Frederick Edmund "Ed" Campbell
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.