CWO David Charles Russell, CD, RCCS (Retired)

10 Oct 19

Chief Warrant Officer David Charles Russell, CD, RCCS (Retired)
Korean War Veteran

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Charles Russell on Thursday, 10 October 2019.
David is survived by the love of his life Jeannette (nee Lortie), in their 65th year of marriage. Loving father of Derrick and Tina (John). Cherished Opa of Dustin, Jessie, Mikael, and Stephanie (Scott) and Great-Opa to Seth and Madison. David will be missed by his brothers and sisters, extended family and friends.
David joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals in December 1950 serving in Korea, Congo, and Egypt (twice). He saw many postings throughout his career retiring as the Regimental Sergeant-Major of the 1st Canadian Signal Regiment in April 1980. For the next 15 years, he was a Corrections Officer for the Solicitor General of Canada at Millhaven, Ontario.
David was a life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631 where he held numerous positions including President and Chair of many committees. He was the founder of the CAN AM Golf Tournament, was instrumental in setting up a fund to assist the Greater Eastern Ontario Ice Storm Program and tirelessly supported the Poppy Fund. He will be missed by his fellow comrades.
In keeping with David’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston, Ontario on Friday, 18 October 2019. Visitation at 1000 a.m. and Memorial Service at 1100 a.m. Reception to follow at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 631, 4034 Collins Bay Road, Kingston, Ontario. Friends and family are invited to gather at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario at 1030 a.m. on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the National Military Cemetery of the Canadian Armed Forces. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund (Branch 631). Online condolences