Obituary of Grant McMurchy Campbell
July 27, 1938 - Alida, Saskatchewan
November 16, 2022 - Calgary, Alberta
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Grant McMurchy Campbell on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in Calgary, AB.
Grant is survived by his wife of 60 years Irene Campbell; son Darren (Kate) Campbell; and grandchildren, Madeline, and Jesse; sister Geri Ivey and niece October Ivey, nephew Tracy (Caroline) Campbell and their son Ian Campbell; niece Leslie Schaff and her children, Kyle Schaff and Lori Schaff; and sister-in-law, Sue Campbell. He was predeceased by his daughter, Darcie Campbell, brothers Wayne and John (Jackie) Campbell, and parents, John (Jack) and Eva Campbell.
Grant was born in Alida, SK on July 27, 1938. Grant’s family moved from the farm and into Regina when he was a teenager. Grant met Irene in Regina at the Capitol Theatre where she was an usher and he worked on the marquee. They both attended Regina College for a year, then transferred to the University of Saskatchewan. Grant graduated in 1962 with BSc in Mechanical engineering and a diploma in Business Administration.
Grant began his career with Mobil Oil in Drayton Valley. Following Drayton Valley, they lived in Olds, Swift Current, Edmonton, Norway, Indonesia, Halifax, Abu Dhabi and Calgary. After Mobil oil merged with Superior Oil, Grant retired and took contracts in Libya and Qatar.
In 1993 Grant and Irene made Calgary their home. Grant enjoyed golfing, curling, walking, watching sports, and socializing with friends and family. He had a lifelong thirst for knowledge and spent many hours reading the newspaper, working on crossword puzzles, and following the stock market. Grant’s sense of humor combined with his life of adventure made for great stories that will be missed by all that knew him.
A Service will be held at a later date. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 1731 29th Street SW Calgary, AB, T3C 1M6, online at www.salvationarmy.ca, or by phone 403-410-1112.
In living memory of Grant Campbell, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.