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 retirementin 1966.He then served as the last military C.O. at St. Micheal’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 pre-deceased by his first wife of
47 years, Patricia and is survived by his loving spouse of the last decade, Pamela Hobbs plus his children, Catherine and Gavin.
A memorial service and reception was held at First Memorial Funeral Services, 4725 Falaise Dr., Tuesday, August 12 at 2pm.