Funeral Tribute

Russell Robert Francis




Originally from Preston, England, moved to Somerville in Victoria and late of Eatons Hill Qld.

Russell passed away unexpectedly, surrounded by the love of his family in Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital on Friday, 18th August 2023.  At the time of his passing, Russell was only 52 years of age

Russell leaves behind his loving wife and soul mate, Vanessa, and adoring children, Joshua, Jarryd and Madeline, whose lives will forever be blessed by having a Dad like Russell.

At this time, Russell’s family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Support staff of the Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital for the care and kindness that they showed that made Russell’s passing a little easier.

Russell’s Family and friends are warmly invited to attend his celebration of life service that will be held in the Lakeview Chapel of the Albany Creek Memorial Park Crematorium, 400 Albany Creek Road, Bridgeman Downs Queensland 4035, on Tuesday 5th September 2023, commencing at 12:30 Pm.

For those who are unable to attend, the Chapel service only, will be live-streamed.

Please use the Stream link on this page to access the live stream – no password is required.


Albany Creek Memorial Park Lakeview Chapel


Tuesday 5th September 2023


12:30 pm


400 Albany Creek Road Bridgeman Downs


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Messages from Friends & Family

My heart is aching for Russel's family and friends . I did not know him but I wanted to support my friend Lisa who has spoken so much about her brother Russel. What a lovely send off you have given him today . He would be so proud . Sending hugs to everyone from me watching from Melbourne. RIP Russel. My sincere condolences Janine Gerovasilis
Janine Gerovasilis
Dearest Ness, Josh, Jarryd, Maddie, Angela, Lisa, Paula & extended families, My absolute sincere condolences on the loss of Russ. Gone way before his time. My heart is with you - especially today. Sending lots of love, hugs, strength & support. Lots of Love, Kerryn (Keg) xxxx
Kerry White

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