William Bill Russell

December 6, 1929February 16, 2012

William “Bill” Russell

Passed away at his home on February 16, 2012 at the age of 82. Beloved husband of the late Catherine (nee Smith) (December 21, 2008) for over 51 years. Dear father of Fiona Russell and loving grandfather of Sydney Stevanovic. Bill was predeceased by his sister and brother. Prior to coming to Canada in 1957 he was a member of the Merchant Marine in Scotland and he and Catherine we married. He was a member of The Whitlaw Mariners (Darts & Shuffleboard) and the Peterborough Naval Association. Bill retired in the early 1990’s as a Parole Officer after many years as a Superintendent in the Provincial Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services of Ontario. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm followed by a memorial service in the chapel at 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street. Memorial donations to Toronto’s Hospital For Sick Children would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, February 23, 2012
  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Harry Wood

February 28, 2012

Fiiona and Sydney. Word of Bill's passing reached us in Florida and we were home to late for the service. Bill was a good friend to me and together for many years we laid a wreath in rememberance of Merchant Navy Sailors lost. Bill was always a true Gentleman in every sense of the word. and he will be missed by members of Whitlaw Mariners Seniors Club and the Peterborough Naval Assoc. Please accept our heartfelt condolences
Harry Wood President of W.M.S.C.

Harlene Annett

February 23, 2012

Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We had many happy days on Amundsen Ave. back in the 60's and early 70's. Bill and Kay were great neighbours and I have some good pictures of Fiona from those times. Harlene Annett in Peterborough.

February 21, 2012

Fiona and Sydney,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Keep smiling, stay strong and know you have a lot of friends here for you. Let the memories carry you through this difficult time and know your dad and grandfather will be sadly missed.
Please let me know if you need anything :)
Hugs and Kisses!
Laura, Steve and Cardyn XOXO

February 20, 2012

Words seem so inadequate at this time. I hope the warmth of many fond memories of your Dad will give you and Sydney some strength and eventually fill you with happiness. Thinking of you both during this difficult period. God bless you both.
Heather and Al Johnson and family