Funeral Service

Time: 11.00am

Date: Thursday 28th December 2023

Service Details:
The service and cremation will be held at Accrington Crematorium. Russ wanted you all to just be yourself and wear your favourite outfit.

Russell Grime – Russ

Russ passed away peacefully on 8th December 2023, aged 61 years of Clayton-le-Moors. The loved and loving husband of Sandra, much loved dad of Naomi-Jayne, dear father in law of Danny and cherished grandad of Avery and Dax.

Russ served an apprenticeship in sheet metal work at Platt’s and then he joined The Royal Navy, completed his training and decided it wasn’t for him. He returned to sheet metal work at various companies and then became a Support worker with GS Social Care. Russ had a big heart and reached out to others with compassion and kindness and he loved his job. Russ finally became a delivery driver for Wilpshire Farm Foods.Russ loved people but he was a real homebird, preferring just him and Sandra, sharing conversation and laughing like children. He loved cars, watches, trainers, Northern soul and Punk – he could name any song. He loved T Shirts too, and on a 10 night holiday always took 30 of his favourite ones and yes, he wore them all. He loved watching sport on TV especially snooker and had been a talented player in his younger years and had played on several teams. Family holidays were always great fun when Naomi was growing up and later Russ and Sandra enjoyed their sunshine holidays – Turkey, The Greek Islands and especially Rhodes. Fabulous, happy times. Loved and adored by his family and remembered with love today and always.

Donations are being gratefully received in lieu of flowers, on behalf of Fertility Network UK, a charity close to the family’s heart, with Russ’s grandchildren being miracle IVF babies. To donate, please click the blue donate button at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Russ’s online memorial book by completing the form below.


    Met this lovely couple on Rhodes when on our honeymoon. Russ made my holiday (don’t tell my wife that)  having a drink and laughing at the worst Beatles tribute band you will ever see. Rest in Peace. Love you John

    Valerie McLeod nee Entwistle

    I have so many wonderful memories of us growing up. You Anne and me were inseparable we did everything together holidays as kids and then out on the town as teenagers, you always looked me and made sure i was Safe. Good night god bless cuz fly high xx

    Aston, Andy & Mila x

    So many happy childhood memories Uncle Russ. The snooker watching comment definitely brings back memories of times with you all, it was ALWAYS on! It’s a good job you have Keegan your family famous Yorkshire Pudding recipe – let’s hope she can live up to your standards. Not too confident that Sandra will be able to pull ‘Russ’ meat pie’ off though. Your girls and boys will be strong and loved – just as you made them. We’ve got them! Love you – RIP xxx

    Mick & Vicki Pate

    Just an all round good bloke x great memories of the late 80s and early 90s x will be sadly missed x

    Paul Waddington

    I’ll always remember Russ with great fondness from my years in his class at Hollins. True gentleman and lovely guy. RIP Russ.

    Janet Ramsden (Hartley)

    My heart goes out to you all 💜 great punk days spent with Russ, fab guy lots of fun x

    Kevin Tootle

    Me and Russ go back over 40 years when  he lived on aitken street an I was on Haywood road great times inc new era the bridge bees knees punk scooters isl of man the list is endless good times with a great lad a pleasure to have known you and who knew you would end up living in the same house as I did in 1960 sleep week my friend till we meet again Kev x

    Anne Metcalfe and Janet Flanagan (Butterworth)

    Elders of the  AITKEN STREET CREW.  Known Russel from a very young boy.  Used to babysit for Russ, Gillian and Neil Wright, Kim and Jayne Metcalfe and played out long hours together.  It us great sadness to hear of Russ passing.  Sandra and family our thoughts are with you all. ❤️ RIP Russ.

    Dzieni McKenna

    I Remember Russ at school.he always had that cheeky smile on his face.always a happy lad.R.I.P Russ.

    Rod Linacre

    Russ was one of the first friends I met when I moved to accrington 40 odd years ago, and was a great friend and all my family have a special place in our hearts for him and Sandra. And consider my self lucky to of known.

    Tracy Pollitt

    So sorry for your loss he was a really nice person x

    Barb Whittaker

    Truly sorry for your family’s loss. Always had a big smile on his face, a lovely man. RIP Russ. X

    Catherine Lancaster

    I have such fond memories of growing up in Aitken Street with the best friends/ gang of which Russ was a wonderful part. Sending my sincerest condolences to the whole family. Rest in Peace Russ much love , Catherine x

    Shanaz Hussain

    I know Russ from working at GS social care. He was a great guy fun to work with always having a laugh and joke on our transport journeys .Russ loved my samosas. Russ always picked me up and dropped me off outside Ghazala house. I always enjoyed my shifts with Russ gona miss him. So so sorry for his loss he was a lovely man xxxx

    Gillian Rodgers

    Our Russell has gone too soon. My heart and Saul goes out to all Russes family and friends. Neil  and I spent our childhood living next door to Russ, he was one of our family. I can’t express how very sorry I feel.


    I will always remember and cherish the laughs we had when me and Naomi were children and went on holiday as a group of six, me, Naomi, Pops, my mum and Sandra and Russ. We always had a great time. He will be missed so much by so many people, RIP Russ x

    Ste Pattison

    Have loads of great memories from School, rumble one n two! 😳😂 Also some good nights sleeping over in the chippy! Hanging out down the back of Owen street growin up into fully fledged punks n mods 😅 and findin our feet around the ladies. You will be sadly missed by all the people lucky enough to have had you in their lives.


    Russ was a colleague became a friend, and he was full of life. we shared our family chats. Russ loved his somosas. I used to take him. He would ring his wife and say my tea is sorted. So many memories of our transport job’s , he was fond of cars and his shoes. He was proud of Naomi and always bring her up in our conversations. I spoke to him few weeks a ago and I said I will come and see him with somosas but life never gave us a chance. Russ used to pick me up from sofalogy whitbirk and the staff there used to think whats going on same time these 2 go somewhere whats going on. We used to laugh about it.  You will be missed Russ, 😢


    Russ was a colleague, we worked together every weekend for 3/4 years, uses to refer to him as work dad. Always remember him wearing his signature leather jacket, jeans t shirt and proud doc martins owner, going to Greg’s before shift getting a brew and a bacon butty, shifts were always fun. He used to talk alot about holidays and upcoming holidays and saving for his “sausage” fund (savage perfume). He spoke fondly of Naomi and Sandra, he used to make me laugh when he mentioned not going into waters on one holiday because of sharks, I remember him sending a picture of him on holiday in a Christmas shirt with a beer absolutely loving life.  Glad you got to see your grandchildren and I’m sure you will always be watching over them as they grow, rest in peace Russ


    Came to know Russ from cutting his hair, will really miss our chats …. Always a good tale to tell. Sleep tight Russ xx

    Rebecca Bartram

    Sending so much love to you Sandra, Naomi and your beautiful babies, along with the rest of the family and the friends of russ. A truly beautiful family, now with another bright shining star guiding them along their way. Xx

    Ian Wilkin

    Great memories of Russ during our school days. One memory that has stayed with me was a day out with your family to Brimham Rocks. I’m honoured to have had you as a friend. Taken far too soon, Rest in Peace