14 Dec 2004                   

        Husband: Arthur Bernard RUSS  nickname: Bun   died at age: 79 
           Born: 25 Mar 1912          at Gerrards Cross Bucks  1
           Died: 1992                   2
        Resided: 1924 - 1926          at 146 Kenilworth Court, Lower Richmond Road, Putney  3
        Resided: 1926 -1927           at 10 Priory Crescent, Lewes  4
      Emigrated: Nov 1929             to Australia  5,6
      Emigrated: 1938                 to Seattle - via England  7,8
          Event: Mar 1946             attended Rita Russ's wedding in London  9
        Resided: 1946                 in Victoria Vancouver Island British Columbia  
          Event: 1989                 'Lady Day Prodigal'  
 Cause of death:                      Cancer  
      Education: Sep 1921- 1924       Shebbear College Devon  10
      Education: 1924                 St Marylebone Grammar School  11
      Education: 1926 - 1927          Lewes Grammar School  12
     Occupation: 1930                 Farm labourer  13
     Occupation: 1933 -1938           various in North Queensland  14
       Military: 1940                 Royal Canadian Artillery Vancouver  15
       Military: 1941                 Officer training  16
       Military: 1944                 Transferred to RC Army Medical Corps in England  17
       Military: Feb 1945             Kleve Germany  18,19
       Military: 1946                 returned to Canada  20
       Military:                      Service medals awarded  21
     Occupation: 1950 - 1989 Barrister in Vancouver  [ret'd by 1989]  22,23
         Father: Charles RUSS 
         Mother: Jessie Naylor GODDARD 
Other Spouse 2

           Wife: Doris Violet HERBERT  
        Married: 9 Mar 1940           in Seattle Washington    his age: 27  
           Died: 1990                 in Victoria Vancouver Island British Columbia  

