A celebration of the life of Vivian Campbell, resident of Ancaster, Onterio Canada, will be held will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, in Ancaster, on Friday, Nov. 9 at 11 am, reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Hamilton Philharmonic, Brott Music Festival, St. John’s Church, or Canadian Cancer Society in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Graveside services will be held in Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, at a date to be announced next spring or summer.
Vivian Gwyn (Norval) Campbell (1925-2012), daughter of the late May (Morgan) and Oliver Gray Norval, was born in Soddy, Tennessee June 4, 1925, but grew up in Buffalo, Wyoming. She studied one year at Radcliffe College and received a degree in Geology from the University of Nebraska (’46). A resident of Ancaster, Ontario, Canada for 50 years, Vivian was a devoted mother and wife, later working as the Concert Manager for the Dept. of Music at McMaster University. Always actively involved in the community, she is a Past President of the Women’s Committee of the Hamilton Philharmonic, and the McMaster Faculty Wives; she worked with the Learned Societies for several years, and has been a member of Chapter J of the P.E.O. Sisterhood for many years. Even in her 80s, she walked in several daylong Relays for Life to raise money for cancer research. Vivian was a loving, gentle soul, delighted by the simplest thing in life, including nature. For her, every day was an adventure, and she always approached life with a beautiful smile on her face, an interesting story to tell, and a kind word for all. She loved to travel, listen to classical music, play bridge and read. Vivian passed away peacefully before Nov. 2, 2012.
She is survived by three children, Barry, Gwyn, and Ian; a daughter-in-law, Fusako; three beautiful granddaughters, Sonja, Anise, and Marina; and one brother, Morgan H. Norval.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of more that 55 years, Colin Kydd Campbell, and by her sister, Betty Gray (Norval) Karant, and her brothers, Richard Sampson Norval and Oliver Gray Norval, Jr.
Mum, you have touched so many hearts and you will be sorely missed on this earthly world, but you are now at peace.