John A. "Jack" Campbell
John A. "Jack" Campbell

Obituary of John A. "Jack" Campbell

August 7, 1937 – July 26, 2017

(Retired owner of Jack Campbell Fuels)

 

Peacefully at the Ottawa Hospital – General Campus on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 at the age of 79 years. Son of the late Clifford and Emma (nee Lesway) Campbell. Beloved husband of Cheron (nee Jefferies) for nearly 55 years. Dear Dad of Peg Fulton (Gary) and Russ (Cheryl). Much loved Grandpa of Terri (Joe), Rob (Kelsey), Kristen and Jeff (Taylor). He adored his great-grandchildren Jackson and Charley.  Fondly remembered by his pets Lucy and Whiskey. Jack is the dear brother of Doris Bruce (late Bert) and Marion Trudeau (late Charlie). Brother-in-law of Dave and Sandra Jefferies, Sally and Brian Labrie, and Bruce and Cheryl Jefferies. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents-in-law Stan and Reta Jefferies. Jack was a proud lifelong resident of Fitzroy Harbour, just shy of 80 years. He helped his dad farm and run Campbell’s Dairy in his younger days, then went on to the fuel oil business and had a Texaco service station in Arnprior. He was a square dance caller for Mac Beattie and his Melodiers and the Ron McMunn band. He even had the honour of appearing on stage with Hank Snow. Jack grew up playing and loving sports. He became a hockey coach in his early years. He went on to coach his son Russ and the “gang of lads” in competitive softball. Later in his retirement years he helped Cheron babysit the grandkids. Friends are invited to join the family for a graveside service to be held at St. George’s Anglican Cemetery, Fitzroy Harbour on Sunday afternoon, July 30th at 2 o’clock. If you would like to make a donation please consider the Fitzroy Harbour Community Association (www.fitzroyharbour.com) or the Arnprior Humane Society. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd.,  50 John Street North, Arnprior.