RUSSELL, Charles Albert' Bert' - B.Com (Hons.), CGA, CMA, CPA - June 24, 1934 - October 29, 2020, age 86.
Bert was born in Brampton, Ontario, the son of Charles and Dorothy (née Jennings) Russell (both deceased), and attended Brampton Central Public and High Schools.
He participated in several sports, winning many school, city and Ontario provincial championships.
In Montréal that he met his wife Astrid Horster, and his children Kim and Marc were born.
Returning to Brampton in 1978, he continued with Nortel until his retirement in 1995 with 32 years of service.
Bert played tennis for many years at the Regency, Bramalea, and Brampton Tennis Clubs winning his share of trophies and medals.
In 2017, Bert was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievement in the sport.
Bert is survived by his much-loved children, Kim and Marc, his ex-wife Astrid, sister Donna Grogan, and several cousins.
Bert would like to thank his very best friend, Irene Suitters, for her love and support, and her family for their kindness and friendship over the last several years. He would also like to thank the many people who contributed to his successful and enjoyable lifetime.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to William Osler Health System Foundation.