Suddenly on Friday, February 7, 2020 Glen (Bucko) Campbell passed away at the age of 91 years, with family by his side at the Dauphin General Hospital. Glen was predeceased by his parents Sandy and Rosalie Campbell; three sons Clifford, Garry, Ronnie; and one daughter Shirley; six brothers George, Ernie, Walter, Gordon, Ralph, Clarence; four sisters Helen, Edna, Alice, Pauline. He is survived by his loving wife Frances of 70 years; one daughter Sharon (Lorne) of Camperville; three sons, Richard (Gwen) of Brandon, Kenny (Karen) of Dauphin, Leo (Shelly) of Salt Point/Dauphin; daughter-in-law Janice of Ste. Rose; two sisters Angele Dumont of Winnipeg, Frances Flett of Carberry, MB. There are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Glen was born on May 21, 1928 in Winnipegosis. He was raised in Salt Point by his parents Sandy and Rosalie. He was the 6th child of the family. He had six brothers and six sisters. As Glen grew up in Salt Point he became a hard worker at a very young age. His parents taught him how to fish, trap and hunt for a living. His Mom was the first to teach him how to set a snare. His parents would wake him up at 4 am along with his other siblings to go do the chores before having to walk five miles to school. When he turned 18 years old his Dad gave him 10 head of cattle and sent him on his way to live life on his own. At this point he moved north of his family homestead and called it Bucko’s Point. This is where Glen settled by himself attending to his animals and travelled back and forth to Salt Point with his famous horse Ranger until he found the love of his life, Frances Klyne. At the age of 21 he got married in Salt Point on January 17, 1950. Glen and Frances had two children while staying at Bucko’s Point and then moved back to Salt Point where they raised six more children. His life consisted of ranching, fishing, trapping, hunting wild life to provide for his family. No such thing as a highway into Salt Point in those days. All he had for transportation was a gas boat and motor, winter travel was horses and sled. As the years went by his children grew up and moved on while his son Leo remained on the ranch helping him. They both continued working together ranching, trapping, fishing until he was 89 years old, when his health started to prevent him from doing all the things he loved. Glen never knew what it was to sit in the house for days on end so that took a toll on him as well. As they aged they decided to get an apartment in Ste. Rose where they resided for 7 years until August 31, 2019, they then moved into Happy Haven in Dauphin, where he and Frances resided until his passing on February 7th, 2020. We can sit and write a book on Glen’s life of all the struggles, happy times and hardships. He was a loving, generous, hardworking man who would give you the shirt off his back. Rest in peace, gone but not forgotten.
Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 am from in Dauphin, MB with Rev. Michel Nault officiating.
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