Carpenter, Russell

March 14, 1946 ~ November 7, 2015

CARPENTER, Russell William – Age 69 of Edy’s Mills, passed away with his loving family by his side on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Orial (nee Oliver) Carpenter for 52 years. Loving father of Brian Carpenter and Shelley (Robert) Atwell. Cherished Grampy of Bradley, Lydia, Brett and Kylie Carpenter, Ryan and Allison Atwell. Dear brother of Marjorie Watterworth, Diane (Harold) Hull, Lorraine (late Pat) Russell, Kathy (Wayne) Wagner and Karen (Wayne) Crosby. Sadly missed by Marion (Ron) Thomson, Elaine (Jim) Newport, Randy (Darwin) Oliver and mother-in-law Violet (Dale) Oliver. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Dorothy (nee Hill) Carpenter and father-in-law Melvin Oliver.

At Russell’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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  1. Dear Orial and Families
    With heartfelt sympathy we connect our hearts to yours. Russell was too strong a force to not remain watching over you , I just know he will give you many signs he is still around you all . You will feel him in the warmth of the sun , the breeze across your face , the next joke you hear that you just know he would of chuckled at , the noise of a truck or tractor , the smells of his favourite things, the grandkids saying they saw him in their dreams, the smells of campfires, and wood stoves . I can only imagine all the ways he will do his darnedest to stay connected and keep watching over you all .
    He touched so many lives and I just feel he left a treasure chest of wonderful memories for all his family , children and friends . We celebrate his life and all he shared .
    May you turn into your hearts for there he will always be.
    In love and light
    Many hugs,
    Randy Sherry and Michael Whiting
    xoxox

  2. So sorry to hear about Russell. Our deepest condolences, he will be sadly missed. The kids were just talking the other day how they wished Russell and Oriel were still their bus drivers! Thinking of you and your family.

  3. Les and I would like to express our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will always hold his love in your hearts.

  4. Memories and cherished moments that will forever be remembered for my son and myself.
    There doesn’t seem to be a powerful enough word to describe such an incredible man who had such an impact on those around him without even knowing.
    Honored to share special moments with him and family over these past few weeks. All my love, Karen and James. Xo

  5. To the Carpenter family I express my condolence. Russell and I enjoyed riding his grandfathers’ two work horses many times as young men living in Oil Springs. I know he will be missed.

  6. Sorry to hear about Russell’s death. He will be missed on his mail route out in the country. Since condolences.

  7. Oriel and family , sad to hear of Russell’s death , you and Russ were a good team on the mail route and other ways . We will miss seeing him each day . Cherish the memories .
    Sincere condolences , Leo and Karen Burns

  8. Thoughts and prays for the family. Many of us from dawn central are thinking about you guys. A classmate and myself was just talking about our memories with Russell last week. We all loved Russell! His smile, love and care he provided for all of us. Bye for now Russell

  9. Oriel ,Brian ,Shelly and families I’m so sorry to hear about Russel’s passing . He was always kind to me and my family, will be thinking and praying for all of you.

  10. Oriel, Brian, Shelley and family – So sorry to hear about Russell’s passing. A great guy who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Memories keep us going and always in our hearts.

    Dianne McLean and Carl Gadsby

  11. Dear Oriel and family I was completely shocked when I heard the news about Russel’s passing. He was a great man and I cherished all of our conversation that we had. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you.
    Calvin and Julie Fowler

  12. Orial, Brian and Shelley and Families, so sorry to hear about the passing of Russell. He was a great man and will be missed by so many. Thinking of all the family at this difficult time. Ron and Maureen Bailey xoxoxo

  13. Orial and Family
    We are so sad to hear of Russell’s passing. He had a wonderful sense of humour and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

    Some people just can’t help making a difference in our lives.
    By simply being who they are, they make the world a little brighter, a little warmer, a little gentler, and when they are gone we realise how lucky we are to have known them.
    Russell was one of them.

  14. Orial, Brian, Shelly and Family
    We are sorry to hear of Russell’s passing. Sending you hugs and our prayers your way. If there is anything you need please do not hesitate to call. He was a great man, and will be remembered by all. Thinking of you and your family.