July 12, 1927-July 12, 2013
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Maurice ( Pete ) Campbell, July 12, 1927- July 12, 2013. At home in Sidney B.C..Born in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. Pete was the youngest of 6 children to the late Jack and Dorothy Campbell. Pre-deceased by his sister, Mary Lynch in 2012, Sister Barbara. Brothers, Glen, Fred and James. Son in-law Graham McNicol. Survived and deeply missed by his loving wife Jean, nee Parnell, they met and married in Toronto 62 years ago. Memories of Papa will forever be cherished by by his children, John (Emelia), Glen (Donna), Jeannine (Darrell Whalen), Debra (Gordon Lyseng), James (Lynn), Heather (Sandy Crisp), Julie (Rick Roorda). Grandchildren, Alicia Campbell (Adam), Michael (Haley) Campbell, Mark (Brittney) Campbell, Michelle Campbell, Kyle McNicol (Kylah), Luke Lyseng Fiancé (Natalie), Kristeen Lyseng (Ryan), James Campbell (Jenn), Matthew Campbell (Shannon), Breanne Crisp (Brandon), Shay Crisp (Nate), Chad Roorda, Brandon Roorda, Jaxon Roorda. 7 great grandchildren, Ava, Kate, Finn, Brynn, Coby, Caxton, Asher.
Pete was a Merchant Sailor before spending over 40 years in the trucking industry at Heaney's, then Johnston Terminals, ending his career at Vic Van and Storage. Always respected by his peers for his integrity and work ethic.
Everyone who knew Pete will miss his quick wit, teasing and " Papa " faces. Honest, trustworthy and loyal . He expected the same in return. His devotion to his family was unwavering. Papa was extremely proud of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, especially when it came to their numerous athletic pursuits. Spending countless hours at rinks, gyms and sport fields, and later watching or listening on the internet. If a cat has 9 lives, Pete had it beat. Overcoming 11 serious accidents and medical conditions. Landing on his feet and ready to go again each time. Number 12 left him in the on deck circle. Never one to complain or feel sorry for himself. Papa recently said "I've had a great life and wouldn't change one thing." And "I will have my internet connection set up where I'm going, so I can keep track of everyone on Face time and Facebook."
A special thank you to Dr. Brian Pound. No service by request.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the B.C. Cancer Society, or a charity of one's choice.
Published in The Times Colonist from July 19 to July 21, 2013