November 15, 1928 – September 23, 2018
It is with much sadness that the family of Mavis Ellen Krueger (Campbell) announces her passing on September 23rd after a brief illness.
Mavis was born in Chatham, Kent, England on November 15, 1928 to parents Alfred and Ellen Langdon. The first eleven years of her life were spent in and around London. In August of 1940 she, along with her 6 year old brother Christopher, were evacuated from England to avoid the “London Blitz”.
Arriving in Halifax they were sent by train to Winnipeg where they lived with the Chester family. In September, 1945 she returned to England to meet her younger brother (Chester) who had been named in honour of the Canadian family who had done so much for her family.
Returning to Canada in 1948 she settled in Winnipeg where she once again stayed with the Chester family. On September 5, 1953 she married Jack Campbell. Later that year they resettled in New Westminster and later moved to Surrey. In 1972 the family moved to Nelson where Jack was employed at the Kootenay School of the Arts. In January, 1979 Mavis & Jack separated and she went back to work. She was employed at the Toronto Dominion Bank and later the Bank of Montreal. She retired in 1992. In 1998 she met Ted Krueger an acquaintance from the Nelson Choral Society. They were married in April, 2000 and lived in Crawford Bay until relocating to Mountain Lakes Senior’s facility in 2016.
Mavis loved to travel and took many cruises to Alaska, Hawaii and the Mediterranean. She and Ted also travelled to California and England. She greatly enjoyed being with family and friends who will all be deeply affected by her passing.
Mavis was predeceased by her parents, husband Ted, grandson Sean and former husband Jack. Left to mourn her passing are her children Lynn (Jack) Chambers, Brian Campbell and Dawn (Darcy) Cherry.
Her grandchildren Mike (Lydia) Chambers, Daniel (Lareena) Chambers, Christopher (Carlie) Chambers,Todd Campbell, Cory Campbell, Xavier Cherry and Jessica Cherry. Her brothers Christopher (Christine) Langdon and Chester (Cynthia) Langdon, and her very dear cousin Peggy (David) Fleet.
The family would like to thank the staff of Mountain Lakes Senior’s facility, the nursing staff of the 3rd floor at Kootenay Lake hospital, all of her friends who took the time to visit her while in the hospital. And especially Dr. Kevin McKechnie for all his care and dedication to Mavis over the last several years.
Funeral Service to be held at Saviours Anglican Church on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 am.