Bruce Robert Campbell

May 21, 1969 - May 27, 2021
Bruce Robert Campbell


Bruce Robert Campbell 52, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021 at his home.

He was born on May 21, 1969 in Annapolis, Maryland to Bruce Ryan Campbell and Dorothy Ermovick Campbell of Boca Raton, Florida.

He is survived by his wife Catherine Bidwell Campbell; his parents; brothers Steven Campbell (wife-Scarlet), Ryan Campbell; mother-in-law Margaret Clark Bidwell and father-in-law Edward J. Bidwell; brothers-in-law Jere A. Bidwell, Stephen E. Bidwell (wife-Elise); 2 nieces Mary Ryan Campbell, Kylie Ryan Campbell; 3 nephews Anson Bidwell, Ethan Bidwell and Luke Campbell. Also, his treasured dogs Summer, Emmie and Trixie.

Bruce was an avid surfer and loved fishing and playing golf with his buddies. As the oldest of three brothers, Bruce was the leader of countless adventures growing up. Bruce started the surf club at his high school, Pope John Paul II in Boca Raton, Florida. He attended college at East Carolina University, where he was a founding father of his fraternity, Sigma Pi. Bruce fell in love with the North Carolina coast and eventually moved to Wilmington, NC where he started his landscape business, Campbell Landscape Management. He was passionate about the outdoors and earned his state fertilization and pesticide license to bring the best knowledge and expertise to his clients. Bruce was the godfather to his nephew, Luke Campbell, and enjoyed every second spent with all of his beloved nieces and nephews. More than anything, Bruce loved spending time with his lovely wife, Catherine and their three beautiful golden retriever pups, Summer, Emmie and Trixie.

Bruce truly cherished the many friendships he made throughout his life.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 PM, Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with a memorial service at 2pm, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel officiated by Pastor Doug Lain. The service will be shared live at 2 PM wilmingtoncares.com Bruce Robert Campbell obituary.

In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to New Hanover Humane Society Inc. 2405 N 23rd St., Wilmington NC 28405 in memory of Bruce’s beloved dog, Jessie Girl Campbell.

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  • June 01, 2021
    vince mulhall says:
    Bruce & Dottie, Steve & Ryan: I have no words to express how saddened I was to hear of the passing of your dear son and brother. Knowing Bruce as a young kid, I always felt and understood his sweet nature and love of the outdoors. My faith tells me that this young soul is resting in the full and complete love of Jesus ..... with all the answers to the questions we all have. I loved Bruce's decency and simple care he showed to me & my family and how he made me feel welcome in any time he spent with an "old guy". Bless him for that! I sure don't know how anyone could have a bad word about this man, who will always be in my memory as a "nice young guy". What other legacy would anyone want to leave behind..... other than his memory of kindness and care that ranks so much higher above those of money & power & prestige. I believe Bruce is living what we all hope & pray to have.... waiting for all those he loves still in our earthly vessels. And, I can only imagine how beautiful Bruce will look like, the NEXT TIME we all see him. My prayers and good thoughts and love are the only gifts I can give to his parents and brothers. I am very sad and hurt for them..... and, yet, I try and picture my old/young pal in the arms of the God of his understanding. Rest in peace, Bruce..... I love you. Vince Mulhall

  • May 31, 2021
    Fernando Mendoza says:
    I will remember you "boss" Great man with a big heart.thanks for everything.

  • June 01, 2021
    Mindy Stone says:
    What a fun-loving guy! Growing up w/ the Campbell boys was like attending a circus, you never knew what to expect. Bruce was a kind, sensitive guy who made people feel part of the group. I'll always treasure the memories. Rest in Peace!

  • June 01, 2021
    Chris Cvengros says:
    So sad to hear about Bruce's passing. The statement about being the leader of adventures resonated with me. My foremost memory of Bruce is the huge smile on his face after the infamous "firecracker in Uncle Dick's grill" incident, which I'm certain he instigated.

  • June 01, 2021
    Paulette and Charlie says:
    A wonderful life, gone to soon. We will miss you, but you will always be in our hearts and we cherish the good times we all shared with you and our families in the Bahamas, the Keys and Arkansas. May god bless and keep you. You were one of a kind.