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CAMPBELL, William (Bill) Alexander

April 3, 1931 – January 31, 2012

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of Bill, at the age of 80 years, after a short and courageous battle with cancer.

Bill was born in Alyth, Perthshire, Scotland and immigrated to Canada in 1951. He grew up working on the farm in Scotland before moving to Canada where he spent 28 years with the Calgary Police Service. Bill was a past Master of the St. Marks Lodge and past D.D.G.M. He was the proud recipient of the Alberta Centennial Award.

Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife Olive in November of 2010. He is lovingly remembered by his daughter Margaret (Don) Maxwell; son Bill (Nancy), and his cherished grandchildren he was so proud of, Donny, Laura and Meghan Maxwell and Ashleigh Campbell. Bill also leaves to mourn his passing, his sister Moira and her family in Australia and his sister Sheila and brother Norman and their families in Scotland.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca. or to the Calgary Poppy Fund and Veteran’s Food Bank, #1 – 4539 – 6 Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E3Z6. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the Doctors and staff of units 32 and 36 at the Foothills Hospital.

In living memory of Bill Campbell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Pat & Cora Dawson :

    We were proud to have known both Bill and Olive and they will be deeply missed. We know that Bill and Olive are together now and sharing a few tunes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

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  2. Donald & Marilyn Maxwell :

    We were honored to know Bill and Olive for over 50 years. We were thrilled that our son Donald, married their daughter Margaret. Bills family joined “The Clan Maxwell Pipes and Drums Band” the year it did it’s first parade in 1987. We will remenber Bill’s pride, when his granchildren took on the Scottish Tradion with Meghan and Donny pipers and Laura a beautiful Highland dancer. When we hear the pipes we will think of our friends Bill and Olive.

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  3. As a fellow member of the Calgary Police, I knew Bill for years. He was always a good man, with a fine sense of humour. He will be missed.

    My condolences to his family.

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  4. Sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to all of Bill’s family and friends alike.
    Rod (CPS #2196 ret) & Bonnie Embree

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  5. Had the priveledge of working with Bill on the Calgary Police Service for many years. He was a enjoyable character to be around, and you never had to guess his opinion on any subject. God Bless Bill

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  6. Mike Johnston :

    I also worked with Bill in the CPS and was very sorry to hear of his passing.

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  7. Bill Buchanan :

    Having worked many Robbie Burns dinners with Bill as our Piper was always a real pleasure especially when we had young dancers involved at Rosedale United Chuch and Legion #264. Our thoughts go out to the whole family!! Jean and Bill Buchanan

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  8. Jack and Pat Ness :

    So sad to hear of Bill’s passing, a man who wore his Scottish heritage on his sleeve. I’ll compose a wee slow air in his memory and play it on my accordion with fond memories

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  9. A few words on my memories of your father. I first met your father as an acting sergeant when I was a young constable. I later re-connected with Bill when I affiliated with St. Marks. I joined Bill many times as a member of the Police Degree Team. I was always impressed with BIll’s work. At the spring workshop one year, Bill demonstrated that he could still recite grade school memory work learned as a young boy.
    Bill will always be my St. marks idol. His attendance at meetings and his willingness to fill in at a moments notice for any floor work was demonstrated time and again. Bill was the Masonic idea of a good man made better by his affiliation with the craft.
    I am sorry that I am unable to attend the service.

    Brian Larsen

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  10. To the family we are sorry to hear about Bill. I realy enjoyed having him as my associate guardian of Jobs daughters. With our deepest sympathy Fran and Bob Randall

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  11. Chris and Melanie McDonald :

    Having spent many an enjoyable evening with Bill over the last fourteen years, it is with deep sadness that I express my sympathy to all who those who knew this good man.

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  12. Sheila Hampton :

    Dear Brother we will speak of you, and say your name with pride.
    Although our lives will carry on, our tears we will not hide.
    The 5 of us has turned to 3
    Life has changed eternally.

    Rest in Peace
    Moira, Sheila and Norman

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  13. To all of the family I’d just like to say how much of a pleasure it was to have played with Bill and Olive in the Clan Maxwell pipe band,They will be deeply missed by all.

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  14. Tom and Lois Kelly :

    Margaret, Bill and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I have many fond memories of the times that I spent with both of your parents, even when I was very young.

    Both of your parents were very proud of both of you, your spouse, and your children. All of you gave them a wonderful life.

    Our thoughts are with you always.
    Tom and Lois Kelly

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  15. Roy Woodbridge :

    So very sad to hear of Bill’s passing, he will never be forgotten by myself or my daughter Jacqueline. His pipping always reminded me of my time in Dundee as teenager. His conversation en route to Lodge together was always bright, cheerful and full of family news and anecdotes. I know they all brought great joy to his life.

    Roy Woodbridge & Jacqueline Barnes-Hookey

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  16. Ed and Heather Riach :

    We were sorry to read of Bill’s passing. We knew Bill and Olive well, they are together again, which is a comfort to all.
    They will be sadly missed.
    Sincerely,
    Ed and Heather Riach

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  17. Doreen Culshaw :

    Sorry to learn of Bills passing.
    Our condolences to all the family.
    Doreen and Jim Culshaw

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  18. Honourable Nick Taylor :

    Peg and I considered Bill and Olive amongst the best of friends. We will miss them but are cheered that they are now together piping the angels around to various functions.He was a kind, good humoured man an asset to Alberta.

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  19. To our family in Canada

    What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth when you did, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave memories too beautiful to forget.

    We so wish we could be there with you. Our heartfelt condolences.

    Pete, George Snr, George Jnr, Janie, Gary, Ashleigh and Bianca

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  20. Greg Humphreys :

    I truely regret not being able to see Bill in recent years. Bill stood out as a beacon of calm and civility in a world which sometimes finds these commodities in short supply.

    Bill is a clear example that the High Road is the better route through life.

    Greg Humphreys

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  21. It was a true pleasure to get to know Bill through the Clan Maxwell Pipe Band. I have fond memories of standing side by side with Bill playing our pipes. The band will carry on with heavy hearts. All my condolences to the family

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  22. Duncan Mckillop :

    I met BIll firstly when he worked in family court and later at st marks lodge and always enjoyed his company. My condolences.
    Duncan Mckillop.

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  23. My father Bill Angus (Sr) and I had the priveledge of knowing Bill throughout our career’s with the Calgary Police Service.

    Since retirement, I had the occasion to meet Bill numerous times and always had a laugh while sharing tales from the past.

    My mother Ann Angus also remembers Bill fondly and we all send our condolences to Bill’s family.

    Bill Angus (Jr)

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