Treaty 6 Territory, Woodland Cree, Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB). With great sadness, the LLRIB Chief and Council announce the loss of Elder Albert Ross. Over many decades, Late Elder Albert Ross served LLRIB with his leadership as a band councillor, council of elder, and numerous committees and Boards.
Elder Albert was compassionate, humble, kind, and outspoken and spoke on behalf of “the people” at community meetings, events, and funeral services. He attended numerous meetings and always had a smile and a joke with all his friends and relatives. In addition, elder Albert Ross openly shared his vast experience and knowledge of the Woodland Cree culture and traditions at LLRIB meetings and events.
Elder Albert had a strong faith and was active in the Anglican Church. He traveled throughout the communities attending funerals to support and strengthen the grieving families. He would often stay for days, for the entire wake and funeral.
In his younger days, he was an avid trapper. He continued to trap, hunt and fish for as long as he could for many years. He rarely missed trapper meetings and always took the opportunity to share his wealth of knowledge about trapping on the local radio station, sharing his passion for trapping and the trapline.
Chief Tammy Cook-Searson said: “Elder Albert Ross will be deeply missed for his leadership, compassion, honest opinions, stories, sense of humor, and friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ross family.”
The wake service for the late Elder Albert Ross will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022, and the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
La Ronge, Saskatchewan
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