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Russell Anthony Cunha

On Sunday, August 3rd, 1947, Russell Anthony Cunha made his grand entrance into the world. And on another September Sunday, precisely seventy-six years later, September 3rd, 2023, he quietly departed, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories.

Born to Madge Kathleen Wells and George Leslie Cunha (both now resting in peace), Russell shared his journey in life with his siblings: Kathleen Uddenberg, Joan Uddenberg, and Brian Cunha. He embarked on a lifelong partnership with Beverly Cunha (nee Rollock) as her loving husband.

In his role as a father, Russell excelled, guiding and nurturing his children—Jason, Christian, Krista, Kandice, Kristofer, and Kaleb. His dedication to family extended to the next generation, where he delighted in the roles of a proud grandfather to Seth, Kyle, Tristan, Ethan, Zane, Liam, and Maxx.

Family bonds deepened through marriage, as Russell embraced his role as father-in-law to Sheldon Spiers, Amira Cunha (nee Mohammed), Donnie Ramkissoon, Jason Thompson, and Sofia Waddell Cunha. His extended family included beloved siblings-in-law, including Terence Uddenberg and Edward Uddenberg (both dearly departed), Aloma Cunha (nee Bodden), Linda McComie (nee Rollock), David McComie, Wendy Lee Yuen (nee Rollock), Michael Lee Yuen, and the late Robert Rollock.

Additionally, Russell was cherished as the godson of Joyce Wells, further highlighting the deep connections that enriched his life.

As we gather to remember and honor Russell Anthony Cunha, let us join together in a Tribute Service and Cremation. It will take place at Belgrove Memorial Chapel and Crematorium on Thursday, September 7th, 2023, commencing at 8:00 am.

Russell’s presence may have left this world, but his spirit remains forever in our hearts, walking with us daily in our thoughts.


  • Cheryl Jurakhan
    Posted September 6, 2023 at 8:27 pm

    May your soul rest in peace Russell.

  • Heidi Aird
    Posted September 7, 2023 at 6:29 am

    I remember Uncle Russel’’s smile and his contagious laughter, truly always enjoying life. My condolences to the entire family.. May he rest in eternal peace.

  • Karen Singh
    Posted September 7, 2023 at 8:56 am

    My sincerest condolences to the family. May he rest in eternal peace.

    • Joan Uoan Uddenberg nee Cunha
      Posted September 7, 2023 at 2:35 pm

      My deepest sympathy to Beverley and all the children and grandchildren.
      I grieve together with you on the loss of my darling brother Russell.
      I am grateful to God for our closeness in prayer, throughout these past months, right up to the very end
      I am going to miss you sorely my sweet, loving brother, but knowing that love is everlasting I feel comforted that we will see each other again one day and celebrate Eternal Life with Jesus, Mary and Joseph and all the angels and saints. Rest in Peace in the Loving Arms of Jesus.
      I love you Russ forever and a day .

  • Mike & Natalie Pocock
    Posted September 7, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    My sincere condolences on the passing of your brother and friend. It is never easy losing a loved one.

    Our deepest sympathy to Beverly and family words cannot express our sorrow. We watched the funeral and was struck by the outpouring of love and respect for Uncle Russ. It was one of the most moving funerals we’ve attended, in person or virtually. We think he would have liked it as much mention was made of his love of family and his sense of humour which he maintained up to the end. A truly fitting tribute to the man he was, one who enriched so many lives. Uncle Russ you will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace, you are now promoted to glory! Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

  • Marsha Edwards
    Posted September 7, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    Russell was my laughter when he visited my former workplace at Tatil. Always came with a bag of jokes which left us all in tears. We always looked forward to his “I have one fuh allyuh”! To Beverley and family my deepest condolences and Russell you make those angels laugh man! Rest in Eternal Peace.

  • Amira Cunha
    Posted September 8, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Thank you for embracing us into the family. It feels really sad not being able to come home and show our support and appreciation, but you will always be in our hearts. Chris will continue to tell the kids all the adventurous stories about you. We will miss you always. Love Chris, Ethan, Zane,Maxx and Amira.

  • André De Peana
    Posted September 9, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Our deepest condolences to Beverly and the extended family. Always a pleasant individual. May his soul RIP!!

  • Frances Wells
    Posted September 9, 2023 at 10:04 pm

    You will be seeing my Dad, Mikey Wells all now. May the entire family be peaceful in God’s infinite love for all who have come when the great creator calls.Love from the Wells family.

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