OBITUARY

Collena Isobel Campbell

1 July , 195524 February , 2019
Play Tribute Movie

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Collena Isobel Campbell on February 24, 2019, in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, after a two in a half year battle with cancer. Refusing to give up, she met this disease head on and remained positive while being selflessly a voice of comfort for those around her and went down swinging to the very end.

Born in Harbourview on July 1, 1955, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (MacMullin) MacKinnon (of Judique). She was a loving and caring wife and mother survived by her husband Francis (Riverville) and son Clarke (Cara), Calgary, Alta. She is also survived by her beloved sisters, Ethel (Rod) Chisholm, Port Hood; Peggy (Sandy) MacNeil, Creignish; Malena (Drew) MacSween, Enfield; and Karen (Paul) Carriere, Ottawa, Ontario. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom she truly cherished.

Colleen was a substitute teacher with the Strait Regional School Board for almost 40 years. It was a career she passionately enjoyed and through which she developed many lasting friendships.

We, the family, would like to thank the nurses and staff at Inverness Hospital, Sydney Hospital and Home Care for their kind and compassionate care. The family would especially like to thank Melinda, Melissa, Hayley and Michelle from Oncology; Mary Jessie, Melody, Leela and Breah from Home Care; Dr. Egar, Arlene Billard, Dr. Archibald, Dr. Ritter, Lori Ann, Paulette and Johena. A special thanks to Father Bernie for his daily visits and spiritual guidance. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 27th in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, Mabou from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Mabou, with Father Bernie MacDonald officiating, with burial in the parish cemetery at a later date. As per Colleen’s wishes, please pray for the souls in purgatory. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

You will not be forgotten.

  • FAMILY

  • Elizabeth (MacMullin) MacKinnon, Mother
  • Robert MacKinnon, Father
  • Francis Campbell, Husband
  • Clarke (Cara) Campbell, Son
  • She is also survived by her beloved sisters: Ethel (Rod) Chisholm, Port Hood; Peggy (Sandy) MacNeil, Creignish; Malena (Drew) MacSween, Enfield; and Karen (Paul) Carriere, Ottawa, Ontario. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom she truly cherished.
  • DONATIONS

  • Central Inverness Palliative Care Society

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, 27 February , 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, 27 February , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, 28 February , 2019
REMEMBERING

Collena Isobel Campbell

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Charlie & Mary Claire Mac Donald

2 March 2019


To Ethel & Family

Please accept our sympathies on Collena's passing. We can certainly empathize with you and you're Family with what you are all going through at this difficult time. She is at peace with no more suffering for her.

Charlie & Mary Claire

Sylvia MacPherson

28 February 2019

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family and our apologies for not being able to attend Colleen’s wake or funeral. You are certainly in our thoughts and prayers!
Joe and Sylvia MacPherson and family

Mary-Ann Knuckle (MacKinnon)

27 February 2019

Frances, Clark and the MACKINNON SISTERS

I want to give my deepest sympathy for the loss of COLLENA. She was such a special person to me. Her SMILE and sense of HUMOUR will always be remembered. I remember my vacations to JUDIQUE when I was young. I have a lot of precious memories with COLLENA and PEGGY. Also in the later years my visits to her HOUSE with my brother BOBBY. We both thoroughly enjoyed those visits. All of you are in my THOUGHTS and PRAYERS in getting through this difficult time.

YOUR COUSIN IN WINDSOR, ONTARIO Mary-Ann Knuckle (MACKINNON)

Samantha Murphy

27 February 2019

Clarke, Sandy and I are so sorry for your loss. Sending our love to you and your family.

Margie and Bill Delaney

27 February 2019

Dear Francis , Clarke, Cara , Ethel, Peggy, Malena and Karen - thinking
of all of you and hope all the wonderful memories you have of Collena
will get you thru the days ahead. Her smile, kindness and laughter will be
In my heart forever. Love and prayers Margie and Bill

Christina Dewar

27 February 2019

Dear Malena,
Am terribly saddened that you have to endure the untimely physical loss of Collena, as I know your family and your sister(s) in particular are the center of your life. How blessed you are to have such special connections and life experiences with wonderful people - relationships like yours and Collen's are truly what gives our lives meaning. I know your faith will carry you through, and will help you in knowing that your sister is still with you, just in a different way.

Thinking of you everyday, and sending love through this most difficult time. Healing is so very hard. Any time you need an ear, I have two. xo

Christina

Kathleen MacDonald

27 February 2019

It was such sad news to hear of Colleen’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Francis, Clarke, Ethel, Peggy, Malena, Karen and all extended Family. Love & prayers......Kathleen & Gus

Marion (Campbell) Oicle

27 February 2019

Francis and family,
My deepest sympathy on your loss. God bless.
Marion and family

Marion and Jimmie MacIsaac

27 February 2019

Francis, Clarke, Ethel, Peggy, Malena, and Karen: we are deeply saddened to hear about Coleen's passing. She was a dear friend and classmate, so many cherished memories! May she smile with the Angels! Rest easy, Coleen!

Geraldine MacEachern

27 February 2019

It was sad news to hear of Collena's passing .Her smile made the classroom glow each and every day. She made learning easy. May she fly high with the angels and rest peacefully in heaven.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY