Clifford Melville Campbell (WWII Veteran) passed away peacefully at Belvedere Heights, on Thursday, May 19th, 2022, in his 99th year.

Beloved husband of Jutta Campbell. Brother of Marjorie Campbell and the late Norma Horgan. Loving father of Michael, Carolyn O’Higgins, Andy, and Suzanne Bento, and stepfather of Sandy Boroumand, Ingrid Exner, and the late Monica and Derrick Exner. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren: William, Matthew, Trevor, Christina, Marco and Malcolm. Also remembered by his great-grandchildren: Campbell, Jacques and Eli. Fondly remembered by his other relatives and many friends.

Cliff experienced a challenging childhood, losing his father at the age of 9 and growing up in the care of aunts and uncles. After serving with the RCAF out of Yorkshire in the second World War, he worked in various capacities with the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1959, after meeting Dr. Clarence Jordan of the Koinonia Community in Georgia, he left the business world and moved with his family to begin a different life; within a year and a half he had moved again – to become a student minister with the United Church of Canada. In Saskatchewan he ministered and studied, becoming ordained six years later.

Until his retirement from the McKellar-Dunchurch pastoral charge near Parry Sound, Cliff worked as a United Church minister in Jamaica (various churches, Operation Friendship in the Kingston slums, Knox College), Bolton (Cedar Glen Camp & Conference Centre) and Cambridge. He loved to write – and is remembered for his thought-provoking and lyrical sermons, his poetry and his contributions to a variety of local newspapers. He will be missed.

Cremation has taken place. Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home (705-746-5855), 81 James Street, Parry Sound on Monday, June 6th from 11:00 – 12:00 P.M. A Service in Celebration of Clifford’s Life will take place in the Logan Memorial Chapel, on Monday, June 6th, at 12:00 noon. Private interment at Fairholme Cemetery, McKellar.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Belvedere Heights, the United Church of Canada, or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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Sorry for your loss Juta, he was a wonderful person.

-Jean Kingston

We are sorry to hear of Cliff’s passing. He was a great man .
Irva and Gord

-Irva and Gord Stewart

Jutta, it's times like this words can be few but our hearts and prayers are filled with love for you and your family, God bless you, comfort you and give you the strength to carry on. Cliff will be missed by many as he touched many lives on his journey here on earth, love Diane Lenz and family

-diane lenz

I am so sorry to hear about Cliff's passing. He was a wonderful man. We had many great conversations. Sorry I am not able to attend the funeral as I have appointments that morning.

-Irva Stewart

As one who was ordained on the same year as Cliff and who met him numerous times during ministry I was saddened to hear of his passing. Our thoughts are with his family. He was a talented and appreciated minister and colleague,

-arthur storey

To all family members: Please accept my condolence at the passing of Clifford Campbell. We met early 1960's in Jamaica, my birth Country and our friendship grew into a lifetime relationship with Clifford and his whole family. We both worked in Jamaica at Operation Friend. An organization providing a variety of community services to inner-city residences. I have know Clifford to be a very loving, caring, friendly down-to-earth, approachable kind of a person. He was willing to go the extra-mile to help someone in need. He possessed and lived the "good Samaritan" characteristics. Clifford and his first wife Peggy, treated me and made me feel like a member of their family. I am very blessed to have known them. They have impacted my life in more ways than this space will allow me to express. Clifford has ran lives race, finished the course and now moved on to enjoy his rewards. LOVE to all.

-Beulah M. Martin