On the morning of Februrary 6th an Irreplaceable soul - Russell Johnstone was shot in a quiet street in Tingalpa in Brisbane. He laid for half an hour before help arrived, this was just the first battle for the fight of his young life. Unfortunately one of these gruesome shots would be fatal. Russell was a fighter who held on for another 4 days after his brutal attack and devastatingly passed away the day after his 24th birthday.
Russell was surrounded by many family and friends for those 4 days, he was a well loved and respected young man not only in our community but for those who had the privilage of meeting him. It only took one meeting to fall in love with Russ. He had this infectious personality that never failed to make you smile or laugh whenever he was around.
Although Russ had a hard life he never let that get him down, always remained positive no matter what and would always help us stay positive with his wise words and loveable honesty. Without even knowing it he has changed many lives for the better and we will be forever grateful to Russ for that.
Even though our world has been shattered and our hearts are broken, they break even more knowing that we don't have the money to give him the send off a local solider deserves. So we ask of you to please give whatever you can, big or small it will be greatly accepted and appreciated.
And please know that we Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.
Russells family and friends