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A. LORNE CAMPBELL O.C., C.D., LL.B., LL.D., D.C.L, Q.C. -  Obituary pic


Date of Passing: Jan 15, 2014

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A. LORNE CAMPBELL O.C., C.D., LL.B., LL.D., D.C.L, Q.C. 1920 - 2014 On Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Andrew Lorne Campbell, beloved husband of Kathleen, died peacefully. Lorne is survived by his wife, his son Andrew and his daughters Jennifer and Deborah, his sister Barbara Carpenter and John Carpenter, his sister-in-law, Mavis Campbell, and their families. He was predeceased by his younger son, Duncan, January 7, 1996 and by his brother, A. Barrie Campbell, July 16, 2012. A graduate of United College (The University of Winnipeg), Lorne received his LL.B. from the Manitoba Law School (The University of Manitoba's Faculty of Law) in 1947, having interrupted his studies to go overseas in 1942 as a Lieutenant with The Royal Canadian Artillery. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, he landed on Juno Beach with the 14th Field Regiment. Prior to the invasion of Normandy and while stationed in England, he met Kathleen. Their marriage took place on January 18, 1945, when he obtained leave from his regiment by then serving in Holland. Back in Canada in 1946, Lorne served in the reserve army from 1948 to 1958, leaving with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and a recipient of the Canadian Forces Decoration. He continued his army association as a Governor of the Canadian Corps of Commissionaires (Manitoba Division). Lorne was called to the Bar in 1947. He joined with his father's former partner practicing under the name of Kelly and Campbell, followed by Campbell and Haig with Graham Haig, then Campbell, Kelly and Mercury with Maureen Kelly and Aristotle John Mercury, and in 1964, he joined Aikins, MacAulay and Thorvaldson. His legal career spanned 58 years, during which he was created a Queen's Counsel in 1960; was a President of the Manitoba Bar Association; a President and Life Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba; and a President of the Canadian Bar Association, 1970 to 1971; member of the Canadian Tax Foundation; and a member of the Independent Committee for the Review of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada. He received the Manitoba Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award in 1992. He retired from the practice of law in 2005. In the area of legal education, he was a long-serving trustee of the Manitoba Law School and was instrumental with others in the law school becoming the Faculty of Law of The University of Manitoba in 1966. For his role as chairman of The University of Manitoba's Centennial Campaign which included the construction of the Max Bell Centre, he was awarded the "Peter D. Curry Chancellor's Award", and in 1977, the University conferred upon him the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. He was the Registrar of the Diocese of Rupert's Land. He also served as charter member of the Advisory Council for Saint John's College Capital Campaign, and as chair of the special gifts committee. At the College's 1993 convocation, he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Canon Law. Lorne was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1985 in recognition of his work on behalf of the Society for Crippled Children and Adults of Manitoba (Society for Manitobans with Disabilities), and the Canadian Rehabilitation Council for the Disabled, serving as president of both organizations. He also served as a director of the Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation (CancerCare Manitoba) from 1991 to 2003, the Deer Lodge Foundation for Geriatrics, and the Winnipeg Habitat for Humanity Foundation Advisory Board. In 2004, he was also appointed a Serving Member of the Order of Saint John. Lorne was a member of the Manitoba Club and, in 2006, became its 87th Honorary Life Member. Lorne was the son of the late Mr. Justice Arnold M. Campbell and the late Petrina (née Wilson) Campbell of East Kildonan. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and his Selkirk Settler descendancy dating from 1816. He was a member and honorary solicitor of The Lord Selkirk Association of Rupert's Land, and an honorary life member, Advisory Committee member and past president of the Saint Andrew's Society of Winnipeg. He received the Society's "Citizen of the Year" Award in 1999. He never thought of living anywhere other than Winnipeg; his roots were historically established. He enjoyed the practice of law and the fellowship of both the legal profession and the many friends he made through his belief in community involvement. His family has many memories. Summers spent at Victoria Beach, enjoying the activities as well as the peace and quiet. Shared family interests in sports and music, and the pleasure of family gatherings, will always remain. Cremation has taken place, and will be followed by a private interment at Old Kildonan Church churchyard at a later date. A memorial service will be held at Saint George's Church, Wilton at Grosvenor at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, with the Rev. Brent Newman officiating, Interim Priest. Flowers are gratefully declined. Should friends wish, donations in memory of Lorne may be made to the "A. Lorne Campbell, Q.C. Fund" in the Faculty of Law. Mailing address: Donor Relations, Room 179 Extended Education, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 or to the "Duncan Campbell Memorial Award", Schulich School of Music, McGill University, 555 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, PQ H3A 1E3.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 25, 2014

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My mother worked as a legal secretary and then a para-legal, first for Lorne's father and then for Lorne over a span of more than forty years. Upon her retirement, Lorne convinced his partners at Aikins that the firm establish a pension for her, even though no plan, to which she may have made contributions, had ever existed. My mother would always be grateful to Lorne for his generosity, thoughtfulness and appreciation of her work. - Posted by: Earl Ray (Acquaintance) on: Jan 29, 2014

  • Sad to see such a good man go too soon. I recall the Victoria Beach times and the times with The St. Andrews Society of Winnipeg - Posted by: Mr. Tim Flook (Friend) on: Jan 26, 2014

  • Lorne was my parents' lawyer for many years. He also grew up in East Kildonan and knew my mother and her family from childhood. My parents spoke highly of Lorne and always appreciated his advice and counsel. After my father's death, as I cared for my mother's business affairs, I had the opportunity to get to know Lorne. He was kind, attentive and considerate and took extra time to ensure that my mother felt her business affairs were secure. I recognized in him a giant of a man who had accomplished much but maintained integrity and humility in his daily efforts. A life well lived - my condolences to the family. - Posted by: Dr Joan Flood, Toronto (Daughter of client/friend) on: Jan 25, 2014

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