DONOGHUE – Russell

Born on July 16, 1962. Passed away August 23, 2021.

16/07/1962 – 23/08/2021

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family,

Aged 59 Years.

Loved and loving husband of Keryn for over 30 years.

Adored Dad of Dean, Ryan, and Emily.


With tears we watched you suffer,

And watched you fade away,

With courage and concern for others,

You fought so hard to stay,

But God saw that you were weary,

And did what He thought best,

He gently took you in His arms,

And whispered come and rest,

we all love you Dad.



Funeral Notice
Due to current COVID19 restrictions, the Funeral Service of Mr Russell Donoghue will be private and by invitation only.
The Funeral Service for Russell will be livestreamed on Friday, August 27, 2021 commencing at 2.00pm.
To view the live stream, please CLICK HERE.
  1. Dear Keryn and family thinking of you all at this sad time. Love Sue , Split and family .oxox

    Sue Foley August 25, 2021
  2. To dear Keryn and family, thinking of you all at this very sad time. Russ was a terrific man, and will be sadly missed. RIP.
    Much love Helen Lou Caitlin & Alice Mareska

    Helen Mareska August 25, 2021
  3. Dear Keryn ,Ryan ,Dean & Emily , so sorry to hear the loss of your wonderful husband and dad . So many wonderful childhood memories of growing up with Russell in Willis cres. Thinking of you all love Debbie O’Connell ( Browning )

    Debbie oconnell August 25, 2021
  4. My sincere condolences to all of Russell’s family, such a great bloke and long time childhood friend, RIP my friend 💜💜

    Gordon Brandon August 26, 2021
  5. Very sad time for the Donoghue families. Our heart felt sympathy to you all. Ian and Adele Bennett. 💔

    Adele Bennett August 26, 2021
  6. Dear Kez and family. Sending you all love and condolences on the passing of Russell. May you cherish the memories and hold him forever in your hearts. Thinking of you all.
    Sue Little xxxx

    Sue Little August 26, 2021
  7. To Kerryn Dean Ryan & Emily
    Love and strength to you all at this very difficult and sad time
    thoughts are with you
    Love from Tracey , Jake & Dylan

    Tracey bilson August 26, 2021
  8. Dearest Keryn, Ryan, Dean and Emily our love and prayer are with you all. Hold tight to your precious memories Ian & Bev Gowland & family ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏

    Bev Gowland August 26, 2021
  9. Dear Keryn Ryan Dean and Emily our love and prayer are with you all Hold fast to your precious memories Ian & Bev Gowland & family ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏

    Bev Gowland August 26, 2021
  10. Dear Kez and family, sending condolences and thinking of you. So sorry for your loss xxx

    Melissa Bink August 26, 2021
  11. Dear Kezza, Dean, Ryan & Em, sending you love, hugs & condolences on the sad passing of your adored husband & dad. You are in my thoughts. xxx

    Lisa Edebohls August 26, 2021
  12. Dear Keryn and family,
    We were saddened to read of Russel’s passing
    May he reap the rich rewards ,of a life tragically cut short But
    With much love from his family.
    Special thoughts

    Jennifer and Henry Kornacki

    Jennifer Kornacki August 26, 2021
  13. Our sincere condolences to Russell’s family, a sad farewell to my old SEC & Fluor safety workmate

    Des & Tracy Brown August 26, 2021
  14. Keryn, Dean, Ryan and Emily, our heartfelt thoughts to a beautiful family. A great bloke who was so proud of his family. So many wonderful life time memories of the Hurley/Donoghues. Thoughts and love to all the Donoghue Family.
    Sadly missed, RIP.
    All our love Cath, Doug, Rose, Natalie & Luke, Billy & Celeste xxx

    Catherine Smith August 26, 2021
  15. My sincere condolences to all of Russell’s family and friends. Russell was a valued colleague and I know he will be sorely missed by many. RIP Russell

    Sending lots of hugs & love for the family during this sad time.

    Cathy Meng

    Cathy August 26, 2021
  16. Deep condolences Kerryn and family on the passing of Russell.
    From Trish Wright x

    Trish Wright August 26, 2021
  17. My darling Keryn, my heart and thoughts are with you and your children during this heartbreaking time ❤️
    RIP Russell 😢

    Silvana Messere August 26, 2021
  18. To Kez, Ryan, Dean & Em. We are so sorry for your loss, sending love and thoughts your way. A beautiful soul that will be greatly missed. x

    Kaz Duncan August 26, 2021
  19. Dear Kerryn, thinking of you and your beautiful family. Here for you any time love to you all
    Amelia x

    Amelia McWilliam August 26, 2021
  20. Sincere condolences to you all, we are deeply sorry for your loss, such a beautiful man taken too soon. We will have you in our hearts tomorrow. Darcy & Hayden xx

    Darcy Robertson August 26, 2021
  21. Sending my deepest condolences to Russell’s loved ones at this terribly sad time. As a colleague, Russell could always be counted on to be genuine, thoughtful and supportive. Rest in peace, Russ.

