Ross Herdman

Obituary of Ross Herdman


passed away unexpectedly at 78 years young, after a short illness, at Windsor Regional Hospital Ouellette Campus on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  Ross was the beloved husband of the late Judith (2011) and a loving father to Tim Herdman, Marla Spidalieri and her husband John. He was also the proud and adored “Pupa” of Myriah, Tianna and Adrianna Spidalieri. Ross will be remembered and missed by his companion Jean Muhleisen. Ross owned Blue Ribbon Mechanical, a heating and cooling business and, after retirement, started a small watering business, where he discovered a love of photography in a number of different fields. Officially, Ross never retired! He always kept busy volunteering and lending a helping hand to anyone in need. Due to restrictions enforced because of the COVID crisis, there will be a private family visitation. On Monday, May 25th, 2020, family and friends are welcome to join a procession beginning at Reid Funeral Home's (87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex) parking lot at 1:15pm. The procession will commence at 1:30pm and will end at St. Stephen's Cemetery, 5280 Howard Ave., Oldcastle, where an in-car, graveside service to celebrate Ross's life will take place. Rev. Kim Metelka will officiate. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the W.E. Care For Kids Foundation or Holy Redeemer Church. Family and friends may share condolences or make donations online at


Funeral Procession & In-Car Graveside Service

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday, May 25, 2020
St. Stephen's Anglican Church Cemetery
5280 Howard Avenue
Oldcastle, Ontario, Canada
Procession leaves from Reid Funeral Home and ends at St. Stephen's Cemetery where an in-car graveside service will take place.