Joseph Russell (Russ) Wirth

Joseph Russell (Russ) Wirth

Joseph Russell (Russ) Wirth

March 14, 1930 ~ November 23, 2015

Russ Wirth passed away at his residence in Swan Valley Lodge on November 23, 2015 at the age of 85 years, with his wife Jo at his side.

Russ was born on March 14, 1930 in Assiniboia, SK, the middle of five children. The family moved to Toronto, ON where Russ was raised and got his education.

Russ worked for 37 years for Ontario Hydro. He retired and moved out west in 1987. He met and married his wife Jo, and they moved to Crawford Bay, BC where they lived for ten years before moving to Creston, BC.

He loved the mountains, hiking, reading and travelling. He’ll be sadly missed by all who knew him, especially his seven daughters, whom he loved as his own.

Russ was predeceased by three brothers.

He is survived by his wife Jo; daughters Sher (Phil) Buller, Roberta Kerr, Jacky (Ken) Smith, Jennifer (Nick) Hodgkinson, Paula Bergevin, Rande (Mike) Allison, and George (Dave) Bachmier.

A Celebration of Russ’ Life will take place at a later date.


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