Passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his home with his family by his side, after a long courageous battle with cancer in his 64th year. Dearly beloved husband of Darrilyn (Goodman); devoted and dynamic father of five, the late Russell (Jr), Christine, Kevin (Richaelen), Tim, and Miriah. Devoted grandfather of 14 grandchildren. Cherished brother of 15 siblings. Russell was born and raised on a farm in Byng on the southwest side of Dunnville. He worked at Dunnville Quarry for over 31 years. Russell was friendly, outgoing and will be missed by his many friends that he made along life’s journey. Friends will be received for visitation at BALLARD MINOR FUNERAL HOME, 315 Broad St. E., Dunnville on Wednesday, September 20 from 6 – 9 p.m. A service will take place in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 11 a.m. Burial to follow at Pleasantview Cemetery, Fonthill. If desired, donations to Rose City Kids, 99 East Main Street, Welland, ON, L3B 3W5.