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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Oliver “Bob” Campbell (1939-2004)

Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 7 August 1939 to Mary Evelyn Ward (1896–1973) and Duncan Campbell (1890–1965), he attended the Winnipeg Bible College and later the Manitoba Institute of Technology studying electronics and communications. In 1961, he married Mary-Jean Tawse and they went on to have three children. He worked in northern Manitoba for Manitoba Telephone System and then for Manitoba Hydro, later settling in Dugald. While working up north, he was actively involved in Continental Mission (now called Mid-Way Christian Leadership). After retiring from Manitoba Hydro, he worked full time at Union Gospel Mission. As executive director, he described his work as everything from brooms to Bibles. He was an active and long-standing member of Anola Baptist Church and also enjoyed camping and restoring cars. He died at Dugald on 26 April 2004 and was buried in the Transcona Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 April 2004.

“Robert Oliver Campbell,” Campbell Family Tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Lois Braun.

Page revised: 12 July 2021

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