Susan Campbell Obituary
 
In Memory of

Susan Leslie Campbell

August 31, 1956 - February 12, 2011
Obituary

Campbell, Susan Leslie (Sue) – 54, of Halifax passed away on Saturday, February 12 at the Victoria General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Sue was a teacher, a philosopher, and a genuinely kind person. As a philosopher and teacher, her generosity and great courage illuminated the world for so many; as a loved one and friend, she showed us all grace through the trying times and humility through the good. Her sense of humour-sometimes dark, sometimes gentle-could always be counted on to make the emotion of self-pity impossible. Sue was a member of Dalhousie's Philosophy Department since 1992. She truly enjoyed students and...
Campbell, Susan Leslie (Sue) – 54, of Halifax passed away on Saturday, February 12 at the Victoria General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Sue was a teacher, a philosopher, and a genuinely kind person. As a philosopher and teacher, her generosity and great courage illuminated the world for so many; as a loved one and friend, she showed us all grace through the trying times and humility through the good. Her sense of humour-sometimes dark, sometimes gentle-could always be counted on to make the emotion of self-pity impossible. Sue was a member of Dalhousie's Philosophy Department since 1992. She truly enjoyed students and was moved by their efforts to become thoughtful adults. Sue was a valued colleague and devoted mentor in both Philosophy and the Gender and Women's Studies Program. She was a passionate gardener, a lover of bad movies, coffee shops and beer, a rescuer of wild flowers, a poet, and a proud cabin owner.

Sue was born in Edmonton and completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy at the University of Alberta. She received her doctorate from the University of Toronto. Sue is predeceased by her parents Pat and Bill Campbell, both of Edmonton. She is survived by her loving partner, Jan Sutherland, and her beloved sisters Katy Campbell (Rick Roder) and Lori Campbell (Barry Snell), by her precious nieces Jesse Campbell and Courtney Wells (Parker), and great-nephew Xander. Having come from a sociable family, Sue's friendships meant a great deal to her and, in particular, Rocky Jacobsen, David Checkland, Susan Sherwin, Shirley Tillotson, Duncan MacIntosh and Ami Harbin were stalwart to the end. Mention must also be made of Stanley and Sugar, the pets who brought Sue much comfort and joy over the years.

The family wishes to sincerely thank the nurses and doctors of 5A for caring for us all with such compassion and gentleness.

Cremation has already taken place. Family and friends will gather to celebrate our good fortune at having known Sue at Charlie's Club, 5580 Cunard Street, Halifax from 6-8 pm on Thursday February 17th. A memorial for family and friends in Alberta will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sue Campbell Scholarship Fund c/o Ben McIsaac, Development Office, Dalhousie University, MacDonald Building, 6300 Coburg Ave., Halifax, NS B3H 3J5. Online condolences may be made through www.cruikshankhalifaxfuneralhome.com.

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