PEI curler Gerry “Soupy” Campbell, who was known around the world for his coverage of curling events, has passed away at age 73. Soupy’s also been an icemaker in Calgary, a curling coach in Slovakia, and a curling historian through his work on the Curling Canada Stats Archive. Recently he had become well-known as a Charlottetown taxi driver.
Here’s a tribute on Facebook from radio sportscaster Dave Holland:
“Sad to see the passing of our friend Gerry “Soupy” Campbell who dedicated a great deal of his life to curling and softball on the Island. He covered most of the major curling events around the province, across Canada and around the world from the 70’s through the 90’s. He even worked for TSN and chronicled Canadian curling history.
He also worked in the taxi industry for years.
At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Monday, February 8, 2021 of Gerald “Soupy” C. Campbell, Charlottetown, age 73 years. Special friend of Pearl Rice. First cousins of Alex B. Campbell (Marilyn) and Harriett Meacher (Mike). Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home. No visitation or funeral service at this time. Memorial donations may be made to PEI Humane Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.belvederefh.com