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WILSON, Russell Bruce

January 22, 1955 – November 6, 2009

Russell Wilson beloved husband of Claire Wilson of Cochrane, passed away on November 6, 2009 at the age of 54 years.

Russell is survived by his loving wife, Claire; daughter, Courtney and son Taylor; mother, Helen Wilson; sisters, Margaret, Beverly, Karen and Janice; brothers, Robert, John and Alan and their families.

He was predeceased by his father, Bryson.

Funeral Services for friends and family will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Cochrane Funeral Home (369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB) on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca , or to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.

Special thanks to Dr. Tina Cheng, Dr. Ho and the nurses and caregivers of Cochrane Home Care for the care and compassion shown to Russ and our family. To all our family and friends and especially my brother Joe , Rose Anne Matlo and Anneliese Belanger, our heartfelt thanks.

In living memory of Russell Wilson, 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.

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  1. Claire, so sorry to hear the news…I am away until next weekend so will miss the funeral, sorry! Give Courtney a big hug from me and save a little for yourself. Please know you have lots of friends you can rely on for help.

    Your friend…Carol Byler

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  2. Nancy & Mark, Josh & Chelsea Norton :

    Hi Claire, Courtney and Taylor,
    We are very sad to hear the news of Russ. This is such a difficult and painful time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love the Norton’s in California

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  3. Mrs. Wilson, Courtney and Taylor,

    With my greatest sympathy, I am very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my and our families prayers.

    With much love.

    The Swystun family and Dana

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  4. Monty Flindall :

    Dear Claire, Courtney, Taylor and entire Wilson Family—so sorry I can’t be with you but please accept my deepest sympathies—Russ was a wonderful human being and someone you can all be very proud of. Stay strong for each other and take care. Love Monty

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  5. Peggy MacDonald :

    To Claire, Courtney and Taylor and the Wilson family,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

    Peggy MacDonald

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  6. Gail and Mark Bonnell :

    Dearest Claire and family:

    Our heartfelt condolences to all of you.

    I was reminiscing with Mark last week about all our great times together in Calgary and how much fun we had with Russ, yourself and the rest of the crew. Those memories are precious and I honour them.

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and we send much love and light to you at this time.

    Love and Light
    Gail and Mark

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  7. brian and joanne ayerst :

    Our thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. He was an exceptional man.

    All our love
    Brian and Jo

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  8. Kathy L'Amarca :

    Claire and Family
    I was very sad to hear about Russ and would like to send my sincere sympathy to all of you. I worked with Russ many years ago at Chevron and he was always such a super guy and proud of his family.
    Kathy L’Amarca

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  9. Norma & Bob O'Hare :

    Claire & Family….We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
    All our love,
    Norma & Bob

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  10. Dear Wilson Family,
    I am sorry to hear of Russ’ passing. I had the distinct honor and privilege of working for Russ as one of his Natural Gas brokers. He was a very kind, compassionate, intellectual individual with a great sense of humor. I will miss him greatly. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers and may you find peace and comfort in this very difficult time.

    Daniel Maerz
    Sugar Land, Texas

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  11. Dear Claire, Courtney, Taylor & Wilson family: Russ is an irreplaceable soul in your life. He has left behind a thousand moments that will live in my heart forever. He will be forever a part of your lives. I will always remember Russ as a very carefree, good natured guy. I feel priviliged to have known him & he was so very much a part of the Goyette family. He has inspired us all to live life to the fullest. He taught is the true meaning of courage. In time, you will embrace his freedom from the pain and freedom from the weight of his illness. Sorrow is inevitable, but you will face it with the same courage as Russ did. I am so deeply saddened by his passing & although the miles separate us, I am there with you in spirit. May he be at peace with God, whatever he conceived God to be.

    Pat

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  12. Pat and Al Urquhart :

    Our heartfelt condolences to you Claire, Courtney and Taylor.
    We are so very sorry that we cannot be with you but please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    With much love, Pat, Al, Jess and Andrew.
    “They are not dead who live in lives they leave behind. In those whom they have blessed, they live a life again, and shall live through the years eternal life, and shall grow each day more beautiful, as time declares their good, forgets the rest, and proves their immortality.”
    ~ Hugh Robert Orr

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  13. Rosanne & Gil Legault :

    Claire, Courtney and Taylor:

    I was very saddened to hear of Russ’s passing. He will be missed and fondly remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Gil & Rosanne

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  14. Fran and Dennis Martin :

    Dear Claire, Courtney and Taylor: Russ was a very giving, layed back, kind hearted soul. We have many found memories together that will last us a lifetime. His strength was incredible and he always lived life to the fullest. We will miss him dearly and our love and prayers are with you in this difficult time. We are here for you. Love Fran & Dennis

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  15. Michael Bottigoni & Isabel :

    Claire and Family

    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Russ.

    Death leaves a heartache
    No one can heal;
    Love leaves a memory
    No one can steal.

    Mike & Isabel

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  16. Kerry & Colleen Brett & Alfie Griffiths :

    Claire & Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

    Kerry & Colleen Brett & Alfie Griffiths

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  17. Eric Flindall & Amanda Thorpe :

    Aunt Claire, Courtney and Taylor.

    Sorry we could not be out there during this time. Remembering all the great moments of Uncle Russ at the Wilson family gatherings and other great visits. Know you are supported and loved by all the people around you near and far.

