Dr. Ian Campbell, principal emeritus of Renison College, was a great man who I had the honour and privilege of knowing for the past year and a half. My visits with Ian were too few, and I dearly wish I had the opportunity to know him longer and better. He was a very important person in the lives of five particular people whom I care about deeply, and for that I am both glad and grateful.
The handful of occasions that I spent in his company were enlightening and entertaining. When Ian spoke, everyone listened–not because he dominated the conversation, but because he was so compelling. He was a wonderful storyteller, a thoughtful listener, and an eloquent speaker. He lived a full and complete life, giving more to this world than he took from it, and rightfully gaining a great deal of respect and admiration in the process.
I will miss Ian for his wisdom, his strong character, his immediate friendship, and his quick wit. Considering that I only came into contact with him 5-6 times, that says quite a bit. I can only imagine the impact he had on those who knew him well.
Congratulations Ian, on a life well lived.
1927 – 2007
Passed away, peacefully at his home, surrounded by family on October 16, 2007, at the age of 79 years.
Much loved husband of Marion. Proud and involved father of H. Robin and her partner Nina, Diarmid and his wife Tamara and their daughter Islay, Colin and his wife Janice and their children Kevin and Ryan and Mora and her sons Chad and Timothy.
Friends are invited to gather with Ian’s family at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home 171 King Street South in Waterloo on Thursday, October 18, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Ian’s life will be held in the Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. Interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, condolences for the family and donations to Renison College for a student scholarship fund in Ian’s name, can be arranged through the funeral home – 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com
In living memory of , a tree will be planted through the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.