      M Child 1: Charles Arthur RUSS  age: 61 
           Born: 30 Mar 1943          in Vancouver  
        Resided: 2001                 in British Columbia  
     Occupation: 34 years             Secondary and elementary school music teacher  
    Description:                      many and varied interests  24
      F Child 2: Elizabeth RUSS  age: 55 
           Born: 1949                 in Victoria BC  
        Resided: 2001                 in Toronto Ontario  
          Event: 1962                 met Patrick O'Brian  25
          Event: Summer 1989          met Patrick O'Brian twice  26
     Occupation:                      for 30 years paralegal  27
     Occupation: 2001                 Artist and gallery owner/operator  28
         Spouse: Thomas WOOD  
         Spouse: Bill BUXTON  
(1) ABR, 6. 
(2) DK, 'In the spring of 1991, Barney contacted Patrick again....did not have 
long to live', 332. 
(3) NT, 58. 
(4) NT, 74. 
(5) DK, 'He secured a Dreadnought passage at the Australian embassy and landed in 
Sydney in November 1929', 42. 
(6) ABR, 'I contacted the Australian Embassy.  Yes, the Dreadnought Scheme was 
still open.  And yes, I could secure a passage.  I signed', 26. 
(7) ABR, 73-75. 
(8) NT, That summer, Patrick's brother Bun arrived in England, having spent nine 
years in Australia.  He had worked his passage as a steward on board the 
Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Britain. During the long voyage he became 
engaged to a girl called Violet Herbert, who has been working as a ship 
stewardess for several years. 
He had arrived with the patriotic intention of enlisting in the Army, but 
unfortunately failed the medical examination on account of an injury to his arm 
inflicted while castrating piglets in the outback.  Greatly disappointed, he 
accepted an invitation from his uncle Cecil (his mother Jessie's brother) and 
Aunt Gwen to come and stay at their home in Seattle.  He crossed the Atlantic, 
arriving at Seattle in time for Christmas, where he and his fiancee received a 
most hospitable welcome. 195. 
(9) Findell, Photo of wedding, In March 1946 ABR attended Rita Russ's wedding 
in London to Roy Burt as his best man; as a G.I. Roy had come over from being 
stationed in Germany and a special licence had to be granted. 
(10) ABR, 'Michael and I to Shebbear to complete our educations in a manner 
befitting the family name........Shebbear College was started by the Bible 
Christians as a school for the sons of ministers to prepare them for entry into 
that church...........It had been attended by my father and all six of his 
brothers', 18. 
(11) ABR, 'Connie, Nora and I were also withdrawn from college at this time 
[1924], the fees for private education proving more than the family finances 
could support.  Both twins entered nursing school, and young Pat and I went to 
St Marylebone Grammar School', 23. 
(12) ABR, 'Father closed his practice in London, and we moved to Lewes in Sussex - 
an old Saxon town on the banks of the River Ouse where Virginia Woolf was later 
to commit suicide.  The new house was next door to the church housing the 
remains of a niece of William the Conqueror - discovered when the churchyard was 
moved to make way for the new railway line.  We transferred to the local Grammar 
School, founded by Henry VIII in 1509, and next door to the castle,  It is 
hardly surprising that history became one of my favorite subjects!  The school 
was small, but the teaching standards very high.  In fact, the highest pass in 
University Entrance exams in all of England was obtained by one of our fellow 
students .... At the end of my first year, I graduated with my Oxford Junior 
First Class Certificate with Honours in History and English, my passport to 
university.', 24. 
(13) DK, 'Barney, who turned eighteen the same month [Mar 1930] was about to 
become a farm labourer in Goolgowi, Australia', 44. 
(14) ABR, 'The five years I spent in North Queensland were a complete contrast to 
those earlier years in the western Riverina of New South Wales and the Northern 
Rivers area', ABR tried his hand at many agricultural activities - sheep, corn, 
tobacco, dairy, swagman, market gardening, cane harvesting, 56. 
(15) ABR, 'So off with the clothes, on with the vaccinations, documentation, Oath 
of Allegiance and all the usual preliminary routine.  At the end of it all, I 
discovered that I was a Gunner in the Royal Canadian Artillery, 15th Coast 
Defence Regiment, whose headquarters in Vancouver maintained forts at Point 
Grey, Stanley Park, Point Atkinson - and away up north at York Island', 83. 
(16) ABR, Officer training, commissioning and then Training Officer and Adjutant, 88. 
(17) ABR, 98. 
(18) DK, 'In February 1945.....Barney Russ, now a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian 
Medical Corps, found himself in a slit trench near Kleve, Germany', 102. 
(19) ABR, 'From Aldershot, we crossed the Channel arriving in Napoleon's old 
Cavalry barracks in Ghent (Belgium) and from thence to our various units.  I 
found myself attached to a field dressing station near Cleve, spending my very 
first night there under real enemy fire in a slit trench.....We soon crossed the 
Rhine to the east bank, and found ourselves fighting our way through the totally 
shattered and ruined town of Emmerich.....Heading on through Holland bringing 
words of liberation, candy bars and cigarettes to excited villages, we soon 
arrived in Germany itself, where we were detailed to take over the German-run 
hospitals, formally declaring all inmates as prisoners-of-war and assuming the 
duties of the German Medical Corps.  To give them credit, these men had stayed 
at their posts in the face of the advancing Allied Armies to care for their own 
sick and wounded as best they could, knowing full well that they would be 
captured, but we were appalled by the pathetic conditions under which they had 
been working......I was indeed a Captain.', 100-104. 
(20) ABR, 'Yet another year elapsed, and I must have been one of the last 
Canadians to be shipped home via Liverpool. The war was really over for us all', 
(21) ABR, 'Victory Medal; Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Bar; Defence of 
Britain; France and Germany Star', ABR was also awarded a medal by the Diocese 
of Victoria: 'for service to the Church and Community', 113. 
(22) DK, '[1989] Barney, now living very comfortably as a retired barrister, was 
writing an autobiography'. 
(23) ABR, Qualified 1950 - most of his work as a solicitor rather than a 
barrister.  Offices of Jackson & Co Bastion Square, Victoria. 109-118. 
(24) Ind, Charles was a secondary and elementary school music teacher( choir, 
band, orchestra, guitar, composition) for the Vancouver School Board for 34 
years.  He was the music coordinator and arranger for the Exposition in Yokohama 
in 1989, representing Vancouver (Yokohama 's sister city).  He has held several 
intermediate and large organist and choir director roles in several Anglican and 
United Churches over the years.  He is a keen gardener and orchid collector and 
Model Train enthusiast (Gauge HO), as well as a dog (5!) and cat (3) owner, with 
a very large garden and Koi pond with some nice specimen Koi. 
(25) DK, 'Elizabeth, his [Barney] daughter, who had fond memories of her Uncle Pat 
from their first meeting fourteen years before in Paris, was hoping to see him in 
her upcoming visit to France', Liz has the date as 1962, 304. 
(26) Ind, "I also met him twice in the summer of 1989 in Collioure and I believe I 
am the last blood relative to see him alive". 
(27) Ind, "Dad was proud of that - looking in it as following in his legal 
(28) Ind, Elizabeth Russ is a graduate in fine arts of the Ontario College of Art 
and Design, and is the founder, owner and curator of Gallery 888.  She is an 
active artist who works mainly in watercolour and acrylic.  She established 
Gallery 888 in 1999 to fill a perceived need for additional venues for artists 
of merit who were at the early stages of their career, who did not have gallery 
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