Irma E. Russell

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Sunday, May 26, 2024
St. Thomas United Church
367 Main Street
Doaktown, New Brunswick, Canada

Reception Following The Service

Atlantic Salmon Museum
263 Main Street
Doaktown, New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Irma E. Russell

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Russell, Irma E.

Dec 27/30 – Mar 24/24

It is with great sadness that the family of Irma Russell announces her peaceful passing on Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Irma was born Irma Eloise O’Donnell, daughter to Wallace O’Donnell and Louise (Wilson) O’Donnell. She grew up in McNamee, NB, with her siblings Greg, Dan (Norman), Shirley, and Stib (Murray). She graduated high school from St. Michael’s Academy in Chatham, NB.

In 1949, she married Lloyd Russell, husband of 59 years, They had 3 daughters, Gail Archibald (David Greeno), Wendy Henwood (Jim), and Shelley Tracey, one grandson David Tracey (Carrie-Anne Bradley), and 2 great grandsons Seth Tracey and Evan Tracey.

She was predeceased by her parents, siblings, her husband Lloyd, stillborn son Stephen, son-in-law Dean Archibald, as well as several nephews.

Irma was very active in the community, selling Avon in her younger life, being active in St. Thomas United Church, and raising funds for the first covered arena in Doaktown. Her greatest contribution to the community was her role in helping to establish the first ambulance service in Doaktown, studying her first aid religiously, and giving countless hours volunteering for ambulance service, once it was established.

Irma was also known for her skills in the kitchen, always sharing with anyone who was sick, bereaved, or in need of any kind. Irma will be sadly missed by anyone who knew her.

A special “thank-you” to all those at Shannex, Fredericton who cared for her so compassionately during her stay there.

A Memorial Service will be held from St. Thomas United Church, Doaktown, NB on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 2 pm with Rev. Brian Curtis officiating. Interment will follow in St. Thomas United Church Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Atlantic Salmon Museum, Doaktown, NB. If so desired, memorial donations may be made to the New Brunswick Alzheimer’s Society, or charity of the donor’s choice. Personal condolences may be offered through



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