Frank Walter RUSSELL

Frank Walter RUSSELL


November 16, 1937 ~ December 11, 2015

Frank Russell was born in Ponoka, Alberta, the third of Myrtle and Leslie Russell’s four children. Married to Patricia Hryciw in May of 1960, the young couple moved to California where their daughter Katherine “Kat” was born. The family returned to Canada in 1966, settling on an acreage in Joe Rich Valley where they lived for 49 years and raised registered Morgan horses. Frank worked at Western Star Trucks from just after its opening, to its final closure in 2002. During his 35 year employment he was first a line foreman and later managed “mock-up”, the department responsible for building and testing prototypes. In 1983 the company sent him to Australia to set up a satellite factory, an experience he found rewarding both personally and professionally. Frank enjoyed working on his acreage, particularly in improving his woodlot. Leisure time was often spent in back country riding, including several long-distance horse packing trips, shared with Pat and friends. Frank is survived by his wife, daughter, sister Fern, other relatives and many friends. He is predeceased by

his parents and brothers Lawrence and Brian.A memorial gathering will be held in the spring of 2016. Instead of flowers donations to the Equine Foundation of Canada or charity of your choice is appreciated: Memories and photos may be shared through:

Arrangements entrusted with

First Memorial Funeral Services,

Kelowna. 250-762-2299

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