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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Edmund “Ed” Campbell (1919-2013)


Born at Ashern, Manitoba in 1919, son of Alex and Louise Campbell, he moved to Winnipeg in 1929. He joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1940, then the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, flying with the RAF 270 Squadron in England and West Africa. He returned home with five medals including The Atlantic Star. In 1956, he founded the West End Tire Company, operating it until 1990. He was a member of the War Time Pilots and Observers Association (President, 1985), Manitoba Camera Club (President, recipient of the Paul Hunter Trophy in 1962), Sertoma Club (President, Life Member 1967-1968), Canadian Tire Dealers and Retreaders Association, Manitoba Trucking Association, Shriners Pipe and Drums, and St. Andrews Society of Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 6 April 2013 and was buried in the Ukrainian Orthodox Church Cemetery at Gonor.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 April 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 April 2013

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