Marsha Eileen Campbell

Passed 09/05/2021


Obituary For Marsha Eileen Campbell

Marsha Eileen Campbell (nee Hartlen); Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend, passed away unexpectedly on September 5th, 2021 at her home in Halifax at the tender age of 71.
Mom is lovingly remembered by her her daughter Dawn, son-in-law Duncan, daughter Jacqueline (Shaun), son Jeffrey and daughter-in-law Dawn. “Nanny-O” will be forever cherished by grandchildren Katie, Brayden, Logan, Ethan, Noah, Madi, Josie, Parker & Grampie Colin Campbell. Marsha is survived by her brother Barrie Hartlen and sister Glenda (Wayne) Lee and numerous nieces and nephews. Marsha was predeceased by her parents and six brothers.
Marsha was a loving matriarch, she took great pride supporting all of her children and grandchildren’s life pursuits and accomplishments. Our mother demonstrated that love doesn’t wait for anything in return. She gave it all her life without ever counting, judging or thinking twice about it.
Her role as Mother and Grandmother was most important to her. This is where she drew her strength and left her legacy. Being with her family was what Marsha enjoyed most in this world. Her life had many obstacles, yet her love and caring for her family remained her focus, and in so many ways she was able to show that love to us. This perseverance through adversity is a powerful lesson for us, and we believe it is her legacy. What a wonderful lesson she gave us. Keep that which is most important in focus, love and care for your family. Let them know in all the ways you can that you love them. Don’t let adversities or setbacks or any of the distractions of the world keep you from this most important aspect of life. She had a quiet, soft-spoken strength that was the glue that kept us together. Nothing is as strong as gentleness and nothing is as gentle as strength.
Marsha had a love for her family that was fierce and tender and for those that knew Mom, you know this is the truth. She created a loving home to grow up in and made us feel special and loved everyday. Mom’s care giving also extended into her career at Precision Health, Staples Business Center CIBC. She received numerous awards over the course of her careers as being a top performing manager, she was respected and admired by her colleagues.
Mom also had a huge heart for her fur babies and spoiled every dog she ever owned. Dexter & her cat Blue were the luckiest little furballs to have her as their “Mom”.
Marsha was a very trendy lady who had a unique sense of style from a very young age. She had a real flair for fashion. Mom always liked to look her best and made a statement everywhere she went. Her piercing, mesmerizing blue eyes were the window to her beautiful soul.
Besides family and fashion Mom also had a love for Thrift Stores and Market Place. This hobby of hers contributed to her passion for fashion and she had more clothes, shoes and jackets than she could ever wear.
There are so many fond memories we have of our Mom that they could not all be included in this memorial, but here are a few more to enjoy.
Worlds best jive dancer with a few “Elaine” moves thrown in, looked fabulous in her bikini, the best chilli maker, best interior decorator, deal finder and crib shark. She loved the ocean and spent her time beach combing and finding treasures with her special granddaughter Parker. Mom adored the talented Jimmy Sweeney and was instrumental in introducing him to the Campbell Clan annual wharf parties.
We hope for anyone who reads this or knew Marsha that you think of her fondly. Picture her sea blue eyes dancing, all glammed up in one of her stylish outfits, with a grace and panache that only she could pull off. That is the way she would want to be remembered.
As much as our Mom loved her friends and family, she never wanted people to come together to mourn her at a formal Funeral. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place.
There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you’ll always be in our hearts. Forever and a day, love you Mom.

Special thanks to Donald K. Walker, Neil Connors and Tony Francis. Celebration of Life will be held at the Purcell’s Cove Club on Saturday, September 25th from 2pm - 6pm. In lieu of flowers as expressions of sympathy, please donate to the SPCA


  • I will always remember Marsha for her smile.

  • Hi Dawn , Sending love to you and your family thinking of all of you at this time , your Beautiful mom sounded like wonderful mom ❤️

  • Dawn,Sue and I were so shocked to hear about your Mom.We only met her once many years ago at your home,but we always remembered what a nice woman she was.So very sorry for you and Logan and the rest of your family. Kelly Parsons and Sue Maclean.

  • My sincerest condolences to Marsha's family and friends. The fond memories I have of Marsha make me smile. It was my privilege to work with her at Staples and Marsha's bright, kind spirit will live on in the hearts of those of us she touched. Rest in peace Marsha. Tammy Bagnell

  • Sending our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. May you always feel her presence in your heart and soul.

