1917 ~ MARY MARSHALL CAMPBELL ~ 2018Posted: October 24th, 2018
Mary Margaret Marshall Campbell of Medicine Hat passed away on Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 at the age of 100 years. Mary leaves to cherish her memory two sons, Jim Marshall (Lorine) and Robert (Darlene) Marshall; Robert’s children’s mother, Terry Meek; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and thirteen great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her first husband, Valentine “Val” Marshall; her second husband, Dr. Wilfred Campbell; her son, Richard Marshall; her parents, Bertrum and Isabella Richardson; and two brothers, Mel and Harold.
Mary Richardson was born at home in Medicine Hat, Alberta on October 28, 1917. She was the youngest of three children, with two older brothers Mel and Harold. Mary’s grandparents lived across the street from the bakery, and Mary and her family next door to it. Mary led a rather charmed life; she had plenty of friends and was a very talented and outgoing young woman. She attended Connaught School before Alexandra High School. She had many life-long friends from her school days.
When she was just sixteen-years-old, Mary met Val Marshall. They dated for two years and they married in 1937. Mary and Val were very active, belonging to several clubs and organizations, Moose Lodge, Shrine Club, ladies P.E.O., Rebecca Lodge and Rotary. Mary made Mac and Cheese nearly every Monday while Val was at Rotary and she knew how to make it good. Various versions of her mac and cheese are enjoyed to this day by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even her great-great grandchildren, she was a great cook.
Val and Mary owned and operated Val Marshall Printing Ltd. from the early 1950’s until Val passed on Saint Patrick’s Day in 1973. In October of 1973, Mary married Wilf Campbell, an old friend as well a long time family doctor. Together, they spent many great times with friends, traveled and enjoyed lots of very nice gatherings with their combined families until Wilf passed in 1986.
Not only was Mary a great home maker and incredible mother, she was also a very talented artist. Her paper toll projects were incredibly unique and something she was very skilled at. Mary spent the last decade of her life cruising the halls of River Ridge with one of her old high school friends Florence Gust. In the 100 years she lived, Mary made many wonderful friendships, many of which lasted a lifetime. She lived a beautiful, full life and was able to spend time with many of her great-children and get to know many great-great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her friendliness, her kindness and her love of decorating. She leaves a legacy four generations deep that is built on togetherness and love. What is truly remarkable is that Mary’s artistry and love for animals are apparent in each of the four generations.
The Graveside Service will be held at HILLSIDE CEMETERY, Gershaw Drive SW & 10th Avenue SW, on Friday, October 26th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Bob Cruickshank officiating. Those wishing to attend, please meet inside the cemetery gates at 10:45 a.m. Memorial gifts in Mary’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to email@example.com subject heading Mary Marshall Campbell. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to
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