CAMPBELL, Katie (Katharena)


Katharena (Katie) Campbell was born on June 18, 1918 in Hilda, Alberta, to George and Theresa Wiedmen, and passed away July 30, 2018 at the age of 100 years and 6 weeks. Katie married Kenny Campbell in May of 1946, and lived on the farm in the Lousana area until 1991 when she sold the farm and moved to Trochu to be closer to Kenny who was residing in long-term care. They were blessed with 4 sons and 1 daughter. She was a life member of the Foresters and was active in many community events. She loved to curl or watch her kids curl, play ball or to compete in Gymkhanas. She moved to Red Deer to Club Sierra and then to the Chateau in Three Hills and then the Golden Hills Lodge. When she needed more care she moved to Innisfail and then to Seasons in Olds October of 2016 where she resided until her passing. Katie loved to sew, crochet and knit, she made afghans and quilts for each of her grandchildren and each of her 6 great grandchildren have a blanket knit by Grandma Katie. Katie loved to bake and her ginger snaps were everyone’s favorites so much so that each family got a huge jar full at Christmas. At the age of 90 Katie decided to take up painting and when she was complemented on her works her answer was “I always knew I could do it”. Her last paintings were done last fall and her paintings were displayed in an art show at Seasons. Katie loved her family and enjoyed our family dinners every Easter, her birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Also those one on one visits from her children, grandkids and great grandchildren. Her quick wit and sense of humor always had us laughing, many of those traits are carried forward in her children and grandchildren. Katie was predeceased her parents George and Theresa, brother Rudy & Bill and Emil, her sister Frieda Slinger, Sister in-laws Betty, Verna, and Irene, Brother in-laws Don Plane and Robert Slinger. She is survived by her 4 sons and 1 daughter. Son Al (Darlene) of Three Hills and their 3 children, Heather, Darren (Jessica) their children Rowen, Bexley and Zayden, Chris (Tiara). Son George (Marlene) of Edmonton and their 2 children Ryan and Tim. Son Brian (Cynthia) & Carter of Leslieville, and Daniel, and Krista (Kevin) Olson and their daughter Clhoe. Son Sheldon (Karen) of Sundre and 2 their children Beverly (Jamie) Lunde and their children Trippet and Brylee, and Brenda (Mark) Hagen. Daughter Vina(Byron) Lawrence of Lousana and their 2 children Garry and Kelly (Brendan). She is also survived by 2 sisters Annie Wiedman and Florence Plane and 2 brothers Alvin (Shirley) Wiedmen and Ray Wiedman, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Come and Go Celebration of Life was held on Friday, August 3rd at 2:00 pm the Three Hills Seniors Drop In Center, Three Hills. Donations in memory of Katie may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or charity of choice. Kneehill Funeral Services, Three Hills, entrusted with arrangements. 403-443-5111.