Rose Olive Campbell
Rose Olive Campbell (nee Skuce) passed away peacefully on Fri., June 7, 2013. She was 93.
She was the loving wife of the late John D. Campbell of Vernon. She was the dear mother of Mary (Floyd Fisher) of Ormond, and Margaret Anne Campbell of Windsor. She was the proud Granny of Donald Fisher of London, Ont., and Peter John Fisher (Toni) of Georgetown, Ont., and the great-grandmother of Connor Fisher.
Rose was born into a proud Irish family in the Hallville area. The youngest of a family of 10, she was predeceased by nine brothers and sisters. Her hobbies were quilting, sewing, and cooking. When visiting Rose, her first priority was making sure you enjoyed refreshments with her and her family.
Her life was filled with volunteering, whether helping at the Red Cross meetings in Metcalfe, attending Farm Forum meetings, assisting as an associate leader in the local 4-H club, the Winchester blood donor clinics, or just helping a friend. One of the last few original members of the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Auxiliary created in 1948, she served twice as its president, and in 1988, was made an Ontario Life Member by the Hospital Auxiliaries Association of Ontario. A great promoter of agriculture, she served on the Ontario Federation of Agriculture as chairperson of the Women’s Committee, and worked as a Dairy Princess Coordinator here in Eastern Ontario. For many years, she was an active member and executive member of the Vernon Women’s Institute.
The funeral was held in the chapel of the Daley Family Funeral Home in Metcalfe on Mon., June 10 followed by interment at Reid’s Mills Cemetery. The pallbearers were Walter Hoy, Lyle Skuce, Erwin Skuce, Edson Skuce, Arnold Declare, and Bernard Dertinger.
The family would like to thank the Winchester District Memorial Hospital for the kindness and care these last few years, as well as the St. Jacques Nursing Home. A special thanks to the many who came to visit Mother over these many years – many have commented that her warm smile and kindness will long be remembered.