On July 14, Ross William Wristen, age 17, passed away peacefully in his own home surrounded by love. Ross died of complications associated with Muscular Dystrophy. He was born in Victoria on February 12, 1999.
Ross attended Cowichan Secondary School and had just completed grade 11. Ross’ extra-curricular activities included swimming, concert band, riding at CTRA and piano. In his leisure time Ross liked road trips, cruise ships, camping, cooking, trying out new foods, taking scenic pictures, watching movies, board games, video games and hanging out with family and friends.
Although Ross was diagnosed with MD at age 3, he faced the challenges of his disability with courage, optimism and an amazing ability to appreciate the fun in life. He will be remembered for his compassion, kindness, determination and spunky sense of humor.
A Celebration of Life for Ross is being held Sunday, September 18 at 2:00 pm in the Glide Hall on the grounds of Queen Margaret’s School. Everyone is welcome to come and share their memories of Ross.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to team Ross’s Rollers, who are representing Ross in the Nanaimo Walk for Muscular Dystrophy, taking place Saturday, September 24, 2016. Pledges can be made online at Nanaimo’s Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.