Name: Ann Georgetta CAMPBELL
Given Name: Ann Georgetta
Birth: 22 Jul 1905 in Carnarvon Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Death: 23 Jan 1986 in Providence Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Burial: 25 Jan 1986 Providence Bay Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Change Date: 21 Jan 2011 at 20:12
Ontario Vital Records - Births # 012 328 - 1905
CAMPBELL, Ann Georgetta. female, 22 July 1905, Carnarvon. Parents: George Campbell and Mary McAllister.
Obituary, Manitoulin Expositor, January 26, 1986
Anna G. Sullivan
Sullivan, Anna G.-At her residence in Providence Bay on Thursday, January 23, 1986, Anna G. Sullivan in her 81st year. Beloved wife of the late Gerald Sullivan, Dear mother of Blair Sullivan of Providence Bay. Dear sister of Luella Ward, Minnie Low and Dorothy Luther all of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Predeceased by 3 brothers, Roy, Bill and Leighton Campbell and 1 sister May Jordison. Also survived by 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Rested at Providence Bay United Church on Friday evening. Funeral service was held on January 25, 1986 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Mary Jo Eckert officiating. Interment in Providence Bay Cemetery.
Obituary, The Manitoulin Recorder, February 5, 1986
Also, The Manitoulin Expositor, February 5, 1986
by Toots McDermid
Anna Sullivan passed away peacefully at her home early Thursday morning, January 23rd in her 81st year. Anna had been in ill health for the past few years and on December 24th returned to her home where she wanted to be after spending 9 weeks in the Manitoulin Health Centre in Mindemoya.
When I think of Anna, I remember her love and devotion to her family, her son Blair, daughter-in-law Lillian, grandchildren, Ann Oakes and her husband Michael of North Bay- Blair Sullivan Jr., and his wife Jennifer of Wichita, Kansas and great grandchildren Benjamin Oakes and Meghan Sullivan. Her friends were dear to her and her door was always open for them to drop in, say hello and have a cup of tea. Until her health failed, she wrote many letters and never forgot a birthday or anniversary with a beautiful card.
She loved her church. Before returning to Providence Bay, she and her family were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Elwood, Indiana. Their memberships were transferred to the United Church here in 1979. Anna had great faith in God and was very interested in the completion of the Fellowhsip Hall in the Providence Bay United Church. Her funeral was the first to use the facilities.
Anna spent many hours with her plants giving them tender loving care: they in turn bloomed spectacularly for her. Her specialty was African Violets. I'm sure she had every colour and one of each kind. Many times she gave me a pep talk about taking better care of my outside flowers and owuld let me take some over to her to keep for the winter so she could revive them.
Anna was the first daughter of Mamie (nee McAlllister) and George Campbell, former Island resident. She was born on July 22, 105 north of Providence Bay on a farm her father cleared which is presently owned by David McDermid. The house that she was born in and that her family lived in until they moved to Saskatchewan, remains standing today as a storage building on the George Breathat farm.
Many older people in the Providence Bay community today well remember March 21st, 1921 when the George Campbell family with all their possessions loaded in wagons along with their farm equipment and animals left Providence Bay and drove across frozen Lake Mindemoya on their way to catch the train in Little Current. From there they travelled west to Camalachie District, Saskatchewan. Eventually the family moved to the Cardross district where George Campbell once again worked the land and established a home and farm for his family.
On June 28, 1923, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, she was married to Gerald Sullivan, whose parents Claudia and Paul Sullivan had homesteaded in Saskatchewan from Grant Co., Indiana in 1910. To this marriage was born one son, William Blair Sullivan, who is a resident now of Campbell Township on the west shore of Providence Bay.
Anna and Gerald moved from Cardross, Saskatchewan to Indiana in 1940 where they lived in Anderson, Alexandria and Elwood until 1979. In August of 1949, Anna returned to the Island for the first time since she had left as a young girl of 15. Gerald fell in love with the Island and as a result they purchased property on the west shore of Providence Bay. Here they built two cottages in which they and their son Blair and his family spent their summer vacations every year until they moved to Providence Bay in 1979. Sadly, Gerald was to have only a few months to be a full time resident, as he passed away on January 11, 1980.
Funeral services for Anna were held from the Providence Bay United Church, on Saturday, January 25th, at 3:30 p.m. Rev. Mary Jo Eckert officiated. The choir led the congregation in singing two of Anna's favourite hymns, In The Garden and Amazing Grace. Her granddaughter Ann Oakes, as a final tribute to her beloved Grandmother, played the organ during the visitation period on Friday evening and for the service on Saturday. Pall bearers included John Sullivan of Fairmount, Indiana, Keith Sullivan of Johnesboro, Indiana, Michael Oakes, Blain Campbell, David McAllister and Keith Legge. Honourary pall bearers were Joe Sullivan, and Bill Sullivan of Marion, Indiana, and Cass Sullivan of Alexandria, Indiana, Reg Dewar, Herb Bond, Orville McAllister and Ransford Galbraith.
We have lost a wonderful neighbour. We will miss Anna, the light in her home at night, and her being at the window every morning to wave to Murary (sic) and me as we leave for work.
May she rest in peace. Her days of pain and trial are over and she is safe in the arms of Jesus and her beloved husband Gerald.
Providence Bay Cemetery, Lot 1 Concession 11,Carnarvon Township, #311.
SULLIVAN / GERALD / 1903 - 1980 / ANNA G. / 1905 - 1986
Father: George Edward CAMPBELL b: 7 May 1874 in Billings Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Mother: Mary Ann McALLISTER b: 27 Oct 1879 in Nottawasaga, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Gerald SULLIVAN b: 1903
28 Jun 1923
in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
- Change Date:
16 Jan 2011
- Living SULLIVAN