Russel’s funeral took place on Thursday 19th April, 2.20pm at Peel Green Crematorium in Eccles Manchester. The day was well attended with people travelling far and wide to share the occasion.
A funeral reception was held at The Manchester Centre for Buddhist Meditation in Chorlton-cum-Hardy with refreshments and the sharing of thoughts and memories.
In the evening there was open house at the society’s premises at Grosvenor Square, Sale.
The funeral service was hosted by Ken Garrod.
Steve Taylor gave a brief account of Russel’s life and Paul Shambrook gave his personal recollection of Russel.
Chrstine Johnson sang a song of her own composition in memory of Russel and Marie Leinhardt performed a piece on the concert harp.
The ceremony was concluded by a reading of the Metta Sutta by Sarah Nicolas.
Russel and Joyce requested donations in lieu of flowers be made to St Ann’s Hospice.