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LIGHT, Russell John

September 5, 1927 — January 8, 2016

Husband, Father, Brother, Grampa, Great Grampa and Friend   Dad passed away peacefully on Jan 08, 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. Russ was predeceased by his mother and father, Jack and Justine Light. He is survived by his loving wife Suchitra, his siblings Dennis (Isabel), Roberta (Don), Bruce (Pat) also his children, Chris (Janice), Colleen (Peter), Tim (Robin), Darran (Tracy) and Ed (Divi); grandchildren Jared (Skyla), Angelyn, Naomi, Leia (Chuy), Ashton (Kara), Brittany (Mack), Stephanie (Travis), Nicholas, Erin, Taya, Shea and Raj; great grandchildren Michael, Eli, Jude, Grayson, Mikayla, Kai, and Sophia along with many nieces and nephews. Russ had some very special people in his life. His closest friends were Tony D’anzica, Frank Singer, John and Sarah Guarini, and also the A&W coffee crew. Russ had a long business career in the travel industry in Kelowna. First with Light’s Travel Service and then Russ Light’s Windward Travel. In retirement Russ enjoyed his garden, his fruit trees, his grandchildren and his time with Su. Funeral service will be held on Jan 21, 2016 at 1:00PM at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dad’s name to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation to benefit the Hospice House. www.kghfoundation.com or the Canadian Cancer Society. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”    

Jan 21, 2016 at 1:00PM

Springfield Funeral Home

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Kelowna General Hospital Foundation to benefit the Hospice House or the Canadian Cancer Society. Link: www.kghfoundation.com


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The service for LIGHT, Russell John is scheduled for Jan 21, 2016 at 1:00PM . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Vicki Blue says:

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Uncle Russ and will cherish the memory of him in our hearts forever
    Vicki & Jan

  • Katja Oldendorf says:

    My deepest condolences to the family.
    Mr Light was a wonderful man and I still remember going to the office on Bernard years ago to book my trips with my parents.
    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Katja Oldendorf and family

  • Emily Dillabough says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your Father. Thinking of you all.
    Emily Dillabough and family

    • Dino & Doreen Corlazzoli says:

      Our Deepest Heartfelt Condolences for Ed, Divi & Family, on the passing of your Father.
      Such a lovely write-up in the local newspaper.
      He is now in peace and will always be watching over you & yours!

  • Barb Johnson says:

    Brittany, so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandpa….my thoughts and prayers are with you…

  • Lynn Powell says:

    Mr. Light, as I always called him was my first employer. He hired me many years ago and I started my travel career at his Vernon office. I remember ticketing and reservations courses with him. Tough but I learned so much.

  • Bonnie Willmott says:

    I was very sad to hear of the passing of Russ. I met him with Frank on my early morning walks through city park. We had hundreds of chats over many years and looked forward to seeing him and Frank every morning before they headed off to the A.W. for coffee. He was such a gentleman, caring and funny. He loved his family so much and told me many stories over the years. I know he will be greatly missed by his family and Frank his walking companion. My thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. God Bless you all.

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