It is with deep sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of our mother, Sara Catherine Campbell of Halifax, formerly from New Waterford, on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at the Halifax Infirmary.
Born in Sydney Mines on July 9, 1929, she was the daughter of the late James Allan and Lillian (Finlayson) MacDonald.
A graduate of St. Elizabeth’s School of Nursing in North Sydney, Sara went on to complete her post graduate studies in Obstetrics. She spent most of her career at the Glace Bay Community Hospital. After her retirement and following the death of her beloved husband Joe in 2005, Sara made the decision to relocate to Halifax to be closer to her sons and her granddaughters, Jenna and Megan, whom she adored. For Sara, family was first in everything she did and the comfort that gave us growing up and throughout our adult years is immeasurable. She treasured and celebrated her faith, valued the qualities of integrity and respect for others and loved her family unconditionally.
Surviving are her sons, Ronald (Roxanne) and Paul, both of Halifax, and grandchildren, Jenna and Megan. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Sara was predeceased by her husband, Joe; sister, Lillian Clark, sister Annie Mae Cameron; brothers, Angus Augustine, Ronald, Walter (“Buddy”), Murdoch, Donald Archibald, James Allan and one brother in infancy as well as brothers-in-law, John Clark, Danny MacDougall and Bill Cameron.
Cremation has taken place under the care and guidance of V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, New Waterford. A Funeral Mass and celebration of Sara’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 28 at 10 a.m. in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Avenue, with Father Peter McLeod officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Limited seating with masks and social distancing required. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting: www.vjmcgillivray.ca.