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Melanie Nelson

Patrick William Russell

April 02, 1977 - August 22, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Patrick William Russell. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

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  • Gilliana Ross
  • Jeff Bryant
    Missing Patrick at times like this... Lately I’ve reminisced of our awesome conversations, hangouts and adventures... We made some awesome life memories and had great times - he was an altruistic standup guy and will always be remembered for his smile!
  • Jonathan Wai
    I'm so sad to hear this. I had not seen Patrick for many years, but he was and always will be my childhood friend. We met in elementary school and would be friend through to highschool. I remember him and his way with words fondly, as we would spend...  more
  • Melanie Nelson
    Melanie Nelson added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Patrick William Russell:
    Thanksgiving or something??
    At our wedding
    At our wedding
  • Gilliana  Soto
    Where to start.. Patrick was amazing, so many days and nights spent together. Talking , laughing, dancing together. He always knew when I needed him. At times before I even knew it. He would call me and just say I'm coming over babe. He saw me at my...  more
  • Don McNamara
    Brothers! Whether born with them or made through friendships! Its important to have and keep them in your life, and thoughts because you never know when they will be gone nor when you might need them in your life!

    I have so many stories and...  more
  • Darryl McCallum
  • Melanie Nelson
    Years ago when we were working at Roma's, I was reading books by Charles de Lint (Canadian author), because my sister had a bunch of them. In the book, The Onion Girl, there are Spirit people whose presence is so large, you can feel them before you see...  more
  • Sean Rogerson
    Patrick and Darryl were the first 2 guys to welcome me into the roma's family back in 01 Patrick was a a great friend and confidante for those first few years of my new life in vancouver. Many nights, many days, and many shifts. Over the years and...  more
  • Darryl McCallum
    The only picture I have with Patrick
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    • Darryl McCallum
      Don McNamara Omg is that Hailey! How that’s a blast from the past!
      • September 6, 2020
  • Ken Sloan
    Who else would you want in a wedding party!
  • Victoria Russell
    Victoria Russell added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Patrick William Russell:
    Patrick & Jamie
  • Victoria Russell
    Victoria Russell added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Patrick William Russell:
    Maia & Patrick
  • Victoria Russell
    Victoria Russell added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Patrick William Russell:
    Geoff, Cam & Patrick
  • Victoria Russell
    Victoria Russell added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Patrick William Russell:
  • Victoria Russell
    Victoria Russell added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Patrick William Russell:
    Geoff, Cameron & Patrick
    Geoff, Patrick & Cameron
    Geoff, Cameron, Patrick & Dylan
    • Victoria Russell
      Melanie Nelson Love the 'boy band' pic as Maia calls it. Geoff, are you wearing a t-shirt that has sex, drugs, and rock n roll crossed out??
  • David Russell
  • Doug Russell
    A moment with Patrick that was so funny it brought tears to both of us. Patrick was about 10 and we were on a road trip through the Rockies to Banff, Calgary and on the way home by way of the Frank slide...spending a night in Nelson. After dinner we...  more
  • Geoff Russell
    Here's another funny story about Patrick as a wee young lad.
    We were visiting extended family and Patrick was about 7 or 8. As we were all talking in the living room (about 15 people?), Patrick halted all the conversations to tell a joke. Once he had...  more
  • Victoria Russell
    Victoria Russell added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Patrick William Russell:
    Torrie, Patrick, Jamie, Geoff & Cam
    Torrie & Patrick
  • Geoff Russell
    My mom just reminded me of this GREAT story about Patrick when he was 6 years old. This was 1982....My uncle Bill was visiting and he was babysitting Patrick. He sent 6-year-old Patrick to the store (very common back then) to buy him a 25 cent chocolate...  more
  • Melanie Nelson
    Melanie Nelson added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Patrick William Russell:
    Cameron, Geoffrey & Patrick
    Geoff, Torrie, Cam, Patrick, and Jamie
    Patrick and Raf