PERKINS, Russell Marston - Russ passed peacefully out of this life, confident in an eternal life with his Heavenly Father, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in his 99th year.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret (née Atyeo) of 57 years; his parents, James and Blanche Perkins; and brothers Alfred and Chester of Danville Quebec.
Russ will be remembered with love by his children Carol Spendlove (James), Brian Perkins (Patricia), and Donna Dickey (Stephen); his grandchildren, Jacqueline and Owen Spendlove (Amanda), Garrett and Elliott Perkins, and Jillian and Nathan Dickey (Virginia); his great-granddaughter Elysia Dickey; and his nieces and nephews.
Russ had a long and productive life. He was born and raised on a farm in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, served in the RCAF during World War II, and spent most of his working life as a valued employee of the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital.
He was a proud Kingstonian and a longtime member of Bethel Church where for many years he anchored the bass section of the choir, sang in the male quartet, and served as both elder and deacon. Russ was known for his strong faith, his integrity and was a gentleman to the end.
For the last five years of his life he resided at the Conservatory Pond Retirement Residence where he benefitted from the attention and care of its exemplary staff. Special thanks to Tanya and Lisa of CCAC, and the St Elizabeth PSWs who provided his care in recent times.
Russ will be remembered at a memorial service at ROBERT J. REID & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 309 Johnson Street, Kingston on Sunday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m.