Russell Robert Brian Cunliffe

Jan. 5, 1958 – Dec. 17, 2011

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Russell Robert Brian Cunliffe. Loving father to Dylan, Brennan, Darin and Ciara Cunliffe. Son to Bob and Bev Cunliffe. Brother to Joanne & Roberta Cunliffe. Ex Husband of Kim Cunliffe and Father of their children. Special friend to Brenda Jennings.

Russell was predeceased by his mother Bev Cunliffe, son Darin Cunliffe, grandparents Alice and Brian Copping, Bob & Marjorie Baines.

Russell was born in Blackpool, England and moved to Canada at 3 weeks of age, and grew up throughout B.C. He was a heavy duty mechanic and worked and lived both in Kauai, Hawaii and Chile, South America.

He was adventurous & passionate about acting & sports, mountain biking, motorcycling, flying remote airplanes, camping and always “taking the back roads” on road trips. He was involved in his childrens activities and coached many of their team sports. He was very proud of his childrens musical, acting and athletic abilities.

Russell will be missed by family and friends.

Memorial service will be held Wed., Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. at Powerhouse Theatre, 2901 35th Ave. followed by reception. In lieu of flowers donations can be made for Russell’s childrens education, Bank of Montreal, 2806 32nd St., Vernon, BC, Kim Cunliffe Trust Account #07700-001 8984-713.

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