  • Dear Dawn, family, thinking of you at this difficult time, we are so sorry for your loss. Diane Pyke and fasmily

  • Deepest condolences to Jackie, Jeff and family. I hope the memories of you and your mom bring you some comfort & strength. Thinking of you, Heather Thomsen

  • I had tears in my eyes reading these beautifully written words about Marsha. I worked at Staples for 18 years and it was Marsha who interviewed me back in the year 2000. I am so sorry for your loss and send my deepest heartfelt condolences to all of Marsha's family and friends at this very sad time. Until we meet again, Marsha.

  • It's clear how deeply missed your Mother will be after reading this beautiful heartfelt tribute. Love knows no limits and your Mother's spirit will find a new way to guide and embrace you from now on. May you always be in tune to her messages and may you always feel her presence near when you need and miss her most. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Peace be with you and your family. Love Sue, Steve, Molly and Shannon Milne

  • Dawn & Jackie at such a time as this, there's little we can do, I hope it helps in some small to know we are thinking of you. Deepest Sympathy Pat & Chuck

  • Blessings and prayers to you all during this very difficult time. May you find some comfort when the time is right in your cherished memories. Sean Campbell and family

  • Thinking of you all during this tragic and difficult time... reading Marsha's obituary brought tears to my eyes thinking of the incredible woman she was and the beautiful legacy she has left. May you find comfort in knowing she lived fully and loved so unconditionally. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you all our thoughts, prayers. Love Lisa, Grace and Georgia xxx

  • Condolences to the Campbell family. Glen Goodman and family.

  • reading her obituary brought back tears as it was so beautifully written ,Marsha and I knew each other for over 40 years and when ever we saw each other we would always call each other buddy and your right Dawn she was a first class lady and she always dressed to the nines even in a track suit she looked amazing .Her love for her family was second to none and she spoke highly of each and everyone of them with so much love . I will miss you for an eternity my buddy ,until we meet again .

  • To all who share in the loss of Marsha...such a surprise she has passed. She was so vibrant and full of life. Knew her from Staples and she lived in the Cove for awhile. A kind heart gone. My sincere condolences to all. Ruth Daley-Slade Herring Cove NS

  • Our condolences to family and friends over the passing of aunt Marsha. Carl (Jr.) and Rhonda Hartlen

  • Another one gone to soon! Our deepest condolences to your family from the Matthews family May she rest in peace!

  • So sorry to hear about Marsh's sudden passing. It is clear that she will be greatly missed. 🥰 Pam & Steven Galloway

  • Condolences to the Jackie and the Campbell family from Shaun and family. Your mother will be greatly missed by all.

  • Condolences to you and family Jackie. Bev and Ray

  • What sad shocking news. My heart goes out to all of Marsha's family and friends. She was a beautiful lady and good friend to so many. Love Nancy Pace

  • Sending our sincere condolences to the Campbell family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Nancy and Pat Power

  • Thinking of all of you at this time, Marsha was such an amazing person and I have many fond memories of her. Sending you all lots of love and hugs xoxo

  • Dawn, we were saddened to hear of your mom's passing, please accept our deepest condolences. Robert and Cindy McDonald

  • Sending Sympathy to the family, thinking of all family members as you go through this time. Darren Hartlen & Pierre Boudreau

  • RIP Marsha. I had the pleasure of working with Marsha at Staples for 20 years. She was like part of our family. She had a heart of gold and was such a good listener and genuinely cared. Gone too soon. The ones we love are never gone they live within our memories and hearts.

  • So sorry for your families loss. Barry and Sandi Sullivan

  • Thinking of you all at this most difficult time. I worked with Marsha for many years at Staples. She was like family to all of us who had the pleasure to work beside her. Fly high Marsha until we meet again!

  • I am so sorry for loss, I worked with Marsha at Staples. She was a true leader, and fashionista! I will remember her fondly. Jeanette Lively

  • Thoughts and prayers for a beautiful lady and her family. Your words show the love that came from your hearts. Beautiful thoughts that will remain with you always. Rest In Peace Marsha.

  • Thinking of you all at this difficult time. We hope your memories of all the wonderful times you had together and the special person Marsha was gives you comfort.

  • Hi Dawn it saddens me to hear you lost your Mom what a beautiful looking lady mom's are also our best friend our thoughts are with you and your family Gail and Kelly

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