Campbell, Sylvia Diane (née Sells)

June 29th, 2020

Born at the family home in Lobo Township, died on Monday, June 29, 2020. Sylvia was the daughter of David Clinton Sells (1975) and Laura Rachel Mae Sells (née Edwards) (1982). Sister of Sydney (1982), Mary, Victor (2010), Ruth and Bernard (Dianna). Predeceased by husbands Colin Campbell (1991) and Gordon Cowman (2018). Survived by many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Sylvia loved history and travel, passing on this interest to her students at Wingham High School for 34 years. She lived a life with many wonderful friends. Appreciation is extended to the staff at Amica London for their support of Sylvia. The family wishes to thank Dr. A. Cahalan, Dr. J. Wells, Dr. D. Tingey, Catherine Litwin of LHIN and their staff. Sylvia wished no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. Interment at the Edwards-Baptist Cemetery on Oxbow Drive. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Sylvia are asked to consider the Trillium Gift of Life Network. Sylvia was our treasure. 

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Linda CampbellMy condolences to Sylvia's family. Sylvia taught me in high school. Later I taught with her. I have fond memories of her in both scenarios. Her sense of humor was subtle and sincere. She loved life and influenced many students and peers.
Patricia and Murray HunterWe wish to express our deepest sympathy to Sylvia's family. For over twenty years I taught in Sylvia's History Department. Her dedication to History as a subject of study along with her interest in the welfare of her students was an inspiration to all who had the opportunity to know her. Sylvia spent her time wisely and lived her life well.
B PerryOne of my all-time favourite teachers! I have great memories of her demonstrating the Charleston for our class and of recalling her lessons on WWII as I toured Normandy years later. I was also fortunate to have been a recipient of her kindness including rides to school on rainy or snowy days and extra homework help to feed my interest in history. My condolences to her family. She gave us so much!
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