The Cape Breton Highlanders
Charles J Campbell

Charles J Campbell

Charles J. Campbell
June 26, 1920-Jan. 10, 2008

It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we, the family announce the peaceful passing of our father Charles J. Campbell which occurred Jan. 10, 2008, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy illness.

Born in Woodbine, N.S., he was the son of the late Angus D. and Mary Alice (Sampson) Campbell.

He volunteered for active service with the Cape Breton Highlanders in 1941. He served overseas on active duty in Italy, Belgium and Holland. After returning home from overseas, he was employed with the Sydney Steel Corp., retiring after 42 years of service.

In his younger years he did forestry work and operated a sawmill. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. In his later years, he enjoyed gardening and beekeeping and after retirement raised beef cattle. He enjoyed travelling with the family around our beautiful island.

Charles is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Edith (Webb) Campbell; sons, John (Debra), Kitchener, Ont., Herb, Halifax, Daren (Patricia), Sydney; daughters, Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Gerrard, Lower Sackville, Beverly (Gerald) Smith, Kitchener, Ont., Lynn MacDonald, Sydney, Lindell (Peter) Kennedy, Elmsdale. He is also survived by brothers, John, and Archie (Patricia), both of Dutch Brook; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; as well as five nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Margaret Huett and Selina Campbell, brother, John Campbell, stepmother, Mary Campbell, brother-in-law, Raymond Huett, son-in-law, John Gerrard, nephew, Nicky Huett, son, Charles in infancy, and grandchild, John Charles Gerrard in infancy.

He will be ever loved by his best buddy ‘Walt’.