Mary P. Campbell

(nee Arduini)

of Castlegar, BC

Born in Kamloops, BC March 22, 1912

Died January 29, 2013

After a long, healthy, and rich life, shaped by a strong belief in the importance of love, family, and faith we announce the passing of our Mother, Nonna, and Bisnonna, Mary Campbell in her 101st year.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Regina (Ronald) Stewart of Almonte, Ontario, and sister-in-law Patricia Arduini of Kamloops. She is also survived by Judy Campbell of Gibson’s, BC.

Mary will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Graham Campbell of Castlegar, Jennifer (Brian), and Loree (Doug) of Vancouver, BC, Sheila (George) of Peterborough, Ontario, and Rachel (Jarrett) of Nelson, BC.

She will also be remembered by her great-grandchildren, Aidan, Andrew, Marco, Haley, Jaxon and Frankie. How she loved those babies!

Mary is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and nothing gave her more pleasure than to remember all their birthdays.

Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Leslie Vernon Campbell, in 1977 and by her son, Burt Campbell, in 2007.

Also predeceased by her brothers Victor and Joseph (wife Clara) and her dear sister and brother-in-law, Nellie and Jim Campbell of Kelowna, BC.

Mary and Les were Castlegar pioneers, arriving in 1946 from Trail to open the Castle Theatre.

Then in August 1947, the Castle News first went to press, mainly to advertise upcoming movies.

Mary and Les resided on Cedar Street (now 1st Street), overlooking the Columbia River, and Mary continued to live there until she moved into care.

She was a member of St. Rita’s CWL for many, many years.

Our thanks to all the staff at Talarico Place for their kind, patient and supportive care during her last years.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father David John at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Castlegar, on Monday, February 4, 2012 at 11:00 AM after which there was a reception in St. Rita’s Parish Hall.

Arrangements were in care of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.


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