Campbell (Greenaway), Steven Mark
Dec 16, 1960 – Mar 11, 2015
It was one of Steve’s biggest goals to have conquered kidney disease. With four kidney transplants, it was evident that Steve was a fighter and he would give life everything he had. He did just that. Sadly, Steve was diagnosed with terminal cancer in August, he battled it fiercely so he had enough time to get his affairs in order to ensure that the love of his life, Melissa Mentanko Campbell, was set up and sorted for a future without him. With all his tasks complete and all the important conversations having taken place, Steve closed his eyes for a final time with his beloved wife, Melissa, and his sister, Cheryl Gilbertson, by his side.
In addition to Melissa, Steve leaves behind his two loving daughters, Carrie Godin (grandchildren Hayden and Mahayla), and Crystal Dawe (James). Also sister Cheryl Gilbertson (Peter), brothers Bob Greenaway (Kelly), and Ben Greenaway (Angie), as well numerous nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by his father Ben Greenaway, mother Leona Greenaway, and brother David Greenaway.
Steve faced this challenge with cancer the same way he faced all his challenges: with humour, optimism, practicality, and determination. He displayed amazing grace and fortitude throughout his journey.
One of Steve’s greatest joys was mountain biking with his best friend, Les Clint, tackling the most challenging of rides that many experienced bikers would have struggled with. All this despite his kidney disease, several kidney transplants, dialysis, and working full time in a physical job. He was truly a force to be reckoned with.
He loved his dogs, Max and Lily. Max went ahead to scout out the trails for him and Steve a few weeks prior.
Many thanks to all the staff at the Nanaimo Palliative Care Unit, including Dr. Robin Love, whose compassion and caring were outstanding. Dr. Rene Weir who provided exceptional care for 33 years and Dr. Leisl Roome who showed great compassion.
Celebration of a life well lived to honour Steve will take place on
Saturday, March 21 at 1pm at The Bradley Centre,
975 Shearme Road, Coombs, BC. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the
Kidney Foundation or Palliative Care Unit in honour of Steve.