Russell was born in 1930 in New Hamburg Ontario. Russ was a wonderful father and an amazing husband. He was a very hardworking person and a fantastic storyteller. Everyone loved spending hours hearing of the unbelievable things he had encountered throughout his life. Jean and Russ loved nothing more than going for a drive with no destination in mind that led to nowhere or most times to Hutches fish and chips by the beach. Jean will truly miss her husband and best friend.
Beloved husband of Jean (nee Whitehead). Loving father of Michael (Noella), Debbie Gresko (Mark), Laurie Goertz (George), Steven (Kathyn), Debbie Miller (John) and Pam Hoffarth. Cherished grandfather of Jeff, Kevin, Zach, Brooke, George, Charlie, Erik, Evan, Olivia, Amy and Tyler. Proud Great grandfather of Sydney, Mason and Maddy. Dear Brother-in-law of Ron and Marlene Whitehead.
He will be forever missed but never forgotten in our hearts. May he Rest in Peace, until we meet again.
Special thank you to all the staff at Lanark Heights for care and kindness shown to our family.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be announced in the Spring of 2023.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association or Kidney Foundation as expressions of sympathy.
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.tricitycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Russell's obituary notice on Facebook.