Maureen Theresa [nee O'Reilly] Campbell

April 1, 2019


Died peacefully at St Patrick’s Mercy Home, St. John’s NL in the presence of her loving family on April 1, 2019.

Predeceased in 2001 by her husband, Angus J Campbell and infant son, Richard [1950], her parents, Patrick J & Margaret O’Reilly, her brother, Leslie O’Reilly and sisters, Geraldine Linegar and Emily Coleman.

Left to mourn and celebrate her wonderful life, Anne Campbell [Janet Lenover] Waterdown, ON, Rob [Betty] Campbell, St. John’s ,Scott [Cathy] Campbell, Witless Bay, Susan [Michael] Murray, Portugal Cove ; her cherished grandchildren, Colleen Rice, Edmonton, AB, Lesley Mooney, Katey, Texas, Cathy Campbell, Gillian Campbell, Andrew Campbell, St John’s, Evan Murray ,Portugal Cove, Timothy Murray St. John’s, Cameron Murray, Portugal Cove and her precious great -grandchildren, Nicholas, Zoe Ostapachuck & Lewis Rice, Isabella, Campbell & Emma Mooney, Courtney Campbell & Thomas O’Driscoll, Arabella, Arianna, Avery & Camren Campbell.

Maureen was born in St John’s in 1926, the youngest in her family and raised at Ashleaf, the O’Reilly family home in the Smithville area.

Angus & Nina were married in 1948 and enjoyed a long and happy marriage raising their four children on Osborne Street in St. John’s and St. Phillip’s. Nina was a very talented and creative person. She was an accomplished interior designer with exceptional natural gifts for design and colour which she enhanced by correspondence studies through New York School of Art & Design. Throughout her married life she worked alongside Angus in his architectural business offering her support, ideas and enhancements to his many projects.  Nina’s creativity & commitment to life-long learning extended to her wonderful gardens, music, the arts, philosophy & marvellous culinary creations which filled her home with joy. Her perennial garden at her home in St Phillip’s was a marvel and after Angus’s death was a place of solace and spiritual peace for her.

Nina expressed how she was proud to be able to be independent into her old age caring for her home and gardens. In her last years Nina was cared for by family, compassionate caregivers and the exceptional nursing staff at St. Patrick’s Mercy Home.

Family will welcome friends at a Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday, April 4 from 6:00-9:00 pm

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 5 from the Carnell Memorial Chapel at 11:00 am.

Donations in Maureen’s memory can be made to St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation { }  or the Alzheimer’s Society of NL {}.




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6-9 p.m. on April 4, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
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11:00am, Friday April 5th

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
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Dear Susan and family ,

Heartfelt condolences on your mother’s passing . No matter what the age it is a wrench . Reading the obituary she certainly led a happy and fulfilling life.


John Ross

Anne, Rob, Scott and Sue
Another lifelong family friend is gone and will be missed.
I remember many happy times at family parties at Osborne Street and Barnes Rd.
It was always clear to me what good friends our parents were for a lifetime.
My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom.

Anne, Janet and the Campbell family
We were so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mum. It seems she led a fabulous life of colour, verve, design and joy. And it seems she has created that legacy in her children. Our condolences to you all and we know she will be well remembered.

Rob…read in the Telegram today that your mother passed away. So sorry to hear this and I wish to pass on my condolences to the Campbell Family
Jim Gruchy

To Anne Campbell
Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing..May your Mother ‘s love never end.May she live on in you and your familythrough cherished stories and pictures..She was a great hostess when we visited your home . For this memory I am grateful.
You are being held in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the passing of your dear mother and celebrate your life
Regina Quigley

Anne, Rob, Scott Sue and families
I was saddened to read Auntie Neenies passing in the telegram ……have warm memories of visits gone by., on Osbourne street and Portugal cove especially………. I was always amazed at her special “touch” ….in her appearance, her home, her garden! Truly a very talented lady. We will miss her.
Rest assured, cousins, her big brother will take special care of his ‘baby’ sister.
My deepest sympathy to you all.
Beverley (O’Reilly)

Anne, Rob, Scott and Sue,

I’m so sorry to learn the sad news of your mother’s passing. I have fond childhood memories of my time spent with Neenie and Uncle Angie in St. Phillips, and I’m thankful for all the love and support she bestowed on me and my family over the years. Looking back, it was a special good-bye that Dad and Neenie shared and I’m thankful I was present for it. My thoughts are with you as you cherish your mother’s life and legacy, and lay her to rest. May her memory be a blessing to all who had the privilege to know her. She was an amazing woman and a truly loving aunt.

