Passing Of FR Russell James Andrews

ANDREWS, Russell James - 81, Elmsdale, Hants Co., passed away Saturday, March 20, 2004, in Camp Hill Veterans' Memorial Building, QEII. Born in Halifax, April 24, 1922, he was the son of the late John Patrick and Dolly (Purcell) Andrews. Russell served with the RCASC, Canadian Tank Transporter Company after which he worked as a firefighter with the Department of National Defence for 34 years. Russell was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 133, Enfield. Russell enjoyed bowling, playing his guitar at get-togethers with family and friends and golfing. He pitched softball for many years in the local softball leagues and played hockey for Alexander McKay School in Halifax. Russell enjoyed his "family" more than anything. Russell leaves behind his wife, Gladys (Fortier); sons, Gary (Mary) Andrews, Lantz; Craig (Denise), Nackawic, N.B.; daughter, Lee (David) Surrette, Bedford; grandchildren, Randall, Hailey and Louise, Lantz; Melissa and Daniel, Fredericton; Jennifer and Emily, Bedford; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Christina Fortier, Elmsdale, as well as many, many friends. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, memorial mass 11 a.m. Wednesday, both in St. Bernard's Church, Father Raymond Mura officiating. A reception will be held at the Legion. Burial at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to Kidney Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Branch.