CAMPBELL, Roderick (Damien)
May 19, 1933 – Oct. 31, 2011
It is with great sadness that Ron’s family announces his peaceful passing at home with his family by his side, following a brave battle with cancer.
Ron is survived by his wife Lorna, daughter Patricia (Chris), Blair (Judith) and Bradley, granddaughters Erin, Shannon and Zoë, brothers Sheldon, Steve, sisters Patty, Gloria and Claire, stepchildren Darren, David and Vicky. Ron was predeceased by his parents Alex and Sadie, wife Lillian and wife Kaye.
Ron was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He enlisted in the RCAF at the tender age of 20 achieving the rank of MWO and enjoyed early retirement in 1986. Not content to sit in a rocking chair, Ron then joined the Naval Reserve as a Captain. He spent five years at HM Quadra and immensely enjoyed working with the cadets.
Some of Ron’s happiest moments were on the golf course, spending time fishing or hunting and playing crib with his close friends. Ron had a special place in his heart for the Comox Valley and all the friends he made throughout his military career and his involvement with the Knights of Columbus for twenty five years.
Ron spent his final years traveling with his beloved wife, Lorna, and spending time with his faithful companions Rusty and Muffy.
A sincere thank you to home care support nurses and especially Dr. Thompson and his nurse Susan who took such great care of Ron.
Following cremation there will be a celebration of Ron’s life held at 888 (Komox) RCAF Wing, November 28th from 1 – 3pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation to your local SPCA would be greatly appreciated.