Bruce's Story

Bruce William Campbell, 66, passed away unexpectedly on July 17, 2016. He was born on March 13, 1950, in Old Town, the son of Clyde "Soup" William and Lyle Louise (McEachern) Campbell.

Bruce graduated from Old Town High School, class of 1968, and attended All State Music Festival for two summers. He continued his education at EMVTI, now EMCC, graduating in 1972 with an Associate Degree in Electronics Technology, and worked for over 42 years at the Bucksport Paper Mill as an Electronics and Instrumentation Technician.

Bruce loved hunting, fishing, being out on the water in his boat, spending time at his camp on Toddy Pond, as well as many "wicked fun canoe trips" with his sister, Jane, and EMVTI staff. He had a love and passion for music, playing both clarinet and saxophone, and singing in school chorus and church choir. He was a lifelong fan of Boston Red Sox and Maine Hockey, and traveled with his dad and nephews to many Hockey East tournaments. He enjoyed three boat trips last year, the Northwest Passage to Alaska from Seattle, a visit to Vinalhaven aboard the Rockland State Ferry, and a Katahdin cruise of Moosehead Lake. Bruce was a beloved father and grandfather, spending much of his time with family. If you ask anyone in Bruce's family they would tell you that he did the best "Cookie Monster" impression.

Bruce is survived by his children, Amy Campbell and husband, Jason Merriam, of Rockland, Jennifer Allen and husband, John, of Surry and Jason Losier of Surry; grandchildren, Elliot and Miles Merriam, both of Rockland, and,Emma and Haley Allen, both of Surry; siblings, Barbara Hume and husband, Andrew, of Veazie, Jane Brann and husband, Joe, of Enfield and James Campbell and wife, Elizabeth, of Milford, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his parents.

Family and friends will gather for a celebration of life on Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 12-3 p.m. at Bruce's home, 32 Meadow Brook Lane in Orland. Memorial contributions in Bruce's memory may be made to the Huntington's Disease Foundation, Attn: Louise Vettor CEO, 505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 902, New York, New York 10018 or to the website at www.hdsa.org. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Bucksport. mitchelltweedie-young.com
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