Born: March 1st, 1948
Passed on: September 8th, 2012
It is with profound grief and overwhelming sadness that we, the family of the late Lester Campbell, announce his passing at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital in Stephenville, NL at the age of 64, after a courageous battle with cancer. Les was born in Liverpool England, and raised in St. John’s, NL, but spent his entire working life in Stephenville. He is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 38 years, Carol Ann (MacGillivray), by his son Paul (Tammie) of Saint John, NB, his two daughters Jennifer (Yanick) of Montreal, PQ, and Lesley of Vancouver, BC, his sister Eileen of Halifax, NS and grandchildren Alex and Emma as well as a large number of loving family and friends. Les was predeceased by his father James Campbell of Liverpool, England and mother Adeline (Stapleton) of St. Mary’s Bay, NL. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier University, Les taught English in Stephenville for 38 years, spending the majority of his time teaching at St.Stephen’s High School. He spent the past few years, post-retirement, teaching Adult Education at Western College. An avid sports fan, Les played and coached basketball and also spent a great deal of time curling, golfing and swimming. Kind, gentle and humble in life, Les gave his time freely to make the town he loved a better place. He graciously served various notable and worthwhile causes, such as, the St. Vincent de Paul society, the Stephenville Airport Corporation, the Harmon Field Day Committee and the Bay St. George Sick Children’s Foundation. For his “significant contributions to his community” he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. Resting at Russell’s funeral home in Stephenville, visitation hours will be held on Monday September 10th and Tuesday September 11th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral will take place at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church on Wednesday September 12th at 10:00 am. Internment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Bay St. George Sick Children’s Foundation, or a charity of one’s choice.
“Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light”