SOUTHGATE, Russell Dean James
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May 4, 1962 - December 13, 2012
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Russ Southgate of Calgary, Alberta. Russ died suddenly in Calibishie, Dominica, West Indies on December 13, 2012 while on vacation with his love, Farhana Janmohamed. He is survived by his beloved daughter Ciara Southgate, Calgary, AB; mother, Jo-Anne (Syd) Birch, St. Andrews by the Lake, Kaleden, BC; father, James (Merlyn) Johnston, St. Catharines, ON; sisters, Cori (Christian) Noel, Calgary, AB; Jayme (James) Friedt, St. Andrews by the Lake, Kaleden, BC; Christine Webber (Aaron Searle), Okanagan Falls, BC; nephews, Keenan Noel and Gradon Friedt; niece, Annika Friedt; stepbrothers, Brian (Siobhain) and Derek (Erica) Birch, many aunts, uncles, cousins, his life long friend Anthony Friedt, and his faithful companion "Bug". Russ attended DeVry Institute of Technology and worked for Gemini Positioning Systems for over 20 years. His work allowed him to travel and see the world. Russ had a great love of music, flying, cooking the finest food, playing golf and baseball, watching his favourite team - the Stampeders, and all things technical. Although we are deeply saddened by this loss, we are comforted in knowing that he was in one of his favourite places. Casual Dress... No Ties please. We love you Russ and will miss you. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Russ Southgate, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, 2012