Bruce Campbell (Alberta politician)

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Bruce Campbell
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During his term as alderman
Alderman on the Edmonton City Council (Ward 1)
In office
1986–1995
Serving with Helen Paull (86-92) & Leroy Chahley (92-95)
Preceded byOlivia Butti & G. Lyall Roper
Succeeded byWendy Kinsella
Personal details
Born(1923-06-06)June 6, 1923
Cadomin, Alberta, Canada
DiedMarch 12, 2011(2011-03-12) (aged 87)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Resting placeEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Spouse(s)Phoebe
Childrenfour
OccupationCarpenter, contractor

Bruce Campbell (June 6, 1923 – March 12, 2011)[1][2] was a Canadian politician, commercial contractor, carpenter, and Rotarian. He was born in Cadomin, Alberta, and resided in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for most of his life.

Involved in the construction industry most of his life, Campbell began in 1946 as a carpenter apprentice for C.H. Whitham Ltd., and was promoted to superintendent. He was also the general superintendent of Forest Construction Company from 1955 to 1959, and founded Camwil Construction in 1959 which he operated until 1985.[1]

Bruce served three terms as alderman of the City of Edmonton from 1986 to 1995, sitting on the Edmonton City Council. During his tenure he served as chair of many committees including the Police Commission,[citation needed] City Hall construction project,[2][3] and others.

Bruce Campbell was also a mediator and arbitrator specializing in the construction industries.

As a Rotarian and community leader Bruce has garnered numerous awards. A youth centre was named in his honour, the Bruce Campbell Youth Centre.[4]

Bruce was married to wife Phoebe, with which, they had four children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biographies of Mayors and Councillors". Edmonton Public Library. Archived from the original on October 26, 2009. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Kent, Gordon (March 14, 2011). "Former Edmonton councillor dead at age 87". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  3. ^ "Bay Building renovation uncovers memories". ExpressNews. University of Alberta. August 28, 2006. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  4. ^ "Bruce Campbell Youth Center". Boys & Girls Clubs of Edmonton. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011.