Arnold George Russell beloved husband of Pamela of Springbank, AB, lost a courageous battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on November 27, 2008 at the age of 64 years.
Arnold was born in Ottawa, ON to Mary Verna (nee Foster) and Arnold George Russell Sr. He later graduated from the University of New Brunswick in 1966 from Surveying Engineering. His degree took him to the prairies, there he met and married the love of his life, Pamela Tania (nee Knox). Arnie, always the engineer, had a home project on the go to keep himself and Pam engaged in life and laughter. A dedicated man to his family and friends, he was also a loyal golf and hockey buddy. He always had time for a walk with “Wee Geordie” and more than enough energy and enthusiasm for his duties as ringmaster at Spruce Meadows.
Arnold is survived by his loving wife, Pam; daughters, Tracy (Jay) Craig and Christine Russell (David Costello); grand-daughters, McKenna Rayne and Morgan Scout; grand-son, Oliver Aidan Arnold; brother, David (Margot) Russell; sister, Nancy (Gerald) Smith; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Memorial Services will be held Springbank United Church (250011 Range Road 33, Calgary) on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
Following the service, there will be a Celebration of Arnie’s Life at the Springbank Golf Links (125 Hackamore Trail, Calgary). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the charity of your choice.
In living memory of Arnold Russell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.Print This Obituary & Condolences