    Richard August 26, 2021
  22. Dear Keryn & family. My thoughts are with you all. Sending you loads of love. Joey XX

    Joeleen Lamb August 26, 2021
  23. Dear Kez, Dean, Ryan, Em and Zach, our love and thoughts are with you all today. Rest In Peace Russ. ❤️❤️
    Love Brian, Julie, Em and Dwayne and Jack xx

    Julie August 27, 2021
  24. Dear Donoghue family. We send our love and simpatico such a hard time He was a great guy may he RIP

    Love Ian ,Leanne and family

    Leanne Boyes August 27, 2021
  25. Dear Keryn and family,
    my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Sincere condolences 🙏🌹

    Jan Macri August 27, 2021
  26. Much respected AGL H&S Team colleague. Such a pleasure to work with Russell at Hydro Mt Beauty during audits and projects. A generous person who shared his knowledge and was a mentor. Condolences to his family.
    Kind regards, Marion Birt.

    Marion Birt August 27, 2021
  27. A True Gentleman that will be sadly missed by Family and Friends. We will always hold onto memories of fun and lots of laughter with you and your family at Woodside beach. Our thought are with you all today. Love from The Smith Family.

    Kevin, sheryll, Fiona and Alyce Smith August 27, 2021
  28. Keryn and family,
    I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our family is sending our love, hugs and prayers to you all during this difficult time. Wish it could be in person! ❤️🙏🏻

    Sara and Eric Schiesser August 27, 2021
  29. Condolences to the Russel family at this sad time, may he rest in peace.

    Rusty came to site regularly and was a valued member of the team and a close friend.

    AGL Owners Team Coopers Gap Project Team – Qld

    Robbie Mc Grath - John Young - Martin Mansell - Han Tay - Brian McEvoy - Sue Hogan - Andrew Luhrs August 27, 2021
  30. Dear Keryn, Dean, Ryan and Emily,
    We are deeply saddened with the news of Russell’s passing.
    He was a fantastic bloke whom we had much respect and admiration for.
    His commitment and dedication to the Youth Club Footy was outstanding, my son’s always looked up to him
    RIP old mate, Much love from Anne-Marie, Mark, Corey and Troy xx

    Anne Marie Stimson August 27, 2021
  31. Dear Keryn and family
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time

    Michael, Leah, Kayla & Samuel Donoghue August 27, 2021
  32. Great Bloke and valued work colleague, Russell was fun to be around and will always be fondly remembered by those lucky enough to have known him. Deepest sympathy to Russell’s family and friends – RIP Russ

    Chris Row August 27, 2021
  33. Dear Kevyn, Dean, Ryan & Emily,
    There are no words at this time . Just know that we are thinking of you and we are sorry for your loss.
    Anne & Rob Wheatley.

    Anne Wheatley August 27, 2021
  34. Sending love to Em and the whole family!
    Love Jordan, Lauren and Byron Radosavljevic

    Lauren deWit August 27, 2021
  35. Thinking of you all today and sending our love. Rest peacefully Russ xx

    Love from Mal, Trace, Nod and Joel, Dan and Josh

    Tracey & Mal Sloan August 27, 2021
  36. Dear Keryn, Dean, Ryan and Emily,

    Every now and then, you meet someone who makes you genuinely smile and laugh. Someone who you talk to often and someone you immediately know you are going to be friends with. For me, that was Russell. I will go forward with lovely memories of our time at AGL together. My most sincerest condolences to you all.

    With love, Vicki Brady

    Vicki Brady August 27, 2021
  37. Sending my love to you guys today at this very sad time 💔

    Nicole Vardy August 27, 2021
  38. Russell was one of a kind and I’m so glad I was lucky enough to know him. Sending all my love to you all xx

    Jess Hutchinson August 27, 2021
  39. To my dear friend and colleague, my sincerest condolences on the passing of Russell. The skies are dark and gloomy now but soon blue skies and rainbows will appear. All my love to you, Dean and Emily. Xxxxx Jan Wilson.

    Jan Wilson August 27, 2021
  40. Offering our sincerest condolences to Russell’s family at this difficult time. Russ, was always great to chat with here at work and his kind nature was felt by all around him. RIP mate.
    Chippa, Jackie, Matt, Noah and Xavier.

    Chippa McCafferty August 27, 2021
  41. Dear Donoghue family,

    My deepest condolences to you and the family.

    Russ was a friend, not only a workmate. We shared several years of long chats, coffees, drinks and laughs. I feel privileged to have known Russ, and I will miss him greatly.

    Lots of love, Natalie

    Natalie Leighton August 27, 2021
  42. Very sad to hear of Russell’s passing. We worked together as boilermakers in Yallourn in the 80’s, and it was a pleasure to catchup with himr daily at Loy Yang these past few years. Sincere condolences to his family.

    john werner August 27, 2021
  43. Dear Keryn and family,

    My sincerest condolences to you all. As you know I have worked with Russell for many years at AGL, he was a great bloke and friend. Even though we worked a long way from each other there was hardly a day go by that we weren’t catching up even just to say hello. I will miss Russell lots. RIP friend.

    Andrew Luhrs August 27, 2021
  44. Another special member of an extraordinary family leaves us with a message of great strength and courage. Love from all the “Filips” family of the old ‘hood to the beautiful Donoghue and extended families and friends xx

    Lisa August 27, 2021
  45. To the Donoghue Family,
    I was lucky enough to work with Russ over the past five years.
    Just a straight out good person who helped me a heap.
    Kindest of Regards
    Baz Tuppin

    Baz Tuppin August 30, 2021
  46. Dear Keryn and family,
    I have been fortunate in knowing and working with Russell over the last five years and always found Russell to be reliable, honest and a great bloke to share an ale with. Russell will be missed and offer my condolences and best wishes to you.

    Grant Colhoun September 9, 2021