Shirley Campbell (Anderson)
CAMPBELL, Shirley Louise (Anderson) (nee Clement) - Shirley was born on August 29,1928 in Avon Ontario and passed away in London, Ontario on January 30, 2019. She was predeceased by her father, John Edgar Clement (1928, due to lingering effects of WWI), and her mother, Ann Jane Clement (nee Cassidy) (1978); her sister, Gretta Pauline Row (2007) and her brother, John Henry Clement (Chuck) (1944 while serving in WWII). Also predeceased by her loving husband, Royden Charles Anderson (1985) and John Stuart Campbell (2013).
Shirley was the loving and supportive mother of Marilyn and Bill Leslie of Dorchester, David and Cathy Anderson of Bracebridge, Gary and Cathy Anderson of London, and Nancy Anderson and Julie Hotte of Scarborough. She was the treasured grandmother of Laura and Lee Ritchie of Parkhill, James Leslie of London, Tara Anderson of London, Stacey Anderson and Rob Gladden of Lakefield, Zachary Anderson and Emily Anderson of Bracebridge. Shirley had two great grandchildren, Andy and Ashley Ritchie.
Shirley and her mom moved to London in 1942, where she attended South Collegiate and Beal S.S. She married Roy Anderson in 1950 and was employed at London Life until her children arrived. It's hard to imagine better parents than Roy and Shirley. Later she worked at Beaver Foods where she met many great coworkers and formed friendships which have lasted till today. In 1956 Roy and Shirley moved to Pinewood Drive, a great place to raise children with wonderful neighbours. Except for recent stays in the hospital, she was there till the end, thanks to the support of her family, friends and neighbours. In 2003, Shirley reunited with a former school mate, John Campbell, and they were married in 2004. They enjoyed 10 years of companionship before John's passing.
After years of saying "no pets", Shirley gave in and so began the parade of many, including several cats and a few litters of kittens, two special dogs, Rusty and Lindy, and a few litters of pups. Truth be known, the bulk of the work involved rested with Shirley. She leaves behind her last pet cat, Poppy, who is definitely missing her.
Shirley was a sports fan and followed her children's teams all around Ontario. She loved watching professional teams on TV or in person. Some of her favourites included Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Tigers, Toronto Blue Jays and London Knights.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London where a visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 5th, from 7-9 PM. A funeral service will follow on Wednesday, February 6th at 11 AM. Those wishing to make a charitable donation in Shirley's honour might consider the Parkinson Society, or a charity of their choice.
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