Campbell, David

David Campbell is Corey Campbell’s grandfather. He was interviewed for this project in early 2008. During the war David worked in the aircraft industry; as an essential employee he was therefore exempted from military service, though he did try to enlist on two occasions. On the second try he ended up being injured in training, leading to discharge, so he ended up going back into aircraft production. His life after the war is very much the story of his ambition and success in the world of Canadian business and industry; he rose through the ranks of Northern Electric and eventually started up his own record store, from which he diversified into many other areas, such as appliances and even the stock market. Along the way he enjoyed much success and was even awarded the Order of Canada.