Lillian Campbell

Obituary of Lillian Campbell

Campbell, Lily (Lillian) Ida – On Sunday, December 2, 2018, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, Lil Campbell (O’Keefe) died at the age of 97. Wife of the late William Emery (d.1953), Omer Daniels (d.1972) and Raymond Campbell (d.1978).  Loving Mother of Theresa Brooks (d.2016) (Morris), Rosemarie Emery (Kenneth Gilham), Bonnie-Lynne Climie (Tom), Marg Emery (Gerry Den Hartogh, d. 2016), Jackie Miller (Tom Lyttle), Charn Daniels (John Elliot) and Dela Horley (Randy). Loving grandmother of David, Lisa, Cherie, Troy, Renee, Lee, Dawn, Tristin, Heidi, Todd, Trevor, Michelle, Heather, Ryan, Josh, and Brooke. Great-grandmother of 23, great-great-grandmother of 6. Sister of Madeline Frederick of Michigan and Augustine (Jr.) O’Keefe of Windsor.  Predeceased by parents Augustine and Olive O’Keefe and siblings Ken O’Keefe, Patrick O’Keefe, John O’Keefe, Cecile Peladeau, Shirley Robinson, Delores Wilson, Gordon O’Keefe and Bernadette Monaghan, Pearl O’Keefe and James O’Keefe.  Following her retirement from Polysar, Lil was a very active community volunteer and, for this reason, was named to the Mayor’s Honour Roll in 2000.  She was a life member and Past President of the Ladies Auxiliary of Royal Canadian Legion Branch 62.  She was a reader, commentator and Eucharistic Minister, as well as a member of the Catholic Women’s League at Our Lady of Mercy Church.  Lil valued her family above all else; we were deeply loved, and so incredibly blessed to have her as our Mother.  Thank you for a lifetime of beautiful memories.   Cremation has taken place.  A celebration of life will be held in the Spring.  Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, SARNIA, (519)344-3131. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may send memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, The Canadian Cancer Society, the RCL Poppy Fund, The Manor Auxiliary (MGM) or a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be left at A very special thank you to the staff at Marshall Gowland Manor who cared for our Mother for almost 10 years – we are truly grateful.


“Weep not for me though I am gone into that gentle night.

Grieve if you will, but not for long upon my soul’s sweet flight.

I am at peace, my soul is at rest, there is no need for tears,

for with your love I was so blessed for all those many years.


There is no pain, I suffer not, the fear now all is gone.

Put now these things out of your thoughts; in your memory I live on.

Remember not my fight for breath, remember not the strife.

Please do not dwell upon my death, but celebrate my life”.

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