Sr Aen­gus gave her life to help­ing oth­ers

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

THERE was much sad­ness at the news of the death of Sr Aen­gus Cam­pion MMM last week (pic­tured). Sr. Aen­gus was born Eileen Cam­pion in Bal­lagh, Co. Laois in 1927.

She trained as a phar­ma­cist and worked in re­tail phar­macy for 10 years be­fore join­ing MMM in 1963.

Read­ily adaptable, from 1967 to 1973 she worked as a hos­pi­tal phar­ma­cist in Uganda, Tan­za­nia and Ethiopia.

She re­turned to Uganda for a fur­ther 7 years be­fore be­ing as­signed to Eng­land in 1980 for Mis­sion Aware­ness work.

She re­turned to Ire­land in 1984, also for Mis­sion Aware­ness work, and was then vo­ca­tion di­rec­tress for MMM for 3 years.

In 1989, Aen­gus was as­signed to Malawi, where she spent 13 happy years. Dur­ing that time she also guided women in their early years in MMM.

In 2003, Sr. Aen­gus re­turned to Ire­land. She worked in Dublin in pas­toral min­istry and with MMM As­so­ciates. She also vis­ited peo­ple in prison. She was as­signed to the MMM Mother­house in 2011 for health rea­sons and helped with gen­eral du­ties.

Sr. Aen­gus moved to Aras Mhuire in Au­gust 2013 for nurs­ing care and died there peace­fully on 25 Jan­uary 2018.

Many trib­utes ap­peared from around the world for Sr Aen­gus, in­clud­ing from her time in Africa.

‘I worked along­side side her at St Johns Mzuzu, Malawi. What an in­spi­ra­tion! If you ever felt a lit­tle low, you could pop along to the phar­macy for a chat with Sr Aen­gus - you’d soon be laugh­ing again!

‘She had so many tales of her var­i­ous ex­ploits. To­gether we en­joyed a cou­ple of rounds at the lo­cal golf course too. Keep smil­ing in heaven,’ one friend wrote.

‘I re­mem­ber walk­ing past the phar­macy at St Johns and smelling her home made eu­ca­lyp­tus cough mix­ture.

‘Rest in Peace my dear sis­ter Aen­gus. I still re­mem­ber your sweet smile, keep smil­ing in Heaven,’ oth­ers added.

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