Geoffrey Campbell Marlow, DFC. 1922-2020
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Geoffrey Campbell Marlow from West Vancouver, British Columbia, who passed away on December 31, 2020, at the age of 98, a month short of his 99th birthday. Geoffrey was born January 28, 1922, in Duncan, BC
Geoffrey finished his education in England at the Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall. During World War II, he served as an RCAF bomber pilot, flying 30 hazardous missions over occupied France and Germany. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC). After the war, he moved to Canada and helped his parents build a new house. He worked in Canada, moving from mine to mine and had positions of increasing responsibility. In October 1948 he moved to Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico to work for the American Smelting and Refining Co. Because he was hard working and quick to adapt to life in a new country, Geoffrey did well. He managed various mines for ASARCO. After 25 years of work, Geoffrey sought new opportunities. In 1974, Placer Development Ltd. hired him to be vice president of operations for Marcopper Mining Company in the Philippines where he happily worked until retirement in January 1987.
In 1951, Geoffrey married Winifred Margaret Morris of Parral, Mexico. From this marriage, he is survived by his daughter Diana Elizabeth (Penny) Marlow of El Paso, Texas, and preceded in death by two sons, John Marlow of Parral and James Marlow of Vancouver, BC
After his first wife's death in 1972, he married Beatriz Cardenas Madero of Torreón, Mexico in 1974. The couple moved to the Philippines. After retirement Geoffrey and Beatriz moved back to West Vancouver to resume an active life; they both enjoyed travel and friends, and Geoffrey, tennis, golf and squash. Geoffrey was brave, resourceful, kind and good-natured. He will be remembered for his hard work and his interest in new ideas and projects, including the family reunion that he organized in1995. He was loyal to family, both immediate and extended.
He is also survived by his loving wife, Beatriz and by his nephews, John Hope and Robin Edwards of London, England, Peter Genge of Vancouver, BC, Michael Genge of Duncan, BC
?Memorial services followed by a celebration of his life will be scheduled for Geoffrey Campbell Marlow DFC once the coronavirus pandemic abates. Interment will be at Royal Oak Burial Park in Victoria, BC.
Published by North Shore News from Jan. 14 to Feb. 13, 2021.