OBITUARY

Gordon Martin Campbell

April 7, 1931July 2, 2019

It is with great sadness that the Campbell family announces the passing of Gordon Martin Campbell after a long, courageous battle with heart disease. He is survived by Lois (Cavalucci), his son Steven (Anne MacDonald), daughter Lynn (Stephane Leblanc), and grandchildren Matthew, Alex, Nicolas and Emma. Gordon was predeceased by his brother Ian (who is survived by Beverly and daughters Sharon and Heather).

Gordon worked for 44 years at the headquarters of the Canadian National Railway (CNR), which was a good fit given his love of trains and train travel.

Gordon was an avid athlete. He played for coached and managed (often at the same time) teams in many different sports. His first love and greatest talent was for hockey. But he also excelled at many other sports including baseball, softball, broomball, soccer and bowling. And he had the trophies to prove it.

He also loved watching sports, particularly his "Big Three", the Montreal Canadiens, New York Yankees and Manchester United. In the 1950s he often travelled to New York City to watch the Yankees, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants.

On these trips to New York, Gordon would indulge his love of music by going to clubs to see the stars of the day sing live. In Montreal he and Lois enjoyed going to concerts right up to a few years ago.

Gordon also loved old movies and British television comedy shows like Benny Hill, Are You Being Served, and the Two Ronnie's.

But most of all, he loved and was loved by his family. His happiest times were spent with his grandchildren, whether it was playing with trucks in his living room, going to the park or watching them play sports. Nothing made him smile more than his beloved grandchildren.

The entire family would like to thank those who helped Gordon through his illness, starting with Lois who was with him throughout his battle. We would also like to thank the doctors, nurses and care team (especially Carla and Irene) at the Royal Victoria Hospital who helped ease Gordon through his last days.

Gordon was a proud Scot and an even prouder Campbell. Our clan motto is "Ne Obliviscaris", which means never forget. He will never be forgotten.

Visitation will be on Saturday July 6 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Collins Clarke Macgillivray White funeral home located at 5610 Sherbrooke Street West.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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  • Condolences Saturday, July 6, 2019

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Heather Campbell

July 6, 2019

Dear Auntie Lois, Steven, Lynn and families.

Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We are so very sorry we are unable to attend the service today but know that our hearts and thoughts are with you.

Love,
Heather (Campbell) and Carl (Pollock)

Heather Campbell

July 6, 2019

Sending our deepest condolences to Auntie Lois, Steven, Lynn and your families. I'm so sorry we were unable to attend and be with you today. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.

Love always,
Heather (Campbell) and Carl (Pollock)

Please contact me at 905-809-5246

Patricia Hineson

July 5, 2019

My deepest sympathy to Lois, Steven, Lynn and Gordie's entire family on his passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Love,
Bunny

Mary and Murray Kyle

July 5, 2019

Steve,
Murray and I, along with Julia and Douglas, extend sincere sympathy to you and your family. Your father lived a full life and was blessed to have you as his son - especially in his last few years. We know you loved him very much and will miss your visits with him. Take comfort in the quality time you shared. He will continue to be present in your life.
Much love,
Mary, Murray, Julia and Douglas

Lynn Campbell

July 5, 2019

Sarah-Anne Leblanc

July 5, 2019

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY