It is with profound sadness that I must inform our Steelhead community of the passing of Jocelyne Campbell on June 15, 2017 in her 59th year.

Jocelyne Campbell Saugeen RiverMaya Angelou stated “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Jocelyne was a pioneer with respect to fishing the Saugeen as a woman. If it weren’t for Jocelyne I believe that there are many women who may not be as active in fishing this river – I certainly can say that is true for me, as it was Jocelyne who made me feel comfortable to stand there; elbow to elbow with several anglers. 

Jocelyn Campbell Saugeen RiverJocelyne was a dear friend and loved by many and as such, I have full confidence that through us her beautiful spirit will always live on. I will always envision her fishing on HER rock on the Saugeen.

A Celebration of Jocelyne’s Life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Dunsdon Branch, 9 Tollgate Road, Brantford on Monday, July 3, 2017 from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.  Letters of condolence may be received by the family at and I would like to encourage everyone to visit the site and share their thoughts. 

The family would like to encourage everyone to attend the Celebration of Life and visit the above website to leave a message that the family can cherish forever.


To all who have been asking how you may help with any part of the Celebration of Life for Jocelyne Campbell, please contact Marlene Topper who is coordinating the event.  She will let you know how anyone may help. Call cell/or 519 7706875 or email