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Clayton Leroy Russell

Clayton Leroy Russell

Lieu de naissance : Lafleche, Saskatchewan, Canada
Date de naissance : 12 février 1918

Lieu de décès : Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Date de décès : 28 janvier 2009

On January 28, 2009, Mr. Clayton Leroy Russell, recent resident of Moose Jaw, formerly retired in Swift Current, and long-time farmer of the Bateman district, passed away in the Moose Jaw Union Hospital at the age of 90 years Clayton, son of Harry and Mamie Russell of Lafleche, was born February 12, 1918.

He grew up in the Wood Dale area near Lafleche.
He worked at various jobs in many different places, but kept coming back to his first love, farming. He had two serious lung operations in his twenties. On October 21, 1947, Clayton married Ella Silzer and, in 1949, they started farming in the Bateman area. They soon made many friends, and the Bateman area became their home for over forty years. They were mixed farmers, and Clayton particularly enjoyed raising cattle.

He was an active community member, serving on the Stewart Telephone Board and the Bateman local school board, as well as being a member of the Bateman Wheat Pool Committee Wednesday for 20 years, many of those as secretary. He was a life member of both the Hodgeville Elks #202 and the Sharon Masonic Lodge #170 in Bateman, which has since amalgamated with Mossbank-Mazenod Lodge # 129 and now St. John's Lodge #106 in Assiniboia. But Ella and their four children and later the grandchildren were the focus of his life. Family came first.

Clayton was a friend to all, and was known for his outgoing nature, his integrity, and his love of farming. Clayton and Ella retired to Swift Current in 1992, and enjoyed their years there making new friends and watching their grandchildren become adults and start families of their own.

A car accident in October, 2007, forced them to move to Moose Jaw for health reasons. As long as they were together, though, they were happy. Clayton was predeceased by his parents Harry and Mamie Russell, Ella's parents Frank and Caroline Silzer, his brothers Henry and Max, both killed overseas, a sister Eleanor Tallon, brothers-in law Ray Morin, Orville Tallon, Dale Baker, Lloyd Rowe and Elwyn Parry, and one nephew Colin Anderson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ella of Moose Jaw; one daughter Brenda (Wayne) Allen of Bateman; and three sons Patrick (Cheryl) Russell of Hodgeville, Murray (Karen) Russell of Glenbain, and Dean (Karry) Russell of Bateman; also 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Brenda's family - Jodey and Lisa and their children Josh and Addison of Swift Current, Avery and his fiancée Ashley of Hodgeville, and Bonnie of Quebec City; Pat's family - Trevor and Amy and their son Ryder of Medicine Hat, and Kylea of Calgary; Murray's family - Ryan and Mandy and their son Lucas of Tisdale, Amy and Bryce Wright and their son Thomas of Warman, and Curtis and his fiancée Laura of Katepwa; Dean's family - Scott and Bretton of Calgary and Darryl and friend Jennie of Estevan; also two sisters Doris Morin of Calgary and Marion Baker of Salem, Oregon; and four sisters-in-law, Bertha Hysuick of Moose Jaw, Edna Rowe of Saskatoon, Laura (Bill) Anderson of Winnipeg and Clara Parry of Nanaimo, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service was held at First United Church, Swift Current, SK, on Monday, February 2, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kevin Johnston officiating. St. John's Lodge #106, Assiniboia, officiated at the Masonic Rites. A private family interment took place at Hillcrest Cemetery, Swift Current, with the ten grandchildren as pallbearers. Donations in Clayton's memory were gratefully accepted for the Saskatchewan Lung Association. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Piche-Hawkins-Grondin Funeral Chapels, Assiniboia & Gravelbourg.



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