Our deepest condolences,
Maureen, John, Colin & Ian Mackey

Betty & Rob:

My deepest condolences on the passing of Rob’s mother.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

God Bless

To Sue, Anne, Rob and Scott, and families. My condolences to you all. Your mother was always so kind and gracious to all of us who frequented your home in St.Phillip’s. So many good memories. RIP

Scottie, Cathy and family, thinking of you today and sending our sincere condolences.

Anne, Sue, Rob and Scott
My thoughts are with you as you gather to share some wonderful memories of your dear Mom. I have such lovely memories of the graceful and gentle woman who was always welcomed me with her pleasant smile when I visited her. In a special way I remember sharing moments with her when your Dad was ill and dying.. I had hoped to be with you when your Mom died but my being in Ireland changed those plans. Know that I hold you all in a special way these days and from this Emerald Isle I give thanks for your Mom and celebrate her life with you. May she rest in Peace.

Our condolences to all members of Nina’s family. She was a woman of many talents who appeared to enjoy many aspects of all the things life has to offer. Her greatest legacy, her children, are a reflection of her love, her values and her many talents. May she Rest In Peace.

To Tim and family,

Thinking of you, and sending love as you celebrate the life of your grandmother.

Very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Nini and pass on my condolences to Anne,Sue,Rob and Scott and all of their families. May Aunt Nini Rest In Peace.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

Anne, our condolences on the death of your mother, may she rest in peace.

Rob and family, just read about the loss of your Mom, was so sorry to hear that. She lead a beautiful full life and I think she will be glad to reunite with those gone before while happily looking down over all of you. They say heaven is a beautiful place. Thinking of you guys.

The Campbell Family:
Sincere condolences. Mrs Campbell was a beautiful person, we had many conversations when she dropped in to Sharpe’s Store in St. Philips.
God Bless Her…RIP

Anne, Sue, Rob and Scott, so sorry to receive the news of your mother’s death. I always knew your Mom as a very gentle lady, kind and hospitable. We offer our deepest sympathy at this very difficult time. May God bless you all.

So sorry to hear this, Sue. Deepest condolences to you and all family.

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Nina! She was a gracious and lovely lady of many talents and I know you will all miss her greatly! Susan we wish we could be there with you and your family at this sad time but know you are close in our hearts! Love Mary and Robert Kelsey

A beautiful life well heart goes out toall the family especially Rob and Betty. Sue Scott and Gillian and Andrew. God bless you all at this very difficult time sinerest sympathy. Betty Bulger .waterloo ont

Dear Anne, Sue, Rob, Scott and all,
Heartfelt sympathy to each and all as you remember Nina’s life and say good-by. I am grateful to have known her gentleness and strength, her creativity and her hospitality over many years. RIP dear friend.
Dolores Hall

We have been neighbours (Waterdown, Ontario) of Anne and Janet for several years now and they are two of the most sincere and wonderful people we know. Obviously this is a reflection of their upbringing by loving parents like Maureen. We send our condolences and we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Ed & Bari Mizzi

So sorry to hear this sad news. Aunt Neenee was such a lovely lady. I have beautiful childhood memories of her and her amazing flower gardens. My deepest sympathies.

May Maureen rest peacefully. My heartfelt condolences to all of the family.

Uncle Dave

To the Campbell family, Anne, Rob, Scott and Sue. Our families were such close friends for more than 50 years. I remember all the NewYear’s Eve’s and other celebrations with our parents.When your Mom into St. Patrick’s , Mom was happy to see her. See would say to me on Sunday mornings, Deanie is in that room. maybe we can go see her . I know your hearts are broken. See was a beautiful person and friend. May she rest in peace.

Your mother:
So dearly loved .
And loved you all dearly.
May God bless and keep you all.

A full and productive life, well lived, alongside a loving caring family.
Our love and prayers from the Russell family . A wonderful family tribute

A full and productive life, well lived, alongside a loving caring family.
Our love and prayers from the Russell family .

Sue and family…..wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. The obituary is a beautiful tribute to your mother. May she RIP.

My heartfelt condolences to Rob Campbell and to all your family on the loss of your mother, Maureen. May Maureen, a cousin of my Mom on the O’Reilly side, rest in peace.