Scott Cory Campbell

24/04/1971 - 21/01/2023


Obituary For Scott Cory Campbell

It is with broken hearts we mournfully announce the passing of Scott Campbell on January 21, 2023, at the age of 51 years.

Scott was born in Fairview, AB, and grew up on the Campbell family farm until he graduated in 1990. He had an adventurous spirit and moved to New Zealand upon graduation to work, travel, and explore. Once he returned to Canada he headed to Jasper where he started his rafting journey during the summers and transitioned to ski patrolling during the winter months. Over the next several years Scott completed specific training for EMT, search and rescue, and swift water rescue. Scott’s zest for adventure, exploration and travel led him back to New Zealand and Switzerland which ignited his passion for adventure tourism. He was trained as a guide for white water rafting, canyoning, and bungee jumping.

He always returned to his roots no matter where his travels took him. He found great joy in working alongside his dad and being part of the family farm. It was also during this time that Scott was looking for seasonal work, which led him to his career in plumbing and gas fitting. He made many friends who introduced him to the love of sledding.

Scott’s home base for about ten years was Jasper where he met and fell in love with Diana. Scott and Diana moved to Grande Prairie in 2005 where they both completed their education for their current careers while taking the time to live life to its fullest with outdoor adventures and travel.

Scott is survived by his wife Diana Arends, Parents John and Linda Campbell, Grandmother Marion Campbell, Sister Nicole (Campbell) Lavallee, Brother-in-law Kevin Lavallee, nephew Ephrem Lavallee, niece Quinn Lavallee, Jamie Arends, numerous Aunts, Uncles, and cousins.

Scott was predeceased by his grandparents John and Dorothy Madden, Grandfather Andy Campbell, Ray Arends, and Sue Arends.

In remembrance of Scott, we will celebrate his life on Saturday, February 4th, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Jackpot Event Centre (10904 92 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6B5)

If you so desire, donations can be made to the Robson Valley Search and Rescue at Box 66 McBride, BC VOJ 2EO or to an SPCA of your choosing.

We cherish the time we shared with Scott. He will be remembered always. -The Family

Please see the Photos & Videos section above to view the service for Scott Campbell.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780-830-7742


4 Feb

Celebration of Life

02:00 PM

Jackpot Events Centre 10904 92 Avenue Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6B5 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant


  • 20/02/2023

    We just heard Scott's passing today, and Nick and I are deeply saddened and crushed by this news. We offer our condolences to you, Linda, and John. Our prayers are with you and with your entire family. Nick and Katalin Ormay

  • 19/02/2023

    We didn't know Scott well, but we know he was an adventurous man who lived life to the fullest. We want to offer our sincere condolences to Di, John and Linda on his passing. You are in our thoughts. Alec Campbell (cousin of John) Kathy Fenske-Campbell

  • 13/02/2023

    My thoughts and prayers are with you John and Linda and your family since Scott's passing. I remember the night you announced that you were expecting a baby . I had a lot of fun interacting with Scott at a very early age and during my time in Fairview. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  • 12/02/2023

    My deepest sympathies to Diane and family members. Yous, will always be in my heart. Joanne Laverdiere {HCA from 5 North} Now Unit 11 Take care, and a card is left on ICU...

  • 06/02/2023

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Scott's passing. As a former student of mine and a great basketball player on the FHS senior boys team, Scott always exhibited enthusiasm, sportsmanship, and a tremendous drive to always perform at his top level. He was a friend to all, and never passed up an opportunity to assist others. Scott left a tremendous legacy. Thoughts and prayers go out to John/Linda, Nicole, Scott's wife, and family. Gord Ivey Cochrane

  • 04/02/2023

    I am absolutely heart broken that Scott passed away. He was an awesome guide, a great mentor, and an amazing person. He played a huge role and a significant part in my life. He was the first person who showed me and taught me canyoning and made me fall in love with it. You'll always be my friend Scott, I'll never ever forget you. 🫶❤️💔😢 Cheers, Chris Krupski

  • 04/02/2023

    Dear Linda, John, Nicole and family, Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Wishing you and your family peace during this difficult time. May he rest in eternal peace as his amazing legacy lives on. James Der & Family

  • 04/02/2023

    We were saddened to hear of Scott's passing. We were neighbors to the Campbell family when we all lived in the Green Island district south of Fairview. Scott was one of Harvey's former students at FHS. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Scott's wife, John/Linda, his sister Nicole and the entire family.

  • 04/02/2023

    My sincere condolences. No words can describe the sadness of the loss of such an amazing person. His smile and passion will be deeply missed. Take peace in knowing he is watching over you. A message in a dream, a whisper of a kiss when you think of him out of the blue. Connie & Jason Hartel

  • 04/02/2023

    My heart breaks for you Di. May Scott's love of adventure live on in the hearts of everyone his soul encountered. He will be missed on earth, but will be watching over all of us on every crazy river we raft, every mountain we climb making sure we are doing it right! Sending you Love❤️

  • 04/02/2023

    In loving memory of Scott Cory Campbell, Someone so special will not be forgotten. Worked with Scott alot of my days and was a pleasure, he had so much more to accomplish and his energy made all of us better people. Rest in peace Scott.

