Ross Melvin Barber

Ross Melvin Barber of Hanover and formerly of Listowel passed away at home on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in his 77th year. Born in Tara, son of the late Cecil and Eva (nee Harron) Barber. Beloved husband of the late former Shirley Ann Smeltzer (2007). Survived by his son Malcolm (Mac) and Sheila of Walkerton. Dearly loved by grandchildren Brandon Barber (Tracy Klages) of Mildmay and Leticia Barber at home. Also survived by brothers Russell (Audrey), Bruce (Rosemarie), Alan (Freda), sisters Marian Jacklin (Ed), Ruth Pringle (Don), Marjorie Guse, brothers-in-law Stan Cairns (Dorothy), Keith Smeltzer (Dianne), Tom VanHorne and sisters-in-law Pearl Barber, Alma Tustian (Allan), Mary Cathryn Smeltzer and Annabell Smeltzer. Predeceased by brothers Gordon, Ivan and Jim, sister Doreen Cairns and brothers-in-law James Jacklin, Ross Guse, Ken Smeltzer and Doug Smeltzer. Ross is lovingly remembered by his many nieces and nephews. Ross will be greatly missed by his close friend, Donna Spitzig of Chepstow. In order to fulfill Ross’ wishes, there will be no funeral home visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Private interment of ashes in Hillcrest Cemetery, Tara on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 11:30 am. Memorial donations to the New Nurses Lounge, Intensive Care Unit, Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario would be appreciated as your expression of sympathy. Condolences may be expressed online at