In Memoriam: Sheila Sullivan Brown 

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Sheila Sullivan Brown, a long standing part-time faculty member in the Education Department, passed away on Jan. 24 at the age of 62.

Brown’s commitment to community organizing, and her Celtic heritage, were acknowledged in an obituary in The Gazette. "She was unable to tolerate injustice or hypocrisy," said her husband Greg Brown, a biology professor at McGill. "She worked hard, but always managed to have fun."

Born in New York, she moved to Montreal where she joined the Voice of Women and obtained her master’s degree in education at Concordia. Her community implication was broad and varied: She was a dance instructor at the Siamsa School of Irish Music; she was also president of Refuge Juan Moreno, a shelter for immigrant women and children; president of Catholic Community Services for two years; and taught children at St. Justine's Hospital.

CUPFA members remember her as a hard-working representative of part-time faculty who gave CUPFA many years of service. As well, she was one of the part-timers who was always active in supporting the Concordia Shuffle. CUPFA has made a donation in her memory to the CUPFA endowment fund.

Brown will be sadly missed by her friends and family, including her daughter Meghan and her siblings Patricia, Dennis and Brendan. Donations may be made in Brown's memory to the Refuge Juan Moreno, 514-525-5423.


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