James Campbell of Ste. Rose du Lac passed away on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg at the age of 72 years.
A time of viewing and visitation will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM in the Ste. Rose de Lima Roman Catholic Church in Ste. Rose du Lac. Family and friends are welcome to come spend some time with James, to say a prayer for him and say goodbye.
Fr. Patrick Neufeld will lead prayers at 7:00 PM
One of James' request was to be taken for a final ride to Mallard. This will take place on Monday, April 12th. Anyone wishing to follow the hearse to Mallard are asked to meet at the Waterhen corner at 12:30 pm to follow James home to Mallard. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM in the Skownan First Nation Hall, Skownan, MB. Fr. Jorge Mante will celebrate the mass with interment following in the Skownan RC Parish Cemetery.
Due to Covid19 gathering restrictions, both the prayer and funeral services are limited to 25 people. The prayer service and funeral service will be livestreamed from Sneath-Strilchuk's Facebook page. You do not require a Facebook account to participate and may access the service at service time by clicking on the Facebook icon on the Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services website homepage.
"He Who Carries the Cross"
On Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 James Campbell passed away at the age of 72. James was born on November 4, 1948 in Mallard Manitoba. He leaves to mourn his sister Eva (John) and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
James was predeceased by his mother Isabel and his father Fred Campbell and his brothers Eddie and Lawrence and most recently his nephew Sterling Campbell.
James’ spirit name was He Who Carries the Cross. He was proud and honoured to be Anishinabe and loved to hear the drum and attend powwows and ceremony celebrations. He always bought himself Native Pride hats and always wore crosses. One of his last requests was for the drum to be sung at his service and all gospel singers. James was a prayerful man and loved to receive communion and said his rosaries every day (Divine Mercy prayer). James loved sending cards to friends and family on Easter and Christmas and he loved giving gifts as well.
James loved to travel and attend events and gatherings. While traveling with his cousins, he would tell them to stop the car when a good song came on and he would get out and dance on the road. James bought so many Cd’s of fiddling and gospel music. He loved talking on the phone with his family and friends especially Noel Campbell whom he called many times a day. James loved visiting his friends and family and enjoyed playing bingo. James was always always always shopping, just ask any of the staff at the home he was living in in Ste Rose.
James was so full of life and was loving and kind to all people that he met. He had many friends and relatives from all over and of all ages. James loved to laugh and joke around. He will be missed by all who knew him.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank the doctors, nurses, Rose Inc., and the home where he lived for their care of James. We thank Skownan Chief and council, Mallard Council and the Community of Mallard. The family acknowledge and appreciate all who took the time to talk with James, all who took him on outings and road trips. Thank you to all who gave him gifts which he loved to receive and to Sneath-Strilchuk - Ste. Rose Chapel for their assistance with the funeral arrangements.
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