Passed peacefully away, in his 87th year at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence on Saturday, December 15, Dr. James Eric Russell. Predeceased by father Charles E. Russell of Bay Roberts, mother Otilia Alexandra Leitland, brother Edgar, and sister Lydia Milton.
Leaving to mourn their sad loss, the love of his life, wife Elsie (Kennedy) and his beloved son, John (Lotus); his brother Ed’s children, Gerald, Marie, Calvin and Paul; his sister Lydia’s children, Larry and James Milton and their families; other nieces and nephews, Gerry (Cynthia) Russell, Howard (Jeanette) Russell, Elizabeth Davis, Bob (Patricia) Russell, Wilson Russell, and Donna (Leigh) DesRoches; the Kennedy family, Cathy, Wally, Joanne, Jennifer, Agnes; cousin Lillian Mercer and children David and Ann; and many other relatives and friends.
Jim was Director of Dental Services for the Province for many years. He was an outstanding athlete and a member of the NL Tennis Hall of Fame. For several years, he held the Singles Championship title at Riverdale Tennis Club and was a coach and player with the Guards Baseball Association. He played hockey, squash, and was an avid golfer. Jim and Elsie were exceptional bridge players who won many championships in NL and the US.
Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Percy Crocker and the Second Floor staff at Kenny’s Pond for their kind and loving care.
Jim was a lovely man whose kind heart touched many lives.
Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, Freshwater Road, on Thursday, December 20, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held from St. Pius X Church, Smithville Crescent, on Friday, December 21 at 9:30 a.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the Canadian Red Cross.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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