(The Fisherman's Advocate, October 19, 1934, page 3)
After years of suffering, which he bore with a patient and smiling fortitude, Arthur Russell of Port Union, passed within the veil, in the early hours of Friday morning last. He was seventeen years and nine months of age when death relieved him of his suffering. To all outward appearances he was, at times, a bonny and robust young man, but a chill, contacted when he was a lad, had made serious inroads upon his system and during the past three years his health failed gradually and toward the end he suffered much. He had undergone treatment at the Sanatorium at St. John's and at the General Hospital there, but nothing much could be done to improve his condition. All that the local medical practioner could do was to temporarily relieve his sufferings when they became intense, but no permanent cure or restoration to health was possible.
The young man was quite resigned to the inevitable and died happily and peacefully. He was loved by all who knew him and when not torn by pain was cheerful and even jolly. He liked company at such times and had many friends throughout his illness. Some friends at St. John's, who took a great liking to him when under treatment there, always remembered him and each week he received a tangible expression of their kind thoughts in the shape of a box of fruit and other dainties. He also had loving and tender ministrations from many friends in Port Union.
Arthur was the son of the late James Russell and Mrs. Jane Russell of this town. His father predeceased him in 1933. Left to mourn his passing are his widowed mother, two sisters Gertie and Martha at home, one brother Sidney at home, two stepbrothers George and John and one stepsister Mrs. Eliol Harnum, all of whom reside here.
Interment took place at the C. of E. cemetery, Catalina, on Sunday afternoon; Rev. R. F. Mercer officiating. Despite the inclemency of the weather quite a number of the relatives and friends of the deceased followed his remains to their last resting place and saw them gently consigned to mother Earth.
To the mother of the deceased and other member of the family, the Advocate tenders its sympathy in their bereavement.