Daniel G. Revell died peacefully in his sleep, in his 98th year, at Chilliwack General Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002. ‘Dr. Dan’ was born November 4, 1904 in Chicago, IL., the third son of Prof. Dr. D.G. Revell and Helen Murray Revell. Dan grew up in Edmonton and graduated in medicine from the University of Alberta in 1932. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living alumnus of that university.
His medical practice included five years in caring for goldminers and their families in northern Ontario, then as an anesthetist and Director of Anesthesia at the Hospital for Sick Children in Winnipeg. He later served overseas in #3 Casualty Clearing Station of the RCAMC during the Second World War, then again at the children’s hospital in Winnipeg, before moving to continue his practice in anesthesia at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Victoria, until his retirement in 1968.
He is predeceased in 1994 by his beloved Bonnie, devoted wife for 60 years; and by his parents, and two older brothers.
His soul’s departure leaves a huge gap in the life of his only daughter, Margaret (Rev. Arthur) Anderson; his grandchildren, Margot (David) Dyble of Chilliwack, and Tim (Diane) Anderson of New Westminster; his great-grandchildren, Adam and Shannon Dyble, and Dylan and Christopher Anderson; and by his sister Aileen, and nephew Dr. Clifford (Katherine) Revell of Edmonton, Alta.
Dan pursued with enthusiasm and excellence gardening, inventing, photography, clock repair, crafting and story-telling. He was a student of nature with a constantly enquiring mind and held all God’s works in awe.
A memorial service in celebration of his life which was a blessing to so many for so long, will be held at Carman United Church in Sardis on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002 at 2 p.m., with Rev. Michael Hare officiating. Flowers are appreciated, or some may choose to offer a memorial gift to the Carman United Church Memorial Fund.