It is with a torn heart and great sadness, that the family of John Russell, announce his passing on April 21, 2020 at Hospice Fredericton. He was the son of the late Raymond and Ruth (MacLean) Russell. Besides his parents he was predeceased by an infant brother, George Russell.
He leaves behind three loving sisters who meant the world to him: Carmel (Gene) Sobey of Lower Derby N.B., Rubena (Darrell) Saunders of Bartibog Bridge N.B., and Brenda (Keith) Dealy of Loggieville, N.B. as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be dearly missed by his many friends whom he loved and respected.
John was born in Chatham, NB in June of 1955. He grew up in Bartibog Bridge where he developed a love for the outdoors and all it had to offer through his loving parents, sisters and many friends.
John’s greatest love and pride were his wife Charlotte (Vickers) of 42 years and his son Jeffrey, for whom he would have moved mountains. Besides many happy family gatherings, he enjoyed many summers camping with friends and family. He loved salmon fishing on the Miramichi, bass fishing and great trout fishing trips. Hunting was also his passion with regular trips to Maple Grove and most recently to Currieburg. Motocross, later in life, also became a sport which he thoroughly enjoyed. Johns greatest sport was snowmobiling. He had a snowmobile since the age of 12 and it became his passion, first oval track racing and then a family sport with many outings enjoyed with friends.
The support of friends and family throughout Johns journey with brain cancer has been tremendous. To say thank you just does not seem to be adequate. A special thank you goes out to his sister-in-law Barbara Norick who has been with John, Charlotte and Jeffrey for the past seven weeks of his journey.
Life has been short for John; he had so much to live for and so many future plans. Please join us at a later date for a celebration of life and burial, once the current COVID-19 pandemic has subsided.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the Miramichi Salmon Association or the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, Radiation Oncology. Online condolences can be made at www.bishopsfuneralhome.com