RHODES, Neil Campbell It is with sadness that the family of Neil Campbell Rhodes, known as "Dusty" by all, announce his passing on August 5th, 2014 at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Dusty was born on Oct. 25, 1922, emigrated to Canada as a young boy and joined the West Nova Scotia Regiment in 1940. After serving in Europe, he returned to Canada, 1945 and was released in 1946. He re-enrolled in the RCR in 1948 and was commissioned in the PPCLI in 1951. Following service in Korea, Dusty served briefly with QOR before transferring to the Black Watch in 1954. He served with the Watch until his retirement in 1966. He then served as the last military C.O. at St. Michael's University School in Victoria and then worked with the provincial government until his final retirement. Dusty was an enthusiastic athlete who loved to golf, was a tireless dancer and had a lifelong passion for the Maple Leafs that defied all logic. He was an eternal optimist who found the best in everyone and was treasured by his family. He was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Patricia. He is survived by his loving spouse of the last decade, Pamela Hobbs and his children, Catherine and Gavin. A memorial service and reception are being held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Dr., Tuesday, August 12 at 2pm.
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Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2014