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T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS

OBITUARY

Robin Bruce Campbell

August 31, 1948October 1, 2019
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Robin Campbell Sydney

With heartfelt sadness, the family of Robin Campbell regrets to share the news of his peaceful passing in the An Cala Unit, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital on October 1st. Born in Toronto, Ontario, on August 31, 1948, he moved to Sydney, NS at the age of 4. He attended and graduated from local schools, Xavier Junior College, St. Francis Xavier University, and Dalhousie University (law). Robin was deeply proud of his roots and loved being a North Ender, residing there for the majority of his life. He always spoke fondly of his connection to Boisdale (Campbell) and Northside East Bay (MacIsaac). He was the only son of the late Peter Campbell and Florence Ann (MacIsaac) Campbell. Robin is survived by his adoring wife, Sharon Elizabeth Campbell (née Campbell) and his three, loving children: Sean ‘Aidan’ (Jane Belyea), Aberdeen, UK; ‘Matthew’ Peter Ross (Devin Wentzell), Sydney; Amy ‘Rebecca’ (Michael) Maciorowski, Dartmouth, whom he loved dearly. He is also survived by his beautiful grandchildren: Cole Sean Campbell, Liam Joshua Campbell, Zachary Samuel Scott Campbell (Aberdeen, UK) and Olivia Dena Maciorowski (Dartmouth, NS). Predeceased by his parents, and his special mother, Peggy. Dad was deeply committed to community and service and held many official and honorary positions: Knights of Columbus council 1060 (3rd degree, honorary member 4th degree); William B. MacLeod Assembly (4th degree); Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society (retired member); past President of the Childrens’ Aid Society of Cape Breton; past member of the Board of Directors of Cape Breton Transition House; a proud Sydney Kinsmen; former City Solicitor for the City of Sydney (1988-1993); awarded Queen’s Council status in 1993; retired Solicitor for the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (1993-2013); president of the Sacred Heart Parish Council and various committees. He loved his family, loved his roots, and loved his community. He could tell you the history of just about every building or family he encountered. The only thing he enjoyed more than reading or discussing local history, was fishing. If time allowed, Dad was known to pull over at the East Bay sandbar on the way to or from Ben Eoin to drop a line for a few minutes to see what was biting. Since meeting Sharon, Robin made travel a special and memorable part of their relationship, introducing her to the tropics (forgetting the room key was tucked in his tilly hat) and including her in his exploration of his Scottish and Irish roots (with an interesting excursion at Miltown Malbay). Special thanks to everyone at the Cape Breton Cancer Centre and the Palliative Care ward at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the VON for all of your treatment efforts and kindness over the last several months. Our gratitude is unending. Donations may be made to Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton’s Circle of Care Campaign and The Cape Breton Cancer Centre. I love you, Robin forever and always, Amen. We love you, Dad and Grandpa. A celebration of Life will be held at TW Curry Parkview Chapel on Sunday October 6th, 2019 from 2-5pm, with Celebrant Peter Hammond officiating. To leave online condolences for his family please visit www.twcurry.com

  • FAMILY

  • Sharon Elizabeth (nee: Campbell) Campbell, Wife
  • Peter Campbell, Father (deceased)
  • Florence Ann (MacIsaac) Campbell, Mother (deceased)
  • Sean 'Aidan' (Jane Belyea), Son
  • 'Matthew' Peter Ross (Devin Wentzell), Son
  • Amy 'Rebecca' 9Michael) Maciorowski, Daughter
  • Cole Sean Campbell, Grandchild
  • Liam Joshua Campbell, Grandchild
  • Zachary Samuel Scott Campbell, Grandchild
  • Olivia Dena Maciorowski, Grandchild
  • Peggy ., Special Mother

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, October 6, 2019

Memories

Robin Bruce Campbell

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Frank Gillis

October 7, 2019

my regrets at not getting in to pay my respects to Robin. It was just this after noon i noticed the obit. I had the good fortune to know robin from the 70's and the registry of deeds, it made all the lawyers a lot closer as we all spent quite a bit of time there.
While I cannot claim to have been a close friend I want to say Robin always had my respect for his integrity. If he reflected the same values at home as he did at work I know he will be greatly missed.

Douglas & Lois Foster

October 7, 2019

It was great to know Robin and family for about four decades. A life well lived doing what mattered most- Family, friends and fishing. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Lois & Doug

Hugh McLeod

October 7, 2019

Dear Sharon and Family:

I was a colleague of Robin. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Sincerely,


Hugh McLeod

Mike Mackeigan

October 7, 2019

Sharon and family my deepest condolences on the passing of your husband,father,and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you , sincerely, Mike and Valerie MacKeigan

Michael Sexton

October 6, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Robin, your husband, your
father and grandfather. My condolences to all the Campbell family.
We all share many fond memories of our time spent with Robin.
I will never forget the summers we spent together at Ben Eoin
and all the fun we had. He will always have a place in our heart
and never be forgotten.
Good Bless,
Love Mike and Charlotte

Pam and Bruce Maccoubrey

October 6, 2019

Our thoughts are with you today. Pam and Bruce

John Sexton

October 5, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, the Campbell family, on the loss of your husband, father and grandfather, Robin.
He loved you all dearly.
We remember the mischievous glint in the eyes of his youth, his more recent morning email jokes, the historical link to our ancestry and other experiences we shared.
Robin gave something to all of us that will be remembered and cherished forever.
Love and Hugs to you all at this sad and difficult time.
John, Susan, Sean and Samantha Sexton

Francis and Debbie McCarron

October 4, 2019

Sharon and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband/father Robin. He has been in our prayers since we found out that he was sick. We believe that he is at peace now. This is a difficult time for all of you and we will continue to pray that you will be comforted now. God Bless from all of us to you.

Bernie White

October 3, 2019

So sorry to hear that Robin has passed. Noel and I send our deepest condolences to Sharon and the other members of his family
I’ll always remember how Robin was so especially proud of his kids and grandkids and he often shared stories of his devotion and pride for his family
I came to know Robin about 25 years ago when I worked for New Waterford and we worked more closely while we were at CBRM before our retirements.
He certainly was an expert on issues relating to the former City of Sydney and his particular knowledge of the North End is legend.
He was passionate about his Celtic heritage and I was pleased to hear that he had the chance to visit some favorite destinations in the UK
Robin will certainly be missed RIP

Frank Burns

October 3, 2019

Sharon and family;

Our hearts go out to you all in this time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy. Frank and Robin had many memorable adventures through high school, university and beyond . Robin’s was a life well lived. Be proud. We will remember him fondly always. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Frank Burns and Myrene Glass
Calgary

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