On Saturday last the
Simcoe friends of Major J. Lorne Campbell of Toronto were saddened by
the receipt of news telephoned to Mr. George A. Curtis, that he had died
at his home, 509 Huron Street, in that city, after
an illness of only a very few days.
had been enjoying the best of health upto less than
a week before his death.
Campbell was born here, the younger of the two sons of the late Duncan
Campbell of Lynnwood. Here
he grew up, married and lived until some 20 years ago.
served the town as reeve and afterwards as mayor.
He held the rank of major in the 39th Norfolk Rifles,
and was president of the Norfolk Agricultural Society
at the time of his removal to Toronto.
was the donor to the municipality of Lynnwood Park, one of Simcoe's most
up his residence in Toronto he embarked
in business as a broker. On three different occasions he was president
of the Stock Exchange and was a member of the Toronto Club, of the
R.C.Y.C., and of the Toronto Golf Club.
son, Lieut. Gordon, is signalling officer of the 198th (Buffs)
Battalion, which left Toronto for the east a week or so ago. Lieut.
Campbell was permitted by his C.O. to return from St. John to be present
at his father's funeral.
Campbell was twice married and is survived by a widow, one son and 3
daughters, Miss Mary Campbell of New York, Miss Clare and Miss Marjory
Mrs. Beecher and Mrs. Jeffrey Hale, both of London, also survive him.
Mr. J. Lorne Beecher of Toronto is a nephew. Lieut.-Colonel Duncan
Campbell, D.S.O., Colonel Campbell Beecher and Capt. Alex. Beecher, the
war has claimed.
funeral was Monday at St. James Cemetery, Toronto.