CAMPMANS, Antonius “Tony”

Posted: July 27th, 2023

CAMPMANS Mr. ANTONIUS “TONY” CAMPMANS, of Picture Butte, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2023 at the age of 88 years.
He is survived by his children: Doré (Chuck), John (Jacquie), Monique (Paul), Renard † (Laurie), Michael (Michelle), and Christopher (Jessica); grandchildren: Luke, Cole, Nicholas, Reed, Mackenzie, Renée, Anika, Josh, Isaac, Caleb, Kylee, Sam, Anna, Quinn, Liam, Rayann, Malia, Justin, and Sage; as well as many other relatives in Holland.
Tony was predeceased by his wife, Annie; and sons, Paul and Renard.
Dad was born in Raalte, Holland. He grew up on the farm with his five brothers and three sisters.
Dad met Mom in Holland at the neighboring farm where he worked. They met on the way to milking cows in the pasture. Mom was the first to say “hi” of course!
Dad immigrated to Canada in 1959 where he joined his brother Ted. They eventually purchased a farm and started a dairy. They started with one cow, a stool, and a hand separator.
Mom joined Dad in Canada and they were married in Picture Butte in 1965. Together with Ted they built a successful dairy.
As a team, Mom and Dad raised seven kids on the farm. Dad was passionate about his faith and instilled strong values in his children and grandchildren. He always made time for a Sunday picnic, even though it meant milking late when he was tired.
Dad said the best thing about our family was “being together”. Opa always had cookies in the cupboard, yogurt in the fridge, and ice cream in the freezer ready to be shared with grandkids who would just happen to drop by.
Thank you to the staff as the Piyami Lodge and Piyami Place for the care that Dad received.
A Prayer Service will be held at ST. CATHERINE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 762 Crescent Avenue, Picture Butte, AB on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. with Father Ian Gagne officiating.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. CATHERINE’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, on Friday, July 28, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. celebrated by Father Ian Gagne. For those unable to attend the Prayer Service and / or Funeral Mass, a recording will be made available for viewing following the Funeral Mass.
Tony will be laid to rest with his beloved wife Annie in a Private Graveside Service.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For those who wish, a memorial donation may be made to the Lethbridge Soup Kitchen (802 – 2 Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 0C9).

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