Eastern P.E.I. loses teacher, vol­un­teer

Mil­dred Camp­bell dies at 92

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES -

Mil­dred Camp­bell, a life­long vol­un­teer from eastern P.E.I. has died at the age of 92.

Rec­og­nized as one of Prince Ed­ward Is­land’s Out­stand­ing Women of the 20th Cen­tury, Camp­bell taught in East Baltic School, Souris Public School, For­tune Bridge School, the one­room school­house in Lit­tle Har­bour, and even­tu­ally Souris Con­sol­i­dated School, where she fin­ished out the last of her 23year ca­reer. She kept a scrapbook with the names of all the stu­dents she taught each year and she never for­got any of her stu­dents, say her fam­ily mem­bers.

In ad­di­tion to rais­ing her fam­ily and teach­ing school, she also worked with her hus­band, Pius, on their mixed farm­ing op­er­a­tion and kept the books for the farm busi­ness.

Camp­bell served a com­bined to­tal of over 100 years in vol­un­teer ser­vice. She served the 4-H pro­gram as over­all leader and com­mu­ni­ca­tions leader for 40 years with Souris Line Road Yaks and Chep­stow-Lit­tle Har­bour Clubs. She had 30 years’ ser­vice with the Women’s In­sti­tute of Lit­tle Har­bour and vol­un­teered for 22 years with Home Care and Sup­port do­ing friendly vis­its and pro­vid­ing trans­porta­tion for se­niors. Her name is recorded over 200 times in a guest book be­long­ing to a for­mer res­i­dent of Colville Manor.

For 19 years, Camp­bell served the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety - P.E.I. di­vi­sion as cam­paign chair­woman for Eastern Kings unit, and also served on the board of gover­nors for Hol­land Col­lege.

In 1991 she re­ceived a ci­ta­tion for over 100 vol­un­teer hours with the Souris Com­mu­nity Re­sponse Pro­gram.

A fu­neral ser­vice for Camp­bell will be held at 11 a.m. Mon­day, July 27 at St. Mary’s Ro­man Catholic Church in Souris.


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