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MORISSETTE, Russel Joseph

September 6, 1951 – March 17, 2013

Russel Morissette passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the age of 61 years.

Russel was born in Trail B.C. on September 6, 1951. He graduated from J.L Crowe high school in 1969 and then attended one year at Notre Dame University in Nelson, B.C. Russel graduated from SAIT in 1978. He completed his apprenticeship with Enmax and was employed there until retirement in 2009.

Russel and Lori Harrison were married on September 20, 1997. He was a member of the Petroleum ski club since 1978. His passions were his family, skiing, water-skiing and camping. He also loved his faithful four legged companions Buddy and Queenie.

Russel is survived by his loving wife Lori; sisters Lorraine (Jim) Logue of Calgary, AB, Delphine (Mark) Wiszniak of Edmonton, AB, and Denise Morissette of Fruitvale, B.C.; brothers Cecil (Heather) Morissette of Kimberley, B.C., Earl (Wendy) Morissette, Mark (Melanie) Morissette both of Fruitvale, B.C.; brothers-in-law, Rob Harrison and Terry (Mary) Harrison, both of Edmonton, AB; mother-in-law Fran Harrison; nine nephews, six nieces, and twelve great-nieces and nephews. Russel was predeceased by his parents Don and Lydia Morissette.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca. or directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588.

In living memory of Russel Morissette, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Helen & Steve Barker :

    Lori, very sorry to hear of Russel’s passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

    Helen & Steve

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  2. Dalynne McAdoo :

    Lori and family

    I am so sorry for your loss. Russ was an amazing man and could always put a smile on everyone’s face. I am happy to have had the pleasure of working with Russ.

    Dalynne

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  3. Elaine Cherwoniak :

    Lori and family. So sorry. Another great soul has left the planet. He will be remembered by everyone who knew him as such. Take care during this time of sorrow.

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  4. Leanne Clark :

    Lori and Family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss. We will always have very fond memories of Russ and his easygoing nature. Ava especially remembers him from Calgary and also times out at the lake and expressed her sadness “Russ was always a very nice man. We had fun when he was around.” He will be missed.
    Sending you our hugs and love, Leanne, Chad, Ava, Claudia, and Olivia

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  5. Patsy LeBlanc & Harry Paterson :

    I am so so very sorry for the loss of Russ. He was a kind, fun, individual. Not knowing him better is a regret and my heart goes to Lori and all his family. So sorry to see him go.

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  6. Cyndee Massel McElhinney and family :

    We are all so sorry for your loss. Russ is on his own journey but he will be with you wherever you are in your heart.
    Love Cyndee

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  7. Paul and Lori Schoettle :

    Our sincere condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. Russel was a great guy. We have great memories of the many camping trips to Sullivan Lake to meet up with him and all the other Morrissette’s.

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  8. Audrey and Bruce McKay :

    We shared so many good memories with you and Russ: laughed, loved and lived. Let’s continue to live every day to the fullest as Russ did. He loved life. We will miss him.

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  9. Mary and Mike Healy :

    Lori ,
    Russ touched many lives in so many wonderful ways. We were fortunate to know him. Lori, we send our condolences . Russ and you are forever in our thoughts and prayers.

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  10. Beryl Colyer :

    Lori. Sorry to hear of Russ’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time.

    God Bless.
    Beryl

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  11. Jamie Gallagher :

    Lori I send all my love to you and your family, I have many happy memories camping with the whole family as a child. Russ was a wonderful man and will not be forgotten. Many Hugs Jamie Gallagher (Logue).

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  12. Mary Lou Stem :

    My deepest sympathy to you Lori at this sad time. We will miss Russ on the ski slopes and the fairways. He was always full of fun. I hope you will take comfort in knowing he is a peace. You are both in my thoughts and prayers.
    Mary Lou

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  13. Shelley Blackburn and family :

    Lori our hearts are with you…Russ was a man to be remembered and his life one to be celebrated.

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  14. Len & Vicki Dueck :

    It is so hard to believe you are gone Russ. We have our wonderful memories of the ski trips we went on, the socials we helped prepare for and our group of friends that had our dinner parties for so many years. You were one of the first friends that I made when I moved to Calgary and you were the sweetest and kindness person. You would give the shirt off you back. I’m so glad we had the time together that we had. I’m so happy that we were able to talk last week. When we make it back to Calgary again we will get our dinner group together so we can give you a big hug Lori. We were blessed for having known Russ.

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  15. Mariette Knudsgaard nee Campeau :

    My condolences to Russel’s family. I was the Morissette family babysitter in the fifties. Mariette

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  16. We knew Russ to be a great and helpful neighbor back in the 80’s. Always a smile and something positive to say! Sorry for your loss.

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  17. Terry Van de Geer :

    I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Russ. I had the honor to know him and I had the greatest respect for him. He was a honest puntctual and funny man. He had of the best laughs. Russ was a great skier to watch and was always up for 1 more run. Russ and Lori were always ready to include others in their group .
    Please pass on my sincere condolences to Lori and his family members.

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