William Campbell

Obituary of William Samuel Campbell

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill), beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather. Bill passed away peacefully after a long illness at his home in his family’s embrace. Bill was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1930. He grew up in Toronto and Ottawa, graduating with a degree and gold medal in geological engineering from Queen’s University in 1953. Bill began working for California Standard in Brandon where he met his future wife Winn. His long and successful career involved many transfers throughout Western Canada, Australia, California, and Saudi Arabia, ending back in Calgary in 1981. Bill retired in 1995 as Vice President of Exploration for Chevron Canada Resources after forty-two years of service. Bill had many interests throughout his life, including painting, reading, music, history, and travel. Prior to retirement, he began playing cello, joining and performing with the Ukrainian Hopak orchestra. During his seventeen years with the orchestra, he played in many venues including the Jubilee Auditorium and Jack Singer Hall. Once retired, he and Winn indulged their love of history and travel exploring new territory in Egypt, Europe, Yucatan, and the South Pacific. Of all his interests, his greatest joy came from being with his family. Bill was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was very proud of his family and will always live on in our memories and in our hearts. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend Winn; his children, Barbara (Tim) Bell and their children, Meagan and Myles of Calgary, Donald (Sandra Lee) Campbell and their children, Haley and Jack of Danville, California, and Christine (Erik) Vik and daughters, Olivia and Amelia of Calgary. Bill is also fondly remembered by his sister Eunice (Mel) Goyette and their family along with brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Bill is predeceased by his parents Walt and Laura Campbell, and his beloved daughter Catherine Ellen Campbell. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Thursday, March, 19, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow in the Garden of Serenity at Eden Brook Memorial Gardens. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Special thanks go to the Palliative Home Care team, especially Andrea O’Brien, Dr. D Falk, and Cheryl DeWolfe and his family physician Dr. Roseanne Penner. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. In living memory of Bill Campbell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.
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