Obituary of Marion Campbell
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Marion Evelyn Campbell (nee Reaume). Mom died peacefully on March 16th, at Riverview Gardens at the age of 78. After a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, Mom let herself go into God’s hands surrounded by family, friends, and those who cared for her. She will be missed greatly by her daughters Kimberly Campbell and Kristen Campbell (Paul Pelton), and their father Wayne Campbell, and her grandchildren Kennedy, Paige, and Michael will now carry their beloved “Baboo” in their hearts. Mom was a lifetime resident of Chatham-Kent and was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Evelyn Reaume (nee Thibeault). She will be missed by her sister Shirley Harwood (Brian), and brothers David Reaume (Linda), Roger Reaume (Linda), Ronald Reaume (Lee), and Chris Reaume (Darlene), as well as by many nieces, nephews & extended family.
Mom was a proud nurse who served the Chatham-Kent community for many years, in many different roles. After graduating from the St. Joseph’s school of nursing in 1963, she worked at St. Joseph’s hospital in the ER, the OR, and as a supervisor, before moving on to finish her in-hospital career in Infection Control at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance. She also worked as a GRASP consultant, and as a sessional teacher for the University of Windsor and St. Clair College.
Mom loved working as a nurse but was also a lifelong learner. She got her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in her 40s, and her Masters of Pastoral Ministry in her 50s. She loved music and took guitar lessons as an adult so she could play music with her friends, as well as in the church choir. She even bought a violin and started violin lessons as a senior.
Being fit and healthy and spending time outdoors were important to mom. She could always be seen taking long walks through her neighbourhood and working in her yard tending to her vast array of plants and flowers. Right up until she couldn’t any longer, she was doing laps of the neighborhood and playing in her garden with her dedicated caregiver and friend Sarah.
Mom lived her life well and will be remembered forever for this.
Our family would like to extend our deepest thanks to Sarah and the staff at Riverview Gardens for the kind and compassionate care they gave mom.
Family to receive friends on Thursday, March 24th 2022, from 2 - 4 pm, & 6 - 8 pm at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham. A Memorial Mass to take place at 11:00 am on Friday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish, 145 Victoria Ave, Chatham. Interment to follow in Maple Leaf Cemetery. For those attending the visitation, masks can be worn however are not mandatory.
In memory of Marion, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.
McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street,
519 351 2040