Winchester Press – obit – Bruce Stanley Campbell
Bruce Stanley Campbell
August 1, 1926 – November 27, 2007
Bruce Stanley Campbell passed away peacefullyat Dundas Manor on Nov. 27, 2007. He was 81.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary Carlyle (2001), and by hisyoungest son Brian (1999). He is survived by his son Glen (Darlene),and his daughter Isabelle. He will be fondly remembered by hisgrandson Clayton (Michelle) Hiemstra and their children Brianna,Mark, and Adrian, and by his brother-in-law Morris and LorraineCarlyle and their family in Kingston. He was predeceased by hisdear sister Orma (Aaron).
Dad was born at the family farm near Vernon. He farmed until 1968when the family sold the farm and moved to Winchester. He workedat Lannins, and Aults until he finally found his niche. He workedfor Vice Furniture, Vice and Craig Funeral Parlour, and AmbulanceService for several years. During this time, he picked up an interestin installing carpet, and as the old saying goes, and as halfof Winchester can attest to, the rest is history. Dad continuedto work until he was 75.
He loved to laugh, he loved to dance, play cards, and spend timewith his family. He was extremely close to his sister Orma andher husband Aaron, and they enjoyed many trips together. The twofamilies share many fond memories. He loved children and youngpeople. He was always interested in what they were doing, andhe could always find something to tease them about. He was generouswith his family and friends, and it was very rare that he couldn’tfind the good side in everyone he met.
The funeral service was held at Daniels Funeral Chapels in Winchester,followed by a reception at the Winchester Baptist Church. Thepallbearers were his nephew John Stoodley, and his great-nephewsTimothy and Jonathan Stoodley, Jason Presley, and Darren and AdamMcDonald. The honourary pallbearers were Matthew Baker, Ron Lewis,and Bob Francis.
Our sincere thanks to Bud McKibbon who conducted the funeral serviceand to Dawn Campbell who provided the music.
A special thanks to Dundas Manor whose kindness, humour, and fastrunning made Dad’s stay at the Manor a pleasant one for both Bruceand the family.
Donations to Dundas Manor, Winchester Baptist Church, or the AlzheimerSociety would be greatly appreciated.