CAMPBELL, Murray John “Jack”


Murray John (Jack) Campbell.

May 14, 1931 – December 21, 2021

Jack passed away Tuesday December 21, 2021. He was born into a family of 10 children and lived in Drumheller for his younger life. He graduated from Drumheller High School and began his career as a senior lineman for Canadian Utilities in Hanna, construction foreman for Burns & Dutton in Calgary where he worked on the Big Four and Calgary Post office buildings. An illness in the family resulted in starting his career in agriculture and registered show sheep in Orkney and Caroline, Alberta. While in agriculture he was President of the Alberta and Canadian Sheep Breeders Association and Chairman of the Board of Lamb Processors Co-Op in Innisfail. He was involved in municipal politics as Chairman of Caroline & District Recreation Board and Athletic Association, President of Caroline Chamber of Commerce and Associate Director of Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Board.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Elks Club.  He also served as Councilor of I.D. #10 and founding member and Vice-President of Improvement Districts of Alberta. He then was involved in Real Estate sales and then turned to Alberta politics where he was elected as MLA for Rocky Mountain House constituency for 3 terms until his retirement in 1989, While MLA he was appointed as Party Whip by Premier Don Getty and Chairman and member of numerous government committees.

He is survived by his loving wife Donna of 33 years, one remaining sister Viola Lowen of Drumheller, one remaining sister-in-law Emily of Victoria, his only son, Jeff Campbell (Lee-Ann), step-son Mike Kuhnel (Gillian), step-daughter Susan Manning (John) and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Previously deceased by parents Stanley and Catherine Campbell, brothers Victor, Robert (Curly), Stan, Don and sisters Evelyn, Vivian, Vera and Reta.

A cremation has been performed by Serenity Funeral Services and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date to coincide with current COVID-19 restrictions. Donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital or a foundation of your choosing.

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Chasity Bullen

I send my condolences to Donna and family. I only knew Jack for a short time but what I great guy.

Claire Muller

Being around Jack always meant a lot of laughs. I miss sitting on his deck and chatting with him.

Dianne Nielsen

Jack was a great MLA colleague . Served with him from 1986 through to 1989. He had a great sense of humor and always kept us in line at the AB Legislature during his term as a “Whip”. Sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family . Dianne Nielsen ( formerly Mirosh, Calgary Glenmore)

LeahAnn and Gordon Rawleigh

Sending our deepest condolences to Donna, Jeff,
Lee-Ann , Susan, John, Mike and families.
Uncle Jack you will be so missed but know you are in a far better place. Family was very important to Uncle and we had the best visits all over the world , so many laughs,so many happy memories , and the stories we shared of life, work, and family were awesome. Until we meet again ,rest in peace dear Uncle ,we were so blessed to have you in our lives.

Connie Elaine Warner

My late husband Jack Warner and I made many happy memories with Jack Campbell and his wife Donna . Jack’s laugh and love for fun was shared with us for many years. He always liked the song “Don’t worry, be happy!” That is how I will remember him!

Sonia Willems

you will be missed by many with your great personality and good sense of humor. Always in our thought

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