We are sad to report the passing of aftermarket champion Cyril “Cy” Russell at 91 years of age.
Cy began his aftermarket career at Fort Ignition Limited, a retail outlet for Wilson Auto Limited. He was also part owner of AutoLine Products Ltd, a remanufacturer and distributor of carburetors, distributors, fuel injectors and other products.
Cyril served as AIA Canada chairman in 1994 and by that time he had already served in various capacities at the divisional and national level.
For his service to the aftermarket industry, Cy was honoured with the Automotive Industries Association of Canada’s highest award, the Distinguished Service Award.
Friends, family, and all those who worked with Cy are invited to join in toasting his life and career at his favourite lunch spot, Rossmere Country Club, 925 Watt St. on Thursday, March 12 between 3 and 6 PM.