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LAURA FINLAY CAMPBELL (published on June 16, 2009)

LAURA FINLAY CAMPBELL (nee DUFF) 1920 2009 It is with sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved wife, mother, nanny and great-nanny Laura Campbell of Teulon, Manitoba on June 12, 2009 at the Grace Hospital. Her memory will be cherished forever by her husband Art and her daughters, Katherine Killbery, Alys and Brian Tomasson, Elaine and Don Logan, all of Winnipeg. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Robin (Rob) Carnegie of Winnipeg, Lorelei (Dean) McAuley of Kelowna, Ross (Barb) Killbery of Kenora, Arthur Killbery (Yvette Fortier) of Winnipeg, Renatta (Randy) Chambers of Pearland, Texas and Patrick Kelly of Winnipeg. Great-grandchildren, Sydney and Danielle Carnegie, Taylor and Troy McAuley, Michael and Jennifer Killbery and Lathan and Ainslee Chambers brought great joy into their great-nanny's life with each visit and in return each of their lives was enriched by knowing their great-grandmother. Laura is survived by her sister Doris Marshall in Edinburgh, Scotland and by nieces and nephews in Scotland, England and Australia. Laura was predeceased by her dear daughter Shelagh Marie Campbell in July 2008 and by her loving son-in-law Barry Killbery in February 2008 as well as sisters, Mary Duff and Ada Duff and brother James Duff in Scotland. Laura was born in Edinburgh May 22, 1920 and came to Canada as a Scottish war bride in 1945. She looked forward to yearly conventions of the Manitoba War Brides Association from its formation in 1983 until it disbanded in 2006. It was a joy for her to keep in touch with old and new friends. As a young lady Laura met Leading Air Craftsman Art Campbell, RCAF, when he attended a dance her church put on for the troops. Art and Laura were married on July 24, 1943 in Wardie United Church, Edinburgh, Scotland. When Mom arrived in Teulon she transferred her membership to the Teulon United Church and for the next 66 years devoted herself to her church serving as Sunday School Superintendent, teaching classes, helping with teas and dinners and fund-raising events, singing in the choir and being a member of the United Church Women. Her later years were devoted to gathering school supplies, knitted hats, mittens, scarves, and socks for needy children in Winnipeg schools on behalf of the church. Laura enjoyed many things in life; her flower gardens at the farm, watching the birds around her homes, her work at the Teulon Elementary School and at the Teulon Residences, travelling to visit family, her church, her community of Teulon, baking for family and friends, going for a car ride with Dad but her greatest joy was found in being in the presence of her family. She loved to provide special dinners for us all. Her family and friends will miss her loving support, her loyalty, honesty, friendship and trust. May she have a well-deserved rest in peace with her Lord. The family would like to thank the staff at the Teulon Medical Clinic, especially Dr. Mike Loudon and his wife Shaleen for the excellent care and consideration given to our Mom. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Teulon Rockwood Centennial Centre. Patricia Baker of the United Church will officiate. There will be a private family interment prior to the service. All those in attendance at the service may consider themselves honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Teulon United Church or a charity of one's choice. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me. Psalm 139: 9-10 MacKenzie Funeral Home, Teulon in care of arrangements.

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