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Written by Lisa Ruck.

The CAHS extends its condolences on the passing of long-time CAHS member Ross Herrington. Ross had been on the Regina chapter executive for many years and was very involved in all of the national conventions that were hosted in the Queen city.

Ross Herrington (1946 – 2015)

ross herringtonIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ross Herrington. Ross passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015. He was predeceased by his parents Len and Peggy Herrington. Ross is survived by his loving wife Dale Herrington (née Smutylo); daughter Carolyn Anne Herrington (husband Paul Sanden); grandsons Evan Ross and Matthew Henry Sanden; sisters Lynn Poustie (husband John), Lesley Herrington (husband Randy Johnson); nephews Cameron Poustie and Ian Poustie and their families; and brothers- in- law Barry Smutylo (Patsy Tymchuk) and Ken Smutylo. Ross was a caring husband, father, brother, grandfather (Poppa) and friend.

He contributed in countless ways to his family and to his community, and his company was enjoyed by many wherever he went. Above all, he will be remembered for his gentle, supportive, and good-hearted nature, and for his ability to put those around him at ease. He treasured his family and friends near and far and diligently kept in touch with all of them. Ross loved being in his garden, playing with his grandsons, reading, and researching. He enjoyed his neighbourhood and loved chatting with all who stopped by. He was also an avid volunteer in his community. Among Ross’s many additional interests were aviation history, architectural heritage, carpentry, genealogy, photography, soccer, golfing, biking, badminton, and tracking the weather.

Ross was born in Blackpool, England and moved to Winnipeg with his family in 1957. Dale and Ross were married in Winnipeg in May 1969. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in Physical Geography from the University of Manitoba and a M. Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He taught water sciences technology at Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in Saskatoon and following that he worked for Environment Canada in Regina where he remained until his retirement in 2007. He then pursued many other interests, particularly a passion for Saskatchewan’s architecture. He continued work as a researcher and writer, documenting the history of various buildings and structures in Regina and across Saskatchewan. In this role, he contributed to many publications, such as the Saskatchewan Encyclopedia, Façade: Architectural Heritage News Magazine, and Architecture in Saskatchewan. We would like to thank the paramedics and the emergency staff at the Regina General Hospital. We would also like to thank the family, friends and neighbours who supported Dale at a very difficult time.

A Memorial Service was held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK, on Friday October 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ross may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 279 3rd Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK, S7K 2H8.

“We will carry your heart with us. We will carry it in our hearts.”

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