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November 20, 1934 ~ November 28, 2017 (age 83)

I write with so much sadness to announce that my husband and companion of more than sixty years died on November 28th. Neil has gone from us to be with his Heavenly Father and our precious son, Kim, who was tragically taken from us a year ago to the day. Neil had health chal-lenges for forty years but never gave up. Neil was born in Cape Traverse, PEI to the late Hazel (MacMicken) Campbell and Ralph Camp-bell of Bedeque, PEI. He is survived by our son, Wayne (Sherry) of Prince George, daughter-in-law Kendra of 150 Mile House and grandchildren Graeme (Carol), Gregory (Nicolette), Aly and Josh and great grandchildren Madeliene, Olivia and Lucas. Neil and I met while he worked in Digby, Nova Scotia and were married in 1956. Wayne was born in 1957 and Kim in 1961. Neil was invigorated by his work but he also took great pleasure in having people in our home. His favourite celebration was a lobster feast - shipped from the east coast. He loved to cook and was famous for his pies. He was never happier than when he was surrounded by people. Neil joined Stedmans when he was just 18. He studied their retail training course and managed Stedmans in Digby, Berwick and Bridgetown, Nova Scotia before being transferred to Cran-brook, BC in 1959. Later he was promoted to Quesnel and then to Prince George which was the largest Stedmans store in Canada. He loved retailing and was known for his sales promotions. A brief visit to Sechelt in the spring of 1967 resulted in our family relocating to Sechelt in June of 1967 and opening Campbell’s Variety on Cowrie Street. Later Campbell’s was an anchor store in Trail Bay Mall for ten years. It was here that Neil initiated the now popular Sidewalk Sale, the Christmas Pyjama Party and Basket Bingo (where he made certain a single mom won a Christ-mas turkey). Being community minded, Neil was active in Bethel Baptist Church, Sechelt Chamber of Com-merce, Lion’s Club and politics. He will be remembered for his entrepreneurial spirit with Camp-bell’s Variety, SOS Office Service, Fernwood Furniture, Town Directory Systems, Janitor’s Warehouse, Teepee Shop, Sara’s Ice Cream Parlour, V&S Store and Maribel’s Fine Fashions. Friends have said they remember his generosity, smile, determination, encouragement, strong convictions and warm personality. He lived life to the full

Charitable donations may be made to:

Sechelt Hospital Foundation
5544 Hwy 101, SECHELT BC V0N 3A0

 Service Information

Celebration of Life
December 11, 2017

1:30 PM
Bethel Baptist Church
204-5688 Cowrie St,
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0

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