Karen Louise Campbell
It is with great sadness we announce the unexpected passing of Karen Louise Campbell of Blacks Harbour, NB, which occurred at the Charlotte County Hospital, St. Stephen, NB on September 19, 2021. Born in Digby, NS, May 11, 1958, she was the daughter of Roland (Rollie) Campbell and the late Muriel (Leeman) Campbell. Karen is survived by her father Roland Campbell, three sisters: Bonnie (Billy) Moran of Prospect Bay, NS, Andrea (Brian) Hawkins of Beaver Harbour, NB and Patricia (Mark) Craig of Caithness, NB, niece, Jessica Hawkins, nephews, Brandon Hawkins, Nic Moran, Nathan Moran and Colby Craig, great-nieces/nephews, Paige and Sophia Hawkins, Jayden Hubley and Grayson Moran and Special Friend and Caregiver, Heather Hooper.
Karen worked for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for 30+ years as an Administrative Clerk, retiring last year.
Karen's resiliency and determination brought her through many challenges in her life. She fought for her place in this world. Starting school later in age, Karen pushed through a couple grades at a time to "catch up". After St. George High School she tried university but found the night life was more to her liking than the actual courses, so switched gears from Saint Thomas to St Andrew's Community College.
Trying to capture the essence of Karen, it's hard to know where to begin...a pioneer in so many areas, Karen made her presence know. She demanded to be treated as an equal...it did not matter that she was in a wheelchair, her brain and mouth worked just fine. She was very quick to point out deficiencies with accessibility, unfair treatment by others or just a general opinion...she had no problem expressing herself.
Karen was extremely close to her family, checking in daily with at least one, if not all members and vice versa. She had a great love of music, her favorite country tunes always playing in the background. She enjoyed playing Bingo and games on her computer but most she enjoyed spending her time with her special pets - Logan her Maltese dog, Teako her Quaker Parrot and Charlie her Cockatiel.
In keeping with Karen's wishes, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held Friday, September 24 at 2 PM at the Pennfield Rural Cemetery, Pennfield, NB.
In Karen's memory, donations to the NB Lung Association or to a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.