1930 - 2019
Obituary of Earl Russell
RUSSELL, Earl Edwin "Moose"
May 29, 1930 - May 20, 2019
Passed away peacefully on Victoria Day May 20, 2019 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Vivian. Predeceased by his parents Walter and Elizabeth (nee Sova) Russell. Earl was the last of nine siblings, Stella, Mildred, Raymond, Robert, Norman, Everett, Clifford and Ivan. Survived by our sweet Natalie Russell, the wife of Ivan. Loving father of Randy (Cindy), Nancy Hart (Will), Susie Myles (Tim), Greg (Terry) and Eric (Annette) and his step children, Staci Shaw and Scott Shaw (Annette). Proud Grandpa of Libby, Krista, Jamie, Jake, Jana, Patricia, Diane, Mary, Joseph, Tiffany, Dustin, Jennie, Greg, Jason, Serena, Sarah, Chris, Lisa, Vanessa, Jordan, Jessie, Hannah and 28 great grandchildren. Earl will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Earl, better known as "Earl the Pearl" started in farming, delivering oil, ran a fruit stand outside of Essex and went on to be a prominent real estate broker from 1967 to 2005. Earl lived life to the fullest, loved fishing, hunting, card playing, shooting pool, gardening, loved to party, he had a heart of gold and touched a lot of lives and helped a great many people. Visitation will be held at Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E. Essex (519-776-4233) on Thursday 2-5 and 7-9 pm and continue on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 10 am until time of Funeral Service to celebrate Earl's life at 11 am. Cremation. Royal Canadian Legion Br. 201 service Thursday 730 pm. Luncheon immediately following the funeral at the Essex Legion, Earl's stomping grounds for many years. If desired, memorial donations made to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. I could not have done this without the help of Janelle Rivard, Care Coordinator, LIHN, Victoria Posloski, Bayshore, Vickie Allison and Sara Haynes, VON, my good friend Pat Lemming and finally Walter and Mary.
EARL - I LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK. THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, REST IN PEACE.