• "Russell was a very good friend to my parents, Brian and..."
  • "Sadly Ashburton has lost a true Ashburtonian. Much love to..."
    - Christine Richards
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Rodney O'Leary
  • "An enduring and tireless advocate for the Ashburton..."
    - Max Alexander
  • "Fond memories of Russell officially opening Base Youth..."
    - Deborah Hay
Death Notice

William Russell: QSM
Peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Loved husband and best friend of Olive. Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Suzanne and George Malouf (NSW), Tracey and Stuart Neill (Culverden), and Philip and Tracy (Auckland). Adored Grandad of Caitlin, and Jonty; Erica and Tom, Sinead and Tom, Danielle and Logan; Hayley, and Daniel. Respected friend of Rebecca, and Sara Farr and their families. Loved brother and uncle of the late Graeme, Maureen, and Marilyn and their families. Special thanks to the Palliative Care nurses and the Acute Admitting Unit at Ashburton Hospital for their wonderful care of Russell. Messages to: The Anstiss family, c/- P.O Box 6035, Ashburton 7742. In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Society of Ashburton would be appreciated and may be made at the service for those attending. A Memorial service to celebrate Russell's life will be held on Saturday, September 19, at 11.00am and is by invitation only. The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend and a link to the service will be found at www.memoryfunerals.nz (obituaries tab) on Memory Funerals Facebook page by typing https://youtu.be/oygpCJS3--w into your browser or scan the QR code below with your camera app.

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Published in The Press from Sept. 8 to Sept. 16, 2020
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