Russell, Harold of Essex passed away peacefully on March 13, 2012 at 99 years of age. Loving husband of Audrey (Robinson) for almost 69 years. Beloved father of Shirley (Duane) Horton, Essex; Katherine (Dean) Neuert, Parry Sound and Robert (Michelle) Russell, Belle River. Cherished grandfather of Paul and wife Jessie, Kirk, Nicole and husband Barclay, Alexander, and Abigail; and great grandfather of Jesse, Brooklynn, Quinn, Kahlan and Carson. Predeceased by parents Robert and Mary Russell; Sisters, Isabelle (1947), Cletta (1983), Ethel (1994), Fern (2005), Eleanor (2006) and brothers, Sydney (1904), Robert (1976), Henry (1988). Harold had a passion for farming and with the support of his wife, farmed his whole married life on the 9th Concession of Colchester North. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Iler Lodge and La Chaumiere for their wonderful care. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Friday 3-5 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service to celebrate Harold’s life will be held from the funeral home on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11 am. Interment St. George’s Cemetery, Comber. If desired, memorial donations made to Essex United Church would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at

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