Paula Agnes Camus-Robertson, adored by her husband, Ronnie Robertson; children, Jenna, Emma and Barrett and grandson, Nathan, was called home on Sunday, December 29, 2019.
Paula was the beloved daughter of John and Agnes Camus; sister to Karen Camus (Mike Andrews), Jennifer Moss (Darren) and James Camus (Rose-Anne); aunt to Brandon and Nicole, Alyssa and Alex, Dustin and Christian; great-aunt to Bree; aunt to Colby, Rachel and Cody, Daniel, Matthew and Abigail, Mitchell and Sarah, and Bailey. She is also survived by father-in-law, Donnie Robertson (the late Sandra); brothers-in-law, Jason Robertson (Allie), David Curtis (Janita), Brian Walker and Stephen Walker
Paula’s journey began in 1970 in Cheticamp, Cape Breton, as the youngest of four siblings. She moved to Westmount with her family when she was 5 years old and lived there for most of her life. As family and friends knew, Paula had kidney disease and was very lucky to be the recipient of two kidney transplants. The first from her mother Agnes and the second from her husband Ronnie. Paula was an amazing person, very strong, determined and always positive. She faced multiple challenges and never, ever gave up.
Paula was very blessed to have wonderful friendships, a positive outlook on life, and, most importantly, family. Paula’s children and grand-child were her heart and joy, there is no denying that. She always kept those around her on their toes! One of her passions during the last few years was her horse, Secret. Spending time riding and tending to her was where she found peace and time for reflection. The way that she most enjoyed spending her time was with her family, especially doing activities with her husband, children and grandson. Along the way, Paula has received so much love and support from family and friends, including her colleagues at Marine Atlantic, and her girlfriends from supper club; it has been a true blessing.
Paula’s struggle has now ended, and she is at peace. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Cancer Center and ICU at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital; they were amazing!
There will be no visitation by Paula’s request. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Church in Westmount with interment to follow at the Holy Rosary Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Royal Canadian Legion.
Donations in Paula’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Kidney Foundation of Canada or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
I am truly sorry for your loss, and hope in time all your precious memories of Paula will bring you peace until then May God keep you all safe in hollow of his hand.
From: Tom Blanchard
My thoughts and prayers have been with your family over the holidays.
I am so very sad to read of Paula’s passing.
With heartfelt sympathy.
From: Maggie Miller
Johnny, Agnes et famille.
Nos plus sincères condoléances lots du décès de Paula.
De: Raymond et Colette LeFort
Ronnie, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family at the loss of Paula.
From: Shirley Walker and family
Our sincères condoléances
From: Eric and Theresa Coste
Our sincere condolences God Bless
From: Joe Moroze
My sincere condolences to Paula’s husband, children, grandchild and family. RIP Paula
From: Helen Wall
Sympathy and prayers to the family. Paula was a strong, courageous soul and we are all deeply saddened by her passing. With her strength and positive outlook we hoped she would win the battle and ring that damned bell!! Someone had other plans. Bless her soul. Donation made to Canadian Cancer Society in Paula’s name.
From: Angie Hutchinson
Condolences to Paula’s
From: Sandra McNeil
My condolences for your loss. Jennifer, I love hearing about your family and the love (and fun) you share. Please know your family is in my prayers. I can only imagine how hard it is for your family to loss Jennifer. I also believe your family will make all the difference.
From: Bonnie (Whyte)
John et Agnes,
Je suis triste d’entendre la nouvelle du deces de votre fille Paula. Je vous assure mes prieres pour elle et pour vous. Je vais aussi celebrer la messe pour elle et pour vous et la recommender aux prieres a notre messe acadienne la semaine prochaine. Que notre Dieu de toute comapassion soit avec vous a travers de ces jours difficile.
De: Pere Daniel Doucet
Dear Family of Paula Agnes Camus Robertson,,we are very sorry to read Paula,s passing,our thoughts & prayers go out to you today,,R.I.P. Paula you are with the Angels in Heaven now, you were a lovely girl and we know your family will miss you terribly,,God bless you all,Melvin,Agnes, Pearo & family..Alder Point.C.B.
From: Melvin &Agnes Pearo.
My sincere condolences. Paula was such a sweet woman. God Bless
From: Gerry MacIsaac
Ronnie & Family:
So sad to hear of Paula’s passing today. Such a sweet sole, the few visits we had with Aunt Kate, at your place. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the family… Uncle Gordon ( Uncle Mucker )…
From: Gordon McMahon
We were so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. Our deepest condolences & prayers are sent your way. May she Rest In Peace.
From: Wayne & Marielle LeBlanc
Our sincere condolences to you Ronnie and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Brent and Rose MacLeod
From: Rose MacLeod
I just heard of Paula’s passing and I would like to offer my condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Georgina MacDonald
Our deepest condolences Ronnie, Jenna, Emma and Barrett we are so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. She always had a positive outlook and a smile on her face. Ellen and Nicole Landry.
