We sadly announce the death of our father, Hume Compton on July 31, 2013 at age 87, 24 days after the death of his wife, Mary.
Born in Kelso, Scotland, he served in the Fleet Air Arm of the British Navy. He immigrated to Canada in 1955 with his wife Isobel and their first three children. A typographer, he worked for the Daily Free Press, Evergreen Press and then the Nanaimo Credit Union, where he set up a print shop. A founding member and later president of the Mid-Island Consumers’ Cooperative, he also served as a board member of Federated Cooperatives. He was a writer, storyteller and world traveller.
A kind and loving father and husband, he focused on the good in all situations and enjoyed life with warm enthusiasm. Predeceased by his first wife Isobel (1994), he leaves behind 7 children: Jean, Neil, Ian, George, Doug, Leanne and Liz, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, as well as the family of his late wife Mary.
A memorial gathering for both Hume and Mary will be held on August 11, 3 pm at Blue Heron Park in Yellow Point, followed by a Celebration of Lives at Nanaimo Yacht Club.