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RONALD CAMERON MCCALLUM (published on July 22, 2009)

RONALD CAMERON MCCALLUM 1927 - 2009 Mr. Ronald Cameron McCallum passed away suddenly at the Centennial Centre at Ponoka, Alberta on July 16, 2009 at the age of 82 years. Ron was born July 10, 1927 at Winnipeg, Manitoba. In his youth, he spent many summers at Laclu, Ontario where he met his sweetheart, Marjorie. They were married in 1949, moved west to Lethbridge and settled in Calgary, Alberta. It was here their children were born and they raised their family. Ron was a Chartered Accountant, and spent most of his career working for Petrofina Oil Co. Ltd. in Calgary. In 1976 he transferred to Montreal, where he worked until his retirement from Petro Canada in 1982. Ron and Marge then returned to Calgary where he eased into retirement working part time, travelling and promoting political reform. Throughout his life Ron was actively involved in the community, serving as a volunteer with many organizations. Recreation time was spent curling in the winter, golfing in the summer and enjoying time with family and friends at Laclu and Sylvan Lake. Following his retirement, Ron and Marge enjoyed spending their winters in Mesa, Arizona, and their summers at their cabin at Sylvan Lake. In 1996, Ron and Marge made Sylvan Lake their permanent home, where they continued to gather with friends and family, thoroughly enjoying many happy times. He is survived by his three children Lynn (Ron) Odynski of Edmonton, Alberta; Lawrence (Miranda Cooper) of Edmonton, Alberta; Diane (Jim) Tomaselli of Golden, British Columbia; his grandchildren Kirsten, Kelsey and Veronica Odynski; Julianna and Nolan Tomaselli; and Trevor and Helena Cooper. Ron was predeceased by his wife Marjorie, his parents H. Isabella and John McCallum and his sisters Norma and Rieta McCallum. A celebration of life will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapels, 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial donations in Ron's honour may be directed to The Lung Association, Alberta and NWT (Sleep Apnea Research), P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, Alberta, T6E 6K2 or to The Alzheimer's Society (Dementia Research), 104, 4805 48 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 3T2. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 45th Street, Red Deer Phone 403 - 347-2222.

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