Remembering the late Anne Campbell

The University community offers its most sincere condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and music lovers who were inspired by the late Anne Campbell, a University of Lethbridge Honorary Degree recipient (1983), well-known leader of choral groups and a tireless advocate for music and music education.

Campbell passed away Apr. 13 at age 98 in Cochrane, Alberta - mother of Mac, Stewart and adopted son Alix Hector from Haiti, and grandmother and great-grandmother of many.

She touched the lives of literally hundreds of young women in Lethbridge as her choirs welcomed old and new choristers every year from 1953 to the early 2000s.

In 1926, Campbell started conducting youth choirs in Sutherland, Sask. at age 14. She founded the Southminster Junior Girls Choir at Southminster United Church in Lethbridge in 1953.

Through the years, her choirs grew in size and age, including the Mini Choir, Teen Clefs, Anne Campbell Singers and Linnet Singers.

Campbell left an indelible mark on choral music and the cultural aspects of Lethbridge and Canada, instilling the values of excellence and discipline in several generations of young women.

For her extraordinary community service, Campbell was awarded Member of the Order of Canada in 1976, an honorary degree from the University of Lethbridge in 1983, and the Alberta Centennial Award in 2005.