Hugh Campbell

  • Hugh Campbell 2004

  •  Date of Death: October 24, 2004
  •  Location: Bathurst
Bathurst - Hugh Campbell, 71, of Princess Dr. passed away peacefully at dawn on October 20th, 2004, after a courageous struggle. Born in Dunlop on June 20, 1933. Hugh was a lifelong resident of Bathurst. The son of the late Alvin N. Campbell and Margaret A. Comeau, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. His wife of 45 years, Lois (Hodgins) was with him when he passed on. He is also survived by his sons: Alex of Toronto and Clark and his wife Christine of Rochester Hills, Michigan USA His brother; Gordon (Shirley) and his niece; Heather of Middle Sackville, NS After graduation from Bathurst High in 1954, Hugh began his working life at Bathurst Power and Paper as an apprentice millwright, continuing as a first class mechanic and then in a supervisory role until he left Consolidated Bathurst in 1966, to join the Industrial Training and Certification Branch of the New Brunswick Department of Labour. As the District Supervisor there for nearly twenty years, he is well known by many Northern New Brunswickers for the night classes he taught and the help he gave them with their careers. During a brief period with the Eddy Group as a regional manager he served as president of the Maritime Wholesale Hardware Association. He was with the Kent Home Centre prior to his retirement. A community minded citizen, Hugh was active with local hockey and basketball teams as a young man. He was a Boy Scout leader, a minor hockey coach, and president of The Superior Home and School Association. He was on the executive committee of his union at the mill, and later a member of the Training Committee for The physically Handicapped and the Unemployment Insurance Appears Board. After successfully campaigning under the slogan “Don't Gamble, Vote Campbell” Hugh served three terms on Bathurst City Council, including two as Deputy Mayor. He headed the original board of The Bathurst Aquatic Centre, was a driving force behind the establishment of the Bathurst Heritage Commission, and was a member of The Bathurst Airport Commission. Hugh was a member of the Jaycee's Kinsmen, and United Commercial Travelers (U.C.T.). He belonged to Lodge St. John No. 27, and the Luxor Shrine. A dedicated member of First United Church, he served in a wide range of roles from choir member to Elder over the years. He loved the outdoors, be it gardening at home, enjoying his cottage in the country, or fishing and hunting 'up river'. A real do-it-yourselfer, he always had a project on the go. He was known for his quick wit, and “let's get it done” attitude. Following cremation, a service of remembrance and thanksgiving was held at First United Church on October 24, 2004, with interment in the United Cemetery, St-Anne St. The family would like to express their thanks to his caregivers at the Georges Dumont Hospital in Moncton and at Chaleur Regional Hospital. Donations to First United Church, The Canadian Cancer Society or a favorite charity, would be appreciated.

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