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Russell, Richard Bernard (Bernie)

Bernie Russell, beloved husband of Leona Russell of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at the age of 77 years, following a sometimes joyous, always challenging battle with cancer. Bernie was born in Moose Jaw, SK to Richard Patrick and Elizabeth (Beechinor) Russell. He attended CampionCollege in Regina, after which he began his successful sales and management career with Sunbeam and General Electric, then ran his own importing and distributing company. During the final fifteen year stage of his career, he enjoyed representing the Washington State Fruit Commission and Washington Apples in Canada.   He valued the friendships of his business colleagues until his passing. Bernie will be missed by his loving wife of forty-nine years Leona (Hourigan); daughters, Janet Misutka (Dan) and Lea Russell; and sister Margaret Lyttle. He was the proud Grandpa of Elizabeth and Alex Misutka. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Martin and Tom; and sister Nora Prentice. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Friday, October 3, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.comIf friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. The family wishes to express heartfelt thanks to those who contributed to Bernie’s care through the last eight years: Dr. W. Sztuczka, Dr. G. Gelfand, Dr. Easaw, Dr. Kerba; the Palliative Care Team, including Dr. Murphy, and Kathleen; and Dr. Lauf, Kathleen and the tireless staff at the Agapé Hospice. We appreciate all of you. In living memory of Bernie Russell, a tree will be planted at FishCreekProvincialPark by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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