August 28, 1961 – April 20, 2018
Russ passed away on April 20, 2018 with his love, Saki and his dog, Minnah by his side. He had been surrounded by family and friends until the end.
He was born in Kamloops, BC to George and Grace Gatehouse in August 1961. He lived in Kamloops and Barriere while growing up and graduated from Barriere Secondary School. While living in Barriere, he worked for BC Ambulance and Tolko Mill. When Tolko burned down in 2003, he moved to Vancouver to continue his passion of working as a paramedic, a job he loved!
Russ was predeceased by his mother, Grace in 1967 and his father, George in 1999. He is survived by his aunt Florence Debodt and his sisters Mary-Jane (Mark) Stenberg and Joan (Tom) Omasta. Nieces and Nephew Megan (Ryan) Sutherland, Jillian (Joshua) Sharp and Cameron (Sydney) Stenberg. His pride and joy Collin Hunh, Saki Kakutani and his best friend Minnah. As well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and great nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank all the staff at Vancouver General Hospital Palliative Care unit for the excellent care that Russ received while he was there. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support Palliative Care at VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation. Donate at vghfoundation.ca/russellgatehouse2018, by calling 604-875-4676 or by mail to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.
A Celebration of Life will be held on August 25, 2018 at the Blue Jar and Bistro on 4610 Barriere Town Rd, Barriere BC at 2:30 pm.