April 19, 1919 – April 6, 2013
Frederick Edmund “Ed” Campbell 1919-2013
Peacefully, on April 6, 2013, at Deer Lodge Center, Frederick Edmund (Ed) Campbell passed away, at the age of 93 years.
Ed was born in Ashern, Manitoba and moved to Winnipeg in 1929.
Ed was predeceased by his parents, Alex and Louise Campbell, his sisters Alice Campbell, Betty Smith, and brother Angus Campbell.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife Vicky of 41 years, his daughters, Bonnie Harvey (Ted), grandchildren Karen Connors (Ed) , Donna Harvey, great granddaughters Maisie and Madison; Susan Mann (Brian), grandchildren Colin (Joni), great grandsons, Evan and Lucas, Kelly Mann (Jason Gaab); Dr. Pat Campbell (Terry Barber).
Ed was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather... “A True Family Man.”
Ed was an avid bike racer in his teens, winning trophies in many races.
He joined the RCMP, Regimental Number 13732, in 1940.
During World War II, Ed joined the RCAF and flew with the 270 Squadron of the RAF, as a pilot, Number J28632. Ed was stationed in England and West Africa. Ed came home with five medals including The Atlantic Star.
Ed was a member of the War Time Pilots and Observers Association and became President in 1985. As President of the Manitoba Camera Club, he received the Paul Hunter Trophy in 1962. Ed also served as President of the Sertoma Club and became a Life Member in 1967-68.
Ed was the founder of West End Tire Co. Ltd. and ran a very successful business for 34 years (1956-1990). He became a member of the Canadian Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association in 1978, and Associate Member of the Manitoba Trucking Association.
Ed was an associate member of the Pipe and Drums in the Shriners and a member of the St. Andrews Society.
Ed was a great sportsman and loved his cottage at Lake of the Woods where he enjoyed many wonderful times with family and friends for 45 years. Ed and Vicky enjoyed their condo in St. Petersburg, Florida for ten years. They spent many memorable times fishing at both Lake of the Woods and the Gulf of Mexico. Ed travelled extensively with Vicky throughout most of Canada, the United States, and around the world.
The family would like to thank the staff of Deer Lodge Center of unit T6 for all their loving care to Ed during his stay.
Pall Bearers are Andre Collet, Gil Collet, Ted Harvey, Brian Mann, Terry Barber, and Colin Mann.
Miss me but let me go
When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room Why cry for a soul set free?
Miss me a little, but not too long And not with your head bowed low Remember the love that we once shared Miss me but let me go.
For this is a journey we all must take And each must go alone, It’s part of the Master’s plan A step on the road to Home.
So when you are lonely and sick at heart Go to the friends we know, And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds Miss me…But let me go.
Funeral Service will be held on April 10, 2013, 11:30 a.m. at Thomson’s Funeral Home, 669 Broadway Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
A private family burial will be held at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery in Gonor, Manitoba at 4:00 p.m., with Father Eugene Maximiuk officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed’s memory may be made to St. Boniface Foundation, C1026-409 Tache Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H2A6 or Ukrainian Orthodox Church, c/o Edward Pawluk, Box 19, Group 326, RR3, Selkirk , Manitoba, R1A2A8 or a charity of your choice.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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April 12, 2013
Although we have just recently got to know and appreciate Pat and Terry, I can see many of the qualities in Pat that she mentions in her tribute to her father, Ed Campbell. How wonderful to have all of those memories. Our thoughts and prayers for the family. Paul and Linda Binding, Salt Spring Island.
April 10, 2013
April 9 2013 Sad to hear of Ed's passing.One memorable moment was that weekend we didnt have to pick cucumbers and got a chance to go to Clearwater Bay Lake of The Woods Marlene and I enjoyed Mr. Bigs and wonderful hospitality at the cabin. Ed and I lost the fish stringer when fishing and almost lost the 14 foot aluminum a memorable moment at the time something I won't forget.My condolences Vicky to you and family
April 9, 2013
It is with sincere sadness that I learned of Ed's passing. He and Vicky spent many happy times together with Babs and I and later with Nancy and I in Winnipeg. Ed loved to visit us in NL and would always say "you folks in Newfoundland have one of the best kept secrets". He loved to visit with us.
Florida holds many happy times that we will never forget.
Perhaps the most memorable happened at my home in St John,s. We had the honour of having three world war two airmen and their wives for dinner. Ed and Vicky, Fred Russell and Peggy (our Lt. Governor at the time) and Lamont Parsons and his wife Babs. All three are survived by their wives.
We will miss you Ed. I, will especially miss you. To me, you were an older brother who kept giving me advice. I listened. Thank you my friend.
April 9, 2013
It is with much sadness that we say goodbye to Ed who was,indeed,a very special man. His love of life was only surpassed by his love of family and knowing him made our life richer. We were entertained by his forthright spirit and sense of humour, impressed by his success and comforted by his humility and loyalty.He was a true Canadian and friend.
We extend our most sincere condolences to you Vicky and your family. We will treasure our memories of times together and know that at this time of sadnes, there willl be joy in your heart for the many years of happiness you shared together..
Larry and Gail Ashley
RenÃ© & Colette Comte
April 9, 2013
Our deepest sympathy. May God bless you In this time of sorrow.
Rolly and Suzanne Savoie
April 9, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 8, 2013
We have known Ed and Vicky for many years and have been very privileged to be part of such a warm and loving relationship. Time spent in Florida, catching the 'biggest fish' on the island, at Lake of the Woods enjoying the wonderful cottage on the point and being welcomed with the warm hospitality at Ayr Rd. in Winnipeg. We will always remember Ed's keen sense of humour. Ed was a very special man who cared deeply about his family and friends and it was an honour to be called a friend. He will be forever in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Vicky and the Family
Marj and Dave Minion