Well-known Campbell River realtor dies

Simeon Driscoll was known for his booming laugh and even bigger smile.

Simeon Driscoll toured B.C. and Alberta as a country musician in the 1980s.

Simeon Driscoll was known for his booming laugh and even bigger smile.

The well-known Campbell River realtor died Monday night on his 59th birthday.

According to RCMP, Driscoll’s pickup truck was found on its side in the 400 block of the Island Highway around 11:25 p.m.

Driscoll was the only person in the truck and was extricated by firefighters and ambulance paramedics. He was rushed to Campbell River hospital where extensive efforts to revive him failed.

“Physical evidence at the scene suggests that speed did not contribute to this collision,” said Sgt. Craig Massey. “RCMP continue to work with the coroner’s office to establish a cause for this tragic event.”

As of press time, a cause of death had not been determined and an autopsy report is still pending.

Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Driscoll travelled as a young man. His musical talents and showmanship took him across Alberta and B.C. where he played in many lounges and bars.

He was also an “amazing cook” who owned his own restaurant in Osoyoos.

Driscoll arrived in Campbell River in the early 1990s and made his mark here in real estate. He was also an avid fan of the Vancouver Canucks and a great friend to his cat Cleopatra.

He is survived by son Patrick, grand daughters Kristen and Kayla, brother Mel and sister Annie. Driscoll also leaves behind his best friend, Sandra Stephens, and her family.

A celebration of Driscoll’s life takes place on Saturday, Feb. 5, from 2-4 p.m., at the Eagles Hall.

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