Sadly, for all those who knew him Peter John Campbell passed away tonight (Friday 27th Nov) with his family by his bedside.He had fought cancer for manys a year but it came back this year with a vengance which he fought bravely.
Peter came from a fishing family and like his brother Jim they fished the seas for manys a year from the ringnet days to the present. His pride and joy was the boat that he got built at Nobles of Girvan which he called the Seeker (CN 49).
His other pastime and I suppose living also was his love of the salmon bag nets which he attended at Torrisdale Bay for years.When he retired you could not keep him off the water even with failing eye sight at times he would highjack someone say (red Dougie) or whoever was available to take him out to the few lobster pots he had scattered around the shore.
Peter was a cheery, well liked person, always had a smile on his face and a good friend to us all. I went to visit him at the hospital tonight but sadly I was just to late, he had passed away 10 mins before. I'll remember him the last time we chatted away in the conservatory at his home in Carradale.He will be missed sorely by his lifetime pals who visited him daily throughout his ordeal.
Our deepest condolences to his wife Margaret,son Boyd,his brother Jim and all the family.
Peter in happy times attending wee functions/birthdays with his wife Margaret at Abbeyfield Residential Home.(Click on pics to enlarge).
Message by e-mail from Spain
From: Sue and Jim (Waterfoot) on 28th Nov 2009
We were very sorry to hear about Peter John. Would you be so good as to pass on both Jim and my condolences to both Margaret,family and Jim.
From: The Cobon Family on 29th Nov 2009
Peter will always live on in our hearts, he was an true gentleman and a pleasure to have in our family. God bless Peter xxxx.
From: Bert MacBrayne, Oban
It was with great sadness that I read of Peter John's death in the Goat today. I have known Peter since boyhood and always found him the one way - cheerful and always pleased to meet those of us who left Carradale but returned occasionally for whatever reason. With Peter's passing, Carradale has lost one of it's weel kent faces and a link to the Carradale which I, and my generation, were fortunate enough to be part off.
My sincere condolences go to the family and had I known earlier would have been in Carradale for the funeral.
From: Frank Beaney
PETER A very dear friend,We had some wonderful holidays together.a memory we will always have.
We WILL: MISS YOU>BUT NEVER FORGET YOU>
From: Lachlan Paterson (Mona's son)
I was very saddened to hear of Peter's untimely passing recently. I always used to look forward to seeing and chatting with Peter on my daily walks, whenever I visited Carradale.
I can only endorse wholeheartedly the view that Peter will be missed very much.
From: Graeme King (Robinhood,Waterfoot).
I have many fond memories of Peter. From seeing him and his big white boat moored in Waterfoot every day and helping him out a few times with his salmon nets, to our obligatory pit stop at Invercarra where we would spend our last few hours of our month long summer holiday in Carradale prior to our long journey home back to Glasgow. That was always a sad time leaving but Peter and Margaret always made us feel so welcome and it didn’t feel as bad. We knew we’d be back the following year and Peter would always be there.
When I think of Carradale, Peter is always anchored in my memories. He will be sorely missed.
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