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Born: Jun 25, 1938

Date of Passing: Jun 15, 2017

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RUSSELL WILBERT ANDREWS June 25, 1938 - June 15, 2017 With deep sadness we announce that Russell Andrews, our beloved brother, uncle, cousin and friend, passed away at the Eriksdale Personal Care Home with loved ones at his side. Russell will be missed immensely by all those who had the privilege of knowing him. He had a cheery outlook on life and a wonderful sense of humour. He was a gentle and kind man who regularly lit up the lives around him. He was friendly to all, curious about the world around him, and had a genuine interest in others and their families. George Frederick Andrews predeceased Russell, on April 10, 2014. The two brothers lived and worked on the family farm until their health declined in 2010. They lived a simple life close to the earth, sharing a very close bond and one would rarely be seen without the other. Both were known as hard workers. Life centred around their land and cattle. When they had spare time, Russell and George especially enjoyed driving around the Interlake to 'see the sights' and came to know many families in Eriksdale, Lundar, Ashern, Arborg and Poplarfield - and would always enjoy stopping for lunch to socialize. Visits from their families in Winnipeg, and Connie's visits from Vernon, B.C. were cherished. Russell was also predeceased by his parents (Fred and Agnes Andrews), his brother Albert (Bud) and sisters Freda, Eileen and Myrtle. Russell will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his sister Connie (Bob) and his sister-in-law Laura. Nieces and nephews left to grieve are Howard (Sue), Sylvia, Linda, Carl, Herb, Don (Heather), Cheryl (Emil), Daryl, Kevin (Lisa), Kristi (Dale), Shannon (Doug), Angela (Dale) and Delaina. Russell and George also had numerous great-nieces and nephews. Sincere thanks are extended to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Eriksdale Personal Care Home and the E M Crowe Memorial Hospital for each act of kindness shown to our loved one. We also greatly appreciate the Kinkeads and the Olafsons and the many others for supporting Russell in every way possible. To all of you, we will long remember your caring for our dear one. A Celebration of the lives of Russell and George will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017 in the Eriksdale Community Centre. Arrangements by: ARNASON FUNERAL HOME Ashern - Lundar 1-204-768-2072 1-866-323-3593

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 20, 2017

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • It is with sadness that I offer my condolences to the family. I worked at Petro for many years and served Russell and George whenever they would come in and always enjoyed our conversations and their winning smiles. They were special gentlemen and although it has been a while since I saw either of them, I have often thought of them fondly. I am unable to attend the service, but my thoughts, prayers and love are with them both and the family. R.I.P. Russell and George, we now have 2 more angels to watch over us. - Posted by: Ann Gislason (Restaurant server and friend) on: Jun 23, 2017

  • So sad to hear of Russell's passing. Russell and George were true gentleman in every sense of the word. They will be missed greatly by all who had the honor of knowing them. Our sincere condolances. - Posted by: Jan (Penny) Finlayson (Cousin) on: Jun 20, 2017

  • May God rest his soul and help the family through this sad times. He always greeted you with a smile and a big hello. A very nice person - Posted by: C. Magee () on: Jun 20, 2017

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