It is with much sadness that the family of Russell Barrington Hakes announce his unexpected passing on Sunday, October 28th, 2018 at the age of 73 years. Russ is lovingly remembered by his wife, Joan; his sons, Andrew (Jacqui) and Ian (Julie); his grandchildren Ronan, Sara, Bailey, and Ben; and numerous other friends and colleagues. He was predeceased by his father, William, and his mother, Euphemia. Russ touched many lives in the Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, Edmonton, and Winnipeg areas. A Celebration of his Life will be held at St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, 131 Church Road, Spruce Grove, Alberta at 11:00 am, Monday, November 5, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Salvation Army, either online at salvationarmy.ca or by phone at 1-800-725-2769.