Wherever dad went he always had the rare ability to capitvate and inspire others and it was hard not to remember his mischeivous nature and straight talking attitude.
Far and wide dad captured people's love and respect and many will be feeling the loss of his infectious, boisterous and determined presense.
For 20 years dad was better known as the famous interstate truck driver" Wheels", who roared down the highways of Australia making friends at every town he stopped.
You were always bound to get up to some mischief when you joined one of his long trip across the country.
In 2010 dad was diagnosed with a rare heart disease. Despite it all, he pushed through every emergency hospital trip, every surgery and every pitfall that came his way.
However, the tough times followed in 2013 when he was first diagnosed with cancer. As time went on the cancer spread, affecting his bowels, liver, lungs, kidneys and stomach.
No matter what was happening with his decreasing health dad never let it get him down and always said "If I keep telling myself I am fine my body will do the same."
This life has not been easy for him and where others would have fallen from the hardship Dad has always stayed positive and brave.
For one so riddled with misfortune, Dad was always the first to lend a hand to others in need.
It is now time for us to say goodbye and hold his legacy true.
To uphold dad's last wishes we ask those who loved him to contribure towards making his passing one to celebrate in the style dad would appreciate by donating to our campaign.
Donated funds will go towards his cremation, transport to Melbourne and his wakes which will be held in both Cairns and Melbourne.
Any contribution great or small would be appreciated to help the family through this difficult time.
Below are the details for the memorial/wakes:
17th of March
- Memorial - 11:00am @ Crystal Cascades
- Wake - Campbell Residence following Memorial.
24th of March
- Last Ride -
Leaving Altona RSL 9:30am sharp riding to King Lake for light meal at local pub then returning to Altona RSL for wake.
- Wake - 3:00pm @ Altona RSL
- Heather Harris
- Winona Rivera
- Adrian Nastea
- Trimbo & Em 3663
- Patrick Sullivan
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