Edward Lawrence Russell
March 28, 1933 – February 10, 2007
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Ed on February 10, 2007 in Vernon Hospital.
Born in Morse, Saskatchewan in 1933 but grew up in BC. He attended school in Penticton. Fresh out of high school in 1952 he went to work for CPR (Canadian Pacific Railroad). One of his first jobs was an engine watchman on a work train in the Kettle Valley which was a steam engine. Then in 1956 Ed became a brakeman. He loved the caboose and stayed with CPR until his retirement in 1993. Ed loved the outdoors. Some of his hobbies were fishing, hunting, and photographing wild life. He was an active member of the Rod and Gun club in Cherryville. Ed enjoyed the annual camp outs with the Kettle Valley Railroad old timers.
Ed took pride in his garden and did home canning from his harvest. He loved his kitchen. Ed was a soft hearted man who didn’t hesitate to help someone out. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and family.
Predeceased by his wife of 23 years Muriel; his mother Marie; his brother William (Bim); three sons Michael, Bill, and Greg. Left to cherish his memories are his father Arthur Oster (Pappy); two sons Richard (Ardine), David (Susan) and daughter Brenda (Keith) along with 5 grandsons Steven, Bryan, Scott, Jason, and Eric and 3 granddaughters Kristy, Lindsay, and Danielle.
A special thanks to the nurses and doctors in ICU at Vernon Hospital. In lieu of flowers please give donation to brain injury at Rick Hansen Man in Motion Foundation.
As requested by Ed there will be no service.