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Born: May 04, 1935

Date of Passing: Dec 31, 2020

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May 4, 1935 - December 31, 2020

It is with heavy hearts, we announce that Ralph passed peacefully at Stonewall Hospital with family by his side.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 65 years, Eileen (nee Eskilson); daughter Sharon (Sandy); sons: Doug (Karen), Rod (Shelley), Murray (Christine); grandchildren: Alana, Kristyn (Nathan), Lindsey, Karley (Jack), Breanne, Reid (Kayla), Melissa (Dillan), Ashley (Brent), Andrew (Kirsten); great-grandchildren: Brexley, Margot, Riot and Max. He is survived by sister Eileen Wonnick and brother Merv Campbell; brother-in-law Allan (Sophie) Eskilson; sister-in-law Irene Javor; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother-in-law Leonard Eskilson, sister-in-law Lyle Campbell and brother-in-law Gordon Wonnick.
Raised on the family farm east of Teulon, he attended Stacpoole school but quit after Grade eight to farm at home when his dad bought him a tractor. Ralph and Eileen were married on October 1, 1955 and moved to their farm in 1963. They retired to Teulon in 2015. In the early days, he worked in Winnipeg as a meat cutter and then became a certified welder. Even though busy on the farm, Ralph still found time to serve for many years as a Councillor and Reeve for the R.M. of Rockwood. Being the proficient welder he was, many a night was spent thinking about the next creation - we would tease Dad about what he had been "working on" last night. A farmer at heart, he still loved going for a drive to check the crops.
Time was made every summer for the family to get away for a weekend of fishing. Later this love of fishing evolved into camping trips to Hecla and fishing off the dock. Campsite neighbours were often gifted with one of his original "fire poker" tools or given a box of dry wood when struggling to get a fire going. The Campbell Fishing Weekend on Father's Day was a highlight of his summer. Being a family man, he truly enjoyed when everyone was together and considered it the greatest gift of all.
Cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held at a later date.
If friends so desire, donations may be made in Ralph's memory to Parkinson Canada in Manitoba, 7-414 Westmount Drive, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1P2.
The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Dr. K. Graham and the staff of the Stonewall Hospital for being so caring and compassionate.

Gods garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best
He knew you were suffering,
He knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never
get well on Earth again
He put his arms around you and
lifted you to rest.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 09, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • From all your family and friends in Sweden, we are so sorry to learn about the loss of Ralph! We Gather great memories of him visiting, going fishing and enjoying nature also in the Nordic countries. Our warmest sympathy with the campbell family-take care of each other in these difficult times. VILA I FRID!❤️ Best Mef and Inga-Britt - Posted by: Mef and Inga-Britt nilbert (Familj in sweden) on: Jan 17, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to the Campbell family for the lost of Ralph. Cherish the memories as they last forever. Bev, Grant & Stephanie McDonnell (friends) - Posted by: Bev, Grant & Stephanie McDonnell (Friends) on: Jan 13, 2021

  • I was so sorry to hear of Ralph’s death and I wish to offer my sincere condolences to Eileen and family and to the Campbell family. I am sure happy memories of times spent together will help you all through this sad time and hopefully knowing that others care and are thinking of you will help also. I grew up in Teulon and the Scottish Campbell’s and the Irish Campbell’s were all good friends. My brother’s Donald and Clive were good friends of Ralph’s and I went to school with Eileen and remember Merv as well. We all went to the local dances and to the little country school dances so we knew both Eileen and Alan Eskilson as well. My husband Roger and I were so fortunate to have been in Teulon for the 100th Birthday and renew old friendships - with a hug and hand shake and we had a short visit with Ralph and Eileen at the homecoming dinner. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Jean Fay (nee Campbell) - Posted by: Jean Fay (nee Campbell) (Friend) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • Our deepest sympathies to you Eileen and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. - Posted by: Karen and Murray Hainstock (Friends) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss and condolences to all who knew Ralph. May his memory be a blessing. - Posted by: Donna & Wayne Michaluk (former colleague and acquaintances) on: Jan 09, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences Eileen, to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Larry & Georgina Nelson - Posted by: Larry & Georgina Nelson (Friend) on: Jan 09, 2021

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