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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: Wayne Pelter
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Barb and family.

I wish you all strength as you move forward in your live’s without Russ. At the end of the day, we can not control all of the events in the world around us; however, we can control the way in which we react to them. I hope that each of you can take this huge stumbling block and turn it into stepping stone(s).

All the best to each of you as your live’s start down a new path. My thoughts are with you.

With empathy.

Wayne Pelter

From: Frank and Debbi Wanner
Relation: kimberley friend

Our thoughts are with you at this time. Sorry for your loss.

From: John Bell
Relation: Family friend

It was profound disbelief when I received news of Russ’s passing on Easter weekend doing what he loved to do. I have many fond memories and will truly cherish our numerous Kootenay Lake fishing discussions. To Barb, Kenny, Glenna and your extended families, please accept my deepest condolences. Russ was the kind of man that was easy to appreciate and respect for a multitude of reasons.

From: Kristen Vandaelle-Hirtle
Relation: Friends with Kara through school

Kara, Barb and family: I was so sadned to hear of the loss of your father/husband! I want you to know that I’m thinking of your through this difficult time and most importantly I’m praying for you all! God bless you!🙏❤️🙏

From: Bob & Laura King
Relation: Friends

Our deepest sympathy for your loss.Please know that you our in our thoughts at this difficult time.

From: David Harringa
Relation: Friend

Hello Barb and Family,
So sorry for your loss, my condolence to you and yours,
He will be greatly missed.

From: Ruth and Kent Goodwin
Relation: friend

What a terrible loss! I was so sorry to hear about Russ’s accident and I know that you and your family will miss him terribly. Thinking of you at this time. With deepest sympathy, Ruth

From: Josh and Kayla Hes
Relation: Friend

Our hearts are with you all. Russ was a huge mentor to me and he will be missed.

From: Maye Hebditch
Relation: business friends

our deepest sympathy to all of Russ’ family. Shane and I were so saddened to hear of his passing. Jack (deceased 2007) enjoyed Russ’ friendship so very much. Hoping your special memories bring you some comfort at this very difficult time.

From: Malcolm and Joan Fruin
Relation: Friends of Russell's

Thoughts are with you at this time.

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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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