On the 8th of March 2016, Ross peacefully passed with his loved ones by his side.
A graveside service was held in Blackwood, Victoria which saw many family, friends, and musical colleagues attend to pay their respects and remember Ross's involvement in their lives.
Stories were told, passages were read, and music was played, keeping formalities to a minimum just as Ross would have preferred.
The rolling sounds of 'Pharoah Sanders - The great creator has a master plan' was played as per Ross's last request, a perfect setting as all said their last goodbye with a showering of flower petals.
As tributes still flow in from many fans and followers of Ross, I urge everyone to visit his website by clicking the photo above. Listen to his final album, view the beautiful photography, or treat yourself to one of his musical treasures from the online store.
Vale Ross Hannaford
1950 - 2016