Robert A. Russell

Born: Sun., Oct. 15, 1933
Died: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018


Visiting

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Location: Adams Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Jan. 13, 2018
Location: Adams Funeral Home Chapel


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Robert A. Russell

The death of Robert (Bob) Allen Russell, husband of the late Pauline (Hill) Russell, of Point Aux Carr occurred at Miramichi Regional Hospital on January 10, 2018 at the age of 84.

Born in Point Aux Carr on October 15, 1933, Bob was the son of the late Earl and Aletha (Taylor) Russell.

Bob is survived by children Daniel (Gail) Russell of Fredericton, Valerie (Brent) Sherrard of Miramichi and Andrew (Ruth-Ann Wright) Russell of Elmira, ON, grandchildren Anthony, Pamela, Bryce and Drew, great grandchildren Emilee, Ericka, Veronicka, Matthew and Andrew, and sister Shirley Dutcher.

Besides his parents and wife, Bob was predeceased by granddaughter Rebecca and brothers Blair, Vernon and Cecil.

Bob put his faith in the Word of God, trusting in his Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ. He served his country as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force for 25 years and visited many parts of the world on peace-keeping duties. Bob had a wide circle of friends who valued his sense of humour, wit and intelligence. He was always ready to lend a hand and, in spite of personal frugality, was often generous in helping others. He was a model of hard work and integrity and was widely respected.

In his declining years, Bob was fortunate to be part of a community where folks look out for each other. The family is grateful for the many kindnesses that were extended to him, particularly during his time as a widower.

For this reason, we ask that, in lieu of flowers or charitable donations, those who wish to honour Bob’s memory would perform an act of kindness for an elderly person. A meal, a chore, a visit – anything that reminds that person they are not forgotten and that someone cares.

Visitation was at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, on Friday, from 1-4 pm.  Music for the service was provided by Sherry Waye, and the hymns were "My Jesus I Love Thee", "Precious Lord Take My Hand" and "My Faith Looks Up To Thee".  Special words from the family were shared by Brent Sherrard.  

The honorary pallbearers were Vernon Goodfellow, Keith Glendenning, Warren MacDonald, David MacDiarmid, Grant Dutcher, John Sayers, Eddie MacDonald, John McKnight, Wavel McCormack, Blake Taylor, Ricky Russell, Fred LeBelle.  Active pallbearers were Donald Bullock, Al Fraser, Albert MacDonald, Dale MacDonald, Luke MacMillan, Alan Russell.

The funeral service was held from Adams Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13 with Pastor Chad Rozelle officiating. Interment will occur at Pine Grove Cemetery, Miramichi, later in the spring.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone 773-3492 or messages of condolence may be sent online to www.adamsfh.ca

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Bob MacDiarmid
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
From the time I was a little kid I remember the kindness in Bobby's face and voice as well as his gentle hand when he would come to visit us in Napan.I have many wonderful relatives but none finer than Bobby.

Allen & Helen Gilliss
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
So sorry to here about Bob passing our deepested sympathy.My memory goes back to the early seventies when we started the house league for mosquito base ball in napan we had over 100 children in our community who wanted to play we put out a call to get coaches to help out Bob was one of those coaches who answered that call and coached for several years,and always helped out in other ways that was the kind of guy BOB was .Rest in Peace Friend.

Kim Taylor-Sobczyk
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Dearest Andrew & Family. I am so very saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. He has always been one of my favorite people. I am so happy that my husband and children got to know your Dad. We have had some very nice visits over the years (such a great story teller). As well as a few muddy adventures. He was a kind and gentle man. He will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Living away from home has its ups and downs, but it is heart warming to know that our parents live in a great place with lots of love around them. Sending love from our family to yours. Kim, Tony, Riley, Taylor & Maddie

Anthony W.J. McLean
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
To the family of the late Mr. Robert A. "Bob" Russell,

I am so sorry for your loss.

Thinking of you all at this time in all of my thoughts, love, blessings and prayers.

Sincerely, Anthony W.J. McLean

Blair and Mary macdonald
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss.he will be sadly missed in our community.

Donna Carpenter
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
My sincere condolences to you and your family, Valerie, on your your Dad's passing.. Your loss is Heaven's gain and there will be no more suffering. May God hold you in the palm of His hand as you carry on through this time of grief.

Jackie MacDonald
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Andrew & Family, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Brent Taylor
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
I'm very saddened to read of Bob's passing. He was a fine gentleman, and I am sure he will be missed by his family. I had not seen Bob in almost 25 years, but remember him well from meetings we attended together.

Jack Legere
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
My deepest sympathy to Bob's family. I worked with Bob at RCAF Stn Chatham and found him to be a gentle and kind person.The world needs more people like Bob. RIP Bob

John and Ivy Sayers
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
We first met Bob and Pauline while living on Schwarzwald Strasse in Lahr, Germany in the 60's and have been friends ever since. Bob was technically and morally strong and a real gentleman, he could be trusted in any situation. His bear stories were wonderful to hear, if you can make friends with, and gain the trust of, bears you obviously have the right stuff. Rest in Peace Bob, we will miss you. Our condolences to all of the family, Bob went the way that he would have wanted, not too much messing around. God Bless you all. John and Ivy in Ottawa.

Terry & Pauline myles
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
The Russell Family: We were very sad to hear of Bob's passing, may the Presence of Holy Spirit and the Comfort of Jesus be with each family member at this most difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with you. With Love & Blessings, Terry & Pauline Myles.

Pay it forward
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
Although I wasn’t fortunate to have known your loved one. He has served both his country and his community and lent a hand to others. I am so impressed by the familys wishes, to ask others, in his memory to “perform and act of kindness”. A wonderful expression of his spirit and the definition of “paying in forward”. A wonderful tribute to him, his family and friends

Kent and Nancy Monteith
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
Deepest Sympathy to your family. Kent and I met Bobby with Kent's Mom Ruth(Russell) Monteith many years ago. So sorry to hear of his passing.

Marsha Skrypuch
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
Thinking of you during this time of devastating loss.

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