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Sean Russell

Sean Francis Russell, aged 72, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. Survived by his wife Loretta Russell, first wife Catherine Smith, and children Michael, Matthew, Krista, and Jeremy, Sean will be missed dearly. He leaves behind grandchildren Blake, Olivia, Dillan, Hannah, Dorian, and Astrid. Preceded in death by his parents Michael and Anne Russell, as well as his brother Michael Russell.

As per Sean’s request, there will be no funeral service. Instead, a Celebration of Sean’s Life will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Birminghams East in Regina, SK. Those wishing to attend should reply to sfrcelebration@gmail.com. Minors are not permitted.

Born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England in 1951, Sean joined the Royal Air Force in 1967, ultimately serving as Junior Tech. It was during his time in the RAF that he met his first wife Catherine, and together they immigrated to Canada in 1974. Sean embraced his new country, becoming a vehicle technician and establishing several successful businesses in Regina. Throughout the 1980s, Sean actively engaged with the Masonic traditions at Wascana Lodge, even reaching the prestigious position of Grand Master in 1986. He took great pride in driving the double-decker bus for tours at Wascana Centre and thoroughly enjoyed regaling others with stories about his sons. In 1994, Sean married Loretta, becoming a loving father to Krista and Jeremy.

Sean always considered himself a Seanchai, or traditional Irish storyteller. He amassed a vast network of friends and acquaintances throughout his life and delighted in sharing his tales with anyone who would listen. From his experiences in the RAF to his work at Regina Transit and as an automotive repair shop owner and mechanic, Sean had no shortage of captivating stories. In 2005, he proudly became a Canadian citizen after residing in the country for nearly five decades.

During his retirement, Sean cherished the opportunity to travel, particularly back to England to visit family and friends. He held a deep affection for his birthplace as well as his adopted home of Canada. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the compassionate staff of Pasqua Hospital unit 3A, along with Dr. Johnson, for their exceptional care.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the Regina Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at paragonfuneralservices.com.

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