Kenneth Earl CampbellFebruary 10, 1937 ~ December 28, 2017 (age 80)
Kenneth Earl Campbell was born on February 10th, 1937 in a log house in the RM of Minitonas to Phyllis and Earl Campbell. He received his education at the McKay School. He worked at Snow Lake in 1956, D.R. Patience in Hudson Bay in 1959 to 1965, Simpson Timber Hudson Bay in 1966 and Riverside Gravel in Winnipeg, MB in 1969-1973. Ken also worked for various farmers; Bert Stephen, Sam Kublick, Harold Proppe and John Kelbert. He also worked for the RM of Minitonas as a laborer from 1974 to 1995 mostly cutting grass. Ken finally retired in the fall of 1997.
Ken married Betty Bell on December 6th, 1986. Together they made trips out west to visit family. He enjoyed the outdoors and always cut and split his own firewood. He told many stories of his adventures in hunting Moose and Deer. Picking berries was another enjoyment in his life. You would also find him picking bottles and cans along many roads with his trusty old 1998 Ford Truck to which he accumulated 405,000 KM. He led a quiet life and enjoyed the company of his two cats.
On December 16th, 2017 Kenneth suffered a stroke and passed away peacefully at the Swan River Valley Health Centre in Swan River on December 28th, 2017 with family by his side. He is survived by his sisters Jean Adamchuk and Joyce Vopni; brother Lawrence; foster sister Marion (Keith) Barber; brother-in-law Gordon McCrae; step-daughters Deborah (Orville) Soloway, and Beverly (Jack) Payne; step grandchildren Nicole (Robert), Louwanda (Jeremy), Steven (Nadine), Justin and Jasmin and their families; nephews Michael, Kelly, Glen and Richard; nieces Rhonda, Lynne and their families; aunt Annette Sims and cousins Charlene and Heather (Brian) Jackson.
Kenneth was predeceased by his wife Betty; parents Phyllis and Earl; his in-laws Gladys and Nelson McCrae; brothers-in-law Pete Adamchuk, and Syd Vopni; sister-in-law Carmen Authenac and uncles Stanley Sims, Gordon (Aunt Pauline) Oomen and Lynden (Aunt Aileen) Campbell.
In keeping with
Ken wishes, cremation will take place.
Burial will take place at a later date in the
Cremation will take place at
Heritage Memorial Gardens,
Swan River, Manitoba.