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Leonard "Len" Gordon Campbell

Jul 22, 1955 - Apr 15, 2021

Service

Saturday, May 1, 2021
3:00 pm

A Celebration for the late Leonard Campbell will held as a Drive-In Service, come and join the family from the safety of your vehicles as they would like to include you as they celebrate Len's life on May 1, 2021 at 3:00 PM, for directions and covid protocols please contact the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home 403 887-2151 or the family at cvglass@telus.net.

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Homecare and Community Paramedic teams, Central Alberta Cancer Clinic in Red Deer or the Gamma Knife Centre at the U of A hospital Memorial donations in Len’s name to these compassionate organizations is encouraged.

Obituary

Leonard “Len” Gordon Campbell passed away peacefully with his wife of 47 years, Perle, his daughter Angela and son Shane by his side on April 15, 2021at home at the Hop 'n’ Ear Ranch.

Born in Innisfail, AB to parents Keith and Fay on July 22, 1955, Len led a remarkable and eclectic life. Growing up in Calgary, Len met the love of his life early on and together they created a life that included a large circle of amazing friends. He wore many hats throughout his career, spending 25 years with Speedy Auto Glass in Calgary, Grande Prairie and Red Deer before becoming a successful business owner of Clearview Glass Service Ltd. for 17 years in Sylvan Lake, which was recognized for many “small business of the year awards” for his achievements in the Central Alberta business community. Many however may not know that he had also worked on many buildings and bridges in Calgary and BC tying steel, drove a taxi and owned a DJ company, glass tinting company and a horse tack business. He was a driven entrepreneur and was known and respected for how hard he worked, his care for his customers,

support for the community, and a man that could be trusted by his handshake and his word.

A dedicated father, Len shared his love of music, the outdoors and his ability to figure out anything with his kids. He always answered his phone and would be there at any moment he was needed. He was heavily Involved in the Red Deer Minor Hockey Community for many years and coached Shane in hockey and never missed a game and proudly watched his son play Juniors in Saskatchewan and go off to play college and minor pro in the states. He proudly supported Angela in her many triathlons including three-time IRONMAN races, picking her up on the side of the highway in training when called. If he wasn't tirelessly supporting his children's activities, he was taking them to his happy place out on the lakes or camping in the mountains of BC. He was the ultimate dad that any son or daughter could ever wish for.

Len found his true calling a passion for life over a decade ago when he got into horse racing. He built his piece of paradise with a farm just outside of Sylvan Lake where he adored his horses and could often be found out wandering the field with them or racing them around his track. He spent the last ten years on the rodeo circuit living his dream travelling the province with Perle by his side each summer racing his chuckwagon and chariot teams. Len's approach to anything was fearless and he didn't do anything halfway. After acquiring his first two horses, Hope and Spear, he became rookie of the year in both chucks and chariots and a championship in chariots and went on to win many other buckles. He loved being a cowboy. He excelled at everything he did which included his n:9any hobbies during his life; drag racing, gymnastics, snowmobiling, quadding, waterskiing. scuba diving, sky diving, billiards, playing soft ball, golf and his guitar. Len was fortunate to travel the world with his wife along with great friends and his family. He never turned down the opportunity to dance through the night.

His legacy will be remembered in so many ways, and his infectious smile, fun and social spirit will be cherished by so many he touched in the community. He was generous and always available to lend a hand. It was hard not to be his friend; Len lived a great life and always wore his heart on his sleeve.

His sentiments on life can be summed up with his favorite song: ”What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong and his favorite movie, the 1946 classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

He faced his cancer diagnosis like he faced everything in life, with high spirits, determination, and never-ending hope. The family would like to thank so many friends and members of the community who pulled together to help him and his family through this past year. Especially grateful for the Homecare and Community Paramedic teams, along with the staff at the Central Alberta Cancer Clinic in Red Deer and the Gamma Knife Centre at the U of A hospital.

Memorial donations in Len’s name to these compassionate organizations is encouraged.

“Each man’s life touches so many lives!”

A Celebration for the late Leonard Campbell will held as a Drive-In Service, come and join the family from the safety of your vehicles as they would like to include you as they celebrate Len's life on May 1, 2021 at 3:00 PM, for directions and covid protocols please contact the Sylvan Lake Funeral Home 403 887-2151 or the family at cvglass@telus.net.

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 887-2151.

Condolences

Diana Gillett :

In the arms of the angels now. May you rest in peace

Rob and Lisa Currie :

We are so very sad to hear about Len. He was a great man that followed through on everything he did! Len and I bought a DJ company together and we did quite well as we both had a passion for music. He definitely knew his music and took
Pride in all the gigs he did! Len was not just a business partner but a great friend to Lisa and I. He will be sadly missed! Our condolences go out to Perle, Shane, and Angela
Rob and Lisa Currie

Rob & Ruth Barden :

Peale, Shane and Angela ~ we are so very sorry to hear of Len’s passing. His smile was so infectious. Treasure your memories. We hold you all in our prayers.

Shirleen Neufeld:

Just to let you know that you have my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. My Deepest Sympathy to you Perle and family.

John and Diane Kulmatycki :

Perle, Angela and Shane we are so sorry to hear of Len’s passing. Keep your memories close. We will be thinking of you and grieving with you.

Karen Poirier :

Please accept my deepest condolences on Len’s passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

Heather Burnett (nee Sim):

Our deepest sympathy from all the SIM clan. We all fondly remember Len growing up in Montgomery. May he Rest In Peace..

Mary Carver:

So sorry to hear of Len's passing. He was a true friend to everyone, he will be missed. Keep your memories close, thinking of you all. Mary or as Mother Mary to most.

Brenda and Wayne Clark:

We were so sorry to read about Len. He loved living every minute of his life. Know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time.

Rob Pipke :

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Therese Maupin:

May you all remember his love, Len is always with you. May time help you heal.

Laverne & Margie :

Perle, Ang and Shane we are sorry to hear of Len (your husband, Dad) passing, we have so many memories from the time Justin played hockey with Shane and you treated him like one of your own. From then on you guys have been family to us and included us in your lives. Losing Len is like losing a family member, he will never be forgotten, and we will cherish every memory of time spent with him. Sending you all Love...

Debbie Kowalchuk:

Perle and family. So sorry to hear of Len's passing.
When the person you are closest to is gone, hold on to their memories and know that they are always with you.
My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Joyce Thrush:

Perle, I’m thinking of you and your family at this time.

Douglas Diachok:

Our thoughts and prayers are you my friend RIP Lenny

Dennis Zukiwsky:

Perle, Shane, Angela and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the many warm memories that you have of Len comfort all of you during this difficult time.
Dennis Gloria Zukiwsky and family

Terry Croswell:

Im sorry to here about Len I herd he was sick I new him for a long time from the glass tradeHope you guys are alright TC

Kim Esler:

I was an employee at Leyden's Glass in Red deer and got to know Len through Speedy Glass in Red Deer, then through Clearview Glass. He was a sharp businessman, always keeping me on my toes! I am sorry to read this sad news. He will be greatly missed in the business community as well as within his family circle. My condolences to both his family and his employees.

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