Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

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Stella Agatha Russell

July 20, 1935September 30, 2019

Stella Agatha Russell

Our Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed away peacefully on September 30th 2019 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Stella Agatha Russell was born on July 20th, 1935 in Trinidad and Tobago. She is predeceased by her parents; Granville Grant and Gertrude Lynch; her brother Cleophus, and her sisters Thelma (Sinder) and Uleane (Dormin).

Stella is survived by her loving husband Elton Russell, her daughters Christine Bynoe and Claudette Russell, and her three granddaughters – Lindsay, Alicia, and Shanysse. She is also survived by - her siblings – Milton, Trevor, Melvin, Ivan, Maria, and Wilma; her nieces and nephews – Selvon, Calvin, Hugh, Nicole and many others.

Stella emigrated to Canada with her family in 1965, where they resided in Ottawa, Ontario for 53 years. Stella enjoyed travelling, baking, gardening and was a brilliant seamstress.

She was able to enjoy an array of activities in her retirement before falling to the ravages of Alzheimers. Stella will be dearly missed.


  • Church Visitation Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service At St Margaret In the Pines Anglican Church Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Burial To Follow At St.Margaret's Cemetery Saturday, October 5, 2019


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Bruce & Shydrell Duncan

October 5, 2019

Condolences to the entire family May Her Soul R.I.P

Gary Ward

October 5, 2019

Rest in peace dear Aunty love always

Esther Charles

October 4, 2019

"Safe in the arms of the angels"
It was a joy and privilege to be Stella's private care giver, when she was at Alta Vista Manor in Ottawa, my condolences to her family.
We shall miss her dearly,
With deepest sympathy, Esther and family

Kenneth Coker

October 4, 2019

Deepest condolences to our dear Cousin Sonny, Christine, Claudette and the rest of the family on the passing of Cousin Stella. May the Lord bless and comfort you all at this time of grief. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

May she rest in peace.

From Kenneth, Ruth & Family.

David Russell

October 4, 2019

Auntie Stella,

As you said at my wedding, “I have always been so happy (for you) that even though I’m just your aunt in-law you have always called me Aunt”. I have never realized this but; I’ve always known that you have all the time considered me your nephew.

During many driving trips over the years, from Toronto to Ottawa I always looked forward to seeing you on Friday night. Yes then, mainly for the food you would have waiting for us after our drive :-). You were kind, strong, thoughtful and patient. And the time I came up to Ottawa with my wife Doreen and kids Tevin and Alexia you were memorable, warm and affectionate with them, which they will never forget.

Thank you for all, you have stayed with us as long as you can, and now, may you rest in peace.

David Russell

Roslyn Tobin

October 3, 2019

To the Russell Family,

Our deepest condolences on the passing of Stella.
You welcomed us into your home and heart for over 30 years and we will always have fond memories of our times together.
We weren't just extended family to you we were just family .
your baking and sewing still are a part of our home today, may you rest in peace and god bless.

From Roslyn, Franklyn, Melissa and Jaeson


October 3, 2019

To my wonderful friends:
Mr. Russell, Ms Christine & Shanysse

May these few words express our sincere sympathy and let you know our thoughts are with you.
May the Lord bless and comfort tou and your family during this time of grief.

Please accept our sincere condolences.
From : Oudit & Averil Gooray.

Jennifer Russell-Felix

October 3, 2019

Aunt Stella,
As I recall my time with you, more that 40 years ago I reflect on the holiday dad (Ralph Russell) and I spent at your home with you, Uncle Sonny and Claudette, and also Christine. How wonderful and warm you always were, the laughs we all shared with whatever we were doing. The trips to the swimming pool in Ottawa close to your then apartment. All these thing left lasting memories in my young life that helped ground me. You were down to earth , no fluff, honest, hard working, sincere, and humorous. I especially recall the time just before I had to return home to Trinidad, when you took a look at me and said Jenny let me press your hair so your mom could see how well I took care of you. To which we laughed and between doing your housework you made the time to get me all pressed and ready to return home.

You will be remembered.. Rest In Peace.

Joanne Bennett

October 3, 2019

My condolences to Christine, Claudette, and family. I have known the family from Ottawa for many years. May the perpetual light shine upon her and may she rest in peace.

Prayers and condolences to the family.

Joanne, Sharon, Kathy, and family

N Charles

October 3, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the Russell family on the passing of Stella Russell. I knew her during her years in Ottawa when I became friends with her daughter Claudette. I know the great memories you have of her will surround you at this time. She lived a great life, and always brought joy to all. May she RIP.