Riley Chase CAMPBELL

CAMPBELL

Riley Chase

Sept 16, 1992 – Sept 9, 2014

Red Deer, AB

Riley passed away suddenly, one week short of his 22nd birthday. He is survived by his proud and loving family; parents Trevor and Kelly, big sister Alex, and big brother Taylor. Girlfriend Ciara Williams, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and relatives. He is welcomed to paradise by his Grandma, Grandpas, and other relatives. A Celebration of Life was held Sept 20, 2014 at the Harvest Center, RD. Riley’s family lived on their acreage in Stettler until 2000, moving to Red Deer. He attended school at St. Elizabeth, St. Francis, and graduated class of 2010 at Notre Dame. Riley pursued his dream since a small boy, of becoming a firefighter. He attended Lakeland College’s Firefighters Training Program, absolutely loving it, graduating in June 2012. He attained many certificates and qualifications in this field, using these working as a firefighter in the oilfield. Riley was a young man with a PASSION for life! He loved people! His accomplishments were earned…he worked hard… and played harder! Riley was adventurous and loved nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed camping, boating, wake boarding, fishing, hiking, mudding with his 4 x 4’s, landscaping and sky diving. He enjoyed playing sports, cross country running, hockey, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, but there was none other like lacrosse to him! Riley played both Field and Box lacrosse, on many teams, even working the flip side of it, the whistle. He was a people person! He encouraged and believed in others, and, “he was a leader!” In 2009 Riley was drafted to the Junior A, St Albert Miners lacrosse team, where he lived, worked and played for five seasons, as a defensemen. He was awarded top defensemen awards, and Riley was very proud, to be chosen “Captain”! An article once stated “The scars on Riley’s knuckles weren’t from playing piano!” He put those same hands to other creative uses, he was artistic, always sketching and drawing, games night Pictionary was never fair. He was also inventive, and liked to talk about his ideas. Enjoyed music, attending music festivals, and concerts, and he had a good voice. Fitness was very important to Riley, working out, running, and even hot yoga. There was also no such thing as too many hats to him. Riley was strong, humorous, loyal to a fault, genuine, caring and had a warm, kind, and loving heart! A true animal lover of all kinds! He was like the dog whisperer, they were always drawn to him. His family Yorkie adored him and his affection! Even telling her “Smile, Smile”! Those who know Riley know: the saying “don’t mistake kindness for weakness”, truly applies to him. Riley was tough, A wolf, not a sheep! Such strength… had a backbone… stood up for what he believed in… he was a fighter, and a protector. It just came natural that he would grow, to protect his friends, family, teammates, and people with his chosen career! Riley’s tattoo was across his chest, “Fate Loves The Fearless”! Riley and his siblings were close! His older sister Alex and brother Taylor… “Looked up to him”. They loved, that he “always broke the mold”! Riley continued to dream, and planned to further himself in firefighting, to pursue becoming a personal trainer, venture moving to Kelowna, and starting a family. He would want us to be fearless: Courageous living everyday! Donations in Riley’s memory can be made to Red Deer Kid Sport Canada www.kidsportcanada.ca/alberta/red-deer/


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