It is with sadness that we announce the death of our much-loved Mother and Nanna, Vi Campbell, at Summerland Seniors’ Village on Monday, April 11, 2016.

Vi was born in Liverpool, England on January 17, 1919, the youngest of 5 children born to William and Eleanor Armitage. Whilst serving in the WAAF in Wiltshire, England during WW2 she met and later married the love of her life, Les Campbell. Following Les’ death in 1987, she made twelve visits to Summerland before deciding that this was where she really felt at home. Vi emigrated to Summerland in June 1998 and absolutely loved living in our community where she joined St. Stephen’s Church, the Seniors’ Drop In Centre, Summerland Legion and the Boot Scooters line dancers!

Vi leaves to mourn her daughter Jean Cooke (Barry Sinclair), grandson Mike Cooke (Heather) and nieces and nephews in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Austria.

Vi is predeceased by her husband Les, her infant son Jeffrey, her brothers Bill, Fred and Tom, her sister Ada and her son-in-law Tony Cooke.

A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 9311 Prairie Valley Rd., Summerland, BC on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm with The Reverend Rick Paulin officiating.

Vi’s family would like to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Khati Hendry and the staff at Rosedale Medical Clinic; to the caring, dedicated staff and volunteers at Summerland Seniors’ Village and to the many people in Summerland whose love and kindness made her years in Canada some of her best; special acknowledgement goes to Terry and Zim and Summerland Legion members for their ongoing kindnesses and inclusion in all Legion activities and much love and gratitude to Krystyna and Joe, her “other family”, for their love and weekly visits over the last ten years.

When asked if she had any regrets about emigrating to Canada Vi always said the same thing, “My only regret is that I didn’t emigrate sooner”.

We truly feel blessed to have had her in our lives.

The only pain she caused was when she left us.

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