by Timaru Herald on Jan. 11, 2022.
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Condolences to Ross´s Family. He had been a great Mentor and Friend over the years as Reidrubber Ross. & Then Beaurepaires Ross. Great memories of times away at Conferences with him and also of Entertaining him and Clients on Bus trips South in the years gone by. Many great thoughts of a Great Guy. Very sad to hear of his Passing. R.I.P. ROSS.
Bob Cheyne
January 19, 2022
Our sincere condolences Jeanna, Emma and families. We have so many great memories of Ross from school to playing in the band at our Saturday night dances, skating trips to Lake Tekapo, shooting rabbits by spotlight from the old Chevy and always laughter and then more laughter. Wonderful memories.
Liz and Andrew Cunningham
January 16, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to Jeanna, Emma and families Great memories of our days as neighbours where our children played together. Joy and I played netball together for the Ashbury Club and later the friendship continued with Ross at the Timaru Squash Club. Always with a smile and a joke to tell Will be sadly missed Rosemary & Howard
Rosemary & Howard Lester
January 12, 2022
My deepest sympathy Jeanna, Emma and families at the sad loss of your wonderful father.
Carol Loomes
January 12, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to Ross´s family, on the loss of a beloved father and grandfather, as well as a highly respected friend and mentor. He will be hugely missed by all of us in the tyre industry.
Maurice, Hayden and Temuka Tyre General team
January 11, 2022
My sympathy to Ross's family.We were in the same classes at Waimataitai and played in the brass band. Later in 1961 we were in a band called the Tornados that played at church dances,21sts and weddings. Other members of the band were David Loomes(guitar) and Robyn Betts(piano) and myself on trumpet. Great memories of a great friend.
Lindsay Taiaroa
January 11, 2022
Deepest sympathy to the McDonald family, on the loss of Ross, gone too soon. Many great memories from the Timaru Squash Club days, where Ross was a long time member. Ross was also a regular in our Squash interfirm cricket team, and often hosted annual games and BBQs at his Kingsdown property. Latterly we caught up again at the Timaru Golf Club, where Ross has been a long time member. A true South Canterbury icon,''Reidrubber Ross " will be sadly missed.
Kevin and Janet Leary
January 11, 2022
RIP Reidrubber Ross A True legend Wayne Seelen X BFT and Neumanns Tyre Group
Wayne Seelen
January 11, 2022
Remembering Ross, on the Squash trip we made in the early 70s , they were so much fun and not so serious games played, condolences to the family, at this sad time
Lesley Walker
January 11, 2022
Great memories of dear Ross,always enjoyed his company and friendship.Another "zinga" has passed on.
Jill &Wally Bell
January 11, 2022
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