Colin CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL – Colin was born in 1921 in Benito, MB and passed away at the age of 89 years at the Village at Mill Creek Nursing home in Kelowna on Wednesday, December 29, 2010. Colin was predeceased by his lifetime companion, Editha, in 2009. He is survived by his older sister, Marjory, and his younger brother Patrick. Colin leaves a legacy of six children; Elizabeth (Dave) of ON, Cynthia (Skip) of ON, Colin (Penny deceased) of BC, Sheila (John) of BC, Meredith (Ted) of AB and Owen (Carrie) of NS; as well as eight grandchildren, Michael, Ian, Lee, Kyle, Neal, Gillian, Sean and Courtney; with an additional seven great grandchildren. Colin was in the RCAF for 25 years, moving to Kelowna, BC, upon retirement. As a young airman, stationed in Glace Bay, NS he met his true love, Editha, and they married in 1943. They remained married for 66 years, living thirty of those years in Kelowna. Upon moving to Kelowna, Colin worked briefly at White Western Star and then several years at Alpine Helicopters on the westside. Colin had a lifelong interest in Philatelics, specializing in Military related themes and an intense knowledge of postal cancels. Colin loved to research history and sought out interesting places and interested people who shared his hobby. He also loved working with his hands and kept a meticulous journal which indicated a total of five hundred restored vintage chairs. However, Colin and Editha’s true passion was the adventure of exploring all the nooks and crannies of BC’s interior, and they never tired of long leisurely drives in each other’s company. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Society. There will be no memorial service. Your condolences are appreciated and may be sent to

www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.