Noreen Frances Campbell
December 4, 1918 – December 30, 2014
Noreen was born in West Ham, England and made her way to Canada as a War Bride. With her two sons, Tim and Robin, Noreen decided to reside in Calgary, Alberta working for the city of Calgary. After retirement, she followed her son Robin to Vancouver Island where she made Victoria her home, before finally residing on property with family in Errington.
Noreen was known in her youth as a champion swimmer and a great mathematician; later in life as a seamstress, an animal lover, gardener, a chocolate addict, and a devoted Christian. She was the epitome of an English lady and always took great care with her appearance. Her grandchildren will always remember afternoon tea, nursery rhymes, and her famous one of a kind silly face that only she could do. Christmas will never be the same without her much loved Christmas cake and pudding.
She will be greatly missed by her two sons Robin Campbell (Sylvia) and Tim Campbell (Bea); grandchildren, Nathan Campbell (Tina), Jonathan (Shantel), Naomi Albert (Tim), Meredith Campbell; seven great grandchildren (who referred to her with much joy as Grrr Grandma ) and many friends. She was predeceased by her grandson, Torben Campbell.
Noreen spent her final days at home surrounded by her family, friends, and much love. She was ready to go home to the Lord and see her Mom and Grandson. And when her time came she left with a smile full of peace, beauty, and love. We are all thankful for the 96 years she was able to share with us and for touching our hearts in her own many ways.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, January 19th at
Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville.
In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Noreen’s memory with a donation in her name to Manna Homeless Society, PO Box 389, Errington BC V0R 1V0.
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YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.