Cheer For Grampy

$31,767 of $32,500 goal

Raised by 361 people in 7 months
Created January 14, 2019
Please help us "Cheer For Grampy"...

Last Thursday, January 10th,  our cherished Mark was diagnosed with lung cancer. Mark, who also goes by Soupy, Marky, Dad, and is most fondly called Grampy by his grandchildren has one great wish...

To go see a Toronto Maple Leafs game with his grandchildren and his family.

This fundraising campaign is to help provide four generations; his parents, Mark and Heather's children and grandchildren, along with other family members one instantaneous amazing memory they can hold on to for the present and into forever.

Time is of the essence, and as we all know it's uncertain. The game they are aiming to see is this Sunday's January 20th game - Toronto vs Arizona.

Tickets to Toronto Maple Leaf games are hard to come by, especially for a large group, and do have cost associated with them. The best option is to secure a "box" or suite... so that is the goal - This way the collective family will be able to CHEER FOR GRAMPY and CHEER WITH GRAMPY all together.

Mark is being steadfastly cared for by his wife Heather, children Billi and Scott and their families. Here is Mark's testament to the diagnosis from social media:

"Last Thursday I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I will be in great care especially with Heather and my family by my side. So feel free to be by my side too, we can always think about all the beauty in our lives; the lives we all have. I still am a good audience for laughs. In other moments we can pray, a cheerful peaceful prayer. It’s also ok to feel sad and be comforted through connection and prayer.

I may have weakness inside of me, but I am strong.
I am ready and prepared for a journey that I know I won’t be alone on as I have many loves who will travel this unexpected journey alongside me and we will continue to hold each other close.
I like hugs, many gentle hugs."

So often patients and their families miss out on opportunities to live out a heart’s desire as they wait for answers and by the time those answers come, their Loved One is too weak or unwell to participate. The time is now to help make this happen for Grampy and his family. 

Please "Cheer for Grampy" and consider giving towards his wish.

Any donations made in excess of what is required will be donated to the following local charities:

1. PECMH Hospital Foundation in Picton  -  http://pecmhf.ca/ 
2. Hospice Prince Edward in Picton  -  http://www.hospiceprinceedward.ca
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Embraced in the presence of four generations of his family at his side, our so dearly loved Mark died peacefully at his family’s cottage on the morning of Saturday, May 18th, 2019.

Mark’s profound faith in Jesus guided him in his living and comforted him in his dying.
While Marky leaves us all with a gaping hole in our hearts, the gifts of so many indelible memories and influences fill our hearts with wonder and gratefulness to have been alongside this spontaneous, intense, passionate and fun-loving character.

Cherished son and Harley buddy of Gary and BJ Campbell.
Irreplaceable gem of a husband and very best friend of Heather Campbell.
Faithful and fun(ny) Dad and friend of Billi and Stephen Prinzen and Scott and Anastasia Campbell.
Spirited and adoring Grampy of Will and Luke Prinzen and Emerson and Lucia Campbell.
Banty rooster and sparky brother of Ron and Diane Campbell, Terry Rutherford and the late Sandy Rutherford, Wendy and Dean Goodman.
Dear son-in-law of Helen Rutherford and the late Bill Rutherford, and stepson-in-law of Alle Wagenaar.
Along with his extended Campbell and Rutherford families, Funcle Mark is fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews; Veronica Campbell and Greg Campbell,
Selena (Phil) Prinzen, Ashley (Jeff) Smith, Tucker Goodman and Emma Goodman.

Friends may visit with the family at the
on Wednesday, May 29thfrom 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, May 30thfrom 1-3 and 6-8 p.m.

Remembrances of Mark’s joy, spunk, laughter and his compassionate heart
will be shared at a celebration of Mark’s life to be held on Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 9:57 am with a gathering to follow until 1:27 pm
in the Highline Hall at the Wellington & District Community Centre 111 Belleville Street, Wellington, ON.
Reverend Greg Wyton officiating.

For the exemplary and compassionate care received while a patient at Picton Hospital and for the joy his Friday afternoon DJ gig brought him; should you wish to make a donation in memory of Mark, the family would ask that you consider a donation to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Building Fund or 99.3 County FM.

Mark’s family would like to express their deep appreciation for the tender loving care and support Mark received from the doctors and nurses at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital and Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, Belleville General Hospital – Lisa Camp, Dr.Emma Robinson, Dr. Negar Chooback; Prince Edward Family Health Team; Hospice Prince Edward; LHIN Home Care – Sabrina Zanetti; Victorian Order of Nurses – Kim van Haarlem, Anne Robinson and Roxanne Damon; Dr. Graham Burke for his compassionate care and expertise, Dana Foster and April Shier;
Sherry Karlo and the awesome team who put together our family extravaganza with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the generosity of the Go Fund Me #cheerforgrampy; the generosity of the Meal Train and all those who shared food with us; Kyle and Christine DenOuden and Gerry and Lisa O’Toole who made certain we always had enough beds for our Campbell Clan; Rev. Gregg Lawson and the Bethany Church community, Rev. Greg Wyton and all those who shared in the comfort and power of prayer; Tod Lavender of Ainsworth Funeral Home; Dan Foster of Heritage Monuments;and our treasured family and dear friends who have loved on us and carried us and we just know they will continue to do so.

Truly it does “take a village” and we are grateful beyond words for all those who shook the love with us!

Online donations and condolences at

Memorial Donations to the PEC Memorial Hospital Foundation may be made by cheque and mailed to PECMH Foundation, 403 Main Street, Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Memorial Donations to 99.3 County FM may be made by cheque and mailed to 99.3 County FM, 39 Cold Storage Road , Picton, ON. K0K 2T0 To qualify for a tax receipt, make the cheque payable to “County Community Foundation” with “99.3 County FM” in the memo space.
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Thank you for all the support that made Mark’s wish come true, as well as the continued support of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and Hospice Prince Edward. Last Sunday, Mark and his family travelled to Scotiabank Arena to take in the Leafs game. It was a spectacular night filled with joy and special moments. Below are a few links to media coverage and recaps of the special night.

Although the “Cheer for Grampy” campaign is soon ending, the cheers for Mark will not stop. Mark, and his family, are grateful for the kind thoughts, prayers, and love that continue to be shared with them as they journey through learning more about Mark’s diagnosis and care.

A cheque presentation to the noted charities will take place at Karlo Estates Winery on February 3rd.



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Mark was interviewed on Mississauga Sports Radio 960 AM this morning — here is the link to the audio clip: https://tinyurl.com/CheerForGrampy

Thanks to everyone for your continued support of Mark, Hospice Prince Edward and the PECM Hospital Foundation.
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Cheer For Grampy!

The hearts of our family are full of gratitude for the support, compassion, and generosity that friends, family, and community are sharing with us during this difficult time.

Mark, Heather, Billi, Stephen, Scott and Anastasia are so grateful and amazed by the GoFundMe campaign. Thanks to the many generous donations, there will be loud cheers on Sunday as Mark’s wish has been fulfilled!

Through the encouragement of community members, we have nudged the goal of the campaign in order to support two local charities that are near and dear to Mark and Heather’s hearts - The PECM Hospital Foundation and Hospice Prince Edward - two vital components of our community.

Mark’s wish is for continued support of these organizations. At his request we are keeping the campaign open so that these charities can benefit from your generosity.

Thank you for Cheering For Grampy!
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