From: Ellen Landry
There are no words to describe how sad this is. I am shocked. I didn’t run into Paula often, but when I did, she always had the same beautiful smile. I am so sorry to hear this. I pray that there will come a time when the joy of your precious memories will outweigh the pain of such a great loss. I am so sorry 🙁
From: Jean Marie Sherlock
So sorry to hear of your great loss .My deepest sympathies.
From: Wendi Joan Wallace
Ronnie my heart is to you and your family
Our hearts are sending so much love and support to your family Paula. You will be missed greatly by many. Rest Easy old Friend. Xoxo
You were one of my childhood best friends. We shared some of the best times. Time had separated us but I will never forget the times we shared. Your beautiful family will carry on your legacy. Rest easy my friend.
Dearest Paula, you were my very first friend. I have so many memories of us playing in the neighbourhood and maybe getting into trouble. You will be greatly missed. My heart is broken for your family, may you Rest In Peace
Sincere condolences to Ronnie and family!
God has taken another Angel. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. She will never be forgotten. 💕💕
My Sincere Symparhy to Paula’s Family, and her extended Family
I am so saddened to hear about Paula’s passing. I went to school with her, and graduated with her brother, James. May the memories you cherish get you through this difficult time. May God comfort you,
We are so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
So sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. Keeping you in our prayers during this sad time.
To The Family- So very sorry for your loss
Sending sincere condolences to the family at this very difficult time
Jenna. I was very sorry to hear about the untimely demise of your mom. She was a very nice lady who I enjoyed meeting when you rented from me in Big Pond. If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. I will keep her in my prayers and I will attend her funeral.
To the Camus Family. I was so sorry to hear about Paula. My heart goes out to you all at this difficult time.
Karen, Ronnie, & family
I met Paula when I was 15. She was the first of many wonderful friends I made in Westmount. We continued seeing each other from high school right up to working at Marine Atlantic. I’m so sorry for the loss to all of her family, especially to Karen and Ronnie. God bless you all as you find the strength to carry on through these difficult days ahead. God speed Paula, gone too soon.
To Paula’s family , Micayla and I are so very sorry and shocked at the news of paulas passing , she was such a kind and loving person , although we only met in June, we feel as tho we have known her for years , she gave my daughter joy in her life , something she was missing as she had a tough year ! So for that I will be forever thankful , we have been secrets “adopted family” thinking of you all and sending prayers to get you through this difficult time , Elizabeth n Micayla
So very sorry to hear about the passing of your daughter Paula.
I am thinking of you and sending prayers for this difficult time
So unfair to lose a daughter, sister, Mother and Grandmother so young. No matter the challenge or struggle she faced, she always had a big smile and found time for a quick chat. I’ll miss her. My heart is broken for you all.
My deepest sympathy to Ronnie, their children and grandson. We all thought Paula would win this battle and are deeply saddened. Rest In Peace ❤️
So very surprised, sorry and sad to hear about Paula’s passing. Thinking of you Ronnie and yours and Paulas family. My Deepest Sympathy Sympathy.
To Ronnie and the children and all Paula’s family, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Esther and Bert McNeil and family
So sorry to hear of your loss. We remember Paula and the Camus family from our time on Applecross Dr. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rest in peace young Paula.
Ronnie and family, very sad to hear the news. My Deepest Sympathy
Ronnie and children and Camus family…we are so very sorry to hear of Paula’s passing…..please accept our sincere condolences, may your memories give you comfort during the difficult times…Melanie & Gerald
We are so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing, as she was a client of ours for a long time.. we all will miss her…our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. She was a great person that will be truly missed.
Karen and Jennifer
So sorry to hear about your sister, Paula. Thinking of you and your families during this sad and difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paula’s parents and her family.May She Rest in Peace.God Bless you.
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
RIP my Beautiful Friend. We will miss you dearly. Our thoughts and prayer are with you all. Love you all…Nanette, Glenn and Family xo
John, Agnes and family,
So sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. My deepest sympathies. May God bless all of you and know that she is now an Angel who will watch over her beloved family.
John, Agnes and family.
So sorry to hear of Paula’s passing
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Paula is at peace, an Angel of God, who now watches over her beloved family.
Ronnie and all of Paula,s family,our thoughts are with with all,sincere condolences,Heather and Joe Brennan..
We were so sorry to hear of Paula’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.
To Karen and family, I was so sad to hear about Paula’s passing. She was a wonderful person who has left us too soon. I guess the old adage is true, that only the good die young. Take care xo
Rip Girlie . You were one of a kind . I’ll miss you dearly . Your wit , your spunk ,your humor. I’ll miss having you as my vent buddy . I’ll miss our chats . It’s surreal to think that you’re no longer here . I miss you .
Ronnie & family my deepest deepest condolences. God bless you all . You were her world .
Ronnie, Jenna, Emma and Barrett we are sorry to hear about Paula. Our sincere condolences to you all. Ellen, Gary and Nicole Landry.