Albert Russell Webb
December 27, 1927 ~ February 24, 2011
Albert Russell Webb passed away February 24, 2011 in Creston Valley Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
In Loving Memory of Albert Russell Webb, better known as Dad, Grandpa, Great-grandpa or Russ.
Russ Webb was born December 27, 1927 in Regina, SK, to Alfred and Margaret Webb, who were the proud parents of four children; Myrt, Bert, Ray, and Russ. Russ moved out of Eyebrow SK to Alberta in 1949 to start a small gravel truck business. After a short period of time he went into the business of his drag line, working on dams, canals, and land excavating. Anyone who knew Grandpa knew his dragline was one of his life’s passions, perhaps the only one other than the love of animals and his family.
During this journey he met Flo Plaister in the spring of 1952. After a year of courtship Russ and Flo got married in the United Church in Calgary on April 4, 1953.
A marriage of almost a full 58 years has a lot of stories to tell!
His work took him to many different parts of the country. Russ and Flo were blessed with three children; Carol, Dale and Barb. It wasn’t until their eldest Carol attended school in 1960 that they bought a permanent residence in Leduc and later to a farm near by. In 1973 they moved to Wynndel which turned out to be the place of their future retirement.
They ventured into Calgary in 1979. Flo returned to Wynndel in 1995 and Russ semi-retired and was home for winters. Russ continued to work until the age of 80, and full retirement.
Russ was predeceased by parents Alf and Margaret (Wilson) Webb, siblings Myrt Robinson, Bert Glover and Ray Webb.
Russ is survived by his wife Florence Webb; daughters Carol (Randy Harnack) Webb, Crossfield, Alberta, Barb (Gordon) Ogilvie, Wynndel, B.C.; son Dale (Jane) Webb, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta; five granddaughters Brianne, Tasha (Mark), Ceanna, Tracey and Kayla; one great-grandson Hayden; nieces and nephews Sharon, Noreen, Doug and Dwight.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 5, at 2pm at Trinity United Church.
Friends wishing to make a memorial tribute may do so to the BC Cancer Foundation, 601 West 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1L3