“Front man” of Crown Leisure passes away

Bernard Russell obituary
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Bernard Russell, described as “the well-known face and front man” of Crown Leisure, Wigan, has passed away, following a short battle with cancer.


Having joined Crown in 2008 as transport manager, Russell soon became a welcome visitor to operators across the length and breadth of the country.

“Bernard was a true gentleman, always having time for everyone and helping out in whatever capacity he could,” said Crown MD Dean Harding. “In his time with Crown I had nothing but compliments and good words said about him from customers and colleagues alike.”

“The tributes that have come into the business since his sad passing have been overwhelming. We will miss him dearly.”

Bernard Russell joined Crown Leisure from Barcrest, and served as transport manager until restructures within the business saw him tasked with delivering machines across the UK and Ireland in his “much loved wagon.”

Russell passed away on 1 September following a “short, brave battle against cancer,” and is survived by his partner Maxine and two children, Rebecca and Evan.

Funeral details are not known at the current time, but those seeking more information are invited to contact Crown Leisure, Wigan.

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