Death Notice
  • "So sorry to hear of Jacks passing. Our sailing trip to New..."
    - Richard Fehlman
  • "The music from Oklahoma always makes me think of John's..."
    - Sandy Isbister
  • "A sad time for all. Jack was a truly wonderful person with..."
    - Robert Innes
  • "Farewell Jack, from my first clumsy strumming to some..."
    - todd ellis
  • "Dear Liz and family My heartfelt sympathy in your sad..."
    - Dianne Fleming

John Russel (Jack):
9.11.1931 - 9.1.2018
It is with great sadness that we say farewell to Jack. Adventurer, sailor, storyteller, musician, teacher, and friend. Cherished husband and loving companion of Liz (Betty, nee Adam), and father to David, Daniel, and Katherine; stepfather to Dylan, Clare, and Chris; and Grandpa Jack to Tyler, Yuuki, Karl, and Samara.
'I pause, and I wait
and I listen,
For one more sound
For one more lovely thing
That the hills might say'
- The Sound of Music
Messages to family, c/- 17 Lammas Street, Richmond, Nelson. Funeral details to be advised at a later date.


Published in Nelson Mail from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2018