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Russell William Grainger

June 21, 1959 - April 4, 2015


Russell William Grainger passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2015.  Russ was the youngest son of Raymond and Shirley Grainger.  He was born in Murrayville, BC and moved to Kimberley when he was a year and a half old.

Russ married the true love of his life, Barb, 34 years ago.  He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife, Barb; his children Brett and Heidi Grainger and Kara and Eric Smyth as well as his grandchildren; Sage and Easton Grainger and Brynlee Smyth.  Also left to mourn his passing is  his mother, Shirley, his brother Leigh and Donna Grainger, his sister Theresa and Don Dewitt and his mother and father-in-law, Ken and Glenna Hall.  He leaves his brothers and sisters-in-law, Les & Sherry Hall, Dan & Trish Hall, Darlene & Keith Reynolds, Carolynne & David Fabro, and their families.  Russ was predeceased by his father, Raymond in 2008.

A Memorial Service to commemorate the life of Russ will be held on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 11:00 Mark Memorial Funeral Home, 2024 Industrial Road No. 2, Cranbrook.  Following the service, there will be a fellowship luncheon at the Heritage Inn in the West Ballroom, 806 Cranbrook St. N., Cranbrook.  Donations will be gratefully accepted in Russ’s memory to the Nelson City Police Annual Fishing Derby, c/o Bill Andreaschuk, 1104 Selby St., Nelson, BC  V1L 2W3 or call 250-551-2114  Condolences may be left for the family at


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From: Stacey Unwin
Relation: Friend

So sorry for your loss Barb and Family, I hope you find comfort in your memories of Russ

From: Tammy Templeton
Relation: Family friend

My condolences to Barb, Brett, Kara, and the rest of the Grainger and Hall families. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

From: Marvin & Donna Jefferson
Relation: Knew Russell from Kenworth

Grainger Family
“What the heart has once owned, it shall never lose”
May your family find comfort in the many memories made with Russell.
He was a good man, and will truly be missed

From: Debbie McArthur
Relation: Kimberley

It is amazing how a soul like Russ’s has left such an imprint in my Life. I knew him in the way that growing up in Kimberley you “knew” a lot of people… as soon as I heard of his passing, even though I have not seen Russ in years, I could so picture him with his curly hair and gentle smile. Barb, you and I reconnected recently and I send my sincerest condolences at this time. Take comfort in knowing how many people were blessed by his presence.

From: Fiona Ferrier (formerly Lochrie)
Relation: Resident of Kimberley until 2012. Know his wife Barb

Heartfelt sorrow to everyone who lost a very important man but most of all to Barb, their children and grandchildren. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Barb, you are an amazing lady and I am so incredibly sorry for your loss, words just don’t express

From: Luigi and Anne-Marie Buergstaller
Relation: hockey parents

We are shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic passing of your best friend ,companion and husband for the past 34 years. Please know we care and we are praying for you dear Barb as well as your whole family, the gad may give you strength day by day, hugs

From: Gail McFarlane
Relation: Friend

My heart is so heavy with sadness for you and your family Barb. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Russ was a wonderful man and will be missed. Hugs to you all.

From: Carol & Guy Jacquemet et Famille
Relation: Amis suisses de Leigh et Donna

A Barb et à toute sa famille,
A Leigh et Donna,
Recevez toute notre sympathie et nos condoléances dans cette période cruelle et toute notre amitié pour surmonter cette épreuve.
Famille Guy & Carol Jacquemet
Matthieu & Laetitia
Arnaud & Veronika
Cédric & Line

From: Debbie McLaren
Relation: Blarchmont Brat & friend of Theresa

I wish you all peace knowing that his memory will always be with you and his love will always fill your heart.

From: Sandi Siega
Relation: Friend

I was so sorry to hear of Russ’s passing. He took the time to call when my Dad passed last summer, which meant a lot to our family. Barb and family, please know that our family is thinking of you now.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 11, 2015
Beginning at 11:00am

Mark Memorial Funeral Home
2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2024 Industrial Road No. 2
Cranbrook, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Nelson City Police Annual Fishing Derby, c/o Bill Andreaschuk, 1104 Selby St., Nelson, BC  V1L 2W3 or call 250-551-2114 

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