Campbell, Gordon Allenby “Gordie”– of Brookfield, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017, in Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro. Born in Alton, Colchester Co., in 1942, he was a son of the late Alvin and Vina (Dickson) Campbell, and was an identical twin weighing just 2.2 lbs.
In 1956, Gordie's family moved to Brookfield. He was a friendly face at the Brookfield corner where he ran the Esso Service Station before moving on to LaFarge Canada. He retired from there after 27 years of service. Many will miss his easy-going nature and quick sense of humour. The Campbell cottage at Shortt's Lake was an important part of Gordie's life and the door was always open. Many family gatherings and special times, shared by many, took place there. Gordie also enjoyed the hunting camp in Eastville and listening to fiddle music. Over the years, he enjoyed being a Brookfield Volunteer Fireman and attending dances. He was a member of Knox United Church.
Gordie will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family, Jeffrey (Misti) of Brookfield and their sons Cody and Colton; Wendi (Kelly) Grant of Summerland, B.C., and their children Katie and Danny; David (Lesley) of Malagash and their children Alex and Morgan. His grandchildren held a special place in his heart. Also surviving are his foster sisters, Patsy (Herb) McCallum, Betty Roop, both of Brookfield; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Bruce) Murray of Yarmouth; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Carol, in 2013; his twin, Graham and wife, Judy; his mother and father-in-law, Elizabeth and Carman Keiver; Betty’s husband, Randy.
Cremation has taken place. Funeral service will be held Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. in Knox United Church, Brookfield, Rev. Larry Harrison officiating. A celebration of life will follow in the church hall. The family will attend a burial in Brookfield Westside Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Knox United Church or Palliative Care Unit, Colchester East Hants Health Centre.
The family would like to thank Gordie’s neighbours and friends for the years of support, Gordie's palliative team for their care during his illness, and a special thank you to Linda Lindsay for her care and friendship to both Mom and Dad.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
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