CAMP­BELL, Har­ti­gan

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

New Water­ford

It is with the ut­most sad­ness that we an­nounce the pass­ing of our dad Har­ti­gan Camp­bell at home on Fri­day, July 17, 2015, sur­rounded by his lov­ing chil­dren.

He was a coal miner with Devco for 39 years un­til his re­tire­ment in 1988. He was a mem­ber of the UMWA and was also a past mem­ber of the USTA, Stan­dard­bred Canada and the Cape Bre­ton Horse­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion where he was in­ducted into the Hall of Fame.

As a young man, he hauled coal and de­liv­ered gro­ceries, mak­ing sure the school and hos­pi­tal had coal. No mat­ter what the weather or dis­tance, Dad was there.

He was well known through­out the har­ness rac­ing com­mu­nity near and far. Ev­ery­one who knew him knew of his sig­na­ture hat on side­ways, as he made his way through the crowd grab­bing some­one by the shoul­der as he went by. Ev­ery­one wait­ing to be ac­knowl­edged by him. He loved his wife and chil­dren but his grand­chil­dren held the high­est point in his heart. He was the hap­pi­est when they were around. His sig­na­ture good­bye was “you be care­ful” no mat­ter how old we were.

He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife Ge­orgina; chil­dren, Bobby (Cathy), Don­ald, Ed­mon­ton, Ma­bel (Ben­nett) Mcken­zie, Dar­lene Camp­bell-Hur­ley (Roddy); son-in-law Dave ‘Crocker’ Kelly; sis­ters, Janie Crow­ley, Olga Wil­cox and Betty Camp­bell; brother Dougald Camp­bell; 13 grand­chil­dren; 10 great-grand­chil­dren; one great­great-grand­child; as well as many nieces and neph­ews.

Be­sides his par­ents, he was pre­de­ceased by daugh­ter Colleen Kelly, grand­chil­dren, Michelle Penny, Alyssa Dawn Camp­bell and Blake Camp­bell, broth­ers, Ewen and John Alex, sis­ters, Theresa Westhaver and Mary Brewer, broth­ers-in-law Joe Wil­cox, Bud Westhaver, Travis Crow­ley, sis­ter in-law Theresa Camp­bell.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place. Vis­i­ta­tion will take place on Thurs­day, July 23, 2015, from 12-9 p.m. A fu­neral mass to celebrate Dad’s life will be held on Fri­day, July 24, 2015, at 10 a.m. in the Parish of St. Leonard, Mount Carmel Av­enue, with Fr. Al­bert MacPher­son of­fi­ci­at­ing fol­lowed by a lun­cheon at the Parish Hall Con­vent Street, all are welcome. Burial will be held in Mount Carmel Ceme­tery.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the di­rec­tion of McLel­lan Broth­ers Fu­neral Home, 3183 Plum­mer Ave., New Water­ford, 862-7500.

Do­na­tions can be made to a char­ity of one’s choice.

To send online con­do­lences go to www.mclel­lan­fu­ner­al­home.com.

Spe­cial thanks to the pal­lia­tive care and the VON for all of their sup­port.

There are no words that can ex­press the sad­ness we feel for the loss of our dad. If tears alone could have saved you, we would not have had to say good­bye. We will love you and miss you to the end of time.

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