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Born: Jan 26, 1960

Date of Passing: Nov 06, 2005

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CAMPBELL GREENWAY WRIGHT 1960 - 2005 At the age of 45, Campbell Wright passed away peacefully at home, on November 6, 2005 in Winnipeg, MB. Campbell will be lovingly remembered by his wife Lynne Arnason and his two wonderful sons, Kirk and Thomas, who were a constant source of joy to him. He is also survived by his loving parents, Scott and Sonya Wright, his three sisters, Elizabeth (Rob), Ashley (Jeff) and Alex (Peter) and Lynne's four brothers, Brett (Marnie), Barry (Lana), Ron (Elaine) and Roy (Marnie) and his many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and friends of all ages. Campbell was born on January 26, 1960 in Winnipeg, the first born and only son of Scott and Sonya. He was named after his maternal grandfather Douglas Campbell and his paternal great-great-grandfather Thomas Greenway. He grew up in a wonderful old home in River Heights where he played with his sisters and the Burns cousins. In his early childhood, Campbell spent summers at the much loved family cottage at Moose Lake, swimming, water skiing, building forts and playing with his sisters and friends. From his teens, summers were spent with his parents and siblings and later Lynne, at the cottage he helped build on an isolated island on Shoal Lake. There he managed to fit in a surprising number of boat rides, picnics and sails with Lynne between building and repairing docks and decks, blasting and moving rocks, planting trees and trying to make pumps work with his father. More recently, he enjoyed being at the cottage he shared with Lynne and his two sons at Willow Island on Lake Winnipeg, where he took great pleasure watching the boys swim and play on the beach. Over the past 15 years, Campbell spent a great deal of time with his family at the Mountain Road farm in the hills near Neepawa. There, with family and friends, he created miles of glorious trails, hiked, rode Icelandic Horses and sat by the fire. He spent many hours enjoying the beautiful view and visiting with neighbours and friends. Campbell was a fourth generation member of the Westminster United Church. He graduated from Kelvin High School in 1978 and from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts (French and Spanish literature) in 1981. Campbell spent one memorable year of his university studies at Universite Laval in Quebec City. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 1984. In 1993, he obtained an MBA in International Business and Export Management from City University in London, England where he lived and studied with Lynne during the first year of their married life. Campbell incorporated this love of the outdoors and being out on the water into his summer jobs, spending his summers first as a life guard and later working on Lake Winnipeg and Georgian Bay for the Canadian Coast Guard. Campbell began his professional life in 1984 when he was called to the Bar in Manitoba. He worked as an articling student with the Dept. of Justice. He became an Associate with the firm Buchwald Asper Henteleff in June 1985 and a partner in the firm now known as Pitblado in 1995, where he continued to practice law until his death. Campbell's extraordinary commitment to community is reflected in his extensive involvement in politics and professional and charitable organizations. He was a doer and always participated fully and without fanfare in every organization with which he became involved. He was a member of the Advocates' Society of Manitoba and various committees of the Law Society of Manitoba. He served as a Law Society bencher from 1998 to 2002. From 1995 to 1999 he was a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, and over the years he participated in teaching many Law Society Bar Admission and continuing education courses. He was very active in provincial and federal politics, managing several campaigns for others and himself running as a Liberal candidate for the Manitoba legislature in 1990. Campbell was a Member of the Board of Directors Jocelyn House Inc. from 1985 to 1989 (chairperson 1989). From 1989 to 1992 he served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Y.M./Y.W.C.A. of Winnipeg (vice chairperson 1991 to 1992). He was a Member of the Board of Directors of The Canadian Club of Winnipeg (past chairperson) from 1993 to 1999. From 1992 until his death, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of Westminster Housing Society Inc. (past chairperson). From 1996 until 2002, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Manitoba Theatre Centre (President in 2002). Lynne and Campbell met in law school and were married in 1992. They were truly partners in life and together travelled extensively and enjoyed hiking, riding horses, sailing, the theatre and entertaining friends and family in their home. Campbell demonstrated kindness, generosity, zest for life and commitment to family and community throughout his lifetime. He was truly an inspiration to all who knew him, not only as he faced illness and its challenges, but in the way he approached his life. He did not have a sense of entitlement in respect of the good things that happened or were provided to him, nor did he feel deprived or resentful when things did not go the way he hoped or planned. Campbell had a keen appreciation for life and an abiding respect for his own mortality. He knew how fortunate he was to enjoy life with family and friends. The family wishes to thank Dr. Rubinger, the Bone Marrow Transplant team and the nurses at CancerCare Manitoba and the many other physicians and nurses who treated Campbell in Winnipeg, New York and London, England throughout his illness. Special thanks to the staff of the Central Dialysis Unit, especially the nurses, who possess extraordinary clinical skills, compassion and devotion to their patients and through their loving care, sustained Campbell, both literally and figuratively, for the past two years. Flowers gratefully declined. If desired, donations may be made to Manitoba Theatre Centre, CancerCare Manitoba or a charity of your choice. A service in celebration of Campbell's life will be held at Westminster United Church, 745 Westminster Ave., at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10. NEIL BARDAL INC. 949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 08, 2005

