Clifford Campbell

Obituary of Clifford Murray Campbell

CAMPBELL, Clifford Murray

November 5, 1938 - June 23, 2020

 

Two years ago, we announced the sudden unexpected passing of Clifford Murray Campbell Due to concerns around COVID we were unable to hold a service at that time. We would very much like to celebrate his life with friends and family, and a service will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of The Bells, 2720 Centre Street North, Calgary, AB), on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mr. Campbell’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted.

 

Cliff passed away peacefully at the age of 81 surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Cliff was predeceased by his wife of 33 years Marjorie Campbell; his parents, Eva and Elmer Campbell, and his first-born child Robert James Campbell. He was survived by his children, Murray Campbell, Brian Campbell, Lyn Barbier (Tom Barbier), and Mary Campbell (Neil Erickson); his step-daughters, Cathy McNaught, Lori Falconer (Jim Falconer), and Jen Leroux (Johnny Leroux); his grandchildren, Graham, Ben and Maggie Barbier, Alex Falconer, Amy Kondo (nee McNaught), and Sebastian and Jackson Leroux, great-granddaughter Rose Smith, his brother Lloyd Campbell (Marian Campbell), nephew Jason Campbell; and in-laws, Don Hume, and Geoff Frazer and his girls, as well as many cousins and extended family and friends.

 

Born on November 5th, 1938, in the Swan River Valley of Manitoba, he was the first child to Evelyn (Eva) and Elmer Campbell and later became a proud older brother to Lloyd Darwin Campbell. Cliff was raised on a farm outside of Minitonas, surrounded by friends and family. He lost his father at an early age and had to work hard to help take care of the farm while still attending school. After completing high school, he attended teachers college and had fond memories of working as a teacher in Manitoba.

 

In 1962, Cliff moved to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan, where he met his first wife Margaret Ann Hulings. They married in 1965, and the same year Cliff graduated with a degree in Physics. The following year he graduated with a second degree in Education. Upon graduating, Cliff and Ann moved to Calgary where Cliff began working for Amoco as a geophysicist. He enjoyed working in the oil industry, and the career took them back and forth between Tulsa, Oklahoma and Calgary, Alberta. During

this time Cliff and Ann had five children: Robert, Murray, Brian, Margaret (Lyn), and Mary.

 

In 1983 Cliff married his second wife, Marjorie Jane McNaught (nee Clark), and they combined their houses together to become a large family with the addition of step-daughters, Cathy, Lori, and Jennifer. Cliff and Marjorie continued to live in Calgary and devoted their time to caring for the family. Summers were spent at the cabin in Gull Lake Alberta, where Cliff would spend his time working on projects and taking all the kids out for a boat ride or two. During the school year, he participated in all the kids' school activities and trips and volunteered his time to help on the boys hockey teams. After retiring

from Amoco, Cliff and Marjorie traveled and split their time between Coquitlam, BC, Chandler, AZ, and the cabin at Gull Lake. They were very involved in their communities and made many cherished friendships over the years. When Marjorie was diagnosed with terminal cancer Cliff devoted his time to caring for her and mourned her passing in June of 2016.

 

In his last few years, Cliff formed a caring relationship with Gillian Falck of Coquitlam BC. The two enjoyed each other's company and traveling together.

 

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Saturday
20
August

Celebration of Life

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Chapel of the Bells
2720 Centre St N
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 276-2296
Saturday
20
August

Reception

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Chapel of the Bells
2720 Centre St N
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 276-2296
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