Campbell, Shirley Ethel (Riggins)

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Shirley Ethel (Riggins) Campbell was born on the family farm near Leo, Ab. on Oct. 30, 1934, the fifth child of Ellis and Mary Riggins and passed away at Hanna, Ab. on June 21, 2017 at the age of 82.
She took her schooling at Leo, Wolf h 10 at Byemoor.  Then the next year she stayed at home to help her dad farm.
Here she met Les Campbell and decided her future would be a farmer’s wife and they married on Dec. 17, 1952. To this union six children were born: Joann, Joyce, Betty, Bob, Randy and Dennis.
She always had a large garden which was preserved for the winter and there was always fresh baked bread, cakes, cookies, etc.
Most of us kids were active in sports and mom was always there to cheer us on.
Shirley still lived on the farm and would be seen drinking a cup of coffee on the deck early in the morning watching her hummingbirds.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband Les in 1993, her parents, granddaughter Amy, four brothers Ranold, Gary, Donald and Monte.
She is survived by her six children Joann Gonda (Dean), Joyce Campbell (Bruce), Betty Campbell, Bob and Janet Campbell, Randy and Corey Campbell and Dennis and Wendy Campbell.
Also 16 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, brother Jim (Ruth), sisters Blanche, Muriel, Darlene, Viola (Smitty), Patricia and Cheryl, sister in law Lorraine, and many more family and dear friends.
She will always be remembered by her laugh and the grandchildren and greatgrandchildren by her big bear hugs.
A Celebration Of Life will be held on Thurs., June 29 at 2 p.m. in the Byemoor Community Hall, Byemoor, Ab.
Donations in memory are gratefully accepted to S.T.A.R.S. or a local charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.
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