Innes Fraser Russell died Wednesday June 17, 2009 after a brief inglorious struggle with cancer. Fraser was the son of John Thomas and Mavis Russell, brother to John Peter (Helen), Brian (Cheryl, 2006), and Jeannie (Tom); uncle to Hilary (Graham), Andy (Morna), Sam, David (Jessica) and Tim (Shelby). Fraser was born in Dunfermline, Scotland and grew up in Vancouver and Kelowna. He was a biologist, professional forester and sought-after expert on the flora of Southern B.C. He was a member of the Kamloops Choristers for 25 years and played roles in theatre and musical productions with Western Canada Theatre, Kamloops Players and Rocky Mountain Railtours Dinner Theatre. Fraser loved to travel and combined his interests by visiting Stratford, Ontario to take in the plays every year and included New York’s Broadway and London, England’s theatre district in his worldly itinerary.
A Celebration of Fraser’s life will be held be held on July 18, 2009 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm near Lac du Bois amongst the grasses, flowers and trees he knew so intimately.
Thanks to the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Hospice House, his family and many friends for their care and kindness to Fraser.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the www.naturetrust.bc.ca
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Personal Alternative Funeral Services.