Russell Ash, 85, passed away peacefully in his home in Kelowna, B.C. on Sept. 7, 1999.
Russell was a longtime resident of Fort Frances, Ont., where he attended grade school and high school. He played hockey and baseball at a younger age, and was an avid sports fan.
During the Second World War, he was in the R.C.E.M.E. and spent time oversees. He returned to raise his family in Fort Frances.
He retired at age 65 from Boise Cascade, where he had worked for more than 45 years.
Surviving are his loving wife, Joan Irene; three daughters, Marilyn Letain (Don) of Kelowna, B.C., Betty Spies of Regina, Sask., and Cheryl B. du Coudray (Gerard) of Kelowna, B.C.; one son, Murray (Mary) of Ottawa, Ont.; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Morris (Pat) and Dennis (Annette); and two sisters, Ila (Jack) Tiefanbacher and Loneta (Al) Robertson, all of Fort Frances, Ont.
He was predeceased by four sisters.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 10, 1999 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes in Kelowna, B.C., with Rev. Pat Monette officiating.