Peacefully on Monday August 19, 2013 at Leisureworld Caregiving Centre, Creemore in his 85th year. Russ of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Woodbridge, beloved husband of Lee for over 61 years. Loving father of Debra Dickson of Edmonton, Alberta, Heather and her husband Patrick Matthews of Brampton, Norman and his wife Kim of Caledon, Kevin of Morroco, Warren of San Diego, California and Bradley and his wife Kim of Minesing. Cherished Papa of Blake Dickson, Ryan and Sean Matthews, Corey (Amanda), Kevin and Kendra Lee Dickson, Aimeé and Michaël Dickson, Christian and Jordyn Dickson and of great-grandson Dante Dickson. Dear brother of Faye Dickson and of the late Helen McDougall, the late Daveressa Ortineau and the late Marlene Williams and her husband Dick Williams. Russ will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was a humble man of great integrity and faith. He was a Canadian through and through. His hugs will never be replaced. Friends were received at the Clearview Community Church, 1070 County Road 42, Stayner on Friday August 23, 2013 from 12 noon until the Celebration of His Life at 1 o’clock. Interment Stayner Union Cemetery. If desired, remembrances to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by Russ’ family. For more information and to sign the online Book of Memories, log on to www.carruthersdavidson.com. Arrangements under the direction of the Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Stayner Chapel (705-428-2637).