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Jeanette Russell

November 24, 2023

Jeanette Russell Obituary

Jeanette Mary Russell (née Shetler)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Nov.24 at North Bay Regional Hospital at 82 years of age. Beloved wife of David Howard Russell for 61 years. Dear mother of Alan and wife Patti Hawkins Russell of Leamington, Ontario and Glenn Russell of Virginia Beach, VA. Loving grandmother to grandchildren Lauren Webb (Michael), Natalie (Nithish) and Elise. Dear sister to Pat (Patsy) Shetler of Virginia Beach, VA. Predeceased by her parents Mary and Harry Shetler.

Jeanette grew up in Sydney, Nova Scotia and lived there until meeting her husband David, who was with the Canadian Air Force. Together, they traveled with the military and lived in many places including Moosonee, Holland and Virginia. She later wrote of her travels as a military wife in “We’re Moving Where?”. In addition, she authored three books. Jeanette opened a ladies clothing store - “Leather ’n’ Silk” Boutique which operated for many years. She enjoyed her many buying trips and introducing the current fashion trends to North Bay. In recent years, Jeanette enjoyed golfing, cooking and baking.  Cremation has taken place. A private celebration of life is scheduled at a later date. Burial will be held at Beachwood Military Cemetery in Ottawa in the spring time. Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society

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