William David Campbell

December 15, 1925 to December 31, 2019


William David Campbell, born December 15, 1925, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2019, in the presence of his loving family at the age of 94 years in Toronto, Ontario.

David was predeceased by his wife of fifty-one years, Maureen G. Campbell (nee FitzGerald), in December 2016; his infant son Donald; his sister Margaret Murphy; his brother Angus Campbell, as well as his parents Annie ‘Mary’ Halley and David ‘John’ Campbell of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Leaving to mourn, with many fond and loving memories, are his four children: Maureen Mackey (John Mackey) – Potomac, MD; Jacqueline Campbell (Owen Barton) – Halifax, NS; Kelly Campbell (Patrick Cotter) – Toronto, ON; Douglas Campbell (Amy Campbell nee McCarthy) – Calgary, AB; his nine grandchildren: Colin and Ian Mackey; Gabrielle and Gavin Barton; Cecilia and Olivia Campbell-Cotter; Molly, Sophie, and William Campbell; his sister Sheila Higgins of Harrison Township, MI; his sister-in-law Patricia Kennedy of St. John’s; his nieces and nephews, as well as many of his children’s and grandchildren’s friends who knew and loved him.

The family wishes to express thanks to the staff at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto for their excellent care and compassion.

Visitation to take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm on both Sunday, January 5 and Monday, January 6.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Pius X Church, 16 Smithville Crescent, at 9:30 am on Tuesday, January 7 with interment to follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery on Topsail Road.

Flowers are gratefully accepted or a donation may be made to a charity of one’s choice in his memory.



2-4 p.m. on January 5, 2020

7-9 p.m. on January 5, 2020

2-4 p.m. on January 6, 2020

7-9 p.m. on January 6, 2020

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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9:30am, Tuesday January 7th

St. Pius X Church

Interment to follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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Dear Dad,

In your dearness, you feel near, and for this I am thankful.

“Where ever I am,
You will be with me,

Near or far,
In the depths of my life,
You will be there,
For me,

This I know,
Without a doubt,
For this has been my reality.

Your love transcends all boundaries,
Even the mists of time.
For this is what we believe in our hearts,
Our unspoken promise.

I am yours,
You are mine,
May our hearts speak again
In the thin veil of time.

A poem to my father, December 7, 2019.
All my love, always,

Maureen Campbell Mackey
January 31, 2020

Dear Daddy,
Today is the one-month mark from our celebration of your 94th birthday, December 15th, together at home in front of the xmas tree. We didn’t know then the sad downturn of events to follow – 17 days later you saw out 2019 and rang in 2020 (NFLD Time!) before saying good night. You are home in your beloved Newfoundland now – rest in peace. C & O will forever blow kisses to GrandDaddy, singing “good night, sleep tight, see you in the morning”, …and wishing sweet dreams with the angels (and NanNan & Sammy).

We can hear NanNan singing the Scottish good night, farewell drink at the door, Wee Deoch an Doris…
Just a wee deoch an doris, just a wee drop, that’s all.
Just a wee deoch an doris afore ye gang awa.
There’s a wee wifie waitin’ in a wee but an ben.
If you can say, “It’s a braw bricht moonlicht nicht”,
Then yer a’richt, ye ken.

Maureen and family,
So sorry we could not be there for you in person but were there in spirit. Your dad was a kind and gentle person but oh so courageous and strong. who lived a long happy life. Cherish your memories of him knowing how much he loved you all and be at peace with yourselves knowing you loved and cared for him as he did you. He is with his beloved Maureen. He will be watching over you and be with you forever.
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

Sincere condolences to the whole Campbell family. Thoughts and prayers from us in this difficult time.

Maureen, John and all your family. I send my sincere condolences on the death of your Dad. I am so glad I got to know him, such a kind and gentle man with a lovely sense of humor. He will be missed by all. You have so many memories to cherish. I will keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time.

Doug,Amy & Campbell Family
Sorry for the loss of your Dad
He was such a kind and gentle man.
Maureen and he are now at peace together.
Our love and prayers are with all of you.
Kevin,Sharon and Sarah McCarthy

Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. He lived a long life and must have provided his family with many cherished memories. I’m sure he will be missed.

Doug, Amy and the Campbell Family. So sorry for your loss – know we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

I’m sorry to hear about your father’s passing Doug. I hope that the love of your family and friends will comfort you in the days ahead

To Doug, Amy and the entire Campbell family. Please accept our deepest sympathy and all of our love at this difficult time. Your Dad was a very special man, full of kindness and good humour. He will be greatly missed. We are holding you in our hearts and prayers.

So sorry for your loss. He was such a wonderful man, so positive and full of life. Wish we could have known him more personally, as he was so pleasant to be around.
All the best to the Campbell family.

Love Meg and Dave Brown

Dear Maureen, Jacqueline, Kelly & Douglas & all your families.
Our deepest condolences to you all as you mourn the passing of your dearest father.
Uncle Dave was a special man who lived a full & rich life blessed by a wonderful family who have cared deeply for him as he for all of you. Now he is at peace with all his beloved loved ones who have gone before him .
Our thoughts and prayers for you all,
with love from your cousins

Maureen, Jaqueline, Kelly and Douglas,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad.. You have been blessed with so many years of love and wonderful memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.. You now have another angel watching over you. ❤️