IN MEMORIAM - George Russell

June 30, 2016
George RussellWe would like to honour the memory of George Russell. An exceptionally talented artist, George put his own career aside to devote his life to teaching. However, he never ceased to produce original pieces in his studio. As thoughtful and generous as he was creative, Mr. Russell donated his entire collection to The Arthritis Society who will hold a gala in his honour on August 18. 

The Gala is a unique opportunity for art enthusiasts to see the collection up close and purchase a piece at a fraction of its evaluated price. The evening will take place at L’Ambroisie in Montreal. Tickets are $150, which includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks. For more information, please contact Bjillian MacKinnon – 800 321.1433, ext. 2429;, or visit

In addition, The Society has decided to rename its childhood arthritis family day to honour George Russell’s memory. Mr. Russell passed away on May 8 after battling stomach cancer. We offer our condolences to his family and friends.