Donald Russelo

A photo of Donald Russelo

It is with our greatest condolences to the Russelo Family that we announce the passing of Donald Russelo.  Donald was the son of the late Agnes & Donald Russelo and was the brother of Bob (Patty) Russelo and Sally (Jerry) Rychlo.

Our Dad was predeceased by his first son Donny and is survived by Cody and Cory Russelo.  He was a loving and supportive father to us and showed his undivided attention and support when we played sports or made any life decisions…he was always there for us with good advice.  He spent many years on the road as a truck driver traveling the country.  Although he retired, the driving never stopped because he and his brother Bob would drive around for hours with no real destination.

Dad touched the hearts of many in his lifetime and he made countless memories with people along his journey.  He was full of humour and he shared many stories and jokes with an enthusiasm that only he could provide.  He was a true inspiration and he will be missed by many.

Cremation has taken place.  Friends wishing to make memorial donations in remembrance of Don are asked to donate to the Blenheim Youth Centre.

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Bob, Sally and family, Our condolences on the passing of Don. May your memories be a comfort, Rest in Peace.

Remembering all the visits we enjoyed with your dad at the arenas. Your dad was proud of you guys. Always friendly . Thinking of you all. Patti, Jake, Alex and Nathan Nauta

My condolenses on the the loss of Don. New him as a driver and a friend. RIP

Cody and Cory, what can we say about your dad. He loved you both and was very proud of the men that you’ve become. We will miss his impromptu visits, he’s at peace now, sending our sincere condolences.

Cody, Cory, Bob ,Sally & Family. Sorry to Hear of thePassing of Dad . & Brother Enjoyed His quick wit and many conversations. He was so proud of you boys. Rest In Peace. Neighbor.

Our sincerest condolences to you Cody, Cory and Family on the passing of your Dad. He was always up for a chat at the arena and was so proud of you boys. Take Care

I am very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Fond memories of Don over the years and will miss our conversations over coffee in the mornings. I wish for peace and comfort for the family after such a long battle with medical issues.

Sorry for your loss.

I've many fond memories of Don, who was a high school friend. He and his friend Ted would often go for a drive to Charing Cross and stop In to our place for a cup of coffee and a chat with my mom, a rare thing for a couple of teenagers to do, and she always enjoyed their company. I remember him as a kind and friendly guy. My sincere condolences tos family.

Condolences to all the Russelo family on the passing of Don. He will be missed.RIP Don. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Rick & Pat.

We are left with heavy hearts but great memories after hearing of Dons passing. He treated us like family and will be missed greatly. Rest In Peace Don.

Condolences to all the Russelo family on the passing of Don. He will be missed.RIP Don. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Rick & Pat.

Cody and Cory we send our deepest condolences, we will miss your dad deeply, with all his jokes and our hockey memories! RIP Don 🥰

So sad to here of Don’s passing. Our deepest condolences to all his family and friends. May your memories of him give you peace and comfort during this sad time.

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We met him when our boys played hockey together and he has treated us like good friends ever since.

Sending our sincere condolences to the Russel Family RIP Donny.

We would like to offer our condolences to the entire family.

We were so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to family for comfort at this most difficult time. Rest in Peace Don

My sincere condolences to the Russelo family. Don and brother Bob are longtime school pals of mine. There are many memmories of our times together. RIP my friend,....FLASH

Very sorry for your loss to all family thinking of you all ❤️

My sincere condolences to the family Kate Davies

Bob and Patty and the Russelo family, So very sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. Sue and Henry Wiebenga

We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Roger has many memories on the road with Don and will miss him dearly. Our sincere condolences to the boys and family. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

My sincere condolences to the family. John Uher

My sincere condolences Cody and Cory. May you both find comfort in the many memories you made together. RIP Don

Cody and Cory and Family I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, I grew up hanging with Don and brother Bob they were both funny and Great guys to hang out with it's been quite a few years since I have been around and seen the Russelo brother's, May he rest in peace and may the time you had with him help heal your Family, Always remember the Joy .

Cody and Cory your father was King. Can't think of a better word to describe him and his life. Many a wonderful time when we were together. Laughter and stories and now memories. I tried calling but both numbers I have do not connect. Even tried Don's cell he didnt answer :) Call me when you have time. GR

In the last few months that Don was in the hospital here in London I got two calls from him. We had very nice talks and it was a really nice time spent with him even if only over the phone. My heart and prayers go out to my Grandsons Cody and Cory and his brother and sister. May he rest in God,s hands.

Cory, Cody, I am so sad to hear about your dad. I will always remember him calling me “Crash” after a near miss in the St Mary’s school parking lot! That nickname stuck! Even the last time I saw him he was shouting “hey Crash” across the parking lot! He was a fun guy, and was so proud of both of you boys! My condolences.

So sorry for your loss. "Cousin" Donny was always so kind and funny to me growing up. Many happy memories when ever we visited. He was always full of fun stories and loved telling them. Good memories.

Cody , Cory and families. So sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Our deepest condolences Will miss running into him and hearing one of his stories or jokes. Marc, Lou Anne and Griffin Peltier

Our deepest condolences to the Russelo families. Rest in Peace Don...

To the Russelo Family, thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

Our family sends our sincere condolences to Cody, Cory & family. We know how special your dad was to you guys, but more importantly how special you guys were to your dad. Don’t be afraid to lean on your support system during this trying time. He will be with you, watching over you, and probably cracking jokes about you always. He was a great man. We’re praying for you all. Rest peacefully Don!

Rest in Peace Don

Cody, Cory, Jess and Russelo family so sorry for your loss. Remembering the time he came to visit camping.. fun times. He will always be watching over you. Love Linda and John.

We are so sorry to hear of Don's passing.Our sincere condolences to You Cody & Cory, and to Bob & Patty,Sally & Jerry, & Families, All Don's Friends.He showed us all the love & support he had for his boys,what a great Dad !! What a character he was in our BIG hockey community.Very well liked & will surely be missed.Gone way too soon,RIP Don. Sending Lots of Love & Prayers to you All.

Cody and Cory, so sorry to hear about your dad. He had a great sense of humour and I enjoyed playing with Cory on his Ice Dawgs team he put together. He will be sadly missed, Eric & Kylie McCracken

To the Russell families sending deepest condolences to all of you. Thinking of you, as you face this sad loss.

I send my condolences to Cody, Cory and family, Don was always positive and had great stories. He will be missed by many, Take care and RIP Donny.

Cody and Cory, my concern condolences to you and your family.

Cody & Cory and family, what can we say? You know what your Dad meant to us and we know how immensely he loved you all! Stand tall and proud for your Dad, he will expect no less. We are so profoundly sorry and heartbroken for your loss. We are always here for you all. Rest easy our best man, best friend, best ‘Uncle’ to Michael. Thank you brother for all the years of laughs, support in good and bad times and love ❤️

So sorry to hear this sad news. our deepest condolences to the family.

Our deepest sympathies go out to the Russelo family on the passing of Don.

Deepest condolences to Cory, Cody, Bob, Sally, and family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Don was a great guy and treated Jessica like his own daughter, which means a great deal to me. There is no question he is going to be greatly missed… RIP Don.

y I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cody, Cory, Bob and Patty and the rest of the Russello family....we are saddened to hear of Don's passing...our thoughts are with you at this time...

Cody and Cory and all of Don's family, I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Don's humour , frankness, colourful language and brutal honesty. He was such a good guy to all the boys and always willing to help out. I think that his words to me a few years back are now appropriate, " This xxxxing sucks." Hugs to you Cody and Cory. Cathy