"Rotarians - United in Service - Delicated to Peace"


Jack is a native British Columbian, born in Vancouver, August 20, 1919. perhaps more unique, his mother was also born in Vancouver, June 7, 1893.

Educated in Vancouver, Jack joined his father's firm, Campbell Studios, in 1937, a photograph studio started in 1921. After working for a large studio in Seattle, Jack returned to Canada in 1941 and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy as a probationary Sub-Lieutenant and eventually attained the rank of Lt. Commander.

Following service in Corvettes and Frigates in the North Atlantic during World War 11, a return to civilian life in late 1945 saw a re-entry into the photograph business in Vancouver. During his business career the chain of photograph studios grew to five with thirty employees culminating in the establishment of the main studio in their own building at 1Oth Avenue and Burrard Street in Vancouver in 1958.

In community affairs, Jack is a past president of the Vancouver Executives Association. He served on the executive board of the Naval Officers' Association of British Columbia and on committees of the Professional Photographers of America where he holds the classification of Certified Professional Photographer. Jack and his wife Marion have two daughters, Susan and Sally, and two grandsons.


On February 14, 1950, Jack joined the Rotary Club of Vancouver. Additional active to his father, Bill Campbell, he assumed the active classification of Portrait Photography upon the death of Bill in 1958. Jack served as president of his club in 1970-71 and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship by his club in 1979.

The year 1987-88 was noted for two distinct happenings:

  • Firstly, it was the first year following the splitting of the old district 504 into two new districts 504 and 505.
  • Secondly, it was to become known as the POLIOPLUS year, the year Rotary International would endeavour to raise US$120,000,000 for the eradication of POLIO from the world by 1990.

Both occasions were successful. We ended the year with a new club, Richmond A.M., a district membership of over 1700, and raised in cash and pledges US$2l9,000,000 for POLIOPLUS. It was a wonderful year and Marion and Jack wish to express their thanks and sincere appreciation for having been given the opportunity to serve Rotary in such a memorable way.


PDG Jack passed away April 27, 2004 in the company of his loving wife, Marion. Read: In Memoriam