Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Russell Neil Smith of Blue Rocks, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, in the tender care of the South Shore Regional Hospital staff and his family by his side at the age of 84.
Russell’s working career was in heavy equipment working with the Department of Highways, his own business “Smitty and Son” and Dexter Construction.
He enjoyed swimming, going to the gym, playing Santa Claus for many years for various organizations. Russell also volunteered as a hockey coach, Jaycees member and was a longtime member of the Riverport Community Choir and South Shore Players. Russell was also an adherent of Central United Church in Lunenburg.
Russell enjoyed his motorcycle trips with his friends, he loved music, singing with his family and he loved to dance. Most of all he was a family man who loved us dearly, he will be so missed.
Russell is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte (Beatty); his daughter Christy (Morris) Corkum, Rhodes Corner; son, Mark (Michele) Smith, Mason’s Beach; granddaughters, Brittany (Ryan) Francis, Kayla (Steve) Miller, Amy Smith (Josh Glover); great grandchildren, Charlee, Jackson, Sophie and Max; special sister-in- law, Cathy Fish and special nieces; Wendy Burns and Lynne Weagle, sisters, Marie Smith (Cecil Adams), Hubley, Mabel (Edward) Mills, New Glasgow and many nieces and nephews.
Russell was predeceased by his parents John and Mary (Pickrem) Smith; sister, Jean Jones; brother, John Smith.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Dana L. Sweeny Funeral Home, 11213 Hwy #3, Lunenburg. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Central United Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Heather Ferrier, officiating. Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery, Lunenburg.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, seating is limited to 100 people so please call the funeral home at (902) 634-3942 by Tuesday, morning, if you plan to attend.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Diabetes Association.
Wednesday February 10th 2021
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Russell Neil Smith Wednesday February 10th 2021..
Décès pour la Ville: Lunenburg, Province: Nova Scotia