Eyre, Russell Arthur

August 03, 1936 - Febuary 08, 2017

EYRE, Russell Arthur – Age 80 of Mooretown, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia. Beloved husband of Shirley (nee James).Loving father of Sue Ann Eyre (Ted Parent). Dear brother of Arthur (Karen) Eyre, Melba (Jerry) Duncan, brother in law Howard Maw and sister in law Diane (Jack) Stewart. Remembered by nieces and nephews, Jim (Brenda) Maw, Marie Maw, Ralph (Brenda) Eyre, Carol (Rick) D’Andrea, Krista (Scott) Steeves, Brent (Lee) Duncan, Brian (Pat) Stewart, Carolyn (Joe) Stonehouse and many great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Elvin (1967) and Lila (1990), brother Ralph (1951) and sister Jean (2015). Missed by his special friend Molly. Russell was born on the family homestead, where he has lived his entire life. For many years he operated a feedlot and proudly worked the land as a cash crop farmer. Russell was an active member of the Sixth Line United Church, was once a board member for the Lambton Cattlemen’s Association and was formally a Funk/Ciba-Geigy corn dealer.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, BRIGDEN.

Funeral Service
Memorial Service to be held Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11am from the Sixth Line United Church. Interment of ashes to follow at Bear Creek Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sixth Line United Church and St. Joseph’s Hospice.


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  1. We are so sad to learn of Russell death! Ram paid a tribute to him on Monday night and sang one of his favorite songs. We have such fond memories of him dancing at Southern Palms every Mon. night! You are in our thoughts and prayers as you cope to carry on without him!!
    Carmel and Bud Holgate

  2. Shirley Sue Ann, sorry for loss, we will remember Russell from our visits in Barbados. The Rostrevor will never be the same without him.

  3. My condolences go out to you Shirley and Sue Anne. I am sorry that I could not attend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

  4. Shirley & Sue Anne so sorry to hear the sad news, he will be missed by lots of people. Perhaps the Rostrevor will fly the flag at half staff.
    Love to all.
    Gordon and Sheila

  5. Dearest Shirley and Sue Ann, it is with deep sadness that I send you my condolences. Russ was an amazing man, total all-rounder when it came to personality, kindness, humour, just a salt of the earth good good man. Ever since the early Shangri-La days you all have been family and we certainly have a boatload of wonderful memories to keep Russ in our thoughts for years to come. Shirley, I am glad you are such a strong lady because I can only imagine how tough it is going to be for you without the other half of your amazing team. You, Sue and the whole Eyre clan are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending huge hugs and love. Toots, Copeland and Dillon. xxxx

  6. Shirley and Sue Ann
    We were saddened to hear the passing of Russell! Sincere condolences at this time!
    He is a man who will be missed by many!
    Thoughts and prayers at this time.
    Connie and Mike Courtney

  7. Shirley & Sue Ann. We are saddened to hear of Russell’s passing. He was one of a kind…..great wit and marvellous personality. He will be remembered and missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Eyre family. Wish we could give you a hug in person.
    Beth & Paul Aicken.

  8. To Shirley and Sue Ann, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May all your happy memories keep you strong.Yesterday a group of maids gathered at our door and wanted to be remembered to you. Orine, Dennise, Ilene, Mildred, Sherry Ann. They all feel the loss of RUSSELL

  9. Shirley and Sue Ann and Ted. All the McHughs are so saddened by Russell’s passing. Fondly remember the laughs, the Barbados antics, and the wonderful friendship between the Haire’s and the Eyres. Rest in peace Russell and hope farmers are subsidized in heaven. Sheila, Ray, John, Angela, and Matthew.

  10. So sorry to hear of Russell’s passing. Such great memories of fun at the Winter Picnic – he always would make you laugh and tell such great stories! Thinking of you all.

  11. Shirley, our condolence to you and your family. I too remember his humor and easy going nature. RIP Russell.
    Harold and Heather Maw

  12. Dear Shirley and Sue Ann: Sorry for your loss. Russell was one in a million. A generous, sincere, funny, loveable, gentle man whose memory will live on in all who were privileged to know him. Thinking of you.
    Wanda Cole.

