Wilfred Hugh Campbell

March 27, 1947May 4, 2019

Wilfred Hugh Campbell

It is with sadness that we, the family of Wilfred Hugh Campbell, announce his peaceful passing at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on Saturday May 4, 2019 at the age of 72.

Born in Glace Bay on March 27, 1947, he was the son of the late Hugh and Ethel (Andrews) Campbell and grandson of the late Dan and Margaret (Smith) Campbell and John and Sarah Jane (MacDonald) Andrews.

Wilfred spent his life as a resident of Port Morien and worked in many provinces across Canada in his trade as a Red Seal Electrician for over 50 years. A member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Locals 1852 and 1928, he was proud of his work on numerous construction and commissioning projects over the years and made many lifelong friendships. A kind and simple gentleman of few words but with a sharp wit, Wilfred loved war history and traveling to new places with family and will be missed for his recounting of family and community stories and his advocacy regarding issues of importance to the community.

Wilfred will be dearly missed by his wife, Linda (Butts) and daughter and son-in-law, Lindsay and Noel Peach, Upper Tantallon, NS. He will also be missed by brother, Jamie (Nicole), Halifax, NS and nieces, Margaret and Katie; aunts, Lorna MacDonald, Jean MacPherson, and Elizabeth Andrews; sisters-in-law, Sandra Matheson, Trudy (Stanley) MacKenzie, and Judy (Reggie) Amadio; bothers-in-law, Dave (Wilma) Butts, Terry (Florence) Butts, Bruce Butts, George (Gerri Lee) Butts, and Graham MacMullin; and many cousins, nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends. Besides his parents and grandparents, Wilfred was predeceased by in-laws, George and Phyllis Butts; sister-in-law, Marge MacMullin; brother-in-law, Sandy Matheson; and several aunts and uncles.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to all members of the health care team for their care and compassion, including paramedics and staff and leadership who supported Wilfred during his stay at Cape Breton Regional Hospital’s Emergency Department, Units 4D and 4C, Coronary Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, and An Cala. A special thank you to Dr. Klassen, Dr. Szabo, Dr. Hebb, and Dr. McCarville for your exceptional care and kindness and to the ICU and CCU teams for welcoming our family to participate as members of Wilfred’s care team.

Wilfred lived on his own terms and so, in keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of Patten Funeral Home, 71 Union Street, Glace Bay, NS. A private interment for family and close friends will take place at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Intensive Care Unit of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital through the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting


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Glenn Lewis

May 12, 2019

My sincere condolences to Wilfred’s family; you were the nucleus of his life. I worked alongside Wilfred many times, shared living quarters and engaged in pleasant conversations. I left Cape Breton a few years back and we lost touch but his memory will not be forgotten.

Sarah Hart (Boone)

May 10, 2019

Linda, Lindsay and Family,

My mom just let me know about Wilfred's passing and I want to pass along my deepest condolences. Your family has been in my heart since the beginning and my heart hurts to know your heart hurts. Take care of each other and lean on the huge support system you have. If there is every anything I can do, during this time or any, please don't hesitate to ask.
Thinking of you

John & Dorthy malcom

May 10, 2019

Linda,Lindsay & Noel
Dorothy & I want to extend our condolences at this time of loss
Our memory of your father will always be the joy he showed on your wedding day, which was pride he obviously felt every day
As per your families wishes we have provided support to the ICU in his memory
Dorothy & John

Sheldon Mullins

May 9, 2019

Linda and Lindsay
We were so sorry to hear of Wilf’s passing. You had a very difficult last month with him, we know it was a trying time for you all.. Wilf has been a very good friend and co-worker over the last number of years, and we will miss his little drop ins at our home. Wilf always had a great story to tell and we often had a good laugh from some of the stories. We hope you will find peace over the next difficult weeks and cherish your wonderful memories of a fine man we were fortunate enough to know. Our deepest condolences.
Love from Shelly & Donna

Doug Betts

May 9, 2019


We were so sorry to hear about Wilfred. You are such a close friend to our family and have always been there for us in good times and bad. Ross and I wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you this summer and sharing good stories and laughter.


Donald Mac Leod

May 8, 2019

Please accept my sympathy for the loss of Wilfred.
He was a fine person and will be missed by all who knew him.
Condolences to all members of the family.

Donald Mac Leod

Sandy and Patricia Clyburn

May 8, 2019

Our deepest condolences on your great loss.
Sandy & Patricia Clyburn

Pat Burke

May 8, 2019

Many great memories of Wilfred growing up in Morien and visits to the Sand Bar. Our condolences to Linda and family..................Pat and Vera Burke

John MacDonald

May 8, 2019

Hi Linda and Lindsay
Patsy and I are thinking of you at this very difficult time.
We just want to say how sorry we are and share in your grief.
Wilfred was a true gentleman and I alway enjoyed talking with him and catching up on all the news.
Life is just too short.

Marilyn Wilson

May 8, 2019

Linda: Sorry for the loss of your husband. May your wonderful memories of him, give you comfort. Thoughts & prayers to you & your family.