Russell Mitchell of Calgary passed away unexpectedly after heart surgery at the Foothills Hospital Calgary Alberta. Russell is lovingly remembered by his wife of 28 years Maxine as well as his son Andrew (Ariane) of Airdrie and Chelsea (currently in school in North Vancouver) as well as his sister May Mitchell of Pointe Claire, Quebec. He is predeceased by his parents Alex and Lillian Mitchell. Russell was born in Montreal and grew up in Pointe Claire. He came to Calgary in 1976 met Maxine in 1990 and got married in 1993. They enjoyed travelling both as a couple and then as a family. His belief was that a life well travelled is a life well lived. He lived life in the present while planning for the future but did not put things off for “someday” He will be truly missed by all those who loved him. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 3:00pm at Country Hills Crematorium, 11995 16 St NE. Calgary, Alberta. To view a live stream of Russell’s Celebration of Life, please follow this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89940976215 . Due to the Provincial COVID Restriction Exemption Program all those attending in person must provide personal identification as well as either proof of double vaccination, or proof of a privately-paid negative rapid test result taken within 72 hours of service, or documentation of a medical exemption. Masks are also mandatory. PLEASE NOTE THAT PROOF OF VACCINATION MUST NOW BE PROVIDED WITH A QR CODE.
Maxine, Andrew, Chelsea and May;
Our condolences to you all. It was great to see Russell again and meet you all at Aunt Lil’s 100th. Remember all the good times you had with him.
Wade and Marie Gilmour
Max, there really are no words to say for you and your family at this moment. I’m sorry you have to go through this. I’m sorry Andrew and his lovely wife can’t let Russ hold that precious baby about to be born. So sorry Andrew, his wife and Chelsea had to lose their dad and your husband, the man you chose to love and cherish, at such a young age. And Max you’re such a young widow
I was 58, and know the similar feelings and loss. There aren’t words to express those. But love, children’s support and just knowing we had the best for a time do help us get through. My prayer is God will bless you with a Mind of understanding and wrap his arms around you and that you feel loved by Russ Andrew, his wife, Chelsea and all of us. Love Lucretia
TOUTES NOS CONDOLÉANCES À SON ÉPOUSE MAXIME, SA FILLE CHELSEA, SA SOEUR MAY, AINSI QU’A NOTRE PETITE FILLE ARIANE ET SON MARI ANDREW
BON COURAGE POUR CETTE LOURDE PERTE.
Aunty Max, Andrew, Chelsea
We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to your family. Sending you all our prayers and hugs.
Love Toby, Laura, Oliver
I am in shock to learn of Russ’passung. We worked together in the Canadian brokerage industry for many years. We were also fellow Montrealer’s. Find memories. RIP Russ. You will be missed.
I am so very sorry for your family’s loss. It sounds to me like you had a wonderful life with Russ, and I pray those memories will carry you through the difficult days ahead. He was taken too soon. You should have had many years to continue your quest to travel and enjoy life. I am certain you will have many wonderful stories to pass on to the wee baby coming soon.. so he or she will always know she was loved, and that she had a wonderful grandfather. Hugs to you all.
We only knew Russ for about a week while we were roommates at Foothills Medical Centre prior to his surgery. However we quickly grew to reality like Russ and appreciate his kind gentleness and sense of humour. He was clearly a very fine person. Maxine, Andrew and Chelsea please accept our sincerest condolences for your loss.
Ah Russ, so sad–you went so young,..too young. I worked with you when I first started as a Stockbroker,…you taught me a lot,..and I appreciate it. I unexpectantly ran into you shortly before your death, and we caught up. RIP RUSS…..You were always so proud of your family and your Great trips abroad……