Obituary of Ross Coady
Ross Coady, 67, Stellarton, began his eternal journey on the most important day in his family’s life, Christmas Day 2022. Although they are saddened at his passing, they find comfort that he is at peace and release him with their love.
Ross was born in New Glasgow on December 4, 1955, a son of the late John Joseph “Jack” and Edith Mae (Stallard) Coady. One of 15 brothers and sisters, he grew up in a small house in Priestville. Ross never had a shortage of family to lean on. Ross married his wife of 43 years, Catherine on September 1,1979. They had two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Michelle, who were loved dearly. He loved his two grandsons, Leeland and Tristan, more than anything in this world; they were his “little men”, and he was their, Papa.
Ross was a long-time employee of Trenton Works, where he was a spray painter of rail cars for many years until retirement due to a workplace injury. Coming from a very musical family, he loved playing music, and jamming with his brothers on the bass or any other instrument he would pick up. When he was younger, Ross always played his signature song, "Runaway" by Del Shannon at house parties. In later years, he and his brothers often played at seniors’ venues in the community. Ross loved nature and feeding his deer, each one of them had a name and would approach him to feed from his hand at the Ross Coady wildlife park (aka. backyard). He also enjoyed fishing and in his early years would often be found at the lake with many a friend or family member. Additionally, Ross was a long-time motorcycle rider and took pride in riding his Boulevard around the town and was a pro at the "drop in visit", whether you were expecting him or not. His family will miss his unique sense of humour, embellished stories, infectious laugh and ability to find a “really good bargain”.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Cathy (Bezanson); daughters, Ashley (Bruce) Deagle, Stellarton; Michelle (Kevin) Babineau, Stellarton; grandsons, Leeland and Tristan Babineau; sisters, Elsie MacDonald, Island East River; Mary (John) MacDonald, Priestville; Helen (John) Chapman, Trenton; Marcella “Nan” MacDonald, MacLellans Brook; Corrine Brow, MacLellans Brook; Pearl (Raymond) Priest, Trenton; brothers, William “Willy” Coady, Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow; Gary (Doreen) Coady, Westville; Ranny (Velvet) Coady, Priestville; Tommy (Louise) Coady, Springville; mother-in-law, Donelda Bezanson, Westville; sisters-in-law, Joanna Coady, Westville; Marina Coady, MacPherson’s Mills; Sheila Coady, Priestville; Cindy (Ed) MacLean, Westville; Viola Bezanson (Bob Nason), Westville; Karen (Donald) Smith, Priestville; Lee Bezanson (Dennis Chiasson), Island East River; brother-in-law, Bruce Bezanson (Gordon Reddick), Riverton; many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by sister, Margaret Michaud; brothers, John “Peewee”, Robert, George Coady and James in infancy; sisters-in-law, Pauline Coady and Debbie Coady; brothers-in-law, Delbert Michaud, Gerry Jamieson; Calvin MacDonald and Clifford MacDonald; father-in-law, Donald Bezanson.
In honour of Ross’ wishes, a private graveside service will be held in Priestville Cemetery.
Donations may be made in memory of Ross to Pictou County SPCA.