The Honourable David H. Campbell

Class of 1949

“A life spent loving … is a life spent well.”

While in high school, the Honourable David H. Campbell played intercity lacrosse with the Richmond Farmers (predecessors of the Vancouver Burrards), winning the Rookie of the Year award in 1943. Following graduation, he served in the armed forces with the Royal Canadian Signal Corps based in Kingston, Ontario, then returned to attend UBC. He was a member of the UBC Thunderbird basketball team and eventually played on the Canadian basketball team at the London Olympics in 1948. (Along with his basketball teammates, he was inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.) His was the second class to graduate from the UBC faculty of law in 1949. In 1951 he married his beautiful high school sweetheart, Joan. He articled with Dan McPhee and Graham Ladner and later joined Drew Pratt to form the partnership of Pratt and Campbell in 1960…