Born In: Duncairn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Born: December 17th, 1938
Passed on: April 30th, 2012
AUSTIN: Russell Allan, age 73, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2012. Russell was born on December 17, 1938, at Duncairn Dam, SK, to Thomas & Mabel Austin. He took his schooling in Simmie, SK and then left for Golden, BC to work in the sawmill. While there, he met Hannelore Renate Guergre and her son, Frank. Russell and Hanna were married on September 18, 1965. They later moved to Vernon, BC, where he worked in the sawmill as a saw filer. He really enjoyed this job and was very good at it. After retiring, they traveled to the East Coast for three months and then settled at Simmie, SK where they reconnected with family and old friends. All his life, Russell enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was able to enjoy these hobbies back at Simmie. He was always laughing and smiling, and enjoyed being with family and friends. Hannelore was always Russell’s best friend and joy…and Russell was Hanna’s. Russell leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Hannelore; his son, Frank & Kari-Ann; his granddaughter, Alyssa. He is also survived by three sisters, Loretta, Delores and Patricia; and two brothers, Harry and Gerald, his remaining siblings out of a family of fifteen; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends. Thank you Russell, for giving us Hanna and Frank, and also for all the wonderful memories, they will always be cherished. The Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2:00pm from the Simmie Hall, Simmie, SK, with Gerald Austin as Master of Ceremonies. The prerecorded special songs for the service were, “Amazing Grace”, “Roses in Her Hair”, “Hallelujah” and “Imagine”. The life history was read by Gerald Austin, with readings brought by Sandy Larson, “I was Born to Love You” and by Gerald Austin, “If I Knew”. Honorary Pallbearers were “All those who shared in Russell’s life”. The Interment will take place at a later date. In Russell’s memory, donations made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Simmie Rec. Board would be appreciated by the family. Funeral arrangements were in care of Swift Current Funeral Home, Swift Current, SK.