OBITUARY

Elizabeth Campbell

August 1, 1935November 3, 2020

It is with profound sadness that we, the family, announce the passing of Mary Helen Elizabeth Campbell, age 85 on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, in Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Elizabeth was born on August 1st, 1935 in North Rustico, Prince Edward Island. She was the eldest child of Charles Edwin MacNeill and Anne Agnes (Arsenault) MacNeill. She is survived by her sisters Carol Ann Probert (North Rustico), Cecelia (Ken-deceased) LeClair (North Rustico) and brothers John (Eme) MacNeill (Grand Barachois, NB), Chuck (Judy) MacNeill (Vaudreuil-Doiron, P.Q.) and pre-deceased by brother Bernard (Shirley) MacNeill (St. John’s, NF).

Elizabeth left home at the early age of 17 to attend Mount St. Vincent University, where she acquired her B.A./BEd degrees. She later attended Dalhousie University where she attained her Masters of Science, in Genetics, 1971.

Elizabeth taught in various schools across Canada, settling in Glace Bay where she taught science at Glace Bay High School. She spent the majority, and latter part of her career in Sydney, teaching Biology at Holy Angels High School.

Elizabeth was an extremely talented seamstress, painter, quilter and knitter. She enjoyed playing Bridge and was a member of ‘Fine Things Crafters’.

Left to mourn are her loving husband Ralph Campbell and daughter Heather (Tony) DalCin (Calgary, AB) and grandchildren Isabella, Samuel and Sophia (all of Calgary, AB). She is also survived by her brother-in-law Clyde (Brenda) Campbell (Sydney, NS) and sister-in-law Carol Marie (Marty) Walsh (Auburndale, MA) as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Due to COVID restrictions, a Funeral Mass celebrating Elizabeth’s life will be held on a later date. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.twcurry.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia in memory of Elizabeth.

The family would like to thank the VON, Gerardine Bates (personal care), and the staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital (CBRH) - especially to the doctors and nurses of Unit C3. Your compassion and care provided to Elizabeth during her most challenging times will forever be remembered by the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Ralph Campbell, Husband
  • Heather DalCin (Tony), Daughter
  • Isabella, Granddaughter
  • Samuel, Grandson
  • Sophia, Granddaughter
  • Clyde Campbell (Brenda), Brother-in-law
  • Carol Marie Walsh (Marty), Sister-in-law
  • Carol Ann Probert, Sister
  • Cecelia LeClair, Sister
  • John MacNeill (Eme), Brother
  • Chuck MacNeill (Judy), Brother
  • Charles Edwin MacNeill, Father (deceased)
  • Anne Agnes (Arsenault) MacNeill, Mother (deceased)
  • Bernard MacNeill (Shirley), Brother (deceased)
  • Ken LeClair, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • As well as manynieces, nephews and cousins.

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Janice Hanna

November 17, 2020

Dear Ralph, Heather, and Family,
I just heard about Liz's passing and I am so sorry for your loss. I loved teaching with you both for 10 years at Holy Angels. I also enjoyed mentoring Heather during her practice teaching stint. Elizabeth's sweet stories about "Ralphie" entertained us in the staff room. She had so much love for her family and she took such pride in sharing Heather's accomplishments. Liz was always supportive to me as a new teacher and I know she touched the lives of so many students as well. She will be sadly missed. ❤

Stewart LeForte

November 13, 2020

Dear Ralph, I was so very sorry to have learned of Liz's passing. Please know that you are in my prayers. Watching you and Liz come to church and her gradual deterioration, I always admired the love and care you gave to Liz. Liz now rests in the arms of her Saviour but I know you will miss her dearly.
May God give you every condolence you need during this very sad parting...

