It is with great sadness and heavy hearts the family of Anna Elizabeth Campbell of Castlegar wish to announce her passing on November 4, 2014 at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital with her family by her side.
Anna was born November 14, 1939 on the family farm in Swilly St. Johnson Ireland to Samuel and Winfred Watson. She was raised on her family farm until her marriage to Thomas (Ken) Campbell in 1963. They moved to Kinnard (Castlegar) that same year where they built their family home and raised their two sons, Tom and Alex.
Anna was a loving wife to her husband Thomas (Ken) and devoted mother and grandmother to her two sons, daughter in-law and three granddaughters. Her family was the center of her life and she was tireless in her care and dedication to them. Her efforts were selfless and always inspired by her love for her family.
Anna enjoyed all outdoor activities including playing lots of tennis in her younger days. Anna also found pleasure in baking, canning, being a homemaker and selling Tupperware. She enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband and family camping.
Anna’s appreciation of the simple uncomplicated things in life was reflected in her garden, she was a keen gardener: and derived immense pleasure from her garden in Castlegar, which she tended with all due care and attention. Anna also found great joy in her three granddaughters, Ali, Sierra and Gabriella. Anna would do anything for these three girls, She loved them very much. Anna found comfort in her sons and many trips back to the old country, with her last trip being in 2013.
Anna is survived by her two sons Tom and Alex (Luann) and three granddaughters, Ali, Sierra and Gabriella. Niece Kathy (James) McNiven of Alberta, Nephew Neil Campbell of Ontario. Her sisters Alice (Victor) Arthur, Florence (Moses) Vance, Eva (James) Barr and numerous nieces and nephews in Ireland.
Anna was predeceased by her love of her life Thomas (Ken). Her parents Winfred and Samuel Watson and Brothers in law and Sister in law.
Service was held November 12, 2014 at the Castlegar Funeral Chapel followed by interment at Park Memorial Cemetery.
The Campbell Family wishes to extend thanks to Dr. Lesperance. We would like to thank all the nurses, doctors and staff at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital for all their support and kindness and to Lawrence Chernoff for his support. To Bill Strilaeff and staff of the Castlegar Funeral Chapel, many thanks. We would also like to thank
Rev. Meridyth Robertson.