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Belinda Dridan
11 years ago

Although I had only known Russell for a brief time, I will always remember him as a kind, jovial, gentle man. It wasn't hard to see his good nature shine through. You only had to look at the way his eyes lit up when he spoke of his family and friends, or the way his tiny guard dog, little Maxie, adored him. On the Friday before he passed, we had a conversation in which he reflected warmly upon his life. He spoke fondly of his family, his upbringing, and his involvement at Ivanhoe Grammar. When I arrived, he had been relaxing in front of the television watching the golf. He was in good spirits. I take some comfort in this, although I am deeply saddened by his unexpected passing. My thoughts are with his family throughout this difficult time.

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Belinda Dridan
11 years ago

Although I had only known Russell for a brief time, I will always remember him as a kind, jovial, gentle man. It wasn't hard to see his good nature shine through. You only had to look at the way his eyes lit up when he spoke of his family and friends, or the way his tiny guard dog, little Maxie, adored him. On the Friday before he passed, we had a conversation in which he reflected warmly upon his life. He spoke fondly of his family, his upbringing, and his involvement at Ivanhoe Grammar. When I arrived, he had been relaxing in front of the television watching the golf. He was in good spirits. I take some comfort in this, although I am deeply saddened by his unexpected passing. My thoughts are with his family throughout this difficult time.

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The Age
11 years ago