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David Arthur Russell

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David Arthur Russell

November 25, 1943 - August 31, 2023

With heavy hearts filled with love, we share the news of the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, David. David and Lois celebrated 60 beautiful years of marriage, and together they raised their children: Mark, David Brian (deceased), Mathew, and Karie (Andy). David was a loving grandfather to Luke (Jen) and Rachel (Eugene), and a proud great-grandfather to Justice, Peyton, Deacon, Alice, and Johnathon. David was also a cherished brother to Rusty (Muriel), Phillip (Linda), Joy (Eric), and Gary (Laura). His devotion to the happiness and well-being of his family never wavered, and his presence always brought warmth and joy into our lives.
He was a multi-talented individual who excelled as an artist, a poet, and a sport shooter. However, his heart truly belonged to sailing, where he found solace and excitement on the waters of Lake Ontario. Sailing was more than a hobby; it was a reflection of his adventurous spirit, and it provided him with a profound sense of peace.
David faced cancer with immense bravery for seven years. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated teams at the Northumberland Hills Hospital Cancer Clinic and Palliative Care unit for their invaluable assistance.
In lieu of flowers, we kindly request that you consider making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society to honour his memory. Although he may no longer be with us in person, his memory will forever be etched in our hearts, and the valuable lessons he imparted will continue to guide us on our journeys ahead.
A private family service will be held at a later date to celebrate the life of this remarkable man.

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Mary Koziar - October 14, 2023

I have fond memories of an excellent administrator. He was skillful in bridging differences between doctors and staff at the Glazier Medical Clinic. He was thoughtful and supportive. I send my condolences too his family.

Anne Clark - October 4, 2023

I’m so sorry Lois and family to hear of Dave’s passing. I worked with him at Glazier Medical Centre, he helped me get through some very difficult times.

Joan Greer - September 24, 2023

Lois: very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Many good memories from TSH and Camera Club.

Sharon Swain - September 22, 2023

So sorry to hear about Dave and send my thoughts and prayers to you Lois and your family. I know Richard was delighted to work with Dave at the Glazier Medical Centre. He was a wonderful man and will be missed!

Irene Leibrandt - September 21, 2023

I worked with Dave for many years at the Glazier Medical Centre, and we had many insightful conversations over the years. I will always remember his kind words of encouragement, and gentle sense of humour. My heartfelt condolences to Lois & all of Dave's family.

Carol (Spragg) Crilley - September 18, 2023

To Lois and all of David's family, I hope and pray you find comfort in each of your cherished memories. You shared a great love.

Kathy (Fakner) Matthews - September 15, 2023

My heartfelt condolences to the Russell Family. Although many years have passed since spending time at the Russell home on George street, I am saddened at the passing of David. Many wonder memories came rushing back. Rest peacefully.

Linda Keating - September 11, 2023

I’m so sorry to hear about Dave’s passing. He was a great administrator, boss, mentor and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Arthur and Velma Joynt - September 11, 2023

We were so sorry to hear about David’s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you all at this sad time.

Mary and Don Jones - September 9, 2023

Our sincere condolences at this difficult time. May you find comfort and peace.

Pat Bath - September 9, 2023

Dear Lois, So sorry to learn of your husbands passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May he Rest in Peace. SIncerely Pat

Jack and Debbie’s Dupuis - September 8, 2023

Our sincere condolences Lois. Dave was such a trooper. You’re in our minds and in our hearts at this sad time. Jack and Debbie

Joan & Stan Kirkpatrick - September 7, 2023

Lois, We are sorry to hear that Dave has passed away. Keep your memories close to you. We had a good time bowling with you and David. Our deepest sympathy.

Sue Peers and John Hinman - September 7, 2023

Dear Lois and Family. Please accept our condolences and know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers. We have fond memories of Dave at our Christmas season get togethers. He will be missed.

Lori Beaver - September 7, 2023

Lois and Family - my deepest condolences to everyone on Dave's passing. I was very shocked to read this today. I enjoyed working with Dave for over 14 years at TSH and he actually hired me in June of 1973. You are all in my thoughts.

Cheryl Stewart - September 7, 2023

Lois and family- I was so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I have many great memories of our early days at TSH. My thoughts are with you.

Liz McCaughey - September 7, 2023

So enjoyed knowing David at the Cobourg Yacht Club. We send our deepest sympathy to all of you. Happy sailing, David! All your friends at CYC

Marina & Dave Perry - September 7, 2023

Dear Lois & Family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of Dave. You are in our thoughts as you navigate through this very sad time. Take care. Marina & Dave

Doug Birney - September 6, 2023

Condolences to Dave's family and his siblings, I remember them all very well. I recall particularly when Dave organized MIA, we had a lot of fun activities. RIP Dave.

Barb & George Lawrence - September 6, 2023

Dear Lois and Family - our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very difficult time. Treasure your memories. Hugs, Barb & George.

Colette & Fred Stegmayer - September 6, 2023

Dear Lois, Mark, Mathew & Karie, and all the Family, Fred & I are so deeply saddened that David has passed away after such a long and brave battle with cancer! You are all in our Prayers! We are very privileged to have known David and Lois for so many years here in Cobourg - such a lovely gentleman, good, honest, loving and kind, and a wonderful family man. Dave, You will be deeply missed by us all! May your hearts find comfort and healing in your Sweet Memories of Dear David, your Strong Faith, and the Support and Love of all your Family and Friends. Colette & Fred Stegmayer ✝️💕

Muriel Russell - September 6, 2023

RIP DAVE You will be missed by all who knew and loved you .Know that we are all here for the family Love Muriel xoxo

Brenda Larsen - September 6, 2023

So many many fond memories of David. He was a wonderful boss to me and a great joy to work with.

William Allen - September 6, 2023

Fair weather and good winds Uncle Dave! We will all miss you!

Ron Hyatt - September 5, 2023

May you find the comfort you all need at this time. I have many memories of David

Linda Cooper - September 5, 2023

Karie Andy and family My most heartfelt condolences.sending love and hugs 🥰❤😥 Linda

Debbie Moorhouse and Fred MacDonald - September 5, 2023

Truer words have never been spoken, Uncle Dave always made time for family,He will be missed but our memories will somehow give us comfort now and forever 😘❤️

Linda and David - September 5, 2023

We are here for you. I hope you feel surrounded by much love.