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Shirley Campbell

April 10, 2018

Shirley Campbell
(née Rookes)

Peacefully at the Carman Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Mrs. Shirley Campbell of Carman, Manitoba passed away with loved ones by her side at the age of 83 years.

She leaves to cherish her memory her children, Trudy (Michel) Chappellaz, Donna (Dale) Crouch, Bev (Ken) Young, Bill Campbell, Brenda (Bill) Martin and Brad Campbell; friends Jean Harburn and Leanne Martin; eight grandchildren, Ryan (Nadine), Robert (Shelley), Carolyn (Chris), James, Trevor (Nicole), Tracie (Matthew), Kendra (Brendan) and Shannon; nine great-grandchildren, Ara, Salome, Robert, Maisie, Zachary, Andrea, Dakota, Zachary and Patrick;  one brother Doug (Ethel) Rookes; one sister Maxine Bryan; one sister-in-law Martha Rookes; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her first husband William Norman Campbell in 1961 and by her second husband James Oliver Campbell in 2010; by her parents Robert Rookes and Mayme (née Lambert); and by two brothers Earl Rookes and Ron Rookes.

Shirley was born in Welwyn, SK on November 21, 1934.  She grew up on the family farm except for during her high school days when she lived with her Grandma and Grandpa Lambert, in the town of Welwyn while attending high school.  She met Bill Campbell while working at the Rainbow Café in Glenboro. The year before they were married she supply taught for one year.  They were married and lived at various places while Bill worked for farmers, and later on the oil rigs.  After the birth of three children, Trudy, Donna, and Beverly, Bill was diagnosed with cancer and they family moved to Cypress River, Manitoba.  A fourth child, Larry William (Bill) was born on April 8, 1961 and his father Bill passed away four days later.  Shirley and J.O. Campbell were married April 21, 1962.  Brenda and Bradley were born on May 5, 1964. The family eventually moved to Glenboro after buying a farm in 1966.  Shirley worked side by side with Jim, milking cows, feeding pigs, caring for chickens, grading eggs, selling chickens for meat, and working in the fields.  They later sold the farm and purchased three businesses; starting with the Drive Inn Restaurant, (and managed the Concession at Spruces Woods Park), then the Glenboro Hotel, and then the Garage across from Sara the camel.  Once they no longer were in business, Shirley worked at the Spruce Woods Inn and finished her working life by working at Carnation Foods where she developed a close friendship with Jean Harborn.  When retired, Shirley and Jim moved to Carman to be closer to family.  When Jean retired she also moved to Carman and helped Shirley take Jim to dialysis and spent many hours playing cards, scrabble, and watching baseball and curling together. 

Funeral services will be held at the Glenboro United Church on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. with Sandra Rex officiating. A private family interment will take place at the Glencoe Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Carman Palliative Care, Box 610, Carman, Manitoba R0G 0J0

Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame, Manitoba in care of arrangements.  Phone 204-248-2201 or 1-888-400-2326.  For more information and condolences, please visit


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