January 4, 1968 – March 30, 2021
Russ was born in Nipawin, SK. Later, he moved with his family to Kelowna, BC where he lived until his marriage to Nancy Liston in 1970. Together, Russ and Nancy lived in Trail, Terrace, Cassiar, Prince George, Vanderhoof, Rosswood, and Kitimat, BC before returning to Terrace in 2020.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; children Niki, Jeff, Evan, Aaron and their spouses; nine grandchildren; sister Faye; and one nephew, Mark. Russ is pre-deceased by his parents Anne and Peter Smithanik.
He loved to ride motorcycles on a sunny day. His motto: “Wake up every morning eager for the adventures of the day.”
Thank you to the EMS, first responders, doctors, nurses, and staff at MMH who cared for him during his sudden passing. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the BC Children’s Hospital.
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