Russell Joseph Carroll

22 March , 192926 January , 2019
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Russell Joseph Carroll Sydney

If you are reading this it means that I have missed my tee off time here on earth and moved on to the big golf course in the sky where one putts are a given.

It is with profound sadness that the family of Russell Carroll announces his sudden passing after a brief illness on January 26, 2019.

Dad was born in Sydney on March 22, 1929. He was predeceased by his parents Catherine (Holloran) and Albert Carroll.

Russell was a loving husband for 68 years to Goldie (Lorna Walsh) and a wonderful father to Lorna (Jim) Plemel, Rosalind (Ian) MacPhail and Albert (Paula Webber). He is also survived by his sister Mary LeVangie and grandchildren, David (Camille), Carrie (Brendon LeLievre), Mark Howell, Martin (Jessica Brown), Ellen (Patrick Reed), David Plemel, Russell (Beth), Rebecca Carroll and two great granddaughters, Payton John and Audrey Howell.

Dad had many hobbies including, hunting, baseball, hockey, skating, boxing, but his true passion was golf; starting with caddying in 1939 at the Lingan Golf Country Club and to this day was still a playing member. He enjoyed many successes on the golf course winning numerous tournaments and could easily recall each course and which club he played. He achieved four holes in one and two albatrosses. His working career spanned 42 years on the Steel Plant starting in the general yard, then to conductor on the trains and finishing in management.

Visitation will take place Wednesday, January 30 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at T.W.Curry Parkview Chapel. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, January 31 at 11 am at St. Theresa’s Church with Fr. Dennis Lamey officiating, with a reception to follow.

Donations in memory of Russ may be made to the Sydney SPCA 401 East Broadway, Sydney, B1N 3K1. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting


  • Goldie (Lorna Walsh) Carroll, Wife
  • Lorna (Jim) Plemel, Daughter
  • Rosalind (Ian) MacPhail, Daughter
  • Albert (Paula Webber) Carroll, Son
  • Mary LeVangie, Sister
  • David (Camille), Grandson
  • Carrie (Brendon LeLievre), Granddaughter
  • Mark Howell, Grandson
  • Martin (Jessia Brown), Grandson
  • Ellen (Patrick Reed), Granddaughter
  • David Plemel, Grandson
  • Russell (Beth), Grandson
  • Rebecca Carroll, Granddaughter
  • Payton John, Great Granddaughter
  • Audrey Howell, Great Granddaughter
  • Albert Carroll, Father
  • Catheine (Holloran) Carroll, Mother


  • Visitation Wednesday, 30 January , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, 31 January , 2019

Russell Joseph Carroll

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Cindi and Clint Pederson

1 February 2019

We all endure so many traumas in our lives, each one personally our own. Wishing you the strength to endure this one and the courage to move forward.
So sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences.
Cindi and Clint Pederson

Sharise McKeigan

31 January 2019

Dear Lorna and Family,
My condolences to you at this difficult time. You shared so many humorous , thoughtful , and personal stories about your Dad and your family, that I thought I was actually there to experience the event. Keep those stories and memories alive.

Brenda, Lars, Soren and Anna Nissen Nissen

31 January 2019

Dear Lorna, Jim, David, Martin, Ellen, your mother Lorna, and all your family.
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Father and Grandfather. Although we never met Russell, from reading the obituary and seeing the photo tribute we learned that he was a remarkable, unique man. He has left each of you with very special memories that will be part of you forever.
We are especially thinking of you today , with our love and with a prayer that Gad will comfort you and give your strength now and in the difficult days ahead.
"Time takes even the simple memories and turns them into gold."
Sincere condolences, Brenda. Lars, Soren and Anna Nissen

Bryan & Monika Walsh

30 January 2019

Dear Aunt Goldie, Lorna, Rosalind, and Albert
We would like to send our condolences to you and your families for the loss of uncle Russ. We will miss him dearly and his many colourful stories.

Jean Walsh, Marlene & Richard Comerford and family, Bryan & Monika Walsh, and Sharon & John Cruise

Eileen Hartigan

30 January 2019

Goldie, Lorna, Rosalind, Albert & families,
my deepest condolences in losing Russ. He was truly a very special person. Whenever I think of Russ, I think of the first time I met him; I still laught to myself. I called for Lorna & Russ answered the door. He said wait a sec & left me on the doorstep. He was back in a flash and said he had to put the dog away. He invited to me to join him at the kitchen table while he had a bite before playing golf. Stien was behind a door in the kitchen and was going on like The Hound of the Baskerville. Quite disturbing; I was worried he might get out. I said politely if Russ thought the dog was OK. He looked me straight in the eyes and said " Don't worry dear, he'll be fine," He always made me laught!

Nancy and Aniello Marotta

30 January 2019

Dear Lorna Plemel, Mrs. L. Carroll, and families...We are very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your families for the loss of your beloved Mr. Carroll. May he rest in peace. You are all in our hearts and prayers.

Wallace Family

30 January 2019

Lorna, Jim, Martin, David and Ellen

Our hearts go out to all of you, so very saddened to hear the news. May your memories you have and smiles that you shared comfort you in this difficult time. We are keeping all of the family in our hearts and prayers. So many gifts and lessons learned. Take care of one another.

Condolences from Kathy, Greg, Shane and Jessalyn
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Pauline Collins

30 January 2019

I want to send my condolences to Goldie, Lorna, Rosalind and Albert and their families on Russell 's death. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. The Carroll family were great neighbors on Margaret Street. There are so many lovely memories growing up there. Rest in peace Russell.

Janet Connor

30 January 2019

To Goldie, Lorna, Rosalind, Albert and families:

Sincere condolences on the passing of your dear Russell. So many years going to the Carroll house and Russell always had time for us and, of course, some pearls of wisdom to share. He has made it to the end of the 18th hole and is on his way to the 19th in that celestial club in the sky! "You can rest now, Russell. You played a great game!" All the best to the beautiful family he has left behind. He will be in your thoughts for a long time.

David McDonald

30 January 2019

Words cannot express my sadness on learning of Russel's passing.
I will cherish our friendship for over 50 years and our many golf games, especially
our many Labour Day trips to Ingonish.
God Bless Russ,
David McDonald