of Wallangarra, Canley Vale, Guildford, Winston Hills and Kiama

6 February 1930 to 10 September 2021
A man of faith. A family man. A friend to many.

Son of Jack and Olive née Hansen (both dec). Brother to Nance (dec), Betty (dec) and Brian. Devoted husband to Frances née Pile (dec). Loving father and father-in-law to Kathy and Mike, Geoff, Judy and Ken. Much loved Grandpa and Papa to Sarah, Liz, Tim, Emma, Jaimie, Rachel and Bryony. Great Grandpa to Michael, Malachi, Delilah, Declan and…

Educational bookseller, avid gardener, student of hymnology and lover of sport

Age 91 years young

Due to current restrictions a private thanksgiving service will be held. Family and friends are invited to watch Russel’s service on Tuesday, 21st of September 2021 at 12pm
via the following link

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  1. Remembering Russel, love and condolences to you all. Thank for the link. I will be attending online.
    Love Sue Moar xx

  2. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to have know Russel. We will miss him at Hymnsing and his enthusiasm for Alexanders Hymns. God bless you all. Gail and Rob Pickles

  3. So sad to hear of your father’s passing last night. Uncle Russ was such a gentle man whose faith in Jesus was such a standout. Each of you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers over the coming days. How he loved talking about hymns and books.
    Peter and Vicki

  4. Russ was my Mentor and friend for over 30years. He has been promoted to Glory and is now in the Presence of His Saviour and Lord.
    Now Russ is hearing “Well done, good and faithful servant” from his Lord.
    Judy, my wife, and I will miss visiting him upstairs, listening to his hymn playing on the organ, his Godly, wise and considered advice, his listening ear and prayer together.
    Our prayer is for God’s comfort to envelope Judy, Kathy and Geoff and their extended families.

  5. My heartfelt condolences to Sarah and all the family. Praying for you as you remember and celebrate Russel’s life.
    Love Maddie xo

  6. We only knew Russel a little while through our friendship with Judy and Ken. Russel was a lovely man, pure of heart and unfailing in his generosity. It was a privilege to know him, albeit for a short time. We shared a love of cricket and had many discussions about the long history of the great sport.
    RIP Russel

  7. All our love to everyone – Uncle Russell was such a gentle soul who always had a kind smile for us all, a warm hug and an amazing garden.
    Alison and Martin

  8. Such a kind, caring patient man. He always had a ready smile and kind word no matter what he was doing. Russel is now at peace with Jesus and Frances – probably in a rose garden!

  9. A beautiful service , I loved hearing about The South West Rocks family holidays and his beautiful garden, the rose bushes where definitely his pride and joy.
    So many memories for you all to share and treasure
    Thank you for sharing his beautiful service
    Thinking of you all
    Love Jannine

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