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Russell Arthur Stelmack

April 29, 1937 - December 20, 2021

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Russell Arthur Stelmack passed away peacefully at his home in Cranbrook with his family by his side on Monday, December 20, 2021 at the age of 84 years.  Russell was born on April 29, 1937 in Lamont, Alberta.

After 35 years of service with the Government of Canada, Russell retired from his career with Communications Canada.  He was an active community member and volunteered many hours to help others.  Russell enjoyed adventures and travelling.

Russell is survived by his wife and best friend of 59 years, Barbara Stelmack; his only daughter Suzanne and her husband Noe as well as his grandchildren; Bella and Cruz.   He also leaves behind his brothers Doug (Florence) and Ken (Brenda).

Russell was predeceased by his parents; William and Ann Stelmack, his little sister Joanne and her husband Rex.  He was loved and admired by his many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

There will be no funeral service as per Russell’s request.  In honor of Russell’s memory, the family would appreciate donations be made to the SPCA or to a charity of your choice.

 

 

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Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Fran Bateman
Relation: Friend through Lion's

Barb & family: Sending my condolences to you all. I will always remember Russ for what he did for my “Ron” when he was in hospital fighting his battle. Russ had a huge heart and he will be missed very much by many.

From: Joan and Glenn Sterk
Relation: Friends

We are sad to hear of the sudden passing of Russ , he was such a nice person always very kind hearted . Our love is wIth the family at this time and always .sending our deepest sympathies and love ,

From: Douglas & Evelyn Bailey
Relation: Friends

Russ was my best friend for 74 years. He was trustworthy and reliable. You could always confide in Russell . A better friend you could not find

From: Donna McCracken
Relation: Russ and I volunteered at Key City theatre together

My heart is saddened by the news of the loss of Russ. He was a wonderful friend to me and he will be dearly missed. My condolences to his family.

From: Leslie Askew
Relation: Former co-worker at BC Lands/former sorority sister of Barb

I worked with Russ for short time, and was always struck by his warm personality and sense of humour. Above all, he was a True Gentleman.

From: Roger Selby
Relation: as members of the Cranbrook Lions Club

my relationship with Russ was limited to our time together as members of the Cranbrook Lion’s Club. I remember Russ as a very caring husband and father. I also remember him for his commitment to the Lions Club and our community projects. Russ was always willing to give freely of his time and expertise in support of these projects. Projects that supported our local youth and/or the “less fortunate” were favorites of Russ.

From: Joe & Kathy Rieberger
Relation: Friends

Condolences Barb & family. We are all sad when our loved one passes. Although they are no longer in our sights, they will never leave our hearts.
May your memories of Russ carry you through these sad times.
All of you are in our prayers and thoughts.

From: Carol Patton
Relation: I knew Barb through church and quilting,

Barb and family, so sorry for your loss.

From: Phyllis Whittaker and Ron Whittaker
Relation: Lifetime friendship

After more than 50 years of friendship, we were so sad to receive the phone call from you Barb. We think of the many fun times and laughs we had together and how fast the years have gone by. We want to express our sincere condolences to you and Suzanne and family, but please remember, all the good memories that you have will live with you forever. All our love at this trying time.

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