Russell, Marie

Russell, Marie

December 31st, 2017

Peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospice on Sunday, December 31, 2017, Marie Russell (formerly Orriss, née Callahan). Loving Mother of Carole (Paul) Andrews, Marnie (Dave) Button, and David (Patricia) Orriss. Cherished 'Gramee' to Brian Burgess, Michael Wildgust, Amy Luscombe, Natasha Ouellette, Marissa Costa, Jesse Orriss, Lee Orriss, and 9 great-grandchildren:  J.C. Burgess, Heather Lafontaine-Wildgust, David Ouellette, Jonah and Rowen Luscombe, Sophie and Grace Costa, Nathan and Jamie Orriss. Dearest friend of Olga Zolotovskaya. Predeceased by her parents, Harry Callahan (1953) and Sadie Kelly (1991); husband Baz Russell (1987); Bill Orriss (1993); brother Howard Callahan (1984); and grandsons Allan Burgess (1995) and Jay Burgess (1995). Special thanks for the love and care given by the staff at St. Joseph's Hospice and UH Palliative Care. Visitation will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Thursday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., with prayers at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at HOLY FAMILY PARISH, 777 Valetta Street, London, followed by interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to the John Gordon Home or Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Centre would be appreciated. 

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Anne Carson-Jovanovich With heartfelt sympathy to you and your family Marnie, so sorry for your loss.
Anne Carson-Jovanovich With heartfelt sympathy to you and your family Marnie, so sorry for your loss.
Sue and Stan MartinOur Sympathy to the family. Losing a member of the family is always very difficult. We hope that the happy memories of Marie will make this farewell easier. To Carole Andrews We know these past weeks have been very sad. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy.....Sue and Stan Martin
Bob & Joan BurgessOur deepest sympathy to all of Marie's Family. So very sorry for your loss.
Lisa & DanOur sincere sympathy to David & Pat and family-our thoughts are with you at this very sad time... Lisa & Dan
Sue and Bill SwinimerTo our brother-in-law David, sister Pat, and all of Marie's family who have helped her and each other through this difficult time, our very sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother. No matter how old you are, losing a parent will always be one of the most difficult times in your life, but no son could have been more devoted and caring to his Mom. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mary HillenDavid and Pat, May fond memories of your mother bring you comfort during this difficult time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. xo
Wendy Anderson Marnie and family, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Thinking of you and sending hugs your way.
Carolyn & Bob CzinczDear David, Pat and Family, We pray that in the midst of your sadness you will find comfort in all of the joyful memories shared. David and Pat: you provided Marie with intense support, assistance and love, especially during the times when she needed you the most. Our thoughts are with you...Love, Carolyn and Bob
Betty BirrellTo my awesome friends, Dave and Pat: Dave, I have quite a few nice memories of time spent with your Mom. When she was at your house for a special occasion (and there were many - birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas) I would walk across the street and have a chat. She was like a breath of fresh air - upbeat and friendly. One Christmas Eve dinner was especially memorable because Don was in palliative care and Pat invited me to join in on your family dinner. Of course, your Mom was a part of it all and she kept me in the Christmas spirit despite my sad circumstances. Please add my good memory to all of yours and know that she was a fine person. You will miss her.
Debi Stock and Jaap BurckDear David, Pat and family, We would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. We know you have been very dedicated and caring to your mother for many years and always included her in all your family gatherings. We hope you have many happy memories of times shared together with your mother, over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
Karen ButtonDear David, Pat, Marissa, Jesse, Lee and families: My sincere condolences on your loss. In the forty plus years that we have been close friends, I have met and had lovely chats with Marie on many occasions. What I have witnessed has been the unconditional love, kindness and support that she received from each of you. May it bring you comfort to know how you enriched her life in so many ways during both her good, healthy times and her times of health challenges and needs. She was truly blessed with a loving family. Keeping you close in my thoughts and prayers.
Eileen RobertsonIt was with great sadness I read of the passing of Marie. She was a lovely lady and we enjoyed many happy times together. She will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with the family at this time.
Jennifer Silvester Uncle Dave, Aunt Pat, Mariss, Jesse, Lee and families, I wish so much I could be with you today. Just as I was leaving Orillia, the extreme weather warning for today and tomorrow was brought to my attention. I wanted so much to be there both to support your family, who have always been so special to me, and also to celebrate Marie, who was an amazing lady. She was the epitome of elegance and refinement and was a real inspiration in terms of clean living. The care she took to eat well, walk often and maintain her independence translated into a life well lived for 98 years. This vitality allowed even her great grandchildren to know her and have special memories that will last their lifetime. She was extraordinarily lucky as well to have the son she had. Uncle Dave, I've never seen anyone more devoted, even taking into account that it is your nature to help everyone around you all the time. I wish I could be there to hug all of you and say goodbye to Marie but know that all of you are in our thoughts. Our deepest condolences. Love, Tim, Jennifer, Madeleine and Eva xoxo
Staff of London Vending ServiceDear David, Pat and family Our heartfelt condolences to each and everyone of you. Your mom, mother-in-law, grandma and great-grandma, will live on in your hearts and memories shared forever. In time the hurt will lessen but she will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Doug and Sophia MasonThere’s a special place in our hearts for our mothers, just like there’s a special place in every mother’s heart for her children. Continue to carry her memory in that special place in your heart Dave and Pat. We are so very ly sorry for the loss of your mother.
Patrick & Darlene CallahanWe are very sorry to hear about your loss. Marie was my aunt as I am Howard’s son.our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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