John F. Campbell


John passed away peacefully Oct 10, 2012 in St. John Hospital.

Born in Thessalon, Ontario on July 30, 1927, John was the sixth child of Elwood and Jessie Campbell. As a young man in Ontario he worked in the bush as a horse logger. In 1947 he married Florence Hickey. At this time he worked in a paper mill and then on to mining. In 1965 he moved the family to Fraser Lake where he had a job in the mine. After leaving the mine he took up land clearing and farming. As life slowed down he was able to purchase a team of draft horses and he and Florence become longtime members of the Yellowhead Draft Horse Association.

He became known in the community for his love of horses and willingness to help with any event where his team could be used.

John was predeceased by his wife Florence in 2005.

The family of John would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Dr. Sean Ebert, Dr. Campbell, and all the other doctors and nurses at the hospital who have been involved with is care over the years, as well as the staff at both riverside Place and the Stuart Nechako Manor. Thanks also to the many years of service from the Home Care Nurses and Home Support Workers. A special thanks to Grace Memorial Funeral Home and our family and friends for your help and support during this difficult time. A memorial service was held at Nechako Community Church on Oct 17 with Pastor Mark Wessner officiating.

John will be missed by his family, sons Keith (Barbara)

Campbell, Glen (Darlene) Campbell and daughter Patsie

(Steve) Filan, his grandchildren and great grandchildren,

extended family and many friends.

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