Fri, 30 Mar 2018
HUNDREDS of people packed into St Nicolas’ Church, Newbury, for a thanksgiving service for the life of lawyer Ian Campbell.
Mr Campbell, a popular a long-serving solicitor who worked at Charles Hoile, Newbury, lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, March 3, aged 67, prompting an avalanche of heartfelt tributes from friends, colleagues and clients.
On Monday, a congregation dressed in colourful attire, at the family’s request, joined them in saying farewell.
There was much laughter amid the tears as Mr Campbell’s sons Nathaniel and Stephen, followed by his wife Erica, told anecdotes and recalled his love for family, cricket, gardening... and pudding.
But a common theme running throughout the service, as it did through Mr Campbell’s life, was his devout love of God.
During the service, which Mr Campbell himself had helped to plan, Nathaniel and Stephen paid tribute to their mother for being the rock of the family throughout good times and bad.
A book of condolence has been opened for friends and clients to sign at the Charles Hoile offices in Mansion House Street, Newbury, above White Stuff, opposite the Town Hall.
It will be available to sign until the end of April.