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Dr. Lynn Crosby

December 19, 1956July 15, 2012

CROSBY, Barbara Lynn – 55, of Halifax passed away July 15, 2012 at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Halifax. Born in Wolfville, she was the daughter of Natalie and William Crosby. Lynn graduated from Horton District High School, 1975, Acadia University BSc, 1978 and Dalhousie Medical School, 1982. She then began a residency in Labrador, NL. Soon after, she opened a family practice at the Armdale Medical Centre in Halifax. A caring and conscientious Doctor, Lynn provided family practice to as many as four generations of families. Lynn married Colin Campbell in August, 2008. She retired from her practice in 2009. Lynn was an avid traveller with her husband, and enjoyed skiing, reading, hiking, dancing and spending time with her family. Lynn instilled a love of music in her children and enjoyed playing piano and singing with the medical school choir. Lynn also became active in a number of causes and volunteer pursuits. She is survived by her parents, her husband Colin Campbell; daughter Kathryn McRae; son Andrew McRae; sisters, Anne Crosby-Gaudet and Dawn Crosby; brother Geoff Crosby; niece Hollis Crosby; nephew Zander Hamm; stepson, Robert Campbell, his wife Bea Lee, and grandchildren Aidan Campbell and Portia Campbell. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 18th from 6-9pm at J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 19th at 2:00pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, 6036 Coburg Rd., Rev. Martha Martin officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ovarian Cancer Canada.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, July 19, 2012


Dr. Lynn Crosby

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July 15, 2017

It is now five years since Lynn's passing. She would have turned 60 this year. Lynn would have loved seeing her daughter Katie following her footsteps and earning her Doctor of Medicine, and watched her son Andrew as he works his way to a PhD in Physics. She would have enjoyed seeing her niece Hollis growing into a fine young lady and her nephew Zander embark on his career as a chef. And I am sure they miss the love she so gladly shared and the wise guidance she would have offered. The positive impact she had on all those she cared for will continue to live and blossom way beyond her all-too-short life. She is somissed, but wonderful memories of our times together will not fade. I am making a donation today in Lynn's memory to Ovarian Cancer Canada, the charity she most wanted supported at

Liane Heller

May 20, 2014

I know this little entry is long in coming, but I wanted to express my deep gratitude at having been a patient of Dr. Crosby, both as family doctor and counsellor. She was a luminously kind, caring, focused physician who imparted her positive spirit to me with such skill and respect that my life was changed, for the better and forever, through knowing her in that delicate relationship between doctor and patient. I think of Dr. Crosby often, and always will.

Colin Campbell

May 16, 2014

I read a story a year ago in the Globe & Mail ("A fluttering of mortality", 06 July 13) in which Canadian poet Patrick Lane described the impact on his life of a rare butterfly fluttering into his hand on a cold, late Autumn day and dying before he could get it to a warmer place. "There are mornings in our lives when beauty falls into our hands and when that happens, we must do what we can to nurture and protect it." Lynn was that amazing beauty who fluttered into my life, and like the butterfly in Patrick Lane's story, she infused my life (and that of many others) with love and beauty. I treasure that memory, and try to live my life in a way that honours her spirit.

In that spirit, I am mounting an exhibition of my photography, inspired by Lynn, at Viewpoint Gallery in July. All proceeds will go to Ovarian Cancer Canada. In addition, I am participating in the Expedition of Hope, a fundraising trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru this September in support of Ovarian Cancer Canada. I invite you to read about these efforts in Lynn's memory by visiting my website at

Cathy Campbell

July 14, 2013

I have found today extremely difficult, as I suspect many of you have -- one year tomorrow -- so hard to believe. In honour of Lynn I have just made a donation to the Canadian Ovarian Cancer Society. I am hoping that those who read this will do the same. I miss her. My thoughts are with all of you tomorrow. I know she lives in your hearts.

Carol-Anne McDonald

June 30, 2013

I was a patient of Dr. Lynn Crosby's, and we certainly shared many laughs. I was shocked and saddened to hear about her death. She was a wonderful doctor, and a beautiful person who certainly "made a difference" and left a positive footprint! God Bless the family, and may you find some comfort in knowing your loved one blessed so many. xo

Debra Smith

March 26, 2013

I was sadden to hear of Lynn's passing.... she was a fabulous doctor and she had a way of always cheering me up ! I will truly miss her.... her life was far too short ! God Bless her....

February 23, 2013

I remember Lynn from High School. I first met her when our school was doing a musical production. I didn't know her very well, but I always thought she was such a beautiful, brilliant young woman and from looking through the photo collage, it appears that she touched many people's lives! I am sad to learn of her passing and feel honoured to have known her!
Dale Meuse (Halifax, NS)

Mary Ellen McMurtry

February 2, 2013

I was a patient of Dr. Lynn Crosby. I can still hear you laughing in the next room. Thank you for your smile, laughter and life.

December 16, 2012

I was deeply saddened to learn of Lynns Passing, I moved to Nova Scotia from Toronto Ontario and was referred to Lynn who was establishing a new Practice in Halifax she became our family Physician. She was a wonderful carring Individual and a real champion of life. She was both my private physician and my friend for 25 years. She was instrumental in helping us come to terms with the death of our 17 year old son and gave us hope and strength to move forward. She never gave up on us even when we couldn't see a future. She cared for 3 generations of my family. There will always be a special place in our hearts for her. Suzanne Schewe RN BscN., Halifax Nova Scotia

Alan Schubert

October 25, 2012

Sweet, sweet life.......Cherish the moment - it's only a moment of time and goes by too quickly for all of us.....