COOTE, Russell Alfred


It is with great sadness that the family of Russell Alfred Coote, 69, announces his passing on October 27, 2022, at Abbie J. Lane Memorial Hospital, Halifax, NS. Born in Summerside, PEI, on July 25,1953, Alf was the son of George Russell Coote, Greenville, South Carolina, and the late Evelyn Isabel (MacPherson) Coote.

After high school, Alf went on to graduate from basic training in Cornwallis, NS and served in the Royal Canadian Navy at CFB Stadacona in Halifax, NS.

Alfred was predeceased by an infant son, Carl and is survived by his sisters, Wendy (Barry) Archibald, Denver, NS and Tammy (Steve) Fowler, South Carolina, and brothers, Dwight (Debbie) Coote, Bridgewater, NS and Dwayne (Kim) Coote, St. Catharines, ON.

From his apartment window, Alf enjoyed watching over the Halifax Harbour with his binoculars and would often share with us the ships (especially Navy) he would see. He also enjoyed visiting with Margie and his other friends at Sunrise Manor where he lived for many years.

Visiting with his dad in South Carolina always made him happy and he would come back and share many fun stories.

Alfred had a fantastic memory and was a very kind and caring person.

He loved all his nieces and nephews very much as well as his grandnieces and nephews and was always interested in knowing what was going on in their lives. He very much enjoyed entertaining them with stories of some of the shenanigans he and some of his siblings would get up to as youngsters.

His family would like to thank all the caring staff at the Halifax Infirmary and the Abbie J. Lane Hospital, Nine Lane, Halifax, NS. We appreciate the kindness you showed Alfred during his long stay in hospital.

A memorial service was held at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home on Windsor St., Halifax, NS at 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2022. A reception followed. Burial was at Fairview Lawn Cemetery also on Windsor St., Halifax, NS. The funeral was livestreamed, and the link is on the J.A. Snow Funeral Home website.

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