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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Leslie “Don” Campbell (1906-1997)

Lawyer, magistrate.

Born at Winnipeg on 30 April 1906, he spent most of his life at Stonewall. He received BA (1927) and LLB (1932) degrees from the University of Manitoba. After articling in law with David Henry Laird, he worked for five years for the Great West Life Assurance Company. He then practiced law at Stonewall, from 1938 to 1976, at first with Herbert Arthur Arundel. During the Second World War, he was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force.

After returning from military duty, he was a Police Magistrate and Juvenile Court Judge in the Interlake area from 1946 to 1957. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1959. He served on the Public Utilities Board, Michener Royal Commission on Local Government, and Manitoba Securities Commission.

In 1942, he married Florence Hamilton (?-?) of Portage la Prairie and they had a daughter and a son. He was a member of the Stonewall United Church, Stonewall Hospital Board, and Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, and Chairman of the Stonewall Boy Scouts.

He died at Stonewall on 9 May 1997.

Sources:

“6 barristers, magistrates appointed Queen’s Counsel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1959, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 1997, page 28.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 June 2021

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