Ian Robertson Campbell

Ian Robertson Campbell

August 13, 1926 – September 22, 2019
Ian passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the age of 93 in Maple Ridge on September 22nd, 2019.
Predeceased by his wife Mary Jane, parents Laurence and Donalda, brothers Donald, Alastair, Owen and sister Anna Ruth. He is survived by his children Nancy, Sandra (John), Bruce (Corinna), grandchildren Meghan (Eric), Laura (Dave), Michael, Julie (Mark), Natalie, Richelle, Lindsay, Brendan, six great grandchildren, brother in law Clint Houston and several other cousins, nieces and nephews across Canada and the USA. While born in Halifax, Ian spent most of his time growing up in Sydney Nova Scotia where he met his wife of 52 years Mary Jane. Shortly after getting married they moved to Torrance California for five years where Nancy was born. They moved back to Canada in 1955 and settled down in Armstrong where Ian took a teaching job at the high school. After Sandy and Bruce were born he took a job teaching at Vernon High school in 1965 and the family moved to their present home on the East hill. Ian was a high school teacher for 30 years retiring from Vernon Secondary in 1985.
He was an incredibly active and bright 93 year old with many friends. He skied at Silver Star until he was 80, still enjoyed lake fishing, was a long- time season ticket holder for the Vernon Vipers all the while enjoying several trips to the UK and Europe in recent years. He had a deep and lasting commitment to his family and spent a lot of time visiting his children, grandkids and great grandkids. He will be long remembered as a loving, gentle, caring man who entertained us with his humour and his great story telling.
The family would like to acknowledge the attentive care provided by Dr. Tim Gilhooly as well as the staff at Ridge Meadows hospital and the McKinney Creek Hospice.
Family and friends are invited to share memories at a celebration of Ian’s life at 1 pm on Friday October 18th at Vernon’s Trinity United Church. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you donate to a local Hospice or your favourite charity.


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