Bruce Stanley Campbell
August 1, 1926 – November 27, 2007
Bruce Stanley Campbell passed away peacefully at Dundas Manor on Nov. 27, 2007. He was 81.
He was predeceased by his wife Mary Carlyle (2001), and by his youngest son Brian (1999). He is survived by his son Glen (Darlene), and his daughter Isabelle. He will be fondly remembered by his grandson Clayton (Michelle) Hiemstra and their children Brianna, Mark, and Adrian, and by his brother-in-law Morris and Lorraine Carlyle and their family in Kingston. He was predeceased by his dear sister Orma (Aaron).
Dad was born at the family farm near Vernon. He farmed until 1968 when the family sold the farm and moved to Winchester. He worked at Lannins, and Aults until he finally found his niche. He worked for Vice Furniture, Vice and Craig Funeral Parlour, and Ambulance Service for several years. During this time, he picked up an interest in installing carpet, and as the old saying goes, and as half of Winchester can attest to, the rest is history. Dad continued to work until he was 75.
He loved to laugh, he loved to dance, play cards, and spend time with his family. He was extremely close to his sister Orma and her husband Aaron, and they enjoyed many trips together. The two families share many fond memories. He loved children and young people. He was always interested in what they were doing, and he could always find something to tease them about. He was generous with his family and friends, and it was very rare that he couldn’t find 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. The pallbearers were his nephew John Stoodley, and his great-nephews Timothy and Jonathan Stoodley, Jason Presley, and Darren and Adam McDonald. The honourary pallbearers were Matthew Baker, Ron Lewis, and Bob Francis.
Our sincere thanks to Bud McKibbon who conducted the funeral service and to Dawn Campbell who provided the music.
A special thanks to Dundas Manor whose kindness, humour, and fast running made Dad’s stay at the Manor a pleasant one for both Bruce and the family.
Donations to Dundas Manor, Winchester Baptist Church, or the Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated.