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Nerenne Pearl Russell


Nerenne Pearl Russell

Nerenne Pearl Russell, 98, went to be with her Lord and Saviour on June 23rd, 2020. She passed away peacefully at her home in her favorite sun room surrounded by her loving family.

Nerenne was born in Fredericton on July 26, 1921, the daughter of the late Whitman and Pearl (Goodfellow) Kelly.
She was a school teacher and had a passion for teaching children. Her calm but stern way was a real testimony to her ability to reach the needs of all the children she taught over the years. She was an outstanding teacher and will be remembered by many generations. She was active in the School Board of Directors for NB Teachers Association and received a Centennial Award in 1984 for Teachers who had gone above and beyond. She was also a farmer's wife and she loved living on the farm. She embraced the early mornings and made all the meals for the haymakers and friends that would come to help. Nerenne was known for her baking abilities and her beautiful garden. Her faith was very important to her and she was an active member of the Hillsborough United Church going whenever she could. She belonged to the Church Choir and the United Church Women's Group. She was also a member of the Women's Institute and Hillsborough Seniors Club. Nerenne always put one hundred percent into whatever she did, and always accomplished what she set out to do. She had made many close friendships over the years because of her kindness and caring for others. She was just a real country lady who welcomed anyone that needed a hand or just a meal, her door was always open. She felt blessed to be able to spend her last days at her home and have the support of her family as her health deteriorated. A quote that fits Nerenne's character - "Kindness is more than deeds. It is an attitude, an expression, a look, a touch. It's anything that lifts another person".
She will be deeply missed by her son, Barry Russell (Mary) of Weldon; her grandchildren, Anneke, Alina and Arthur; great grandchildren, Benjermin, Charlie, Kali and Alexis; sisters, Helen Currie of Douglas, Carolyn Joyce of Edmonton and Sharon Turner of Sussex. She will also be sadly missed by several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles Russell; son, Richard "Rick"; sisters, Ella Howard, Leah Goodine, Ruth Inch, Edna MacDonald; brothers, Willard Kelly, Edward Kelly and Robert Kelly.
Honouring her own wishes there will be no visitation. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions a Memorial Service will be held at the Hillsborough United Church with immediate family and a few close friends. The Memorial Service will also be live streamed on the Hillsborough United Church's Facebook page Friday, June 26th at 2pm. Interment will be held in the Hopewell Cemetery following the service.
Donations to the Hillsborough United Church or charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 734-2780


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Service Date
Friday, June 26, 2020
Service Time
Service Location
Hillsborough United Church (Private)

No visitation

Burial Location
Hopewell Cemetery, Hopewell Hill, NB

Requested Charity
Hillsborough United Church or charity of donor's choice would be appreciated