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John Quentin Russell

August 14, 1944 - April 24, 2018


Son of Marguerite and John Russell. Survived by sisters Suzanne (Jose), Deborah (Mick) and brother Danny (Gayle). Quentin is survived by 3 sons (by Lillian Howard) Alex (*Liza*), Stephen (Angela), Chris (*Naseem*) and*predeceased* by daughter Naomi Russell (by Dorothy Comley). Whose son Jake was devotedly raised by our father Quentin. *Predeceased* by the love of his life, Carol Beleyowski. Quentin will be missed by 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Lovingly cared for in his last months by his partner Kate Hendrickson.

Quentin worked as a communications radio operator on the *HMCS* Destroyer Escort Mackenzie between 1961-65. He moved to Vancouver in 1967 to begin his 30-year career in steel fabrication and ship building as a purchasing manager. He became a business entrepreneur as the owner of Quest Steel, and with the creation and opening of the Earl of Sandwich franchise with his wife Carol. They moved back to Victoria in 1997 where he worked for Point Hope Shipyards as a purchasing manager. He then became operations manager for E & N railway. Quentin started collecting records at the age of 14, and upon his retirement in July 2004 he embraced this passion fully by buying and selling rare rock and roll records. Quentin will forever be remembered by all who knew him as a force of life and an inspiration to all who loved him.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

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From: Alison Beck
Relation: A Post Office customer that became a treasured friend

I’ve had a card for Q at the post office (Crazy 8’s) that I was hoping to give to his Grandson the next time he passed by with mail. I will truly miss our jibes and jokes with Q, it made my day so many times over, especially those difficult days. I was looking so forward to seeing his green MG this spring! I loved his laugh and his great sense of humour. I will miss him so very much but he will always be remembered with that big smile of his!

From: Katherine Hendrickson
Relation: I was his companion and partner for almost 8 years together

I am so thankful that I was able to share so much of my almost 8 years with Quentin – we traveled – shared family memories- Xmases- Celebrations such as weddings together and so much more. I will miss EVERYTHING about “My JOHNNIE” and was glad that I lovingly shared his final moments with him on earth. I LOVED HIM and WILL NEVER FORGET his smile- his laughter – and his love for me and his family.

From: Deborah Russell
Relation: Brother

Friends and family will gather at the Royal Oak Cemetery Friday, May 4th at 1:00 pm at 4673 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. Family will then make their way to the gravesite for a private service.

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