Campbell, Daniel John

November 6, 1959 – January 12, 2013
at the age of 53 years

Celebration of Life:  Sunday, June 23, 2013, Elks Hall, Salmon Arm,  12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

It is with great sorrow that the family of Dan Campbell announces the sudden passing of our son, brother and uncle at the age of 53 years. Dan was born in Salmon Arm and spent his early years living a life that many boys could only dream of. He always had a horse to ride, a dog by his side, and a bike to take him on many an adventure. As a boy, Dan was involved in several sports including hockey, baseball, boxing and skiing, all with the coaching and encouragement of his father. He loved to listen to music of all kinds and always enjoyed a challenging game of chess with his friends, (especially when he was on the winning end). At the young age of 15 he left school and moved to Calgary and soon after his arrival he took a job learning to work with sheet metal. He decided to go back to school in order to acquire his journeyman ticket as a sheet metal cladder and he later graduated from BCIT receiving a top achievement award for his class in 1982. He worked throughout BC and Alberta for several years before he endured a series of events that forever changed his life and ended his career. Throughout his life though, his good nature and sense of humor remained intact and there was never a time spent with him that he didn’t make you laugh. He was a friend through and through to so many and he will be forever loved and missed by his family and friends. Dan is survived by his parents, Bruce & Elizabeth Campbell, his sister, Jeanne Wensrich and her husband Brent, his sister Marianne Campbell, and his brother-in-law John Anhorn, his nephew Daniel Anhorn, three nieces, Rebecca Campbell, Jacquelin Anhorn, Tiffany Rieker, and the newest addition to his family, his great niece, Roselyn Karpiak whose arrival gave him the title of “Great” Uncle (one which he felt was most appropriate) There are so many others whom he considered as family and we trust that they all know who they are.

There will be no service at this time but a celebration of Dan’s life will be planned for the coming summer and announced at a later date. Thank you to all of the emergency personnel for your attendance & compassion at such a difficult time. Dan’s family would also like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Adriaan Heunis and his staff for their care and kindness towards Dan over the years,

As well we wish to convey our sincere appreciation to all of Dan’s wonderful friends who were there for him always. Your unwavering friendship meant the world to him.

If you wish to do something in memory of Dan, a donation to the SPCA or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

5 Comments

  1. Betty Bruce Jeanne Marianne and all … I felt my heart get heavy when Mom told me of your sad news. One of my favorite memories .. Danny’s (safe) fall into our basement well – he brought so much joy and laughter to me/all of us growing up at Booth subdivision – especially Christmases – maybe Greg and he are laughing and waving at us! xoxox

  2. Marianne and family…please know how sorry I am to hear of your loss.

  3. Betty, Bruce, Jeanne, Marianne – Very sorry to hear of your loss, Danny and I grew apart but when we did see each other we always had or made time to have a beer or coffee and laugh about all of our childhood adventures, from putting a car in a ditch at 5 to starting fires or fights it was always just fun for all of us. So sorry kids are not supposed to pass before parents. Can’t imagine the pain you are feeling but we all know Danny’s pain is gone and his life journey is over. We know and can be thankful that although his life was short he lived life before it ended for him. Run free my friend……..

  4. Betty, Bruce, Jeanne and Marianne

    We are so sad to hear of Danny’s passing.
    God bless in this time of sorrow.

  5. I was talking to Angus on the phone this morning and he told me of Danny passing away. So sorry to hear this. Danny was a great guy and I enjoyed the time I had spent with him as a teen. My condolences to you all…

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