Lieu de décès : Kamloops, Colombie Britannique, Canada
Date de décès : 22 août 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather, brother and friend John Campbell. John passed away peacefully in the company of his family at the Ponderosa Lodge in Kamloops, on August 22, 2012.
He will be deeply missed by his family including his daughters Betty (Dale) Braithwaite and Judy Martin (Dan Cox), his grandchildren, and of course his many friends in Kamloops.
John was predeceased by his wife Jessie, his son John Matthew, and his brother Allister and his grandson Jody.
John was born in Farnborough, England. His family traveled to Canada when he was nine months old and his family eventually settled in Kamloops. John joined the Scouts when he was 12 and became a King's Scout when he was 18. He married Jessie in 1945 and together they enjoyed 53 happy years. John enjoyed many careers in his long life. He was an Air force mechanic during the WWII, he owned and operated Twin Cities Driving School as well as Heffley Creek Store. John also drove school bus and worked in the Balco Mill in Heffley Creek.
John spent a good part of his life in Kamloops where he was active and independent right up to his death. He had a busy social life and particularly enjoyed evenings at the Eagles, and playing crib with his friends on the North Shore. He was an avid gardener, crib player, photographer and rodeo scooter participant and will also be remembered for his joke telling and his ability to recite his favorite poems from memory.
The family would like to thank the caring and gracious staff at 5 North at the Royal Inland Hospital and the Ponderosa Lodge for their constant care and compassion. We would like to give special thanks to Dr. Howie.
The date for a memorial service for John will be announced soon.
Should friends so desire, donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Ponderosa Lodge.
Arrangements entrusted to
Kamloops Funeral Home
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