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James Bacani Campbell June 16, 1988 - November 26, 2021

James (Jimmy) Bacani Campbell, 33, of Boise, Idaho, passed away on the morning of Friday November 26, 2021.  Jimmy was a graduate of Capital High School. His career involved working in retail sales, restaurants, hotels, and several side jobs along the way. Jimmy was born June 16, 1988, in San Carlos City, Pangasinan, Philippines to Rosalia (Baby) Delos Santos Bacani and Pedro Peralta Sr. After battling breast cancer for many years, Baby succumbed to the disease at the age of 36. Shortly afterwards, Jimmy (age 7) and his little sister Jessa (age 6) were adopted by Baby’s sister Remedios Bacani Campbell and her husband Linford Jay Campbell. Jimmy and Jessa were brought to Boise, Idaho.

Jimmy was happy to be a part of a large family that consisted of an additional 2 older brothers and 2 older sisters. Later in life, when he became an uncle, he enjoyed and cherished the times he got to hang out with his 3 nieces and 2 nephews. Jimmy was married to Katrina Corney for a short time and they were blessed to have a son together, Bryson. Jimmy loved Bryson tremendously. Bryson returned that love, and he always spoke highly of him. Jimmy loved hanging out with Bryson and tried his best to create memories and experiences with him.

Jimmy was an active child and teenager. He loved playing sports and group games, climbing trees, riding on anything that had wheels, and being with his friends and family. Other hobbies that he really enjoyed were fishing and camping, listening to music, and dancing. Jimmy was never afraid to try something  new, and as a result, he developed many skills and talents that enabled him to fix and build things. His friends knew he was a handy guy to have around.

Jimmy is remembered for his big smile and big heart. He loved joking around and putting smiles on the faces of his friends and family. He had the ability to attract people from all walks of life with his generous heart and willingness to help. He didn’t judge others and became friends with everyone. Despite his own challenges and setbacks, he was always aware of other people’s needs and was quick to serve. Many stories are told of him giving small but significant acts of service. Even on the morning of his tragic car accident, he was in the process of helping a friend with car troubles. The number of lives and people he impacted during his too short life will leave a lasting effect in the world. What a blessing Jimmy was to all of us. He is dearly missed.

Jimmy was preceded in death by his birth-mother, Rosalia (Baby) Bacani; birth-father, Pedro Peralta Sr.; maternal-grandfather, Andres Bacani; paternal-grandparents, Lyle & Nelda Campbell; and an uncle, Alejendro Bacani.

He is survived by his son, Bryson; parents, Remedios and Linford Campbell; maternal-grandmother, Narcissa Bacani; siblings, Joseph (Paula) Campbell, Chandra (Dustin) Gold, Jacob, Cheryl, and Jessa Campbell; nephews and nieces: Caleb, Lauren, Abby, Liam, & Ellie; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

There will be a viewing and funeral service at the Goddard LDS Chapel on Thursday, December 2, 2021 starting at 12pm with the service to follow at 1pm.  Grave dedication will be at 2:30 at Dry Creek Cemetery, Boise.


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    Sheryl Rose says

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest in Peace Jimmy.

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      Jeff and Tina Erekson says

      Brother and Sister Campbell and family
      Our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family during this difficult time. The obituary described Jimmy perfectly. We love him and will miss him. We wish we could be with your family. Many prayers from NZ.

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    Michael Williams says

    Rest in peace Jimmy your were like a big brother to me and my best friend for over 15 years we met at a night club when I was 15 called lime light we became best friends and you took me in when I had no where to go or stay I became homeless and you took me in and helped me for that thank you so much Jimmy ❤ I will always love and miss you until we meet again my friend

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    analiza says

    You will be missed Jimmy. Untill we meet again RIP

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    Robert Andrews says

    My heart is broke for the Campbell family. A tragic lose of a wonderful young man. May you find some joy in the memories of his life with you. I wish I could be there for you at this time. But you are always in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Christopher Asbury says

    Oh cousin, this is hard for me. I know you’re in a better place now, and that gives me comfort. You had a beautiful heart, you dealt with many hard trials, but you always had the most caring heart. I’ll miss you alot. I know you’ll be watching over and caring for your son, he has alot of people that love him and will make sure he’s on a good path. RIP James Campbell, you’re missed.

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    SK says

    Our prayers go out to this family and young man. I was with him when he passed, this wreck happened right in front of us as we watched everything unravel. My heart hurts for him and his family, this is a beautiful obituary. We may not understands God’s plan when a loved one is taken. He sounds like he had a big heart and was there for many. May he be at peace and be above watching over you all. “God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon earth and saw your face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. His garden must be beautiful. He always takes the best.” I am so sorry for your loss.

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    Justicce Burgess says

    You will be missed Jimmy. It’s so hard for me to believe you are gone. I was so excited for you to meet my husband and daughter but I know you are watching us from above. You were like a brother to me. Love you Jimmy. Until we meet again.

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    Kayla andrus says

    Jimmy I can’t believe your gone. I remember living in the apartment with you and Mowgli and smiley and nate and all of our summer parties we would throw. Everyone loved you. You were the glue that held us all together. Thank you for all the memories. I’ll never forget you.

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