Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

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Andrew Beck Campbell

June 25, 1928May 18, 2020

Andrew (Drew) Beck Campbell passed away peacefully with his family at his side on May 18, 2020. He was born June 25, 1928 in Lockerbie Scotland.

Drew was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Beck Campbell, Sr. and Agnes McMinn and his siblings. Drew married Margaret Anderson on Feb 14, 1955; they had 65 wonderful years of marriage. Drew and Margaret immigrated to the United States in 1958 and eventually settled in East Lansing, MI.

Drew was an accomplished stonemason, having completed the brickwork and construction of their homes. Drew was employed by Michigan State University for over 30 years and retired as the Business Manager for the Student Union.

Drew was a life-long bagpiper and piped for Special Olympics for over 20 years and other community and MSU events.

After retirement, Drew and his nephew walked the Southern Upland Way, from the west coast of Scotland to the east coast, an accomplishment of which he was very proud.

Drew was hardworking, had a great sense of humor, told a story like nobody else and above all was a devoted husband and true gentleman.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; sisters in law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Per his wishes, services and burial will be private.

Memorials can be made in his name to Special Olympics of Michigan (Mt. Pleasant) or MSU.


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Mabel Bell

May 30, 2020

Thanks for all the holiday memories both in USA and Scotland. Will remember your corny jokes, your love of a cream bun and your sense of humour. Sleep well. Love from Mabel.

Gail McGeachy Thompson

May 25, 2020

I met Mr. Campbell at Bob and Mary Lou Howe's home. He was handsome, so nice, smilie, and made such an impressive impression on me. Because he was so wonderful and fun I often wished I could have been around him more. Even though it was long ago and only for a moment, I am glad that I was able to have met him. Good people he definitely was. Hugs to you Mrs. Campbell and family.

Elizabeh Ralton

May 24, 2020

Hugh and I , and the boys (Hughie and Andrew) have many happy memories of fun and laughter when on holiday and visiting East Lansing. Condolences to Margaret, and friends and family who will miss Drew dearly as we will.

David Bell

May 21, 2020

Very happy memories of the many Christmas holidays. It wasn't Christmas until the Campbell's arrived.
Great fun every time w met and always had a joke to tell .
Proud to be your nephew.
Rest in peace.

Stephanie Watson

May 20, 2020

You were a funny uncle with a lot of patience.The three of us had a great time in the basement in East Lansing in July 76 making our singing tape which mum still has.We also had a great adventure travelling in America in 1988.Your jokes were a bit doubtful but that was just they whey you told them.Will miss you Uncle Drew.xxx

Fiona Bushnell

May 20, 2020

Loved our visits over to Michigan and was very grateful when you both came to meet Alan and I at Toronto before we headed onto Niagara then travelled to Michigan. We were able to celebrate your birthday together that year in June 1992 with your favourite ice cream cake. Have many happy memories of Christmas celebrations in Scotland too. May you rest in peace. Much love always.


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