Our greatest hero passed away peacefully on July 17, 2015 at the age of 65.
Tom will be remembered by his loving wife Debbie of 42 years, children Nicole (Ryan), Jody (Dan), Kerri (Colin), grandchildren Keirwyn, Nevin, Sawyer, Brooklyn and Avery.
He was predeceased by his parents and sister.
Papa will be missed for his kindness, humility and sense of humor. His spirit will live on in his grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Dr. John Lee and Morinville Home Care for their support and constant care of Tom while at home. Many thanks to Dr. Sarah Burton-McLeod and the staff on unit 43 at The Grey Nuns Hospital for the care and compassion showed to Tom during his stay.
Saturday July 25, 2015 at 1 pm
Trinity Funeral Home Chapel
10530 116 St, Edmonton, AB, T5H 3L7.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Kidney Foundation in Tom’s name.
Thinking of you and your family.
What a wonderful man he was, and what a beautiful legacy he leaves behind in his girls and their children. You were all such a comfort for him during his long fight. He is at peace now. We love you all.
Terry and Shelley
Debbie and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sadness.
our heart felt condolence Debbie and family. Tom was an awsome guy who I know will be missed. Stay strong and take care.
My sincere condolences to all the Russell family. I’m shocked to have read this, I did not know he wasn’t well. May he rest in peace! Cherish the memories as those will always keep you smiling.
It’s with great sadness that we have to say good bye to the most incredible man and neighbor anyone could have. Tom has enriched our entire families lives and has left a huge everlasting impression on us all. Life around the house is not going to be the same for a while but know we are here for all of you always. May you finally rest in Peace Tom. Love Marcie, Chantel, and Thomas.
Sim and I send our love, support and sympathy to you, Debbie, your girls and their families!
Wonderful memories will comfort you.
We will be with you in spirit on Saturday.
Debbie, my heartfelt condolences to you and the girls. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
The two buddies are reunited again….
Terry(Pelletier) & Bernie
I am so sorry for your loss. So many good memories with Tom.. he always made me smile. I have a very heavy heart for him having to leave this world, but it kinda makes me smile to think of Tom and Dad getting to be together again.. up to shennanigans I am sure. Love you guys. Please let me know if you need anything.
My condolences to all of you. I have many great childhood memories of Mr.Russell. His laugh, his love for the Oilers! He was a great man. And to think all the those girls under 1 roof for so many years, he truly is a hero. He will be missed ?
Jody, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Your father put up a lengthy and courageous battle.
It is with a sad heart that i have to say farewell to a great friend, an incredible neighbor and most of all someone i could talk to. Tom you will be truly missed and please go rest in peace knowing that you have left a huge impression on my life and my famlies life. RIP my friend
Jody and Family :
Many Thoughts and Prayers for you and yours at this difficult time. I hope that you can draw strength from thinking of all the good things you shared throughout your fathers lifetime, and draw strength from knowing that a part of him will always be with you and Sawyer and the rest of your family.
Jody & Family.
I was saddened to hear of your Dad’s passing and hope that you as a family can find the strength to carry on. I know this has been a tough journey for your family and want you to know my family and I are thinking of you at this time. I am reminded of the many conversations we had about your Dad Jody and hope you know it meant a lot that you shared that with me. Please accept our condolences and know that he is in a good place with God.
Jody & Family.
I was saddened today to hear of the passing of your Father. Your family has been through a long arduous journey with your Dad’s struggle and I want you to know that my family and I are thinking about you at this time. I am reminded of the many chats you and I had about your Dad and want you to know Jody, how special it was that you shared those with me. Please know too he is in a good place now with God and finally at peace. My sincere condolences. Kelvin.
Be strong. For sure he is in a good place and in peace.
My heart goes out to you Debbie, Nikki, Jody, Kerri and all the grandchildren who were so lucky to be able to get to know their papa! I have so many great memories of Tom. He was an amazing man who had the biggest and most generous heart. I always remember how much he loved his pepsi and Oilers. Tom was my second dad growing up and I was so very lucky to have known him! RIP Tom…you will always be remembered and never forgotten! Love to you all and my condolences.
Debbie, Nicole, Jody and Keri: so sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. We sure enjoyed any time we were in his company especially his dry wit.
Linda and Cletus Dunn
We are all saddened by Tom’s passing. His humor and kindness will always be remembered and held in our hearts. I will always remember the fun we had when we got together. He was a great man.
Love you Debbie and family. Hugs, Glen and Wendy