appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 2 Jun 1910, p. 2, column 1
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DEATH OF GEORGE CAMPBELL
Died While Sitting at Breakfast on
The death of George Campbell, "Victoria Villa" came very suddenly last Saturday morning. He got up as usual, was about the garden, and came in to breakfast. While sitting at the table he suddenly fell forward and expired immediately without a struggle.
On the 18th of December last he was taken with a serious attack of heart failure and for a time then his life was despaired of. He recovered somewhat and has been working about in the garden when he felt like it, but the family were in constant anxiety concerning further attacks.
Mr. Campbell was a native of the township of Esquesing. He was the son of the late John Campbell, and was born on lot 30, seventh line, near Ballinafad, on the 12th March, 1839. He lived on the homestead for nearly sixty years, removing to Acton nine years ago last February. In his father's family there were fourteen children, and he was a twin of the late Thomas Campbell, for some time proprietor of the Royal Exchange Hotel, here, later known as the Acton House. Only six of them now survive.
In October, 1866, deceased was joined in holy wedlock to Anne Fyfe, daughter of Squire Fyfe, for many years a resident of Acton. Four children were born to them, Harry, now of West Toronto; George, on the homestead; Mrs. W. Collier and Mrs. Ed. J. Camble, Acton.
Mr. Campbell was one of the first members of the Presbyterian Church when it was organized at Ballinafad, and transferred his membership to Acton upon his removal here. He was for many years a school trustee in Esquesing and was collector of taxes for several years. He was a member of the A.O.U.W., joining first at Erin and then transferring his membership to Acton and was one of the most faithful members of the order, rarely missing a meeting. The members of this society had charge of the funeral on Monday, the Rev. Mr. Earchman and Rev. Mr. Barrell conducting the religious services.
The pall-bearers were: ex-Reeve Williams, Chas. Overland, Wm. Conboy, Alex. C. Currie, Thos. Cook and P. McGill, all members of the A.O.U.W. Interment took place in Fairview Cemetery.
Friends attended the funeral from a distance as follows: T. G. Anderson, New York; J. A. Price and two daughters and Mr. Howard Price, Hamilton; Mrs. Lougheed, Mrs. Wansbrough, Dr. McNicoll, Edw. Johnston and Selby Campbell, Toronto; J. A. Campbell and his son Victor, of Owen Sound; Mr. and Mrs. P. McFarlane, Orangeville.
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