HERBERT ORTON CAMPBELL
September 10, 1923 – November 23, 2014.
On the evening of November 23, 2014 Herbert Orton Campbell of Winnipeg passed away peacefully at the Victoria General Hospital.
Herb is survived by his twin daughters, Bev (Rod) Smith and Sherry (Rick) Hubka; grandchildren, Carrie and Kyle (fiancée Catherine) Hubka; his brothers, Lloyd and Garry (Marge); sister, Edie; sister-in-law, Anne; and many nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his four year old son Angus in 1956 and his ex-wife Marion Campbell in 2004.
Born at Oak Hammock to Donald and Katherine Campbell, he recounted many fond memories of days gone by with his nine siblings. Dad left home early for the big cities, and worked in Toronto, Calgary and Winnipeg, doing foundry work for a good part of his life. He ended his work life at the age of 75 when he hung up his spade from the grounds work he enjoyed doing at the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery. He always took great pride in his work.
Retirement years brought many wonderful trips for Dad, to Las Vegas, Australia, Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, and many other parts of the USA and Canada. He was an avid walker, and photographer, and was always in awe of skyscrapers, making sure to have a beer at the highest point of such structures. Being a solo traveler, he enjoyed meeting new people, and struck up some wonderful friendships along the way.
Though he became discouraged with various health issues in recent years, we know that Dad had a “good run for his money”. He saw lots of the world, enjoyed many great experiences, and was loved by many. He particularly enjoyed the recent excursions to Selkirk with his niece Kelly, to visit brother Lloyd.
Dad has given the gift of his eyes to someone in need. A Celebration of his Life will take place on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in Wojcik’s Funeral Chapels, Chapel of Memories, 1020 Main Street @ Manitoba Avenue.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Victoria General Hospital, Siloam Mission, the Winnipeg Humane Society, or a charity of one’s choice.
Wojcik’s Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 1020 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB 204.586.8668, in care of arrangements. wojciksfuneralchapel.com
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