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A Contribution To The John Paul II Centre for Life In Memory Of Russel Steel

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STEEL, Russel Ivan M.B. CHB FRCGP (Foundation Member) 12/7/1926 – 29/10/2020:


Passed away peacefully on 29 October, 2020 at Christchurch Hospital, in his 95th year. Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth (for 66 years).  Loved father and father in law of Bobby (Nepal), Richard and Kay (Wellington), Tony and Patricia (Brisbane), Nick and Fiona, Bernard and Michelle (California), Rose and David, Jeremy (deceased) and Donna, Edward and Rachel. Much loved grandfather of 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. The family would like to recognise the love and care shown to Russel by the Merivale Retirement Village.


Loved by many and will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.


Messages may be addressed to the Steel family c/o PO Box 10345, Christchurch 8145.

In lieu of flowers donations to John Paul II Centre for Life would be appreciated.

A Requiem Mass for Russel will be Celebrated at St Matthew’s Catholic Church, 108 Jeffreys Road, Bryndwr, Christchurch, Friday, November 6, 2020 at 11am. Recitation of the Rosary will be held at St Bede’s College Chapel, 210 Ma

in North Road, Christchurch, Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 7pm.

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