In Remembrance and in Honor of James Kimo Campbell
Our good friend, brother, father, husband, trusted ally and member of the Board of PDF, James Kimo Campbell, passed on into the spirit world last Thursday, February 16, 2012.
Kimo joined the Peace Development Fund Board of Directors in 2007, and served to the present. Kimo won a deep place in the hearts of all of us at PDF. Teresa Juarez, Board President, said, “We will really miss our brother Kimo. His work and compassion for people will go on forever. He was a true warrior in the movement for social justice. Our prayers are with his family.”
Kimo brought wisdom, his dry-as-a-bone humor and insightful analysis to every meeting. His humility may have been your first impression perhaps, but his wisdom, wit, aloha spirit, great good heart and generosity were his lasting ones.
Kimo became a good friend to all of us, and we were but a small circle benefitting from the generosity of his heart and his time. Kimo was perhaps one of the most important funders of indigenous and environmental organizing in his native Hawaii, claiming no credit if he could get away with it. His Hawaiian spirit of generosity meant he also supported indigenous, environmental, human rights and other social justice issues throughout the country and internationally. We will most likely never know the true breadth of his philanthropy and his organizing, but one long time friend said, “Kimo gave from his heart, always, and I valued him most for his seal of approval. If he was okay with something, it was okay!”
Kimo Campbell, our good friend and Board member of Peace Development Fund, we miss you deeply, and we will honor your life always! Presente!