1941 - 2023
Curtis King Campbell, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, November 10, 2023 at the Taber Health Centre at the age of 82 years. He had bravely fought cancer for four years, all the while keeping his optimism, sense of humour and unwavering love for his family and friends.
Curly is survived by his wife Henka; daughter Terry Anne (Bruce) Wilson of Kimberley, British Columbia and her children Luke (Trixie), Matt and Andrew (Ayla); two sons Kevin Cox (Christine) of Greenwood, British Columbia and their daughter Domonique (Jeff) and child Audrey; Bradley (Aundrea) Campbell of Coaldale and Brad’s children Todd (Virginia) and child Cormac, Jessica (Keir) and child Gemma, Ben (Christa) and children Sylas, Leo and Hadley, along with Aundrea’s children and grandchildren.
Curtis was born in Coaldale on January 18, 1941, to Albert and Sadie Campbell. He leaves his siblings Doug, Beth, Sharon and many nieces and nephews.
As a trained mechanic, Curt worked for Caterpillar, then farmed with brother Doug on the family farm. In 1975 Curt purchased farmland south of Barnwell. A bachelor until the age of thirty five, he married Henka (née Stoffer) and became a father to three children. Through the years Curt and Henka created a beautiful legacy, fondly referred to as ‘the farm’, where children, grandchildren and now great grandchildren create memories. Curly was a hockey player, top-notch stock car racer, curler, jack of all trades, President of Coaldale Kinsman, a great lover of dogs and a welcoming neighbour to many.
Along with his extended family, Curt is beloved by many friends who recollect great times while travelling, especially to Meadow Lake, Montana. Curt and Henka also spent many years golfing, skiing, curling, travelling and working together on the land they loved. Over the past few years, Curt was able to realize his dream of restoring his father’s ’64 Oldsmobile, which brought him much joy.
Curt was a man always on the go, never one to put off for later what could be done today. Nevertheless, when friends dropped by, he was always glad to down tools and enjoy a drink or two around the kitchen table. For his endless hospitality, humour and friendship, Curt will be greatly missed by Henka, his beloved wife of forty-eight years, family, friends, neighbours and his extended family at Oaklane Colony.
A private family memorial will take place and upon Curt’s wishes, a celebration of life will be held in the spring at the farm… we’ll raise a glass to celebrate his rich and full life!
The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at The Jack Ady Cancer Clinic and the Taber Hospital, their kindness and care is much appreciated.