Obituary of William MacLeod Campbell
CAMPBELL, William MacLeod -
Passed away peacefully on January 5th at Hospice Niagara in his 81st year. Loving and devoted husband to Ruth. Loving 'little' brother to Eileen MacGillivray of Dalkeith, and father to Paula (Klaus Okunowski) Campbell of Germany, Beth (Rico) Natale of St. Catharines, and Scott (Kelly) Campbell of Campbellville. Doting grandpa to Darryl, Rachel, Laurel, Katrina, Alyssa and Nicole and loving uncle to many, many nieces and nephews. Will was predeceased by siblings Ethel, Betty, Florence, Donald, Murray and Bob.
Will was born and raised in Dalkeith, Ontario. He started his working career as a one-room school teacher in Glengarry County before joining the Royal Bank in Toronto and eventually Bell Canada. He retired from Bell Canada after 35 years of service in various management roles throughout Ontario, Quebec and abroad.
He and his family moved to St. Catharines in 1969 where he was an active member of the community. Will was a past-president of the Rotary Club of St. Catharines and the St. Catharines Chamber of Commerce, a former board member at St. Catharines Hydro and a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society and Junior Achievement. While living in St. Catharines, he attended Knox Presbyterian Church and was a member of the St. Catharines Golf Club.
Most importantly, Will was a devoted family man, supporting his family in their many various activities. He enjoyed travelling, golfing, curling, doing stained glass and spending weekends at the family cottage on the Bruce Peninsula. He was described by many as a 'true gentleman' and will be greatly missed.
Cremation has taken place. Will's family will receive visitors at the GEORGE DARTE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 585 Carlton St., on Friday, January 16th, 2015 from 7-9pm and Saturday, January 17th from 2-4 pm. A private memorial service and burial will be held at a later date.
Will's family would like to thank the teams at the Juravinski Cancer Centre, St. Joseph's Hospital, Rankin Cancer Run and Hospice Niagara. In lieu of flowers, donations to these organizations would be appreciated.
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