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RUSSEL, William Seymour (Bill). Reg: 297849, QAMR, WWII, Pte, C Coy 25th Btn and B Coy 6th Field Ambulance, 2nd N.Z.E.F. M.E.F. Born 8th April 1920, died peacefully in his 99th year on 6th July 2018 at Taranaki Base Hospital. Late of Boyup Brook Western Australia, Pahiatua, Tokoroa, Katikati and Oakura. A well respected, greatly loved and admired gentle man. Known for his love for life, cheeky laugh and great sense of humour. Ask Bill how he was, his reply was always 110%! Beloved son of Elizabeth and Charles (deceased). Exceptional husband to Jill (deceased). Amazing father and father-in-law to Peter and Therese Russel (Auckland), Jenny and Murray Laird (Oakura, Taranaki), Graeme and Leigh Russel (Papamoa). Special Granddad Bill to: Amy, Russel, Guy (deceased), Chloe, Eden, Kurt, Liam, Nathan, Gerard, Abbey and Sophie. And proud great Granddad to Cyprus. The world is a better place for having had Bill. A private cremation has already taken place, but a memorial service to celebrate Bill's life will be held in Cambridge at a later date to be advised. All correspondence to: Jenny Laird 96 Surrey Hill Road, RD4, New Plymouth 4374. Phone 06-752-7530.
Published in The New Zealand Herald on July 11, 2018
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