Russell Ash, 85, passed away peacefully in his home in Kelowna, B.C. on Sept. 7, 1999.
Russell was a longtime resident of Fort Frances, Ont., where he attended grade school and high school. He played hockey and baseball at a younger age, and was an avid sports fan.
During the Second World War, he was in the R.C.E.M.E. and spent time oversees. He returned to raise his family in Fort Frances.
He retired at age 65 from Boise Cascade, where he had worked for more than 45 years.