Michael Campbell

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, July 8, 2024
Holy Redeemer
316 Somerset Street
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 653-6830

Obituary of Michael W. Campbell

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted” Matthew 5:4

With heavy hearts but a deep gratitude for a life well-lived, the family of Michael W. Campbell announce his peaceful passing at home on Tuesday, July 2, 2024. Born in Saint John on April 5, 1947, he was the third child of the late Agnes L. (Childerhouse) Campbell.

From a young age, Michael had a love of literature and poetry which evolved into a love for education. 

He was a graduate of St. Malachy's Memorial High School, St. Thomas University, the University of Toronto, and the University of British Columbia. Michael had a lasting impact on the education of students during the several decades of his career as Supervisor of Student Services at Saint John School District 8. 

One of the highlights of Michael's professional career was when the King of Jordan invited Michael and co-worker Fred Creary to travel to Jordan to advise their establishment of a Special Education Program. 

Michael led a life dedicated to the service of, and love for others. 

He had a strong commitment to Holy Trinity Parish and volunteered at every opportunity for roles as sacristan, reader, eucharistic minister, or part of the funeral team. 

For many years Michael was an Associate of the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception, and through them, he volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister at the Saint John Regional Hospital. 

He also volunteered at Outflow on Waterloo Street where he served meals to the poor and the homeless. 

Michael was passionate about genealogical research and spent years collecting information about his ancestors and family tree. Simple things would bring him joy; whether it be a good conversation, doing a puzzle, or his daily cup of Tim Hortons coffee. 

Michael was a private man with a humble disposition and a strong faith. His deep, soothing voice and charisma made him an amazing public speaker. His hugs could, at least for a moment, take all of your troubles away. He had a way about him that after every conversation you would leave feeling more loved, and more important. It is not often we find someone as good to their core as Michael. He leaves behind a beautiful and far-reaching legacy of how to truly and deeply love people. 

Michael is survived by his cherished nieces and nephews: Caren Doherty Sykes (Adam), Brandon, Alicia (Kayvon), and Spencer (Kaycee); Alyson Doherty (Tim), Lacey (Matt), Tyler, Dominic, Raine, Vi, Octavia and Xander; Mitchell and Coen, Roarke and Raya; Tom Campbell (Lisa); and Colin Campbell. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Gordon Doherty (Polly), the Kunitzky family as well as numerous Childerhouse/O’Sullivan, Campbell/Quinn cousins. 

Of equal importance, he is survived by his closest friends Mack MacKenzie and the McLaughlins; Anne, Brian (Florence) and Cathy (Randy).  

In addition to his Mother, Michael was predeceased by his loving family: J. David Lewis, David and Mary Campbell; Carolyn Campbell Doherty, and Sandra “Sandy” Campbell.

Michael’s life was touched by so many wonderful people, and on his behalf, we extend our sincerest gratitude for the impact each of you had on his beautiful and vibrant time on this Earth.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB (506-634-7424). Although there will not be a time of visitation, the family will greet guests on Monday, July 8, 2024, at Holy Redeemer Parish, 316 Somerset Street, from 10 am until the beginning of the Mass of Christian Burial, which will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Those unable to attend the service will be able to view the Livestream of the funeral mass by visiting Michael’s obituary on Brenan’s Website and clicking on “Funeral Livestream.” For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the Saint John High School Centennial Fund - J. David Lewis Music Award or by simply extending an act of kindness to someone in need. 

Please place online condolences and remembrances at www.BrenansFH.com.

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