Eastern P.E.I. loses teacher, volunteer
Mildred Campbell dies at 92
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.