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • I am saddened to hear of Campbell's passing. We go back to high school together at Kelvin, when it was just us two as boys and about 25 girls in a french class. We would ask each other how school was going and smile whenever we walked into that room. He went out of his way to be extremely kind to a girl in the class who was pregnant and shunned by the others. I'll never forget his decency for it. Harold Buchwald's comparison to John Kennedy is in many ways a compliment to the late president. Gerry Doak - Posted by: Gerald Doak (Acquaintance) on: Jan 06, 2006

  • To Lynne and the boys, Scott & Sonya & all of the family. We were sorry to hear of Cam's passing. We both send our deepest sympathies to each and every one of you. He was a great man and will surely be missed. With these thoughts we want to send these few words: A smile, a touch, a gentle laugh remembered, a voice softly whispered in the wind...May the memories held deep within your heart help to soothe your spirit at this time. - Posted by: Bryan & Linda (Friend) on: Nov 15, 2005

  • Scott and Soyna: I am so sorry to hear the news of Cambell's passing. Such a wonderful, vibrant, unselfish, young man. My deepest condolence. Your consolation is that you raised a star. My thoughts are with you all. Love and blessings, Neil - Posted by: Neil McDonald (Friend) on: Nov 11, 2005

  • Campbell was the bravest of men and tried in extraordinary ways to overcome amyloidosis and to live. I mourn his death but will always esteem his strength of mind and his spirit. - Posted by: RL Comenzo (Friend) on: Nov 10, 2005

  • Sincere condolences to the Wright family. Seems it has been quite a while since we bumped into each other in the elevator at 360 Main St. - I did not know he was ill. You have lost a GOOD ONE! Sincerely, a former legal assistant at BAH (early 80s), Betty Gill - Posted by: E.J. (Betty) Gill (Co-Worker) on: Nov 09, 2005

  • We are in New Zealand. Family notified us. What a priviledge it was to have shared some time with Campbell. Our thoughts are with you and extended family. Sincerely Barb & Peter - Posted by: Barbara & Peter Duke (Friend) on: Nov 08, 2005

  • To Lynne & extended family, Peter & I are in New Zealand. Family notified us. What a privilege it was to have shared some time with Campbell. Our thoughts are with you and the family. Sincerely Barb & Peter - Posted by: Barbara & Peter Duke (Friend) on: Nov 08, 2005

  • My deepest sympathies to your family. He was a wonderful and caring man! - Posted by: Nancy Teel (Acquaintance) on: Nov 08, 2005

  • Campbell was a good friend and inspiring leader through his years at Jocelyn House (where we met) and beyond. I am sure his friendship, humour and caring demeanor will be missed by all whose lives he touched. My sincere sympathy to Lynne, Kirk and Thomas and all Campbell's family. - Posted by: Bill Peters Jr. (Friend) on: Nov 08, 2005

  • My deepest condolences to Lynne and family. During my time at Buchwald Asper Gallagher Henteleff (1994 - 1997), Campbell impressed me with his decency, intelligence, integrity, and zest for life. I fondly remember watching him traipse into the office with his galoshes splayed open, as natural as can be. That was Campbell. He was one of the good guys ... - Posted by: Graham Robson (Co-Worker) on: Nov 08, 2005

  • Kathy Kalinovsky brought Campbell's passing away to my attention. I am deeply moved by the sad news. I got to know Campbell in his London days together with Lynn. I will always remember him as a very nice, gentle, and strong personality who is still very present in my mind. I feel deeply with the family, to whom I wish to express my sincere condolences. - Posted by: Peter Oberlechner (Friend) on: Nov 08, 2005

  • My sincere condolences to the Wright's and Arnason's on Campbell's passing. - Posted by: Lisa Roos (Friend) on: Nov 07, 2005

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