    Love Eric and Amanda

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  18. Dear Claire, Courtney and Taylor,
    Claire and Courtney I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you both at this difficult time.
    In Spirit,
    Andrea

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  19. The Dodd Family :

    Dear Claire, Courtney and Taylor,

    We are very sad about Russ’ passing and we want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We have great memories that we will always cherish. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our prayers for you and your family will continue…

    Brian, Charlene, Shawn and Adam

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  20. Jim Mayer and Brenda Coulson :

    Dear Claire, Courtney, and Taylor
    We were very sad to hear about Russ. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. We have many wonderful memories of growing up with Russ and one of our favourite memories of you both, was your wedding day! Jim and Brenda

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  21. Michael Bottigoni & Isabel :

    Clair and family Our condolences on the passing of your beloved Russ.

    Death leaves a heartache
    No one can heal;
    Love leaves a memory
    No one can steal.

    Love Michael & Isabel Bottigoni

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  22. Fran and Dennis Martin :

    Dear Claire, Courtney and Taylor: We are very saddened by the loss of a truly great man, husband and father. We have many fond memories of our many special times together and will always have those. Russ was a very giving, easy going, carefree and humble person. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”

    Love Fran and Dennis

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  23. Heather & Shawn Barre :

    Dear Claire, Courtney, Taylor
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    With much love the Barre family

    “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.” ~Leo Buscaglia

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  24. Shawn Flindall & Cindy Hunter :

    Aunt Bev and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. If Russ was anything like the Lovely Aunt Bev, he must have been a great guy. I know he will be sadly missed, but will have eternal life through all your memories.
    Deepest sympathies.

    Shawn and Cindy

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  25. Terry Frehlich :

    Please accept my deepest sympathy to your family at this difficult time.

    I will remember Russ for his constant happy demeanor and positive outlook on life.

    Terry

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  26. Claire and family,

    I’m sorry to receive the news about Russ. I really enjoyed working with him at Chevron and have some great memories of those times. Miss his smiles and stories about his family.

    Gary Molnar

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  27. Jillian and Kyle Wilson :

    Aunt Claire, Courtney and Taylor,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Know that we are thinking of you in this difficult time and that Uncle Russ will always be in our hearts.

    Love, Jillian and Kyle

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  28. Dear Aunt Claire, Courtney, and Taylor

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Uncle Russ, from our family get-togethers that I will never forget. I am truly sorry that I cannot be there with you during this hard time. My thoughts are with you all.

    Love Trevor

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  29. Terri Munro (Zack) :

    Dear Claire and Family

    I am so very sorry for your loss. I have the greatest memories of Russ as a kind and considerate friend. I hope your memories will bring you peace and joy in the future. He was a great guy and will be sadly missed. What a presence he commanded. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family now and always.

    Terri Zack

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  30. Dear Claire, Courtney and Taylor:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of this profound loss. Russ loved his family dearly and was so proud of each of you. I am thinking of you and am sorry for the ordeal you are suffering through. Heartfelt sympathy to the Wilson clan and to all those who will miss Russ. He is, and will always be, as close as your heart.

    Love from Cindy

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  31. Dear Aunt Claire, Courtney and Taylor

    Uncle Russ was a great man, I am so sorry to hear about the loss and wish I could make it out there during this time. Everyone is thinking about you over here.

    Love, Tyler

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  32. We are very sorry for your loss. It was a privilege to have had Russ as business colleague and friend.
    Deepest sympathies – the Nicolson Family

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  33. Claire and family
    I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. Russ touched a lot of peoples lives over the years with his humor and positive outlook, he will be missed by many.
    My deepest thoughts are with you all.
    Jim Gant

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  34. Claire, Courtney, and Taylor
    I did some soul searching but could not find adequate words to express how sorry I am of Russ’s passing. He was full of life. I can see him so vividly, swimming in the river and enjoying a beer in Moms backyard. He leaves behind a wonderful, caring familly and that’s a great legacy to have.
    He will be missed!
    Bill Todd

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  35. Carolyn Flindall :

    Dear Aunt Claire, Courtney, Taylor and all of my Wilson family,

    I once read “…death takes the person, but not the relationship…”. He will always be a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a friend, a confidant and never anything less just because he is no longer with us. He was always a man who smiled and made me laugh. He cared and loved. He laughed and joked. He was wonderful and I will miss him. I am thinking of all of you at this time, having just gone through something so similar myself. Know that tears are okay but better on the shoulder of someone you love. Know that smiles are great and better with someone else who remembers and can smile with you. Know that laughter is allowed, because he would laugh with you were he here. Know that you are all loved and thought of.

    Wishing I could be there, please take care of yourselves and each other. Hold fast to your memories and to the love we all send.

    with deepest sympathy and much love,
    Carolyn

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  36. Steve and Josie Todd :

    Dear Aunt Claire, Courtney, Taylor

    So sorry for your loss, Uncle Russ will be sadly missed! There are so many good memories of him I don’t know where to start. We are thinking of you all at this difficult time. With all our Love Steve and Josie Todd

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  37. Allyson Foulkes :

    Russ, today I will hold up a glass of cheer to you, a loved and very missed friend, father, husband, co-worker, etc. I know you will have a glass of cheer, maybe a song or two and possibly a dance. You are always in our thoughts and prayers as well as your loved ones: Claire, Courtney and Taylor. Enjoy this day

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