Russ Arnott, a former mayor of Comox, lost the fight against cancer. On November 11, Arnott passed away. Let’s see How did Russ Arnott die and Russ Arnott cause of death in detail.
How did Russ Arnott die?
Former Comox mayor Russ Arnott has lost his battle with cancer and passed away on November 11. For 26 years, Arnott raised his family in Comox, where he also served as a town councilor in 2008.
Russ Arnott cause of death
Russ Arnott cause of death is still unknown. There are no information available about the Russ Arnott cause of death.
Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on Russ Arnott cause of death will be added soon.
Who was Russ Arnott?
Arnott spent 26 years in Comox, where he raised his family and served as a member of the village board in 2008 and again in 2014.
He spent a total of 11 years devoting his time and energy to improving the livability of Comox’s outlying areas before being named an ambassador in 2018.
Canadian Forces Base
Russ Arnott also spent 35 years in the federal government service, 26 of those years acknowledging the Canadian Coast Guard’s preservation of the abyssal environment and sailors in Canadian amnion.
He spent the last nine years managing residential options for aggressive employees and their families at the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Comox Housing Agency.
Russ Arnott cancelled re-election
Comox Mayor Russ Arnott has decided not to run for reelection due to health concerns. In June, Arnott had declared that he would seek reelection.
He announced his choice late on Thursday (Sept. 8), posting a statement to his Facebook page.
“I’ve had a great run these past four years (11 altogether as councilor) and cherished every moment serving you but life has very recently thrown me a curve ball that I did not see coming.”
“So now Yolonda and my family look after me, it’s been a difficult road at times and we are not sure where I am headed but we are optimistic and keeping our heads up high and hopeful!”
“I hate goodbyes but there’s not much else to say… this past month we’ve cried like babies, I’ve tried to console my family that all will work out, and did my will just in case.”
“Thank you for the wonderful opportunity you gave me. Cheers!!!”
In honor of Pride Week, Mayor Russ Arnott raised the Pride Flag at Comox Town Hall on Monday, July 22.
In honor of Pride Week in the Comox Valley, Mayor Arnott welcomed guests and members of the Comox Valley Pride Society by raising the flag alongside Councilors McGowan, McKenna, and Minions.
Today we raised the #Pride flag outside of Comox Town Hall with Member of Parliament Rachel Blaney North Island – Powell River, Mayor Russ Arnott, Members of Town Council, and supporters in the community. pic.twitter.com/pDBLZSKD9K
— Town of Comox 🇺🇦 ❤ (@TownofComox) June 27, 2022
Eight colors in the flag
Instead of the previous flag’s six colors, a new flag with eight colors was raised this year. Hot pink is associated with sex, red with life, orange with healing, yellow with sunlight, green with nature, turquoise with art, indigo with harmony, and violet with soul. Each color has a unique meaning.
Mayor Arnott statement about the PRIDE FLAG
“We are pleased to once again raise the Pride Flag in our community in celebration of Pride Week,” said Mayor Arnott.
“We value the uniqueness and individuality of our citizens and recognize the importance of celebrating this diversity and inclusiveness in our community”.
Mayor’s Cup Bet
At Monday’s Courtenay board meeting, Comox Mayor Russ Arnott (right) faked victory on his Mayor’s Cup wager, handing the “prize” to Courtenay Mayor Bob Wells while cutting a Don Cherry jersey that Wells provided. The hockey match raised more than $16,000 for KidSport’s Comox Valley annex on January 18, 2019. Scott Stanfield took the picture
For the anniversary Comox Nautical Days Parade on August 5, 2019, Comox Mayor Russ Arnott was once decked out in his finest charlatan accessories.
Arnott praised firefighters
Firefighters’ rapid work in stopping the fire from spreading and threatening others was praised by Arnott.
In a statement, Arnott expressed gratitude for the Comox Fire Department’s “heroic actions” the previous evening while attempting to save an elderly man from a house fire.
“Sadly, the man succumbed to his injuries.”
Comox mayor Russ Arnott receives Freedom of the Town
The greatest honor possible is being bestowed upon a former mayor by the Town of Comox.
Mayor Russ Arnott has reportedly received the Freedom of the Town from Comox Council. At a special council meeting on Wednesday, where family and friends were present, Arnott was presented with the honor.
According to the town, awarding the Freedom of the Town to a person or military unit has a more than three hundred year history.
Acting Mayor statement
Acting Mayor Maureen Swift said “We are humbled to give Mayor Russ Arnott this highest honor to show him our sincere appreciation for his fine efforts in the many activities and achievements in our community.”
“It is a blessing to have the current council, and close family and friends with us to celebrate his accomplishments to public service and to the community.”
Arnott’s Family shares grief
Arnott leaves behind his Yolonda companion, three stepchildren, five biological children, and seven grandchildren.
Hope Lewis, his stepdaughter, stated, “Russ was such an influential person to not only us his family, but the entire community, it’s heartbreaking.”
Courtenay-Comox MLA shares grief
Ronna-Rae Leonard, an MLA for Courtenay-Comox, sent her sympathy. In her words, “Through the decades, Russ was at the ready to serve the community he so clearly loved.”
“He never hesitated to advocate for his town’s priorities and Comox has benefitted from his leadership. His vision for an enduring quality of life that is the magic of Comox today and tomorrow is his legacy.”
“Condolences to Yolonda and his whole family and gratitude to them for sharing him with the whole community.”
Tributes to Russ Arnott
In honor of Russ Arnott’s life, tributes are pouring in from all directions. Social media is blazing with tributes to Arnott as his friends and family remember him. The deceased is regarded as being a good, sympathetic, and selfless person.
Spencer Anderson 🇺🇦 tweeted,
“Terrible news. He was a very decent man. Former Comox mayor Russ Arnott loses battle with cancer.”
Greg Phelps tweeted,
“So sorry to hear of his passing. His calm and rational approach to
civic issues was something I always admired. Charleen and I send our condolences to his wife and family.”
Schu On The Air tweeted,
“😢 RIP to a great man. Condolences to Mayor Arnott’s family.”
We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.
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