OBITUARY

Michael Donald Campbell

July 22, 1925November 18, 2021
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Born July 22, 1925 to John S and Sarah (MacEachern) Dad passed on Thursday November 18, 2021. A Veteran of WWII, Nova Scotia Highlanders, he resided at the Taigh Na Mara Nursing home for the past number of years.

He is survived by his sister Tena (Raymond) MacPhee-Pottie. children; Kathleen (Kate) Coulter, Joan Campbell, Anne Louise (Frankie) Murray, all of Truro, Donald, Marion Bridge and Gerard, East Bay. Sisters-in-law Anne MacIsaac, Catherine MacIntyre, Margie (Albert) MacKinnon, Theresa (Joe) Curran, Alice Ley and brother-in-law Chummie MacDonald. Grandchildren Marc Coulter, Tara, Michael, Allison, Cory and Marc Read, Mary Elizabeth and Neil Campbell. Honorary granddaughters Rachael and Lizzie Smith. Along with several great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his wife Mary MacIsaac, her parents Joe and Rachael, son-in-law Ron Coulter, brothers Angus and Neil, sisters Peggy MacNeil, Mary Aprile and Kathleen Campbell. Brothers-in-law John MacIntyre, Tony MacPhee, Bill Ley, Michael MacNeil and John Aprile. Sisters-in-law Josephine MacDonald, Betty and Irene Campbell. He met Mary at a dance in the Portage School, they married in 1951, going to dances, house parties, card games and family gatherings became a large part of their married life. After Mary’s sudden passing he stopped in almost every day to visit with our grandmother Rachael.

Dad spent many days and nights hunting the not so elusive white tail deer with his buddies the late Jimmy Murphy and Freddy Gillis. Retiring from the job of crane operator at the Open Hearth he took up mowing lawns and cutting down trees at the cottages below his home. The annual ‘Mickey Party’ on Morrison Lane was the highlight of his summer. Winters were often spent in Grand Lake, Halifax Co with the Coulter family. He made friends wherever he went, East Hants Arena, Marion Bridge Ball Field or Tim’s in the Truro mall. In later years he enjoyed his beloved Glen Morrison with his nephew Leo and the MacPhee Clan. Ian and Debbie Smith kept him entertained with her tea biscuits and his stories. The hours spent sitting around the table with Adrian Murphy and Alex MacEachern, watching the eagles go over the house or sitting in his truck on the East Bay Sandbar, these were the days he loved. Thank you to our cousin Joe MacIntyre for all the cabbage rolls and corn cake you made for him, he enjoyed every one of them. Thank you to our Aunt, Anne MacIsaac for checking in on him when he was still at home. Thank you to Bill Davey, Rollie Teed, Lee and Paddy Gillis for all the visits, calls and meals while he was in Taigh Na Mara. Mickey was a 53 year member of the East Bay Legion Branch 151, receiving his 50 year pin and medal recently. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Taigh Na Mara in Glace Bay for the care and compassion they showed to Dad. In Iieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

No visitation will take place. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10am on Dec 4th, at St. Mary’s church in East Bay, interment in the parish cemetery to follow. Proof of vaccination required to attend. The service will be livestreamed via TW Curry’s facebook page for those who wish to attend virtually. The family would like to invite guests to join them for tea afterwards at the East Bay Fire Hall.

  • FAMILY

  • Kathleen 'Kate' Coulter, Daughter
  • Joan Campbell, Daughter
  • Anne Louise Murray (Frankie), Daughter
  • Donald, Son
  • Gerard, Son
  • Tena MacPhee-Pottie (Raymond), Sister
  • Anne MacIsaac, Sister-in-law
  • Catherine MacIntyre, Sister-in-law
  • Margie MacKinnon, Sister-in-law
  • Theresa Curran (Joe), Sister-in-law
  • Alice Ley, Sister-in-law
  • Chummie MacDonald, Brother-in-law
  • Marc Coulter, Grandchild
  • Tara Read, Grandchild
  • Michael Read, Grandchild
  • Allison Read, Grandchild
  • Cory Read, Grandchild
  • Marc Read, Grandchild
  • Mary Elizabeth Campbell, Grandchild
  • Neil Campbell, Grandchild
  • Rachael Smith, Honorary Grandchild
  • Lizzie Smith, Honorary Grandchild
  • John S and Sarah (MacEachern), Parents (deceased)
  • Mary MacIsaac, Wife (deceased)
  • Joe & Rachael, Parents-in-law (deceased)
  • Ron Coulter, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Angus, Brother (deceased)
  • Neil, Brother (deceased)
  • Peggy MacNeil, Sister (deceased)
  • Mary Aprile, Sister (deceased)
  • Kathleen Campbell, Sister (deceased)
  • John MacIntyre, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Tony MacPhee, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Bill Ley, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Michael MacNeil, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • John Aprile, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Josephine MacDonald, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Betty Campbell, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Irene Campbell, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Michael is also survived byseveral great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, December 4, 2021

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Sadie McIntyre

December 6, 2021

We wish to express our condolences to the family of Michael Campbell who passed away on Nov 18 2021. He is ever remembered for his generosity and kindness to our family in times of bereavement.
Sincerely Sadie McIntyre, daughter Cindy Tiller and son Rob McIntyre

Janice and Joe Macintyre

November 30, 2021

Campbell family. Mickey was a very special person in our lives, especially Joe. As we continue to lose our loved ones we also lose the remarkable wisdom that came along with them. Mickey was like our adoptive father and we will miss him dearly. God bless you all and keep in good health.

Margaret MacDonald

November 29, 2021

To all members of Mickey's family and to his many friends: Please accept our deepest condolences on Mickey's passing. He certainly was very well liked and highly thought of by many in the East Bay community and beyond. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
Rita MacDonald and family

Jim MacLellan

November 29, 2021

On a summer day in 2010, I had a visit with Mickey who as working outside near his home at East Bay. Mickey said he was 85 years young and going to live till he was 100, or die trying. I think he did exactly that. What a pleasure it was to visit with this good man.
My sincere condolences to the Campbell family.

Susan Boone

November 28, 2021

To the family of Mickey Campbell. Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. He was a well known and respected resident of the East Bay community and will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Boone family

theresa ferguson

November 27, 2021

my condolences to all the family. rest in peace

Coleen Hall

November 27, 2021

I recently met your dad this past summer when I visited my dad at Taigh Na Mara. We would sit in the courtyard and talk for a bit. He was a lovely gentleman and it was my pleasure to meet him. My condolences to all the family.

John Shannon

November 27, 2021

Our condolences to the Campbell family.

Blair Sullivan

November 27, 2021

Gerard and all the Campbell family
My sincere condolences on the loss of your Dad.

Blair

Sandy & Isabel Steele

November 27, 2021

Our sincere sympathy to all the Campbell family for their loss.
May all your treasured memories of Mickey be of comfort at this sad time.
May he rest in eternal peace.

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