Donald James Campbell

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Donald James Campbell on September 24, 2011 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital in Vernon, BC. Survived by his wife Blanche; predeceased by his first wife Barbara and son Mark. Donald was the beloved father of Deborah Kulyk (Cy), stepfather of Philip Levesque (Barbara) and Ron Levesque (Penny) and grandfather of Brian, Meadow, David, Lise, Lenise and Lara.

Donald was born in rural Quebec on November 8, 1922 and lived and worked in Toronto until 1996 when he and Blanche moved to Vernon. He was a gentle, honest man who worked hard all his life and had the legendary ability to fix anything. He used to say all he needed was a penknife, a bit of baling wire and some duct tape. Donald had a remarkable gift to connect with animals and shared his life with a few very special pets. He liked old-time music and as a young man taught himself to play the violin and harmonica. He was always a popular dance partner at Schubert Centre dances.

Donald was deeply loved and he will be truly missed by his family and many friends. A memorial gathering has been held. Donations in memory of Donald can be made to the Vernon District Animal Care Society, PO Box 1564, Vernon, BC, V1T 8C2.

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