Theodore Blair Campbell Jr.
Dec. 16, 1927 to July 29, 2012
Ted Jr. was born in 1927 at Coalinga, California. His parents moved the family to the Kispiox Valley in B.C. in 1928. The Campbells were among the early pioneer families of that area. Ted worked on the family farm until he joined the R.C.A.F. in 1954. He was a mechanic on F-86 fighter jets. After leaving the airforce in 1957, he joined the operating Engineers and became a “cat skinner.” Several years later, he returned to the family farm in the Kispiox Valley. He supplemented the farm income by working as a big game guide.
In 1980, Ted and his wife, June, sold their share in the farm and moved to Telkwa, B.C. Ted returned to operating heavy equipment, building roads for the B.C. Forest Service. Ted’s hobby was buying, renovating and selling houses. He and his wife retired to Smithers, B.C.
Age took it’s toll, and after a lengthy illness, Ted passed away July 29, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife, June, only a week before. Ted is survived by his brother, Glenn, six step children, 20 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 31 at R.A. Schrader Funeral Home, followed by interment at Telkwa Cemetery, next to his beloved wife, June.