Graham Colin Russell

9th October 1952 - 3rd May 2021
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J Fraser and Sons Chapel
Cnr Esk and Doon Streets
7 May 2021, 2:00PM

Russell, Graham Colin: After a long fight, Graham passed away peacefully at Rowena Jackson with family by his side, on Monday, May 3, 2021, aged 68 years. Dearly loved husband of Debra. Loved father and father-in-law of Kirstin, Scott and Fiona. A loved “Ga” to Isla and Evie. Loved son and son-in-law of Colin* and Winifred* Russell and Arthur and Joan Warren. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Stewart and Judith, Margaret*, Helen, Carolyn and Matt, and Tony and Sheryn Warren. Loved uncle to all his nieces and nephews. The family wish to give special thanks to the staff at Hospice Southland and Rowena Jackson for their care of Graham. A Memorial Service to celebrate Graham’s life will be held in J Fraser and Sons Chapel, Cnr Esk and Doon Streets, Invercargill on Friday, May 7, at 2.00pm. Messages to 33B Avenal Street, Invercargill 9810


This is so sad to hear. Both Dale & I had some great bike rally runs together including our son Shane who also worked for Graham in the early days at Tiwia Smelter. Our deepest sympathy to Deb and the family, such a young age. RIP Graham.
Merv & Dale Wilson, Oamaru
Graham u were like another dad to me and an amazing father to mincie. Thank u for all the wise words, advice and laughs they will be forever missed.
“Ain’t got time for this shit😉”
😘 I will make sure to keep an eye on the others for ya 😘
Sheree, Gorrrrre
rest up old mate turn the bike off and put it on the stand its been a pleasure to know you and your family
milton dakers, invercargill
Hi Graham ,i am sad to hear of you leaving us but also happy that you are now in peace in another place ,Hope your racing goes well for you and you enjoy your future .
I still remember the early days when a group of us came down for the Speedway and you put us up and we had some good nights,
Speedway was our passion then'
Sorry i cant get down and have our last talk of crap but will always remember our times together
and also give Your Debra and Family my Deepest Sympathy and cheers for giving you all they had to keep you comfortable and happy for your last few years .
I will try and keep putting laps in for you SMILE ,,,,
Cheers and RIP From Croz
Alan Crosbie,,,,Croz, Timaru
Deepest sympathy in the sad loss of Graham. Trish c/RJ
Trish , Invercargill
Sorry to read of Graham’s passing. Thinking of you Debra and sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
“Cherish your wonderful memories and remember the good times”
Debbie Main, Invercargill