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John & Dorothy's 50th Wedding Anniversary

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BC: Here's to many more years together! | This book was lovingly created by contributions from many people, all of whom have laughed with, loved, or been inspired by this extraordinary couple. Those people are: Peter, Deanna & Timothy Charlotte & Christa Hugo (& John) Russ & Lois Nancy & Bill Tanis & Mike the Coynes the Gleusteens the McKimms the Woods Yves Dupont & George Fierheller

FC: John & Dorothy Russell | March 3, 1962 - March 3, 2012

1: In the beginning, boy met girl. | JMR + DMR

2: Dorothy was from Manotick.

3: John was from Toronto.

4: It was | We met at | and we had lots of | together. | at first sight. | in 1961,

5: we were married in Manotick United Church. | On March 3rd, 1962

6: Dorothy arrived at the church in a new red Ford Fairlane sedan. | Nancy, John's niece, was the flower girl.

7: Fred Finley was the best man. Anne Cushnie was the maid of honor. | The ushers were John Rutherford, Bill Coyne, Terry McKimm & Frank VanHumbeck

8: At first we lived in an apartment on Lisgar Street in Ottawa. Then we bought our first house on Quinpool Crescent. | First Home | Our

9: And that is where we started our family.

10: On May 2, 1963, our first child, Peter John Russell, was born.

11: The many faces of Peter.

12: Then there were two ... | On December 17th, 1964, Deanna Jane Russell was born.

13: Peter & Deanna

14: And then there were three ... | On April 19th, 1967, Timothy James Russell was born (our Centennial baby!). | We had a lot of fun with our three kids in those early years!

15: Tim was a "bun in the oven" in this picture! | Maxwell "Grampa" Russell, Jim & June McAlpine, Nancy, Russell, Bruce, & Tanis McAlpine, Dorothy (holding Deanna), Peter & John Russell

16: Soon after Tim was born, we needed a bigger home ... so we moved to Roger Road! | It had more room, and a pool!

17: The kids had fun ...

18: They loved our new pets, Sissy & Leo the Siamese cats, | and Rusty, the Airedale terrier.

22: The kids with family & friends.

23: Pancake Island Fun!

24: We both became pilots! | Our plane, "Woodstock"

25: In 1974, it was time for another move ...

26: We moved to Calgary & bought an acreage in Springbank, close to the Rockies. "Russell Ranch" was ours!

27: Horses Came Next!

28: Lots of | Horses! | Fidget | bridget | nighthawk | king | sandy

29: Soon we had our motorhome,"Gulliver". We traveled to the mountains both in summer to sight-see and in winter to downhill ski.

31: In 1979, wanderlust hit yet again. We contemplated moving to B.C. where we thought we might try some coastal sailing. In true Russell fashion, though, those plans morphed into "let's get a boat big enough to live on!" So, we did! | from "Terse Verse" by Didymus Best (Maxwell Roland Russell)

32: 1980 | ... and we sailed away! | FD-12 | Dorothy started writing her annual family updates ...

38: The Pets Came, Too!

40: 1981 | Russell Roost

41: Christmas of ’82 was in San Diego, but we were about to move back Calgary to Russell Roost. On the way home, Deanna & Tim learned how to drive a stick shift (and incidentally they did wheelies on an icy lake in our chosen parking space in a gravel pit in Utah or Montana I think). This all happened in our U-Haul rental truck carrying all our family possessions while John & Dorothy watched as Dorothy prepared supper in the Jamboree ("Gulliver")! | 1983

42: 1986 | "Leroy" the truck!

43: Olympic ski jump site visit

44: 1987

46: Vicki Keith

48: 1989

49: "Aotearoa": land of the long white cloud

50: 1990

52: 1991

54: 1992

56: 1993

58: 1994

60: 1995

62: 1996

64: 1998

66: 1999

68: 2000

70: 2001

71: 2002

72: 2003

74: 2004

76: 2005

78: 2006

79: Iroquois Falls

80: 2007

82: 2008

84: 2009 | In Russell Harbor, NZ

86: 2010

88: 2011

90: 50 Years with Friends

91: 50 Years with Our Parents

92: 50 Years with Our Children

94: 50 Years with Our Kids as Adults

96: 50 Years of Family Portraits

97: 50 Years with Our Pets

98: 50 Years of Dorothy

99: 50 Years of John

100: 50 Fun Years Together!

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