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Emma O'Brien

Emma Marie O'Brien (Campbell)

Friday, April 30th, 1926 - Thursday, November 5th, 2020
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I love you to the centerfield fence and back. A race well run!

O’Brien, Emma Marie (nee Campbell)
April 30, 1926 – November 5, 2020



It pleased God to call our mother home. Her race is over, she has her crown, so she went to sleep to awake in the arms of Jesus. It is with heavy hearts, yet great spiritual joy that we announce our mother, Emma, left us in favour of her heavenly home.

Emma was born in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, the fourth of nine children. As a young girl she played in the Stellarton Ladies baseball league; became of age during WWII and became known as Rosie the Riveter at the Pictou ship yards where she worked on battleships for the war effort. Her relationship with God guided her through her journey and was the foundation of how she lived.

In her passing, Emma reunites with her beloved son, Jack; grandson, Trevor; her parents, John and Stella (Young) Campbell; six brothers and older sister. Devoted mother of Raymond (Denise) of Kingston ON, Patricia (Jake) de Wit of Kitchener, ON and Kaitlen Tennant of Calgary, Alberta and lovingly remembered by Sam (daughter-in-law) of Calgary, AB. Cherished grandmother of eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her sister, Agnes (Blair) Johnson of Plaster Rock, New Brunswick and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. Due to COVID-19, a Funeral Mass to celebrate her life will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Stellarton, Nova Scotia at a date later to be determined. In honour of her memory, donations to the Canadian Alzheimer Society would be much appreciated. Should you wish to send flowers, her family would prefer if you would please consider planting some blossoms in your garden to remember her fondly as you look upon them.

We would like to send our deepest gratitude to her long term caring physician Dr. Jeremy de Bruyn, the compassionate emergency department and Unit 43 at the Peter Lougheed Centre, her home care family from Bayshore and the gentle paramedics who attended to her.

To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Emma please visit www.choicememorial.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.
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Richard de Wit

Posted at 05:58pm
In a lot of ways, she was a second mother to me. When my mother needed help, Grandma stepped in without hesitation and helped take care of my sister and I. Everything I am I owe to those two women, especially Grandma. She taught me so much.

Because of her, I know how to stand up for myself.
I know when to fight, and I know why I should fight.
I know how to laugh; more importantly, I know how to laugh at myself.
I know how to take life seriously, and I know how not to take it too seriously.
I know how to compromise, and I know how to dig my heels in and refuse to budge; people keep wanting to know why I'm so stubborn sometimes --- it's because I learned from the best!
I know how to swear. In complete sentences, might I add!
I know how to be proud, and I know how to be humble.
I know what loyalty is, and I know why it's so precious.

I know that, right now, she is sitting around a fire, telling stories and singing songs with the heroes of old; Cu Chullain, Arthur, Rob Roy, Grace O'Malley, and all the others.
And I know that she's drinking them all under the table, because they have no idea who they are dealing with!
BC

Beatrice(Bea) Chisholm

Posted at 09:23pm
Dear Kaitlyn,Patsy and Sonny... I am so very sorry to hear of Aunt Emma’s passing!! She was a very special lady and was always so kind to me!! I have fond memories of Aunt Emma when she would visit Grannie!!
Love and prayers to you all ‼️♥️♥️♥️🙏🙏🙏
Bea
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