Last Updated on January 19, 2024, 6:29 am
Canada: Food Bank of Waterloo Region’s Longtime CEO, Wendy Campbell, passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Wendi Campbell, a former CEO of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region, died following a long battle with cancer on Monday, January 15, 2024. She was 53 years old at the time of her tragic demise.
What happened to Wendy Campbell?
Wendy Campbell died on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 53. She was diagnosed with cancer in June 2022. Campbell had been open about her diagnosis of a golf-ball-sized tumor in her brain. She went to see the doctor after experiencing twitches from her feet to her neck, which lasted for several seconds. A CT scan showed the tumor, and doctors informed her that it was aggressive.
She took a medical leave and had the tumor removed a week later. However, she could not return to work at the Food Bank, and in December 2023, she had to announce that she would not be returning from her medical leave.
She battled the deadly disease bravely and cherished every moment of her life as best as she could. She lost her battle with cancer and passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024. Her obituary stated she “moved on to her next great adventure.”
“On Monday, January 15, we experienced the loss of our favourite person, Wendi,” the obituary read.
Who was Wendi Campbell?
Wendi Campbell was a former CEO of The Food Bank of Waterloo Region in Canada. She joined the organization in 1999 and has served there in several different capacities.
Born and raised in Halland Landing, she moved to KW (Kitchener and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) and briefly attended the University of Waterloo. She completed her MBA at Wilfrid Laurie University and her job at the Food Bank.
She had been employed at the establishment for over 25 years, thirteen of which she served as the CEO. She strived to improve the community and the world with her commitment and dedication.
“We have an immense gratitude for every moment Wendi gifted us,” the obituary stated, “She accomplished more in her 53 years here than we could ever imagine in our lives. In her words, she had no regrets.”
She loved traveling and was a frequent visitor to New York City. She traveled with her family to London, Paris, and Mexico. She loved art, fashion, and cocktails. Her family expressed gratitude towards the medical team who assisted Wendi with “exceptional care” at the St. Mary’s General Hospital, Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, the UT2 team at Freeport, and the local palliative home care team.
Wendi’s commitment to serving humanity extended beyond her worldly life. In her final wishes, she donated her brain to the Sheila Singh Lab at McMaster in Hamilton to support advances in Glioblastoma research. She was an incredibly generous human being.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and affected community members. May she rest in peace.
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