Russell passed away surrounded by the love of his family in hospital in Perth on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at the age of 73. He was the cherished husband and best friend for 47 years of Audrey (McInnes) Foster. Loved and respected father of Tracey Foster and Travis (Eileen Campbell) Foster and grandfather of Claire and Grace. Dear brother of Vivian (John) Whalen, George (Barbara) Foster, Leslie (Freda) Foster, Sharon (late Shelly) Mathison, Brenda (Graeme) McTavish and Mary (late Don) Bradley. Predeceased by his parents Isobel (Fair) and James Foster, parents-in-law Carmen and Edythe McInnes and brothers Eric, Doug (late Marlene) and Charles Foster and sisters Phyllis Ashby and Heather Foster. Brother-in-law of Lorraine Foster, Ivan Ashby (Shirley Crosbie) and Sharon (Eldon) Moss. Russell gave unselfishly of his time to his community. He was Councillor and Deputy-Reeve of Drummond / North Elmsley, serving for 16 years. He also devoted many hours to the Lanark County Home Builder’s Association, the Perth and District Library Board and the Perth Minor Soccer program. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, 15 Gore St. W. Perth on Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 10:30 A.M. In remembrance, contributions to the Great War Memorial Hospital Foundation, C.H.E.O. or the Perth and District Library would be appreciated.