William Lorne "Bill" Campbell

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CAMPBELL _ William Lorne (Bill) passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 9, 2005 with family at his side. Bill was born September 5, 1947 in Port Arthur, Ontario to Lorne and Frances Campbell. The family moved to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba in 1957 and then to Victoria, British Columbia in 1964. Bill began making films in high school and furthered his film education at SAIT in Calgary, Alberta. Surviving Bill are longtime loving partner and companion Ken Page; Bill's three children, daughter Eden (children Sebastian and Dara), son Conn, daughter Verity, and their mother Dale; Ken's son Derek (children Jered and Curren), son Hamish (fiancee Laurie), daughter Laura (son Austin), daughter Arie, and son Alex; Ken's mother Helen; Ken's siblings, brother Larry and sister Joy; Bill's siblings, brother Jim (wife Rhoda), Jim's children, Susanne (Cory), Curtis (Julie), Alexander; Rhoda's children Stacy (Mark), Kyle (Wendy), twin sister Betty (husband Gord), children Diahn (Dean), Sherri, and sister Peg (daughter Franny). Also former partner and coworker Cari (Cari's son Shokei); and many nieces and nephews. Bill spent his early years with CBC in Calgary as a discjockey/broadcaster. Bill then devoted his artistic energy and passion to the film industry, building a significant career as the editor of a number of independent films in Calgary and Vancouver. He also taught editing at the Vancouver Film School and was Chair of the Board of Moving Images Distribution for many years. Notable among his many accomplishments is his work with Barb Cranmer, Cari Green, and Nimpkish Wind Productions Inc. dealing with the culture and history of First Nations People in British Columbia. These films were widely viewed and received an award from the American Indian Film Festival. The film "Too Close For Comfort", edited by Bill and directed by his sister Peg Campbell, won a TV Ontario International Award for Excellence in Educational Television at the Banff Television Festival. Bill was also honoured with an AMPIA Film Award in Calgary, and an editing award at the New York Film Festival. Bill will be remembered for his effervescent personality, his love of life and food (both simple and decadent) and the love, sensitivity and generosity he displayed to all people. He loved nature, hiking, biking, taking walks on the seawall, summers with family and friends at Sakinaw Lake, and especially his travels with Ken to Mexico and their extended trip to India. Both Bill and his family are extremely grateful for the compassion and gentle care shown by the staff of St Paul's Hospital, Ward 10C. His life will be celebrated on Monday, February 14, 2005 at 10:00am at Boal Chapel, First Memorial Funeral Services, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver with reception to follow at the residence of Derek Page. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name, to St. Paul's Hospital, Palliative Care Services, 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 1Y6.
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Boal Chapel and Memorial Gardens
1505 Lillooet Road
North Vancouver, BC V7J2J1
(604) 990-8988
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Published in Vancouver Sun from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2005
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