I first met John Campbell around 1990.
I needed to hire some research assistants to help me in my work. I asked the history department of The University of the West Indies (UWI) if it could assist me in this endeavour. This search yielded three wonderful assistants of whom John was one. This was my first contact with this brilliant and engaging young man who I saw on January 3, about a week before he passed away.
He was as excited to see me as I was to see him. We talked about many things. He told me that he was feeling better and that he would be up and walking by October, ready to face any new challenges he might encounter.