Anne Marie Campbell passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on October 18, 1938 in Sydney, Anne was the second daughter of the late Sarah Anne (MacNeil) and Matthias MacLean.
Anne Marie is survived by her husband of 57 years, John Campbell; children, Patricia (Paul Campbell) of Sydney, Karen (Charlie Morrison) of Sydney, Susan (Andy Legere) of Waverley, Christopher (Christine Fancy) of Grand Pre, and 12 grandchildren, Sarah, Michelle, Lisa, and Anna Coleman, Leah, Rory and Thomas Morrison, Grace and Gina Campbell, Holly and Jill Legere, and Archie Campbell, all of whom were her favourite. She is also survived by her sister, Rose MacLean and brothers, Johnnie and Donnie MacLean.
Besides her parents, Anne was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Janet Anne Campbell and sisters, Kay MacDonald and Carmella Bell.
Anne was a registered nurse, graduating from St. Martha’s Hospital in Antigonish in 1959. She began her career at the Children’s Hospital in Halifax and transferred to St. Rita’s Hospital in Sydney after meeting John. Once married, Anne stayed home with her five children until working again at the Holy Redeemer Infirmary in Whitney Pier.
While her children were young, Anne Marie enjoyed her summers in Mira with all the extended Campbell family. Once retired, summers were spent in beautiful Pipers Cove, where she stocked as many cookies as her grandchildren could eat. Nannie was known for making mittens, painting and sewing projects, although she was always humble about her creations. Anne Marie loved sharing a cup of tea and conversation with her siblings or a neighbour. Her love for her family superseded any personal need; she never wanted anything more than to spend her time with them. Her grandchildren would tell you that they never left her house without a new pair of socks from Nannie and the great advice: “Handsome is as handsome does.”
There will be no visitation. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 11 a.m. in St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Church, Sydney with Fr. Bill Burke officiating. Burial will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anne Marie may be made to a homeless shelter of your choice.
The family would like to thank the staff at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, unit 4B and the Palliative Care Unit for the kindness and compassionate care she received during her stay. A very special thank you to Dr. Paul Murphy, who she held in very high regard.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
John & family
So sorry to hear of Ann Marie passing she had faith in me when she was rector of Crusico 1980
I did my first talk she was a beautiful lady she & your family will be in my prayers
From: Ada Hagen
My deepest condolences to the Campbell and MacLean families. Anne will be greatly missed by many. She was a truly good person who was always caring and genuine.
From: Mary Gannon
Susan and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of you Mother. As a young girl, I remember her well as a kind and gentle soul. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
From: Jody Dunphy-Munn
Karen, Patricia & Family
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Although this time is unbearably difficult, take comfort in that someday we will all be together again with our loved ones.
From: Clara Wadman
You were a great classmate @ St Marthas. Humble and very good nurse. My daughter was named after her
From: Joyce MacLean(Gauthier) classmate at St Marthas
Sorry for your loss, hope you and your family are staying well in these uncertain times.
From: Malcolm DeBay
To John and Family;
We are sorry for your great loss. May wonderful memories of Anne
Marie and the love she had for each of you help to bring some comfort and peace at this difficult time.
From: Rod and Mary Campbell
Our sincerest condolences to all the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Anne Marie.
From: Gwen & Joey MacLean
So sorry to hear of Anne Marie’s passing. I worked with Anne Marie at Holy Redeemer Convent Infirmary. She was very caring and was a dedicated and capable nurse. Her family and children were her pride and joy. She passed good tips to me that I used with my own children. I enjoyed all the years I worked with her and considered her a friend.
From: Colleen MacDonald
John and family I am so sorry to hear of Anne Marie’s passing . As a former Mira Roader I knew and respected her and her friendship. My daughter Kelly was friends with Karen and sang in choir with your girls. Please pass on my condolences to your family.
From: Katherine(Cameron) & Lorne Costello
Dear John and Family. I am so sorry that I have missed the notice of the passing of my dear old friend Anne Marie. We were close classmates at St. Martha’s School of Nursing in 1959. It is hard to think about our class and the friendships there without lovingly remembering Anne Marie.
In her memory a donation has been made to the Souls’ Harbour Rescue Mission here in Halifax. My deepest sympathy and prayers are sent to all of you.
From: Sandra (MacSween) Backman
So sorry for your loss Susan. I had only meet your mom a few times but her kindness and graciousness filled the space she was in. Her generosity will go on forever through her loving family.
To the Campbell crew
Erin,Ryan and I are so sorry to hear of Anne’s passing. She will always hold a place in our hearts❤️
I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of Anne Marie. She was one of a kind. She was a very caring and giving person and neighbor. She will never be forgotten. May she Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers to you all. God Bless.
My heart is very heavy with the loss of one of the loveliest ladies I have ever met. My deepest sympathy to John and all of Anne Marie’s family. Rest In Peace Anne Marie
De colores. Yvonne Donahue, Calgary, ABMuch love and prayers.
