Robert Leslie (Les) Campbell was born in Williams Lake, B.C. on February 25, 1943 and passed away in G.R. Baker Hospital in Quesnel on June 29, 2005, after losing his battle with leukemia.
Les grew up in Beaver Valley on the family farm and lived there until his late teens when he moved to Squamish to fall cedar snags. In the early 60’s he moved to Quesnel and worked in several outlying mills in the area. After that he worked at the Royolite Bulk Plan on 2 Mile Flat. It was while he worked there he got his beloved ‘65 Mustang and used to burn rubber all over town.
Les and Dayle married in 1966 and he started working at the old 2×4 stud mill that fall (now Slocan). He worked there until March of 1977 when he started at J. Kopetski Ltd. He was there until February 2005 when he had to give in to his illness.
Les lived with his family in the Bernard Sub. for 38 years. He is fondly remembered by his wife Dayle, daughter Daria (Ron L’Hirondelle), sons Hugh (Terri), Rob (Beth), grandson Derek L’Hirondelle, mother Lena, sister Elsie (Allan Brigden), brother Allan (LaVerne), and many other family members and friends. He was pre-deceased by his father Alexander in 1969.
Donations in Les’ memory to the CAT scan fund would be gratefully accepted.
Also a heartfelt thanks for all the food, flowers, cards and to those who attended the tea that I didn’t get to visit with. Thank you to Dr.’s Hofmeyr and Mansour and Palliative Care nurses.