In memory of Anita Virginia Campbell


It is with immense sadness that we share the passing of long-time friend of Community Living Cambridge, Anita Virginia “Ginny” Campbell, at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, surrounded by adoring family on March 3, 2022. Born in the summer of 1936 in beautiful Prince Edward Island, Ginny was beloved wife of 59 years to William James “Bill” Campbell. Ginny was also the wonderful mother of Malcolm (Joan Ouellette) and Andrew (Claudia Sanmartin); cherished grandmother of Callum, Tessa (Matt Tersigni), Connor, Samuel, Rebekah, and Joshua; and loving great-grandmother of Gwendolyn and Archer. Ginny was predeceased by her amazing parents, Fred and Anita Matheson of Albion Cross, Prince Edward Island. Ginny’s devotion to and pride for her family, of all generations, knew no bounds. Ginny was similarly dedicated to her vast array of friends, to young people over the duration of her long career at the University of Guelph, and to her community. Ginny was a lover of things that stimulated the mind, nourished the body, and fed the soul. She was both an incredible listener and an incredible counsellor, who provided a sympathetic ear and sensitive sage advice in equal measure to countless people who sought her insights. Ginny inspired so many as a working professional woman – someone who excelled at her job and yet never tired in supporting and cheerleading all generations of her family. Her tireless support extended to those in her community. Of all the community groups with which she was engaged, she had the greatest passion for Community Living Cambridge – bringing her positivity and substantial energies to a mission and vision that inspired and motivated her. She shared with many her love of Community Living Cambridge and put her words into action, providing tangible, often hands-on, support to CLC over decades. The Campbell family would like the CLC family to know that there will be a celebration of Ginny’s life at Trinity Anglican Church in Cambridge on Saturday March 12 at 2PM, and a memorial event later this year. In lieu of flowers, and in keeping with her wishes, those wanting to memorialise Ginny can do so by contributing to the Virginia Campbell Scholarship at the University of Guelph ( and/or to her favourite charity, Community Living Cambridge (

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