Russell John Cunningham

21st November 1952 - 14th June 2022
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Waiau Room, Ascot Hotel, Invercargill on Tuesday
21 June 2022, 1:30PM

CUNNINGHAM, Russell John (Sneaky Meat). On Tuesday June 14, 2022 at Rowena Jackson Village. Russ passed away aged 69 years.

Dearly loved husband of Andree. Much loved father and father-in-law of Kate and Kylie Tiriaere, and Alex and Samantha. Proud Grandad of Madeline, George, Oliver and Cerys. A service for Russ will be held in the Waiau Room, Ascot Hotel, Invercargill, at 1.30pm, on Tuesday June 21. Private cremation thereafter.  Sincere thanks to the wonderful staff at Rowena Jackson Special Care Unit for their dedicated and loving care of Russ. Messages to PO Box 6104, Invercargill and tributes may be left on Russ’ tribute page at where a live stream of the service will also be available.


Love and hugs to the family of Russell, I worked at Farmer's Trading Co.. and he was my go-to man during the years he looked after us and his other clients at the premises at 150 Dee Street. I was pleased to catch-up with Russell one day several years ago when he and his lovely wife were shopping in Farmers, he remembered my husband and the classic Ford he owned. Andee told me later she was pleased for Russell, that I took the time to stop and chat.....he was a lovely man and I enjoyed my time knowing him. RIP Russell xxx
Jane Mackenzie, Boyne Island Qld (ex Invercargill)
Russell was a loyal friend of 52 years, a great man of integrity, quick humour and a talented motorcycle racer. We enjoyed many hilarious adventures, impromptu parties and great mutual respect. Condolences to all the family,Rest in Peace my friend you will be sorely missed and will live on my many fond memories of your kind and generous spirit.
Eddy Garner, Melbourne, Australia
Andree please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Russell to you and your family. Will miss seeing you walking through RJ . Trish
Trish Murray , Invercargill
Now Sneaky Meats a name
I often so re-call
When we both worked at A.B.L
Past many years to fall

Always full of it he was
But a man to ride the trail
And later so in life
We were in opposition to prevail

Pricing Insurance work
Southland wide and new
Great ever competition
As I taught him all he knew

Sad to see he has left us
It has been many years
Since we sat down and chewed the fat
Over a couple of nice cold beers

Rest in Peace there Sneaky
You will be building up above
And one day we will meet again
With the Angels and the Doves

jack sheehan, Ettrick Central Otago
Andree and Family
Sending you our deepest sympathy and thoughts at this time.
Rex & Vicki McDonald.
Rex & Vicki McDonald, Invercargill
So sorry to hear of Russell’s passing Andree , We enjoyed our time living next door to you both in Bay Road Our thoughts are with you and your family
Sylvia Forbes, Invercargill
To Andree and family our love and thoughts are with you during this time. Russell you will be so dearly missed by the many people you have touched , supported and loved. All our love Craig and Tania xx
Craig and Tania Peat, Kaiapoi (Christchurch)
Our sincere sympathies and condolences to Andree and family at this time. Simon, Yee Miin, Maegan & Ellie Beck.
Simon Douglas Beck, Christchurch
Thinking of you at this sad time. Russell was a man with great vision and foresight.
We particularly appreciated his work with Downtown Windsor with developing the Windsor Mall
and the St Pauls renovations. Kindest Regards from Robyn & Lindsay Jordan
Robyn & Lindsay Jordan, Invercargill
To Andree and Family - Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Russell. Thinking of you all at this time. Kind Regards Warren & Rosena Keen.
Warren Keen, Invercargill
Sorry to hear Russell is gone. We were good friends St JHHS as Nd had a lot of laughs together. RIP Russ.
Keith Ferguson , Invercargill
Thank you Andree for livestreaming the funeral , Amanda and I both watched it live. Kate and Alex's speeches were just lovely and entertaining.
Will see you all this summer.
Hugs and kisses from us , Nigel , Amanda , Annabel and Charlotte Beck.
RIP Sneaky, never forgotten.
Nigel Beck, Woodend (Christchurch)
Condolences to the Cunningham family.
From Christine and Trevor Withington
Trevor Withington, INVERCARGILL