March 7, 2020
Rob Campbell passed away on March 7, 2020 at Chilliwack Hospital at the age of 69. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Diane of 37 years, his kids Brittanie and Braydon (Steph) as well as his two grandsons Greyson and Jaxon. Greyson will have his Grampy ‘forever in his heart’ and Jaxon will grow up learning of all of Grampy’s antics. Rob also leaves behind his mother, Margaret Campbell and his brother Peter (Kathy) along with his nieces Alison (Trevor), Miranda (Adam) and Laurel (Andrew) and their families. He will also be missed as part of the ‘Smith’ clan – the in-laws who were more friends than in-laws, Marc and Meta Smith, Kevin (Samantha), Jennie (Andrew) and nephews and niece, Ben, Dustin, Hayden, Emmitt and Emiley. And it also goes without saying that his best friend Gord Boswell (his brother from another mother) (and Pat) will be missing their coffee times and bike rides.
Rob was predeceased by his father Robert Scott Campbell Sr. (Yes, we broke the line of RSCs…. with naming our son Braydon.) Rob loved people – his family, friends, co-workers and anyone he crossed paths with. His friendly relaxed way endeared people to him and anyone had to be ready for his sense of humour. Rob had many interests that he pursued. He published a fiction teen novel, non-fiction science articles and had a keen interest in astronomy and would often be found looking through his telescope at night (after hearing the steady drone of the observatory opening). He had a diverse repertoire of music that could be heard anytime of day and he often was strumming a guitar with his familiar riffs. Rob’s culinary skills were great and he often tried out something new and exciting especially Italian foods. Cycling was his favourite sport and he was often seen cycling around town or in the outskirts. Combine cycling with travelling and it was the perfect vacation – cycle touring in Europe, sampling new foods and wines and wondering how he can make these new recipes for family and friends when we get home.
Rob’s approach to life is an example to us all in how to live and love with a steady faith in God and to live without reproach and believing the best of everyone. A Celebration of Life service will be held sometime in the spring when it is the best cycling season.
Many thanks to all the staff at CGH who have supported Rob through his journey, both directly and indirectly, and to Dr. Gordon Enns for his ongoing support.
Online condolences may be offered at www.woodlawn-mtcheam.ca
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