Obituaries

Russell Patrick Talbot

13/08/1959 - 06/04/2022

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Obituary For Russell Patrick Talbot

August 13, 1959 – April 6, 2022

Russell Patrick Talbot was born in Grande Prairie on August 13th, 1959. He passed away suddenly on April 6th, 2022, at 62 years of age.

The youngest of seven children, Russ leaves to mourn three sisters; Christine McKay, Val (Chris) Weiss, Rhonda (Tustan) Jevne; one brother, Jim Talbot; and many nephews and nieces. He is predeceased by his parents Oliver and Alene (nee McLeod) Talbot, his oldest sibling Dolores McKay, nephew Corby McKay, and an infant brother.

Russ started out life on our family farm south of Teepee Creek. He attended school in Red Deer, Sexsmith and Rimbey over the years. He worked in the oil patch between Rimbey and Grande Prairie throughout his life. He loved music, camping, fishing, cooking (REALLY hot stuff), and fast cars. Making friends easily and social by nature he always loved to make people laugh! In fact, he gifted himself the challenge of poking and prodding you into a laugh… most often at your own expense… which was the best part of the challenge! A perpetual tease, he could be relentless! You could say his humour was his “go to” coping skill in a life that was often tough, due to chronic debilitating pain.
Through any of our frustrations and worries, Russ was our baby brother and we loved him dearly. As the sister closest in age to him, one of my many personal memories is when he’d just turned 6 years old (I was soon to be 8). He was about to start grade one. We were new to Red Deer and our little lives were upside down. He and I had just gotten into the car ahead of the adults. He was upset over something; overwhelmed he couldn’t express himself. With his face near mine, tears of emotion welled up in his turquoise eyes. Looking out the car window onto a huge, messy, and confusing world, big tears popped out onto giant tan freckles and rolled down over sweet, rounded cheeks… and for some reason, my heart broke for my baby brother.

As an aging adult, today I ponder over words such as these; “Love is Stronger than Sorrow and Deeper than Time… Love is Forever”, and I remember my brother; so loved by me, his parents, his sisters and brother, his 13 nephews, some so close in age they were his playmates and then his peers; his 3 nieces that he thought were so beautiful; and I miss him. And I hope the very, very best for him.

Thank you, Del, for your solid gold friendship and brotherly love for Russ over the many years. Thank you to all of Russ’s real friends. He loved you.

A Memorial for Russ will be at a date yet to be determined.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

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  • 04/15/2022

    Russ kelvin and I are so sorry to hear the news of your passing so young you were a good friend.we had some real good times in sexsmith when we were all much younger listening to music and going for drive in the Monte Carlo and burnouts in your chevelle you and I had a Tumultuous relationship but we remained friends. Loved you and I'll see you on the other side ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • 04/14/2022

    Russell..So sorry to hear this news about you.. I was so glad that you and I were such good friends and we had some fun crazy times ,growing up together when you stayed at our house. and then when I moved back to GP and we meet for coffee .visits ,supper and had some wonderful chats and laughter about life and old memories..RIP my friend.. Heather Carpenter

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