Shirley Ann McCallum
December 6, 1939
Maidstone Twp, Ontario
June 6, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wife and mother, Shirley Ann McCallum (nee Mackenzie) on June 6, 2023, at the age of 83 at Bluewater Health Palliative Care. Predeceased by her parents Glen and Violet Mackenzie (nee Rounding). She will be greatly missed by her dear husband of 64 years, Archie McCallum. Shirley is survived by her 5 children, Todd, Mark, Nancy (Dave Gillatly), Paul (Marcia Thomas), and Jennifer, her 10 grandchildren, Alex, Riley, Randa, Kaleb, Mitchell, Mackenzie, Elizabeth, Jason, Ryan, and Owen, and her 4 great grandchildren, Oakleigh, Bowen, Joe and Ada, and the best sister, Darlene Steinberg (Gary). She was a true lady and a hard worker which she instilled in every single one of her children. She loved her entire family with all her heart. She was everyone’s biggest cheerleader. She loved Sunday dinners, crocheting blankets for her family, puzzles, watching old movies, and music. Shirley loved watching her Toronto Blue Jays and attending her grandchildren’s sports. She was very proud that she went back to school and became a Personal Support Worker. She loved the job and her residents very much. Shirley grew up on the family farm outside of Essex, Ontario. There she learned to love farm life, growing vegetable gardens and crops. She learned how to can her own jams and relish, cooking and baking which she learned from her mother Violet. Shirley made the best turkey and stuffing dinners, butter tarts, homemade rolls, and lemon and apple pies. Her specialty was devilled eggs and the best spaghetti sauce ever. When in hospital, she was always concerned about every person who came to see her. She needed to talk to them and to make a connection. She wanted to make everyone feel welcome. In 1991, she battled breast cancer,
and beat it. Ultimately it returned and took her from us, our beautiful wife, mother and grandma.
A private family service was held at McCormack Funeral Home on Wednesday June 7, 2023. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Shirley’s Guestbook” at mccormackfuneralhomesarnia.com. Donations can be made to St. Josephs Hospice. Sarnia, Ontario.
Visitation & Services
Private Family Service
June 7, 2023
McCormack Funeral Home
Cheques only please,
will be received at the funeral home
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Sincere Condolences Archie and family in the loss of dear Shirley. She was indeed a fine person... she was good fun and loved laughs... always a smile, know that she will be missed. Sorry that we did not get to see her... how time slips by so quickly. Our thoughts and our prayers with you Arch and family at this sad time. Shirley will be at peace now for sure.... love you.... love Jani and bob and family
BOB & JANIS CLARK... COUSINS OF SHIRLEY
We feel so fortunate to have shared many celebrations and happy times with your family. Shirley’s love for Archie, and her pride in her family, always shone through. May your special memories bring you comfort now, and in the days ahead. Hugs to all.
Dave & Lorie Vandeschoot
She truly was a lady, and kind. Loved her cookies too. Condolences to the family.
Sending our sincere condolences to the McCallum family John and Shelley Freer
Riley, Gary, Oakleigh and Bowen Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Our Deepest condolences to all of Shirley's Family . Rick and Barb Harper
Rick and Barb Harper
Nancy and Dave. Our deepest condolences for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Tom and Nancy
Our thoughts &prayers to all the family💕💕She is watching over all of you!