General News · 2nd December 2013
Lloyd Allan Campbell, known also as Butch and Old Salt-Water Al, born May 16, 1932 in Langley, British Columbia to Gladys Mary and Lloyd Emerson Campbell, passed away peacefully but with his characteristic tenacity on November 29, 2013, in Campbell River, British Columbia. He was surrounded by many of his most-loved family members in the final days and hours before his passing. Allan leaves his beloved life’s companion, wife Leila Frances Helena Campbell, nee Lewis, his cherished daughter Lisa Mary Campbell-Buteau, wife of Sylvain Buteau, granddaughters Cloe`Layne and Matisse Grace, son John Lewis Emerson, husband of Jo-ann Donna Campbell, nee Uhren, granddaughter Asa Joan Leila and grandson Lachlan Allan Donald. With a warm disposition that failed to betray his underlying wisdom, Allan will be remembered by all who knew him for his many jokes and stories, his keen intellect and flawless memory, his love of a good hot argument, The Band, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Regina, Saskatchewan, its environs and inhabitants. More importantly, he was known for his gentle empathy with those less fortunate, his love of family, friends, patriotic love of country and the many beautiful landscapes through which he travelled, his connection with the natural world, its people and all creatures great and small, the many four-legged persons he’s known and loved, particularly the late Dante Lou Elouise and Bartholomew (Bart) Sugarbear Campbell. In lieu of flowers Allan would be profoundly grateful for any contribution that serves the less fortunate, the down-trodden, the environment, the four-legged creatures of the Earth or any cause that promotes peace and the goodness of humanity. A celebration of Allan in the form of a party with friends and family, one of his favourite happenings, is anticipated to be held on his Birthday in 2014, on Cortes Island, British Columbia.
Leila & family