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Silas Franklin Campbell
August 8, 1924 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 99) 99 Years Old
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It is with great sadness that the family of Silas Franklin Campbell announces his peaceful passing at the age of 99 years of age, with his loving and devoted wife Irene by his side, on January 27, 2024 at St Joseph’s Health Facility in Macklin, SK.
Left to cherish Si’s memory are his wife Irene; his children Judy of Calgary, Marilyn of Ottawa, Kenton (Joan), of Saskatoon and Murray (Tracie) of Calgary; stepchildren Donna (Don) Cook of Saskatoon, Lynn (Scott) Anderson of Swift Current, Eileen (Murray) Wagner of Red Deer; his 17 grandchildren D’neile Winters, Amber Birnie, Brett (Michelle) Birnie, Denia Parkin, Brennon, Vaughn, Lee Campbell, Randi, Breanna, Hunter Campbell, Isabelle Cook (Peter Yang), Harrison Cook, Leia (Gareth) Strydom, Ryan Anderson, Matthew (Kylie), Sarah Wagner, Elizabeth (Nick) Schumacher; his great grandchildren Nixon and Parker Birnie, and the many friends in his life and community who loved him dearly.
Si is predeceased by his beloved wife Audrey, his parents John Thomas and Edna Alice of Zealandia, brothers Donald, Frederick, sisters Ethel, Evelyn, Margaret and grandchild Aaron Campbell.
Si lived his long life to the fullest. He served his country in the RCAF in WWII as a rear gunner from 1943 until his release in 1945 after flying 36 missions. After the war Si joined the CNR and was well respected in his positions as Operator, Train Dispatcher and then Station Master. The train station, being the hub of the town, provided him with great satisfaction and enjoyment which continued until his retirement from the railroad in 1986.
He loved working with his hands and was an accomplished woodworker and handyman. Countless and fruitful hours were spent in his workshop with his extensive tool collection. Whistling while he worked, many a beautiful artifact came out of that shop, along with forever cherished memories that will remain with his grandchildren, of time spent creating and building with Grandpa. No job was ever too big or too small and was always completed with love and perfection for his family, friends and community.
Si was dedicated to, and supported his beloved community. He was active in, and held several positions over the years with the Legion, Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. He was also an active participant in the United Church and served four terms on Town Council. Some of his rewarding achievements were designing and drawing up the blueprints for the Rural Fire Hall; overseeing and participating in the renovation of the United Church basement; and serving as President and Chairman of the Building Committee when the two additions to the Legion Hall were taking place.
Si looked forward to men’s night at the Unity Golf Club and the camaraderie of his golf buddies who kept him young. We will miss his cheerful hello and jaunty whistling wherever he went. The family would like to thank friends and family for the outpouring of kind words, support, and the sharing of fond memories of Si.
A Celebration of Si’s Life will be held at St. Peters Roman Catholic Church in Unity, SK. on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside service will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery with a Reception to follow at St. Peters Church Hall.
In lieu of flowers, and if so desired, donations can be made to the charity of your choice. Cards may be directed to Irene Campbell: Box 86, Unity, SK, S0K 4L0. Arrangements entrusted to Gerein Funeral Service.