He attended school in Belleisle and after marriage in 1950 moved to Toronto and began a family with his wife Leola. He joined Tip Top Tailor Company and later owned his own “Russ Bond” men’s clothing business on Danforth Avenue in Toronto. The family later spent some time in Peterborough, Ontario and made many life long friends in that area. They came back to New Brunswick in 1961 and settled in to his wife’s family homestead in Kingston and later moved to Codys, New Brunswick where he continued his tradition of community activism until his death.
After 1967 Russell became well known and respected as an Auctioneer. He had a love of antiques and a wealth of knowledge which he shared with all. He remained active and involved in the Auctions with his son Kevin until his death.
Russell was extremely proud to call himself a U.E.L. (United Empire Loyalist) and was proudly Canadian; interested in preserving and promoting our Heritage and the beautiful properties of the “Picture Province”.
His contributions to us all are too numerous to mention here. Please see our website www.bondsauctions.com if you would like to read more about this great man.
He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. He leaves behind his loving family; sister Beatrice Estelle Miller,of Kars and formerly of the Toronto area; daughter, Sylvia Bernice and George Crothers, of Saint John; sons Kevin Russell and Judy Thomas, of Kingston and Harold Allan at home in Codys. The family also extended to include Ronda Hakkers, now Ronda Stevens and Leonard of Codys and Kevin Crannie of Toronto. He also leaves grandchildren; Nathanial Russell Bond and Nathanial’s mother Heather MacAlpine of Codys and Kristopher Stuart Pope of Halifax and extended grandchildren Julie and Travis Stevens. There are also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Russell was predeceased by his wife Leola Alice (Flewelling), parents Harold and Gladys Bond, sister Gladys Bernice and brother-in-law Lee Sherwood, grandson Eric James Bond and nephew Larry M. Sherwood.
Resting at Sherwood’s Funeral Home and Life Tribute Centre (839-2156), 18 Scovil Road, Norton, NB. Visiting will be held on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held from Codys Baptist Church on Friday, August 1, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. Private interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Queens County Historical Society for the Anthony Flower Restoration Project or memorial of donor’s choice. Condolences may be made to the family through www.sherwoodsfuneralhome.com
Friday, August 1, 2008