With Sadness we announce the passing of Russ at the age of 79. A husband to Olga for 53 years; a father to Brenda, Rod, Cindy, Lori (Gary); and a grandfather to Brittany (Mark), Jordan, Bryson, Riley, Morgan-Jane, Amberleigh, Brody, Shay, Carlyn; and a great grandfather to Natalie. He is also survived by his daughters Donna and Debbie and their families. Russ was a hard working miner and CAT operator for many years with a love for hockey and music. He entertained many with his band, "The Sunshine Ramblers" which he sang with for the past 40 years. His music, his bright personality and his smile will be missed by many. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday December 2, 2012 at the Royal Canadian Legion, 747 Gibsons Way, Gibsons BC from 1pm-5pm. A public viewing will be held at Devlin Funeral Home 579 Seaview Rd. Gibsons, BC 10am-12pm. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, in Russ' name.