Myrna Idella Campbell
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Myrna Idella Campbell at Evergreen Home for Special Care, Kentville on January 23, 2023. Born on October 14, 1935 in Middleton to the late Thelma and Arthur Banks, she was the eldest of seven children. Myrna spent her first years in Inglisville before moving to Hantsport at the age of 8. She graduated from Hantsport High School and then finished Grade 12 at the old Windsor Academy hitchhiking from Hantsport to Windsor every day with her good friend Sally. After Grade 12 Myrna ventured to Halifax for a career in nursing and graduated from the Victoria General Hospital, a proud graduate of the class of ‘57B. Myrna lived in "the alley" in the VG residence making lifelong friendships while there and she told the best stories about being a nursing student. Myrna worked at the Victoria General and reached the position of Head Nurse after working a year in Calgary. It was when she returned to Halifax, in 1960, that she met a handsome young engineer on a blind date. As they liked to reminisce Mom wore a yellow dress and Dad wore a pinstriped suit on that date. After marrying in 1963 Frank’s career took them to Moncton, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg before retiring to Wolfville. Myrna loved her trips to Florida with Frank and combing the beach of Marco Island for shells. She loved to cook, bake and tend her vegetable garden. But most of all she loved her family unconditionally. Myrna was an avid CBC listener during the Peter Gzowski, Stuart McLean and Anna Maria Tremonti years. In her 50’s while living in Winnipeg she took up cross country skiing and returned to work in the shoe department at Sears in Polo Park. As she tells it this was the best job ever. Myrna is survived by her husband Frank, Wolfville; daughter Valerie, Wolfville; son, Brian (Lisa Shand), Calgary, Alta.; grandson, Brian Young, Wolfville. She is also survived by sisters, Glenna (Alan), Nanaimo, BC; Hazel, Ottawa, Ont.; Lorna, Wolfville. She was predeceased by a brother, Ronald and sisters, Maxine and Doreen. We would like to thank Myrna’s Careforce team: Patricia, Katie, Sarah and Debbie who allowed Myrna to remain at home for an extra seven months. And thank you to the staff of Evergreen and Dr. Targett. Your hard work and kindness did not go unnoticed. Thank you as well to Dr. Burton who cared for Myrna over many years. Donations in Myrna’s memory can be made to Evergreen Home for Special Care, Valley Regional Hospital Foundation or a charity of choice. Funeral Arrangements are under the care of the White Family Funeral Home, Kentville. Cremation has taken place and there will be a service at a later date. On-line condolences and inquiries may be directed to www.whitefamilyfuneralhome.com.
We are so grateful for her life - a life well lived.