Posted: March 16th, 2020

April 1, 1951 – March 12, 2020

Russ was born in Medicine Hat, where he lived and worked as a steam engineer most of his life. About 6 years ago, he moved to Kamloops to be closer to his sister, and remained there until his passing.

Russ was predeceased by his parents; Cecilia Ritchey (Kramer) and Bob Ritchey and his granddaughter Emma Hoffman. He is survived by his sister Carol Ritchey, daughter Cora-Lee Gray (Darcy), son Jason Ritchey, daughter Nicole Hoffman (Tyler), grandson Justin Ritchey, granddaughter Samantha McKay, grandson Ethan Hoffman, and great-granddaughter Desiray Dunn. Russ loved old westerns, action movies and a good “smoke”. Russ also had a sweet tooth.

Russ will be cremated, without the proceedings of a formal service. A private family memorial will take place this summer.

One Condolence for “RUSSELL WAYNE RITCHEY”

  1. Marilyn Emmelkamp says:

    My sincere condolences to the family. Glen and I got to know Russ very well as I was Teresa’s Maid of Honor and I have been Teresa’s friend since Grade 1. Russ was a kind man and always liked a “good smoke” with my husband. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

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