Perse Martin Campbell, better known as Pete, was born August 18, 1927 in Vermillion, Alberta to parents Alice and Gregory Campbell.
Pete is survived by: his three brothers, James (Helen) Campbell, Patrick Joseph (Mary) Campbell and Eamon Campbell; and his one sister, Irene Richardson.
Pete was the middle child of Irish immigrant farmers who taught Pete and his siblings the value of hard work. This was a lesson Pete took with him through his entire life. As a young man he worked as a farm hand to help support his family and he quickly earned a reputation of working as hard as three men. In what little free time he had, he enjoyed playing baseball and riding his cherished horse. Later in life, Pete traded in his love of horses for that of cars although you could often see him walking around Lloydminster. Pete walked everywhere he went. If he wasn't going to have coffee at Arby's, or helping one of his friends, Pete was at work. He worked at Nelson Lumber in Lloydminster for 52 years and was mentor to many employees, young and old. Pete also worked a second job at the Texaco gas station for 20 years and later Petro Canada. He simply couldn't sit still and loved to be outside. Even at the Dr. Cooke Nursing Home Pete would volunteer to sweep, shovel and fold towels just to keep himself busy. Pete will be remembered for his loyalty and hard work but also his kind heart and infectious smile.
Celebration of Life in memory of Pete will be conducted from McCaw Funeral Chapel, Lloydminster, Alberta on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM.
Donations in memory of Pete may be made to the Lloydminster Regional Health Foundation Blooms for Healthcare.