CAMPBELL, Gerald "Soupy" - It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Gerald "Soupy" Campbell as a result of a heart attack.
Born in Binghamton, New York, Soup was later raised in Jacksonville and Spokane.
After receiving a full football scholarship he then attended the University of Idaho.
Upon graduation he was drafted by the CFL.
He began and ended his 11 year football career in Calgary but is best remembered for his years in black, red and white of the Ottawa Roughriders in the heyday of the CFL. He was All-Canadian linebacker for 7 years and an Eastern Division All-Star 7 times as well. Soupy played in, and won, 3 Grey Cups with Ottawa ('68, '69 and '73).
He is an honoured member of the Idaho, Spokane, Ottawa and CFL Halls of Fame. He is predeceased by his father Bruce who was the proudest father one could have. He leaves behind his mom, Vera, brother Gary, numerous nieces, nephews, friends, sisters and brothers-in-law, fans and his best friend, his wife Kim. As per his wishes a private family service will be held. If desired, donations to the Canadian Concussion Centre study would be appreciated.
In Soup's memory please raise a beverage of your choice, lift it to the sky, and say "Cheers #54….it was fun knowing you big guy. See you in the huddle. Save us a spot in heaven.".