Victor Nelson SMITH


Victor Nelson

Vic was born on 21 October (Trafalgar Day, hence his name) 1922, the last of 18 children. He became a Stockbroker’s Waiter at the London Stock Exchange at 15 years of age and worked there until 1955 with time out for the war. He joined the Royal Navy in 1941 and served on several ships with the battleship HMS Revenge his most favourite.

He immigrated to Canada with his wife Ann in 1955 arriving in Montreal by boat and then to Vancouver by rail to take up a job with the Bank of Montreal. He moved to Prince Rupert a couple of years later and after several jobs, he gained employment with the pulp mill there. He finally settled in Campbell River where he worked at the then Crown Zellerbach mill in the technical department until his retirement in 1986.

Vic was an avid boxer and fought unbeaten for the Royal Navy and for his local boxing club. He continued this passion in Prince Rupert and Campbell River and coached the local boys for many years. Badminton and tennis was also thoroughly enjoyed by Vic and Ann. He was very active in Discovery Masonic Lodge and the Royal Canadian Legion where he was well known for his dancing.

Predeceased by his loving wife Ann, Vic leaves a couple of nephews and their families in England and his many friends in Campbell River and afar. Special thanks go to the staff at Yuculta Lodge for all their patience and loving care.

There will be no service by request.

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