Remembering Anne Campbell of CPRS Regina
Anne Campbell, mother, sister, friend, writer and long time arts and cultural heritage advocate passed away peacefully on October 20th in the Palliative Care Unit, Pasqua Hospital, Regina Saskatchewan, surrounded by the love of her family.
Anne was an award winning writer of poetry and prose, including her 2017 selected work The Fabric of Day, a co-editor of Regina Secret Spaces: Life and Lore of Local Geography, and Biblio Files: A History of the Regina Public Library. She was a member of provincial and national writing organizations and a charter member of the Writers Guild of Alberta and the Canadian Creative Nonfiction Collective Society. She studied at the Regina Conservatory, University of Regina (U of R). She loved her participation in the writers' colonies at the old Fort San, St. Peter's Abbey (Muenster), Emma Lake, and Banff.
Anne's commitment to the arts was shown in her employment at the Mackenzie Art Gallery (Regina), the Glenbow Museum (Calgary), and the Regina Public Library where she managed community services. She also volunteered with provincial and national cultural organizations in the visual arts, music, literacy, and the historic built environment. In retirement Anne was coordinator of Ecumenism at (RC) Archdiocese of Regina, and later a Research Fellow at the U of R's Canadian Plains Research Centre.