  13. Dear Shirley Sue Ann and all the Eyre family–so sad to hear of Russells passing–so many fond memories of my summers spent with all of you and it left me of lasting impressions on my life that will never be forgotten
    Howie and Annette Thomas

  14. So sorry to hear your news Shirley, thinking now of good times many years ago on holiday. You are in our thoughts and prayers, knowing that he is now at peace. Lynne Bees and family

  15. Dear Shirley – We were so very sorry to read of Russell’s passing and send sincere condolences to the family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers – the community will mourn the passing of this very good man. Bill and Betty

  16. Shirley, we are so sorry to hear of Russel’s passing. Our sincere condolence to both your families. Rostrevor will never be the same without him. Sincerely, Yvonne & Clive

  17. Shirley & Sue Ann
    Sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful, Kind, and entertaining man. Enjoyed having him as a neighbour and a friend. Will be fondly remember by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Les and Alice May

  18. Dear Shirley, Sue Anne and the Eyre family its with a heavy heart that i send my condolences to you all. From the first time you all came to Shangri-la you added something to our family and every year since then you have been with us for special family gatherings.Russ will be surly missed by all.

  19. Dear Shirley,
    We are sad to hear of Russell’s passing. Through the 23 years since we met you both in Barbados, we have enjoyed Russell’s friendship and good humor. Our love and sincere sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.
    Warm regards from the Island in the Sun,
    Torkild & Lynda

  20. So very sorry Shirley and family, to hear of your loss of your beloved Russell. Such a shock for you and your daughter . Please accept the condolences we send. Jim and Janet Card.

  21. Our sincerest condolences to you Shirley, Sue Ann and family. Russell will be missed by all who knew him. Thoughts and prayers will be with you over the coming days. Take strength from the love he has left behind and from the joyous memories you shared.
    Ron and Jan Sabadash

  22. Dear Shirley, Sue Ann & family – so very sorry to hear about Russell – he was such a lovely, funny man. He will be remembered by all with love & laughter.

  23. So sorry for your loss. We extend to the Eyre family our most heartfelt sorrow and condolences.
    Mike, Sonya and family.

  24. Dear Shirley, Sue Ann and Russell’s family members. A life well lived. I remember his sense of humour and superb joke delivery. A special talent indeed! Love, Cousin Mary Charlton and family.

  25. To Ralph, Brenda and family, Jim, Brenda Maw and family,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your uncle.

    Doug and Judy Krall

  26. We’re so sorry to hear of Russell’s passing and that he was so sick. He was so funny and I have such great memories of him! Sending lots of love to you all. You are in our prayers ❤️

  27. Dear Shirley and Sue- Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. Russell was such a fun person to be around. I’m glad I had the opportunity to meet him. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Heather Hobbs

  28. Shirley,
    Condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.
    Vern and Dodie Villeneuve

  29. Dear Shirley, Sue Ann and each of Russell’s family. We are so sorry. We are grateful for all the years of the annual Winter picnics when we shared so much fun and we built family ties that have stood the test of time. We are sending our heartfelt condolences and love to you. With prayers for comfort, Tom & Linda Charlton & family

  30. Shirley and Sue Ann,
    Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. We had heard so many wonderful stories over the years about the Eyre family, and are happy we got to spend some time with you all. Hope to see you again.
    Our prayers are with you,
    Jill and David Wishart

  31. Shirley and family, We are thinking of you.
    Russell was kind, funny, and excellent at making a newcomer feel at ease.
    May you be a source of support and comfort for each other.
    Love, Scott, Lynn, Campbell, Graham, and Maleigh Henderson

  32. Dear Shirley
    My thoughts are with you – so hard to say goodbye to your best friend.
    the two of you shared so many memories over your many years together. Know John and I hold you in our thoughts at this time
    Joyce Henderson

  33. Special condolences.to the Eyre family. May he rest in piece, thoughts and prayers sent with sadness from Art and Connie..Hugh hugs..

  34. Dear Shirley,sue Ann and The eyre family we offer your our sincere condolences..you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  35. My thoughts,prayers and condolences to Shirley Sue Ann, Ted and the Family, at the loss of Russell Now at Peace
    From Across the Pond
    Trisha and Family& Friends Jersey and France

  36. Our condolences to Shirley and Sue Anne and the Eyre Family on their loss. Now he is at rest!
    Ron and Nancy Whitman and family.