  • 03/02/2023

    No words can say how very sorry for your family's loss 😓. I remember Scott being like my big brother... always a smile on his face and adventure in his eyes ..even though it has been a long time since I have seen him... my heart goes out to your family... with deep condolences ❤️‍🩹

  • 03/02/2023

    My sincere condolences to Di and all of Scott's family. Teresa Cardinal.

  • 03/02/2023

    Linda, John, Nicole and family, Sincere condolences to all. Scott was such a likeable guy and will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers. Love ❤️ Reg & Marie

  • 03/02/2023

    Linda, John, Nicole and family, Sincere condolences to all. Scott was such a likeable guy and will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers. Love ❤️ Reg & Marie

  • 03/02/2023

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We feel such sadness for you, our thoughts and prayers are always with you. Sonya & Mike

  • 02/02/2023

    I am truly sorry to hear about Scott's passing. As I reflect on Scott, I am reminded of how his rescue missions started around the age of 16, for me anyway. I just moved to Fairview and started high school at FHS. One of my first interactions was with the guy whose locker was beside mine, Scott. It was time to go home and I couldn't get my lock open, he saw my panic as I was trying not to miss my bus. I hear this voice, "what's your combination?" and with lightning speed my locker was open. He knew my combination better than I did, and saved the day many times after that. Fast forward to grad day 1990. During the ceremony it is was customary for the grad to pass the tassel from one side to the other. It was now my turn, and I walked up on stage reaching for my tassel I couldn't seem to find it. The combination of gloves and big hair caused me to begin searching all over my head! It was sheer embarrassment for me. I started to giggle and so did the audience. Inside I was having a mini meltdown. Suddenly, out of nowhere I felt something touch my head. I look and of course it was Scott, here to save my day one more time. In his calm, matter of fact way he adjusted the tassel and walked back to his place. That was just Scott, always there to lend a helping hand. It is a huge memory for me and I will never forget it. Scott will be deeply missed.

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  • 01/02/2023

    John, Linda, Nicole and family Very sorry to hear about Scott's passing. Our sincere condolences to your family. You are in our prayers. Steve & Peggy Johnson

  • 01/02/2023

    There are many words a person can use to define Scott. I choose, Pioneer. His ability to interpret potential opportunities created extraordinary experiences. Of the many events and activities that I had the opportunity to experience with Scott, I would like to highlight one in particular. The Heli-canyon excursion that involved flying to a remote mountainous location to descend a technical canyon. This, to my knowledge had never been done before. The site would have been a several day walk back to any semblance of civilization should the helicopter not be able to return the next day to pick us up. The canyon descent was successful and could not have been better. Thank you Scott, for all the exceptional experiences we had.

  • 01/02/2023

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Campbell family during this difficult time of loss. My sincere sympathies to you all. Bev McIver

  • 01/02/2023

  • 01/02/2023

    I don't recall the year, but Scott and I met on a canyon trip in Jasper. We became fast friends through our love for adventure and a mutual interest in getting down the next waterfall or around the next canyon wall.  His technical knowledge and capacity to pull amazing people into his canyoning group of friends is a legacy that will not be lost.  Although we spent many miles together on a rope or on a trail, or heading up to the next mountain to access a canyon, my greatest memories of Scott are the quiet conversations we had hanging on a belay station, chatting about the next step or adventure for the group.  Scott has always brought laughter to our lives through his good-hearted nature and willingness to do almost anything for his friends. The loss of Scott is profoundly felt by the wide range of friends and family he influenced over the decades.   The lessons we have all learned through his true and honest friendship will keep him with us in our hearts. Dave Critchley

  • 01/02/2023

    Scott and I met in Jasper through our love of canyons. We spent most of our time together wearing neoprene. We had many adventures in the Rockies exploring places no one had ever seen before. So many amazing memories were made. Scott's smile nearly always shined over our trips, if he wasn't smiling it meant things were becoming serious. Like the time we were on a 50 km hike and the inside of his thighs were very badly chaffing, his smile returned after soaking in a wash tub. To hear his laugh was the best. I often said or did something to hear that laugh. One time, Scott left a pair of underwear behind at our house. We washed it and the next time he came by Louise and I wore together, upside down, one head sticking out of each leg. He was nearly in tears. The loss of Scott is felt by so many, we all must treasure our own special memories of time with him as we hold him in our hearts. Greg Horne & Louise Jarry

  • 31/01/2023

    Celebrating the remarkable and adventurous life of Scott and mourning his passing with you. I will always remember him as the sweet little neighbour boy I was entrusted to babysit. Love and prayers to your family at this difficult time. Michele and Ross Allen

  • 31/01/2023

    No words can describe the sadness of the loss of such an amazing man. My thoughts and prayers are with you Di, Linda,John, Nicole and Family. Scott lives within our hearts with his beautiful smile and adventurous spirit. With deepest sympathy, Ray Akbar

  • 30/01/2023

    John & Linda & families, We were very saddened to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you try and navigate such a huge loss. Our deepest sympathies to you all. Lynette & Pete Craig Peter Thoma Darren Thoma

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