With prayers,
Stewart

Sharon Sobol

November 12, 2020

To Ralph, Clyde, Brenda and Heather-I just found out about Liz’s passing. I have fond memories of Elizabeth teaching me at Holy Angels, she was a great mentor . Her wealth of knowledge in biology and specifically genetic research influenced both my desire to obtain advance degrees in my career and to include teaching as a component of my work. Liz was always willing to invest time and energy into her science students. She will not be forgotten

Dr. Sharon D Sobol

Barb Boutilier

November 12, 2020

I was so sadden to hear of Liz's passing. I had some fun times getting together with her and Linda, and Cathy at Our homes over years, doing fun projects. Liz was a GREAT baker and cook, very kind and giving soul, down to earth person. She will be sorely missed by all her friends. We wish you and Heather much comfort, peace, and many happy memories of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. SYMPATHIES Barb and Charlie Boutilier

Michael Walsh

November 10, 2020

Dear Ralph, Heather and loving family,

I was so deeply saddened to hear of Elizabeth's passing. I have so many cherished memories of us all spending time together while visiting and staying at your beautiful home in Cape Breton. Elizabeth was forever kind and welcoming. I will always remember her incredible quilts, delicious oat cakes and gentle smile. Hoping that you may take comfort in knowing that she is now at peace, while I and many are holding you in our hearts with compassion and love.

Michael.

Donald Coleman

November 10, 2020

Dear Ralph:

Heard today about your loss from Frank Strickey. So sorry to hear that Elizabeth passed away. She was a wonderful lady and my kids enjoyed her as a teacher at the Convent. I hear that you moved recently to Williston or Rideau House just up the road from me. When things settle down please drop in for a visit. God bless you both and we will keep Elizabeth in our prayers.

Best to you Love Ida and Don

Barb Chase

November 10, 2020

Mr. Campbell, Heather & family. I am so sorry to read that Mrs. Campbell passed away, both of you were my teachers at Holy Angels and Mrs. Campbell held a special spot in my heart over the past 30 plus years from when I graduated. She encouraged me to continue my education after graduation and so I went back for a business course at Holy Angels and she would check up on me throughout the year (god love her). After graduation a few years had past and she started a little business and I worked for her at the Mayflower Mall. I was married a few years and was pregnant with my son she was at my mom’s for my baby shower and she had made a baby quilt and both my boys had used it over the years and my youngest son still has it. Thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

Barb (Burke) Chase
Dartmouth, NS

Shirley Bonnell

November 10, 2020

Dear Ralph, We are saddened to be informed of Liz’s passing. Liz was a good friend and we have very fond memories of her. The four of us had many dinner and movies dates and we will cherish those memories. Take care my friend, be well. Love Derek and Shirley

Philomen Sutherland

November 9, 2020

Liz, as we affectionately know her, has gone to heaven. No doubt in my mind. She was a fabulous friend. I liked her wit, her kindness; she was a treat to be with. We shared many occasions along with Shirley and Derek.
I was fortunate to meet her through the craft shows. What an exemplary crafter she was! Oh the quilts and the tiny knitted sweaters were perfection at their best. She shared her pie crust and oat cake cookie recipe and taught me how to do the blanket stitch on fleece blankets. I think of her often but especially when I bake her recipes. She was so generous and anxious to teach anything I was interested in. Oh the lucky students that she taught.
She has left a void in mine and Jody's life.
May God bless Ralph, Heather and all who loved her, in our sorrow.
❤️

Bill Gallivan

November 9, 2020

Ralph, Heather and family,
Winn and I send our sincerest condolences on your devastating loss. She was indeed special: smart, talented, kind and gracious. The quintessential lady.
While we have many reasons to remember Liz, we want to share one. You will both recall that Liz offered, maybe insisted, that she make, among other things, the table centre pieces - dozens of them - for Lynne and Tim’s wedding. That was 21 years ago and they were special. Well, two of them have been in full display in our kitchen ever since, atop cabinets, memories of an important day in our lives and who made them. They will remain where they are for as long as we’re here. A daily reminder.
May you find comfort in your wonderful memories.
Rest in peace, Liz.
Love to all,
Bill and Winn

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