Paul Ross

In Loving Memory of James Ross

Fundraising for The Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust
£2,065
raised of £1,000 target
In memory of James Ross
We provide personal support to people affected by Pulmonary Fibrosis

Story

Our dad James was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in early 2017, a relatively uncommon lung disease that occurs when lung tissue becomes damaged and scarred.  Pulmonary Fibrosis has no known cure and will progessively deteriorate over time.  He sadly lost his battle with this horrible illness on 2nd July 2022, surrounded by family at the Vale of Leven hospital.

James, or Jim to his friends, was a loving husband to his wife June and dad to his son's Paul and Michael.  He had six grandchildren, Miya, Isabella, Madeleine, Charlie, Alexander and Braeden.  Although laterly his condition meant he suffered from extreme fatigue and breathlessness, he loved nothing more than spending time with his grandchildren - especially winding them up.

When James was well he loved his holidays abroad with June, spending time with his grandchildren and going down to the Cardross Bowling Club... even if it was just for a drinking session with his pals.  He also loved watching his team Celtic and was well known as "Jim the Tim".

As his illness progressed in the last few years James struggled to keep up with the lifestyle he had become accustomed.  He soon had to give up his work as a taxi driver. He frequented the bowling club less often and spent more time at home being cared for by his wife June.

Despite everything and no matter how down he was he always had the ability to put a smile on your face or wind you up.  Even on his final full day in hospital with all his visitors he was able to make everyone laugh. Creating memories to treasure forever.

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust is a charity that provides personal support to people affected by Pulmonary Fibrosis.  They offer practical, emotional and financial support where there is a need.  They also raise awareness of the illness and in particular the challenges people face on a daily basis.

The Trust can provide sufferers with services that help make their lives easier such as stairlifts, mobility scooters, transportation to appointments as well as an emotional support service.

James was able to go on a holiday in July 2019 to Great Yarmouth.  The accomodation was provided by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust for some much needed respite.  This allowed James and June to make some special memories and they enjoyed trips to the horse racing and spent much needed time together.

James will be sorely missed by his wife, his sons, his daughter in laws Victoria and Nicola, all his grandchildren, his sister Margaret who had such an unbelievable close bond with him, his niece's and nephew's and everyone else who knew him.




About the charity

We offer practical, emotional and financial support where there is a need. We also raise awareness of the illness and in particular the challenges people face on a daily basis.

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,065.00
+ £282.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,065.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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