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Councillor Jean Campbell dies

Update: Monday November 26, 2012

Jean’s funeral has now been confirmed for 10am this Friday, November 30, 2012. The funeral service will take place at:

Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church
White City
W12 7QR

The family have asked that any kind donations are made out to The Jamaican High Commission Hurricane Relief Fund. Cheques should be posted to the Jamaican High Commission, The Jean Campbell Hurricane Sandy Memorial Donation, 1 Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BZ.

The funeral parlour is Barnes & Hicks, 123 Askew Road, Shepherds Bush, London, W12 9BA.

After the service Jean will be taken to the Kensal Rise Crematorium. The funeral lunch will be held at the Lady Of Fatima Hall.

Monday November 19, 2012

Flags are flying at half-mast over Hammersmith Town Hall today as the borough marks the sad passing of Councillor Jean Campbell – who died suddenly on Saturday (Nov 17). She was 65.

Jean Campbell had been a councillor for more than six years representing the residents of Wormholt and White City ward.

Jean was born in Belmont, St. Andrew, Jamaica in 1947 and was part of the great pioneer generation that arrived in Britain in the post war period.

Much of her life was dedicated to public service. Jean worked as an auxiliary nurse in the West London Hospital at Queen Street, Hammersmith, then as a civil servant in the Department of Trade and Industry.

Jean was an active member of her local church, Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, and an executive member of the White City Tenants and Residents Association – having been re-elected as its treasurer just last Wednesday.

Jean did all of this while volunteering in her local community and bringing up four sons. For the last seven years Jean was also the carer for her partner Jones Delauney – who sadly died in July after a long illness. Jean lived with her mum.

Cllr Stephen Cowan, H&F Council Opposition Leader, said: “For Jean, looking out for others was just part of how she lived her life. Jean was the original community leader – always thinking how she could get something done for her constituents and working to make things better. I visited Jean at her home last Sunday and it was full of supplies she was organising for the Jamaica relief effort following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Her death is a terrible shock. I know the thoughts of everyone who knew Jean will be with her mum, her children, their partners and her grandchildren, all of whom she was very proud - as were we of her."

Cllr Nicholas Botterill, H&F Council Leader, said: “Everyone at the council is deeply saddened at the sudden death of Cllr Campbell. Jean was a well-known member of the Wormholt and White City community and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. I would like to extend my sincere condolences to her friends and family.”

» Send us your comments now

I met Jean 2005 at Our Lady of Fatima White City. She invited me to join Union of Christian Mothers and Prayer group which she belongs to. She had always given my kids xmas present and I was looking forward to send mine this Xmas. She is a giver and God will grant her rest. Rest in Peace good lady. We will always miss you.
From Ify on 30/11/2012 at 14:40
Though I have not met Councillor Jean Campbell but from what I have been reading of her clearly demonstrates a community leader who worked tirelessly for the community until her exit to the great beyound. May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace of the Lord.
From Emmanuel Akhabue on 28/11/2012 at 09:45
I met Jean & Her Mum and Daddy her Husband on the White City Estate, Back in the late 90s, I had just moved back from Scotland. Jean is a very nice lady she was very supportive to me and my son. Helping us to settle into inner City Community Live
From Vinice Cleary on 28/11/2012 at 09:06
Jean seemed a likeable and hardworking person. I did not know her well but recall her presence at events in the borough over the years. I would like to send regards. From Andrew Elston.
From Andrew Elston on 23/11/2012 at 14:47
We were shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Councillor Jean Campbell who served the people of Wormholt and White City with dedication for 6 years. Having lived and gone to school in Jamaica myself during the 1960s, I am not surprised that she stood up for her community and earned the respect of all who knew her. We send our condolences to all her family, friends and colleagues.
From Paul Kennedy, Chair of H&F Liberal Democrats on 21/11/2012 at 23:20
I knew jean, from the 1980's when I lived in Hudson Close. She always had a smile on her face and a lovely manna. I went to see her when her partner died and sat with her and Seanie her son where we reminisced about the old days. I'm so glad I went to see her she will be so missed by all those who knew and loved her. REST IN PERFECT PEACE JEAN XXX
From margaret cornibert on 19/11/2012 at 18:54


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