Obituary for Thomas Campbell
CAMPBELL, Thomas Judd (Toronto Star - Quarter Century Club Member, 42 Year Employee)
Passed away on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario after a short battle with pancreatic cancer preceded by several years of challenging health issues.
Born March 12th, 1941, the youngest child of 11, born to John MacDonald (Mac) and Edith Campbell of Middleton (Bradford), Ontario.
He leaves behind his devoted and loving wife Ann (nee Moorby) of 52 years and his cherished sons, Christopher Thomas of Newmarket, Ontario and Jason Andrew and his wife Miriam of London, England. He adored his grandsons, Alexander James (Alex) of Cheltenham, England and Jude Christian of London, England. His family were his touchstone, his rock, the centre of his joy.
He is survived by his sister, June Reynolds of Bradford, Ontario and a brother, Earle of Shrewsbury, England. Predeceased by sisters; Jean Courville, Florence Calwell, Margaret Norton, Betty Shipley and brothers; Lorne and Gordon and a sister Velma and brother Georgie who died young.
He was respected by a large contingent of nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews who loved their Uncle Tom dearly.
He was a humble, generous, compassionate, modest man who didn't want for much. He felt his life was filled with good fortune and appreciated the gifts that fate bestowed on him. He got joy from providing every opportunity for his sons. The values of integrity, selflessness, respect and hard work were important to him.
His family are profoundly grateful for the love and support given to Tom and them by friends, family and health care professionals especially our family doctor, Dr. Yitzchok Dukesz, the most dedicated and caring quarterback of his medical team during the past few years.
We are grateful for the solace and compassionate spiritual care given by Rev. Daniel Graves of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Newmarket, Ontario.
A funeral service in celebration of Tom's life will be held at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Church and D'Arcy Streets, Newmarket, Ontario on Thursday, April 13th at 1pm with reception to follow at the Old Town Hall, just around the corner from the church.
Cremation to follow with interment of remains in the family plot, Barrie Union Cemetery, Barrie, Ontario
Tom loved music. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests to those who wish, to make a donation in his memory to St. Paul's Anglican Church Grand Piano Fund, 227 Church Street, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 4C5.
Arrangements entrusted to Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home, Newmarket, Ontario.