June 22, 1948 – March 22, 2023
It is with a great sense of loss that we, the family, announce the death of Carmelita Rahey (formerly of Whitney Pier) surrounded by her siblings. Carmelita died peacefully after a short struggle with cancer. Her death occurred on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at Hospice Cape Breton where she received exceptional care.
Carmelita was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; parents, Mary Margaret (MacDonald) and John Neil Campbell; sister, Eileen (John Neil) Smith and brother, Joseph.
Carmelita is survived by four sisters, Agnes, CND, Sydney, Teresa (Andrew) Arsenault, Howie Centre, Mary Margaret (Robert) MacKinnon, Albert Bridge, and Patricia (Terry) Moore, Riverview, NB; three brothers, John (Barbara), Sydney, James, Albert Bridge, and Roderick (Mary), Sydney; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Until Carmelita’s retirement, she worked as a case worker for Social Services, CBRM. Carmelita lived a full and interesting life. Her employment began as a teller at the Whitney Pier Credit Union where she made lifelong friendships. Carmelita loved nature and all living things. She enjoyed oil painting and her many paintings continue to be appreciated by family and friends. Carmelita was a caring and loving person to all she met throughout life.
In respecting Carmelita’s wishes, cremation has taken place. There will be no visitation or funeral service at this time. A private religious ceremony will be held at Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks, at a later date.
In memory of Carmelita, memorial donations may be made to Hospice Cape Breton or a charity of choice.
We are comforted in knowing that Carmelita is at peace. She will be greatly missed by her siblings and friends. Our lives are better for having had her presence among us.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
So sorry to hear of Carmelita’s passing. Growing up and working with Carmelita at DCS was so special as she was such a pleasant, caring lady for sure.
She wIll be missed by so many. R.I.P. Carmelita.
From: Gen Fogarty
My sincere condolences to family and friends.
From: Lynn Hussey
From: Brenda Philpott
To the Family
Our deepest condolences to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Carmelita was a beautiful lady
From: Mary & Roddie Keeping
My heart hurts for your loss. But happy memories are a great legacy, and none greater than those shared with Carm.
From: Joanne Lachapelle
I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear sister, Carmelita.
From: Christine Proctor-Hahn
My deepest condolences to my cousins, The Campbell Family, on the passing of sweet Carmelita. The last few days have brought back fond childhood memories of my visits with Joe R to Borden St. May she RIP.
I was blessed to have Carm as my Aunt. She and I were very much alike, although I didn’t realize how much until later years. She was always so generous to me and always supportive even when others weren’t. She would take me aside and wink and whisper “I’m so proud of you sweetie”. I love every one of my aunts, uncles and cousins, but Aunt Carmie had a special place in my heart. I can’t wait to see her again in Heaven
We are very sorry for your loss.
Bert and Maurina Lewis
Sincerest condolences to the entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Betty and Bill Smith
Hammonds Plains, NS
Sincere condolences to Carmelittas family.we enjoyed many cups of tea over the years on the verandah watching the hummingbirds.Rest in peace Carmelitta.im glad you were my friend
Our condolences to your family , with prayers to all your family.
To the Campbell family : Sincerest sympathy to all of you on the passing of Carmelita It was a shock to see this I remember our chats when she worked at the Pier Credit Union and at St.Joseph’s Church in NorthSydney on Christmas Eve when we were at Christmas mass. We’d have a few words or maybe just a wave or she came to the car window one time to say hello She was always so friendly and had a smile for us. May she rest in peace. With sympathy and caring. Doreen
I remember Carmalita as I grew up around the corner from the Campbell family….only very fond memories of the Campbell family….my deepest condolences to her family and friends…RIP
We were saddened to read about Carmelita’s passing! Our most sincere condolences to all Carmelita’s family; especially Mary Margaret. When we would meet it was usually Mary Margaret and Carmelita sharing news! Carmelita and I first met at Xavier College.She was a very talented and sincere friend who we haven’t had much contact with in later years,only chance meetings to catch -up on news! May she rest in peace! Most sincerely; Clara (MacArthur) and Sandy MacNeil
I’m saddened to hear of Carm’s passing. I have great memories over the years from Loyola Crescent. She was always so kind and loving. My thoughts are with you all as you grieve her loss.
Our heartfelt condolences to The Campbell Family. Carmelita was a very special and talented person. She was a dear friend who will be truly missed. May she rest in peace as she is now soaring with the Angels. Thoughts and prayer are with you all. Most Sincerely Joe and Isabel Tobin.
Deepest condolences to Carmelita’s family & friends.
Carmelita and I worked together in the Provincial Building for Community Services. We had a lot of laughs together and went to Expo 87 with a few others and drove to California. I always felt she had my best interests at heart and as Pier girls we had a special bond. Years later, whenever we ran into each other, we always picked up where we left off and had a friendly chat. I’m sorry for her loss and send my condolences to Mary Margaret, Teresa, James and all the family.
We are so sorry to hear of Carmelita’s passing..Our deepest condolences to all the family..May she rest in peace
We are so sadened to hear of Carmelita’s passing. We will always remember her kindness and friendly smile. Our sincere condolences to all the family
Pat and family- We’re so sorry to hear of Carm’s passing. She is in a place of peace now, free from pain.
Sending our love and prayers to the family.
Leonie & George
So sorry for your loss…..condolences to the family,
So sorry o har of Carmella’s passing I remember my 1st stay at holy redeemer camp I was 8 yrs lid she was so good to me we were in the same cabin my 1st time away from home I’m sure your memories will get through this
So sorry to hear of her passing ,,she was alwas the quiet happy one,,,,,spoke so softly ,,she will be sorely miss y all who newher
May she Rest in peace,,condolences to all,,,