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Norm Campbell Passes

Published: July 17, 2017 4:57 pm ET

Last Comment: July 18, 2017 8:01 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

Trot Insider has learned that longtime London, Ont.-area horseman Norman William James Campbell passed away on Thursday, July 13 at his Thamesford residence at the age of 86.

It is with great sadness that the Campbell family announces the passing of Norm, who was always at his happiest when heading to the barn to see his beloved horses.

Born November 8, 1930 in Clinton, Ont., Norm is the loving husband of Beverley, and has been for 62 years. Dear father of Kim (Les), Greg (Nancy) and Michelle. Dear Grandpa to Jennifer, Christopher (Riye), Lesley (John), Michael, Chase and Jordyn. Dear Great Grandpa to Connor, Ella, Johnny, Maeda and Greg. Reunited with his parents Hugh and Mary, sister Margaret, brothers Gordon and Clayton.

Norm will be missed by many family members, friends and his loyal dog, Boo. Norm led a full life and was so grateful to have had careers he loved.

Norm was a long-term employee of Union Gas as a serviceman and his greatest joy was as a Standardbred horse owner, driver and trainer. Norm also bred some horses. He found luck with Derbys Gent, Leifwood Frosty, Kawartha Goddess (former Greenwood track record holder), among many others.

Norm was a very proud man – strong, determined and tough. As his friend Lonny McCorkle always said, "He's tougher than rat sh!t."

At Norm's request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the friends and family of Norm Campbell.

July 18, 2017 - 8:01 pmOur condolences from the Paul

Dan Fraleigh SAID...

Our condolences from the Paul Fraleigh family. I (Dan Fraleigh) as a young boy remember Derbys Gent breaking the track record at Goderich Raceway on a beautiful summers evening. Norm and my Father, Paul, would always exchange a nod or handshake in the paddock. Gentleman of a by gone era. Rest in Peace.


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