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1957 - 2022

Passed away suddenly at St. Boniface hospital following a bout with cancer.
He is remembered lovingly by his mother Hazel; brothers, Carl and Mark; sisters-in-law, Dawn and Lois; and nephews, Correy and Ryan. He was predeceased by his father Bernard Waddington.
Russell was born in Chorley, Lancashire, England and moved to Canada In 1967. Lived in Labrador City till 1972. After graduating high school in Winnipeg, he graduated from the Computer Analyst/Programmer course at Red River Community College.
He was hired by MPI (Manitoba Public Insurance) and worked for them until he retired in 2017.
Russell took up Tai Chi more than 35 years ago, and continued his association, volunteering his time and efforts for the rest of his life. It was his favorite pastime.
Russell also enjoyed playing computer games and taking long walks.
Funeral services are pending, an update will follow.

Bardal Funeral Home
843 Sherbrook Street, 204-774-7474
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 10, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I met Russel many years ago, while walking the trails along Wellington Cres. He explained at the time that he had grown up as the son of a staff-member at one of the large homes along the street and was recalling his childhood in the area. I think the last time that we met was about 2 years ago at City Place. He seemed a very interesting Fellow. - Posted by: R. Ginter (acquaintance) on: Dec 30, 2022

  • I am so shocked to hear this! Russell offered lots of knowledge about Tai Chi and I recall watching him do a Sabre set--so peaceful and relaxing to observe. As I'm thinking about him, I remember his hearty laugh when an occasion warranted it! 'And I remember him speaking of attending the Montreal Jazz Festival, and seemed quite the jazz fan. Rest in peace, Russell. To family and friends: keep the memories close. - Posted by: Debra Litkowich (Tai Chi ) on: Dec 17, 2022

  • Russell was exact in his tai chi and every bit as good as any instructor here and abroad. His understanding of tai chi was exceptional. We had good times playing tai chi and tai chi practice sabre together. Always got a kick out of his sense of humour. His laugh and smile will stay with me in fond memories of him. Hope he gets to play tai chi in heaven. Condolences to Russell's family and other friends. - Posted by: Cliff Yerex (Friend, Tai Chi) on: Dec 14, 2022

  • Russell was a staple at our local Science Fiction convention Keycon and was a past member of Star Trek Winnipeg, he was a quiet participant, but he will be missed. Condolences to family and friends, May his memory be a blessing. - Posted by: LĂ©Amber Kensley (Friend ) on: Dec 13, 2022

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