Dianne Margaret Campbell
RN, BSN, CD
Dianne passed away on September 13, 2015. Predeceased by her mother Pearl; remembered by her father Art Hopper, husband Arnie, son David, daughter-in-law Shawna and grandchildren Jared and Lexi who will cherish her memory.
Dianne was born on Remembrance Day, 1947 in Mission, BC. She completed her RN training at the Royal Columbian Hospital (New Westminster) in 1969. Upon graduation she enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Nursing Sister and was posted “overseas” to Esquimalt. Her military and civilian nursing career spanned 40 years and included general duty, extended and complex care and nursing administration at a variety of Victoria hospitals and with the Canadian Naval Reserve – retiring with the rank of Lt. Commander. In the late 1970s Dianne decided to pursue a degree in nursing and was amongst the first graduates of the University of Victoria’s Bachelor in Science (Nursing) program. Through-out her life she was a volunteer. After moving to Otter Point in 1995 she continued her community service with Contact – the medical equipment loan cupboard, the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, Sooke Region Museum, Canada Blood Services and Otter Point Emergency Services. Reading, crosswords, cooking, feeding the birds, pickling and jamming were her leisure activities. Bravo Zulu.
The family expresses our thanks to the many who helped Dianne through a difficult 4 years of medical challenges, including Dr. Vally and the skillful and caring medical staff at the BC Cancer Clinic and VGH – especially S4A & S7A.
Dianne will continue to live in the memory of her friends and family. At her request the family invites the pleasure of your company for a farewell, anytime between Noon and 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 3rd at the Sooke Legion.
Dianne requested no flowers. In lieu she suggested a donation to Wild ARC – the wildlife rehabilitation centre in Metchosin.