It is with deep sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Blair Campbell on June 3, 2017. He is survived by his great love Donna Alena Hrabcakova of twenty years, Westerville, Ohio, his mother Barbara J. Huff Campbell of West Milford, West Virginia and his sister Dr. Amy E. Campbell of Austin, Texas. His late father Delbert B. Campbell passed on the same day in 2007.
There was a four night, three day Ceremony led for Blair conducted by Donna Alena’s Elders and Blair’s in Northern Washington along the Cascade Mountains and the Skagit River inlets. The main Elder guiding the process was Eleanor Seeley Blair’s beloved Elder from Walk About Joy in Trinidad, CA. It began on the news of his passing for 4 nights and 3 days by constant guidance from the Elders. He completed his journey to Spirit World on June 7, 2017 at 4:03 pm PST/ 7:03 EST. Blair was devoted to the work of Adi Da. A Fire Puja was held in Trinidad, CA. and donations were sent for a fire puja to the main sanctuary in the Fiji Islands. Donna Alena was supported completely in the process from her Elders and family at the Center of Sacred Studies based in CA. There are too many names to be mentioned but they will all be thanked individually for their absolute complete loving service in Blair’s transition. Donna Alena would like to personally thank Lynley Hall of New Zealand for being an End of Life Soul Midwife available night and day for this process. Her help was invaluable and every example of unconditional love.
Blair was a brilliant artist whom graduated with scholarships from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1996. He spent many years working as a Graphic Designer with an extensive portfolio of all his work. He was a deeply sensitive person. Some would say too sensitive for this world. He cared deeply for animals and hated for any animal to suffer or experience cruelty at any level. He is sadly missed by his beloved dogs Poppy Mae and Mollie.
Blair was very intelligent and loved audio equipment, gadgets and technology. He was employed at Best Buy at Easton in Columbus, Ohio. He excelled in sales in high end audio equipment such as LG, Sony and Magnolia. He could tear apart almost any audio device, rebuild them and wire them to work. He truly was a genius on that level.
He loved music. It was his true passion. He played the violin and loved all kinds of music. Some of his favorites were ambient, experimental, classical, techno, music from the 1980’s, alternative music and the violin and cello. He had a very extensive collection of music in both vinyl and CD’s. Music was his therapy and lifeline. He also was an avid lover of cinematography and films. He deeply enjoyed watching films and movies.
He was a writer and kept journals with sketches for years. He wrote his partner Donna Alena love letters extensively for 20 years which she thinks numbers in the hundreds. He was very romantic and kind in that way.
Many said Blair was extremely attractive. He was. Truly a beautiful soul in this world inside and out. He loved nature and being with the trees, ocean and water. Here he felt the deep presence of God. He longed for more moments like that and to do his deepest love: Art. He was deeply private and loved being at home with his dogs and his love Donna Alena thus many did not get to know him in this life.
Blair also had a very astute sense of design and aesthetics. He loved the very minute details of art, design and making a house into a home. His personal sense of style and how he expressed himself was very important to him. Surely not perfect as none of us are in human form. Due to the unexpected tragedy of his untimely death the family believes he is now finally at peace with God and his loved ones on the other side no longer facing the deep struggles he had in this life.
In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to The Ohio Cremation & Memorial Society to Beth Buxton. Her number is 614-840-0900. These gracious donations will offset funeral costs that were not expected. Ms. Beth Buxton will be in charge of all finances received and all other monies left over will go to the Sacred Camel Gardens of Northern California. This is a cause Blair strongly believed in. Here people can receive healing from spending time with camels if they have experienced a trauma, loss, grief, addiction or other life situations. Please visit www.sacredcamelgardens.com to experience what your generous donation will support in memory of Blair. This is a link to a video that displays the help sacred camel gardens provides to those in need of support: https://youtu.be/T24EZQsbQno.
Funeral details: Blair Campbell Funeral will be held on July 15, 2017 on his birthday weekend at the North Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1574 Franklin Street, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035.
It will be officiated by Dr. Reverend Susan Ritchie.
Art opening and Retrospective of Blair’s art will be at * 1:30 pm – 3 pm with violin and cello concert at the church. (*please note the change in time of art opening)
Celebration of Life Service will be at 3 pm.
Repass at the church following.
If you are led bring fresh flowers from your garden rather than buying flowers. All donations can be made to:
Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society
Beth Buxton. Please call Beth to arrange this.
Credit Cards and Checks Accepted
In honor of Blair Campbell
Ohio Cremation and Memorial Society
5464 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43214
They are deeply appreciated.
A beautiful light has extinguished to go on and do better works, with an intensity and beauty we cannot fathom. He is gone in physical form and will be deeply missed. He is forever free in the light and bliss of Pure Love and God. We love you always dear Blair.
Donna Alena is taking guests and calls and can be reached via phone.
Thank you for reading this beautiful tribute.
” I too am a brief and passing thing.”