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Alex Campbell's life celebrated

Memorial service for Thrifty Foods founder on Sunday

The celebration of life for Thrifty Foods founder Alex Campbell takes place Sunday (Oct. 30), at the Victoria Conference Centre.

The ceremony is open to the public. The space can accommodate nearly 2,000 people, but parking at the centre is limited.

Campbell died at age 70 on Oct. 11 after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Victoria and co-founded the grocery chain in 1977. He later championed many charitable causes, including the B.C. Cancer Foundation, and won many awards including the Order of British Columbia.