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DONALD MURDO CAMPBELL (DON)
Born: Oct 10, 1933
Date of Passing: Dec 24, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
DONALD MURDO CAMPBELL
Don was born on October 10, 1933 in Winnipeg, the second son to George and Jean Campbell.
He had a brief career in the RCMP where he served in Ottawa, Toronto, and Weyburn. He then returned to Winnipeg and worked for Empire Dray Trucking as a dispatcher.
It was while he was back in Winnipeg that he met the love of his life at a wedding in 1966. In 1968 he married Patricia Campbell (Station), had two daughters and enjoyed 52 years of marriage.
Don worked for the federal government as an investigation and control officer for Human Resources Canada, moved to Saskatoon for a short time, then they decided to return to Winnipeg where they bought a home and lived for 45 years. He took great pride in his home and was known in the neighbourhood for having a beautiful lawn.
He retired from the government in 1991 and enjoyed spending time with Pat in Gimli, and taking trips to Calgary, Las Vegas and Palm Springs.
Don is survived by his wife Patricia; daughter Carolyn Nemetchek, her husband Mervin, his sons, Matthew Nemetchek, Shaun and Susan Nemetchek and their daughter Harlee; daughter Heather Chapko, her husband Kirt and grandchildren, Brooke and Kyle; brother Kenneth Campbell and wife Jennie; in-laws, Rick and Chris Station, Fred and Myrt Station, Sandra McInnes; Don's daughter Sherry Lynn Campbell, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Don will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather, an animal lover, big fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Minnesota Vikings, and Jeannie's cake. He was also a long-time member of the Royal Canadian Legion Transcona Branch 47, Masonic Lodge No. 3, Shriners Khartum Temple, past president of the Provost Corp, and a member of the RCMP Vets.
Details of his Celebration of Life will be announced when gatherings are permitted.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Transcona Legion Poppy Fund.
Publish Date: Jan 16, 2021
DONALD MURDO CAMPBELL
Cremation has taken place.
A longer obituary and details of Don's Celebration of Life will follow.
Publish Date: Jan 2, 2021
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 02, 2021, Jan 16, 2021
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
A few years ago, Yves and I enjoyed a special visit to Gimli with Uncle Don and Aunt Pat. We were visiting from Aurora and they made a special trip from Winnipeg to entertain us at their trailer. We also had a great lunch at the “best” restaurant in town and a deluxe tour of the town. It was a great afternoon and so nice to spend so much time together. It is one of our special memories of Uncle Don. We will miss him a lot. Laurie Campbell and Yves Larouche - Posted by: Laureen Campbell (Niece) on: Jan 23, 2021
We have such fond and good memories of Don. Pat and Don lived a few houses down and across the street from us during the Saskatoon years. Pat and Elaine were pregnant at the same time with first babies. We moved back to Winnipeg and Pat and Don and Carolyn followed not long afterward. We two couples also shared good times in the Palm Springs area together and visits at Carolyn and Merv’s home in Airdrie. The memories of our years of friendship are many, and so good, and often full of humour! We will forever miss Don. Our deepest sympathy goes to Pat and all the family, and we join with all who loved and love Don, as we all grieve a dear husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. With love, Elaine and Tom - Posted by: Elaine and Tom Mansfield (Friends) on: Jan 17, 2021
I remember all the September gatherings at Auntie Pat's and Uncle Don's to celebrate Grandma (Station) birthday, along with Whiskey and Brandy ( the cat and dog ). I remember when we stopped celebrating once Grandma passed and Uncle Don and Auntie Pat had a kind of family reunion about 18 years ago, complete with potatoe salad and hamburgers that were delicious as always, and a Jeanne's cake that read this time"Good Memories "instead of happy birthday Grandma. And Uncle Don spoke before dinner and reminded us, we kind of forgot to get together and have this family gathering and was happy we were reminded to have them again, together. Thank you Uncle Don for the good memories. They mean so much to me. - Posted by: Diane (Niece ) on: Jan 15, 2021
Don was my father's brother. As kids, my sisters and I often visited Uncle Don and Aunt Pat (and then daughters Carolyn and Heather) at their home in Transcona. I best enjoyed listening to Uncle Don's stories of growing up with my Dad in Winnipeg (especially when Dad didn't really want us kids to hear those stories). Fois dhut - Posted by: Bruce Campbell (Nephew) on: Jan 09, 2021
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