Russel Fleming

09-May-1943 - 16-Jan-2023

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In Loving Memory

Fleming, Russel
Passed away peacefully at GBGH on the morning of January 16th, 2023 at the age of 79. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Patricia; son, John; daughter-in-law, Farah, grandson, Hugo; daughter, Melanie; son-in-law, Mike; grandson, Jeffrey; sisters, Marie and Jean; and the many friends and colleagues with whom he generously shared his life. Russel was a leader in promoting respectful and dignified mental health care and spent over 40 years as a psychiatrist at Waypoint Centre. His many recreational activities, such as softball, tennis, fishing, golf, and bridge, were opportunities for both personal enjoyment and to improve the well-being of those around him. Russel lived to enhance the lives of others. We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Georgian Bay General Hospital for their kind care for him. Donations in lieu of flowers to Waypoint Volunteer Association or Georgian Bay General Hospital are appreciated. A Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 11 a.m. in the auditorium at the Waypoint Centre.  Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home.

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Posted by Jennifer Woods-Johnson | 26-Jan-2023

I'm so sad to hear of the passing of Mr. Fleming. Being an elementary school friend with his daughter, I spend many sleepovers at the Fleming house. I remember Mr. Fleming as being calm, kind, and seemed to have a love of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. Mrs. Fleming, John and Melanie, I'm so very sorry for your loss. You're in my thoughts during this difficult time.

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Posted by Reid Finlayson | 24-Jan-2023

Sad to learn that Russ passed. We studied medicine together at Western many years ago. I got to know, like, and respect Russ for his calm, gentle spirit and easy smile. He was well respected as a psychiatrist, and I enjoyed catching up with him at reunions. Russ Fleming will be missed by family, friends, patients, and colleagues.

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