Gladys Amelia Russell

Tuesday, 19 August 1930 - Thursday, 04 January 2018

Death Notice

Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 4, 2018, Gladys Amelia Russell passed away at the age of 87. Gladys is survived by Jack, her loving husband of 66 years; children Larry (Debra) and Wayne (Maxine); grandchildren Carissa, Chantelle (Lesley Girard), Zachary, Nathan (Alicia Kerr) and Jacklyn; and great-granddaughter Evelyn. She is also survived by her sisters Isabel (the late Alex) Greenhalgh and Margary (the late Colin) Robinson; brother Fred (Bev) Lindars; sisters-in-law Marion Lindars and Doris (the late Lewis) Wright; brother-in-law Ross (Carolyn) Russell; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter Heather, parents Fred and Luvia Lindars and brother Norman Lindars. Gladys was a longtime employee at Scotiabank in Petrolia. “Gabby Gladdy” was a social butterfly, and enjoyed playing cards with her neighborhood friends. She was a great cook, and even better baker! Gladys will be remembered most for her devotion to her family and friends, and will be missed by all those who knew her.


Family and friends will be received on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. Interment to follow in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.


In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada (cheques only at the funeral home please).

7 Condolences

  • Sherry O’Neil January 19, 2018 09:07pm

    Wayne, Maxine & Family, so sad to hear of Gladys’ passing. Always enjoyed visits with her and Jack. She was a lovely lady!! She will be missed and forever in our hearts!
    Always, Sherry O’Neil

  • Sue Ken Nakagawa January 12, 2018 03:00pm

    Our sincerest condolences to Jack, & all of Gladys’ family. We knew Gladys through Aunt Marge & have fond memories of spending time with her & Jack when we would visit Sarnia. She was a delightful lady with a winning smile & will be greatly missed by those who loved her. Sue & Kenatina

  • Susan Farren January 10, 2018 07:25pm

    My heartfelt condolences to such a beautiful family. Gladys was and will always be a beautiful, gentle soul. I will never forget her smile and dashing outfits when visiting at Carolyn and Ross’s. May she Rest In Peace and Love.

  • Julie Skinner Leslie January 9, 2018 02:28pm

    My deepest sympathy to Jack and family. I have many memories from all the help he and Gladys gave LEO over the years. God Bless you all.

  • Gail Gravelle January 9, 2018 12:37pm

    Russell family;
    So sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathies at this difficult time
    Gail & Ted Gravelle

  • Nancy Hibbert January 7, 2018 08:57am

    Jack and Family,I am very sorry to hear of Gladys passing.She will be sadly missed.My condolences to all.Nancy Hibbert

  • Robert Chris Girard January 6, 2018 03:14pm

    Our deepest condolences are sent out to Wayne (Maxine) and to the entire family. Fond memories are with us forever in our hearts and captured on numerous digital pics of our times spent together with Gladys. We wish the family lots of love through these difficult times. Love, Robert & Chris

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