Sr. M. Alexia Cameron
Born In: South Side Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed in: Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: February 15th, 2011
Sister M. Alexia Cameron, 79, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Bethany, the motherhouse, on Feb. 14, 2011, in the 56th year of her religious life.
Born in South Side Harbour, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Agnes (MacDonald) Cameron.
Sister Alexia entered the Sisters of St. Martha on August 15, 1953, pronounced her fist vows on August 15, 1955, and made her perpetual commitment on August 15, 1958. She graduated in Laboratory Technology from St. Martha’s Hospital School of Nursing in 1959 and successfully passed the provincial examinations to obtain her Certificate of Registration the same year.
As a registered Medical Laboratory Technologist she served at St. Martha’s; then at St. Rita Hospital, Sydney, where, in 1960, she started the School of Medical Laboratory Technology. Moving to Lethbridge in 1965, Sister Alexia served at St. Michael’s Hospital as coordinator of the lab training school and manager of the hospital lab. During her time at Lethbridge, Sister Alexia experienced and recovered from several bouts of serious illness.
After 24 years of ministry in the West, she returned to Bethany for a five year term as an Apostolate Director for the Congregation. Following this appointment Sister Alexia was facilities manager at Bethany Center, and later served in a variety of ministries at the Motherhouse. She acted as community leader in various convents for thirteen years, East and West.
Sister Alexia was from a family of eleven. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters Florence and Theresa, and by her brothers Charles, Donald and Joseph. She is survived by sisters Genevieve and Bernardine, and her brothers John, Owen and Leo.
The remains will be resting at Bethany, beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 1:15 p.m., where a Celebration of Vigil will be held on the same evening at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. Bethany Chapel.
Arrangements are under the direction MacIsaac Funeral Home, Antigonish. www.MacIsaacs.ca.