Edison Campbell (Cam)
March 1, 1915 – November 14, 2008
Born in Vancouver, Cam grew up in Britannia Beach. Following his service in the RCNVR during W.W.II, Cam and Betty moved to Comox in 1946 where Cam took up a teaching position at Courtenay High School. There he spent twenty years as teacher, vice-principal and principal. Cam and Betty and four of their six children travelled for a year in Europe and, on their return to Canada in 1967, Cam became a Superintendent of Schools, first in Terrace and Smithers and then in Lake Cowichan and the Gulf Islands. Retiring in 1975, Cam and Betty returned to their Comox Valley home and Cam lived there until his death. Predeceased by Betty and grandson Ben, Cam leaves his six children: Maryl, Sandy (Edie), Donald (Elizabeth), David (Diane), Anne (Alex ), and Cliff (Ann); grandchildren: Angus (Danita), Eric (Katrina), Morgan (Andrea Mears), Cathy (Eric) Nordgren, Shawna (Dale) Melvin, David and Georgia; and great grandchildren: Charlie and Laney Stewart, Ainsley Mears, Fynn and Annika Nordgren, Isabelle and Olivia Melvin. Cam was very active in the Comox United Church. The family thanks the medical staff at St. Joseph’s, Doctors Thomas Gornall, Steve Miller and Jack Bryant, and his many friends and neighbours who have supported him in his desire to live independently in his home on the beach.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Comox United Church at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 29. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Comox United Church or to a charity of your choosing would be appropriate.