BRITTAIN, Russell – At the Passamaquoddy Lodge in St. Andrews, NB on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, Ernest Russell Brittain of Rolling Dam, NB, husband of the late Gretta Brittain. Born in Forest Glen, NS, December 24, 1930, he is the son of the late Robert and Bertha (Hanf) Brittain.

  A resident of Rolling Dam most of his life, he dedicated his service to his community by serving as a volunteer firefighter for the Rolling Dam Fire Dept. for over 38 years. He also was a faithful member of the Masonic Lodge Sussex #7 F. & A.M. for 62 years.

  Russell loved being outdoors, enjoying hunting and fishing. His family and friends knew him as an amazing storyteller.

  Russell is survived by his son Darcy (Rosalie); daughter Zenda Noddin (Ivan); eight grandchildren, Jessica (Dave), Jamie (Meg), Krista (Colby), Jennifer and Jeremy, Doug, Kelly (Chris), Crystal (Steve); seven great-grandchildren, Brooke, Bailey, Lily Nathaniel, Paige, Evan, and Mason; one sister Bertha Dearman (Ron) of Burns Lake, BC; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

  Russell was predeceased by his wife Gretta of 60 years, his son Carter Brittain, brothers Malcolm, Burpee, Prescott and Edgar (Sammy), sisters Roberta (Ima) Patey, Mary Burrill, Eva Brittain, Pauline Stevens, Viva Beals, Viola Gray and Mildred Kinney.

  By Russell’s request there will be no visitation. Cremation will take place. A private family graveside service was held at Rolling Dam Cemetery. Marion Jamer officiated.

  In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences to the family or donations can be made at

  Arrangements have been entrusted to the care and direction of Humphreys funeral Home, 20 Marks Street, St. Stephen, NB E3L 2B2 (506-466-3110).