Henry Stewart Russell

July 29, 1930 - August 31, 2023
September 12, 2023 4 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Henry Stewart Russell, 93, of Devon, Alberta, passed away on August 31st, 2023 due to respiratory failure.

He was born on July 29th, 1930 to Henry Stewart Russell and Henrietta Russell (Ferguson) at Newton Mearns, in Scotland. Stewart joined the British navy in 1950 as an aircraft handler and served in Malta. Upon completing his service, Stewart left Scotland and took up residence in Alberta, Canada and spent his working career with the Royal Bank of Canada retiring as a bank manager.

He married Dorothy Coupland in 1957 and had a daughter Sheila (Syd) and a son Douglas (Patti-Jo).

Stewart is survived by his two children, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren along with his present wife Barbara of 20 years and her two children Susan and Douglas.

Stewart was an avid bagpiper and a pipe major with the Clan McNaughton Pipe Band, a member of the Devon Lions Club, a member of the Devon Canadian Legion, a financial controller for the Devon Lions Park, and was an organizer of the annual Highland Games for many years.

A private family service will be held in Claresholm, Alberta and his final resting place will be in High River, Alberta.

Stewart will be dearly missed and loved for always by all who knew him as a fine Scottish gentleman.

  1. Morag, Anne and family in Scotland send our condolences to Doug and Sheila and families. We would especially like to send our condolences to Barbara, his widow, and family. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Stewart will be remembered fondly by his Scottish relatives. He was a lovely man and a real gentleman.

    • Thank you for your thoughts. Always thought Dad would live forever.

  2. Stewart was a true Scottish Gentleman in a class of his own. His contributions to the Bagpiping community will never be forgotten. I will miss his ever present grin always accompanied by the twinkle in his eyes. We will have to continue our lunches Barb and sharing of memories of your dear husband.

  3. My condolences to the family. Stuart was always a good person in the pipe band and always a devoted player in Clan MacNaughton

    God speed my friend

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