Campbell, Donald Wilton

Regimental No.: M 56267
Force: Army

Donald W. Campbell, the son of William and Martha Campbell, was born on November 10, 1918 in Sturgeonville AB. He moved to the Eaglesham AB area in 1932 with his parents and siblings. (Donald had 3 brothers, Kenneth, Delbert and Percy who also served in WW II.) Joining the army on January 16, 1942, Donald served in Canada, England, and NW Europe for four years, being discharged on February 4, 1946. When he returned from the war, he acquired land from the VLA (77-25-W5) in the Four Mile Creek district (near Eaglesham) and began farming. On October 27, 1953, he married Kay Hilkevich, and they raised 6 children: Eugene, Marilyn, Donald, Gerald, Audrey, and Joy. All children attended school in Eaglesham. Donald retired from farming and moved to Grande Prairie AB in 1975. He died at the Cross Cancer Hospital in Edmonton on September 29, 1988 at age 69, and he was buried at the Pleasant Heights Cemetery by Eaglesham.

Source: Smoky Peace Triangle p. 159
Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune: 3,4,5 Oct. 1988 (Obituary)