Susan, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I am sure that Janet is pleased to have her by her side now. You have another very special angel in heaven to watch over you. Hugs Anna
….a better friend one can never find. I loved her and will miss her so much. Gone from our sights but never from our hearts.
I am saddened to hear about “Aunt” Anne’s passing. I hope that her baby sister Carm is welcoming her with open arms. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and take care.
Sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Mrs Campbell, but she raised a fine daughter in Karen with whom I had the pleasure of working.
Susan, Andy, Holly, and Jill,
I know you all will not only cherish every memory with your mom, mother-In-law, and nanny, but will take all that magic she delivered and spread it outward. I know this because she is pet of you all. Sending love as you process the pain of her physical departure, and light as you move forward.
Donnie and Rose,
Deepest condolences on the loss of your sister Anne Marie. Whenever we happened to bump into each other we had a chat and she would update me as to how you,Donnie, were doing.
May she Rest In Peace .
My heart is sad to hear of Anne-Marie’s passing. She was truest the kindest, sweetest ladies I ever knew. My love and sympathy to you all.
I was very saddened to read of Anne’s passing.She was a soft spoken Lady who only ever wanted the best for everyone, always took an interest in “ how you were doing and what was new” whenever you met .Anne was also quick to share her crafts if you liked them ( Patricia bringing the bag of “ smittens” to Gaelic class and giving us all a pair from her mom)
Kind, Gentle and Caring , this is how I will remember Anne.
Jane & Ann MacNeil ( Ferry St)
Deepest sympathy to all the family on the passing of your wife, mother and grandmother……
John, Patricia, Karen, Susan, Christopher and all of your families, I am so very sorry to hear of Anne Marie’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you during this difficult time. RIP Anne Marie.
To have raised such a loving, close-knit family speaks to what a beautiful and generous spirit she had.
My heartfelt sympathies to all of you on your loss.
Johnnie & Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Anne Marie. She was a wonderful neighbour and friend of our family. My parents speak fondly of the great visits they have had with Anne Marie and your entire family at Pipers Cove.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
John and family;
Anne Marie was a special lady and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Stan and Estelle and Sharon.
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your mom. A true Mira Roader with a great smile and a friendly word. Mrs. Campbell was a terrific neighbour. Thoughts are with you all.
My condolences on your loss. Thinking of all of you during these hard times. And prayers. I am glad to have gotten to know Anne Marie. She was so sweet. RIP Anne Marie
To all the Campbell and MacLean Family
Our sincerest sympathy on the passing of a wonderful Nurse and caring person to all…Anne Marie and I graduated the same year from Nursing but from different hospitals…Our Nursing paths came together many times while at St. Rita’s and again when she worked in the Pier and I was nursing at Family Practice..Always a quiet smile and we would meet in church so often and share many happy chats together..Keeping all of you in our prayers and we know she is reunited with Janet again…Stan & Margaret Campbell
She and your dad raised an amazing family of gentle, kind, engaged and brilliant human beings. What a caring and nurturing soul. A fantastic mom. 12 grand children who all knew her. What a legacy. Thinking of you my dear friend Susan and your family.
Johnny and family , We were both shocked and saddened to read of AnnMarie’s passing . We have so many good memories of those early cursillo years … AnnMarie was a true Christian ,so humble and sincere. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.. love ❤️. Elaine & Scotchie MacLellan
So very sorry for your loss
Having trained with Ann Marie at St Martha’s I got to know her and have only great memories of the her
She was so so smart always top of the class but remained humble
Last spoke to her when she was in the hospital
We had hoped to go to Halifax to visit other former students
My thoughts are with you all
Susan, Thoughts and condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. Thinking of you and the family.
John, Patricia, Karen, Susan, Chris, & your families, & Sarah, Michelle, Lisa & Anna… my thoughts are with you all during this very sad time. I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, and grandmother. Anne Marie was a wonderful person who will be missed. Hugs to you all.
My condolences during this sad time. Anne Marie was close friends with my Mother, Sandra (MacSween) Backman, during their St Martha’s times. Anne Marie was my Godmother. I appreciated her gifts and cards to me from so far away when I was a young boy.
Losing anyone you love is difficult, but losing a sister cuts even deeper. I pray that you will be comforted knowing that all Anne Marie’s good deeds are in her favour now, and that she is reunited with Janet , Carmella, and Kaye.
Heartfelt condolences. Eleanor& Tom
So sad and sorry to hear about your sister Anne Marie’s passing. I knew her through Carm and she thought the world of her–another sad loss for you and the family.
We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Our best, Donna and Gerry Grassby
Dear John & family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Anne Marie. We worked together at Holy Redeemer many years & of course from the same parish. Anne Marie was a kind , gentle loving lady . A very compassionate nurse. My sincere sympathy to you & your family.
To the entire Campbell Family and Anne Marie’s siblings I offer my most sincere Sympathy and condolences. Ann Marie was my room mate during our training days at St. Martha’s. She was also my room mate when we ventured off into the world in Halifax. She was my dearest friend and Maid of Honor. She was full of fun laughter and compassion. She loved her family. Always in my prayers. Yvonne