McCALLUM, Dugald Bruce – Age 89, formerly of Brigden, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021 at Bluewater Health – C.E.E. Site, Petrolia. Beloved husband of the late Muriel (nee James) McCallum (2014) for 54 years. Survived by nieces and nephews Gloria, Lyle (Shirley), Carol (Hélène) and Larry (Corrie) we well as several great and great-great nieces and nephews. Special granddaughter Hanneke (late Jeremy) Mills and their children Jarod and Katie Mills and grandson Jason (Kari) Mills. Predeceased by his parents Dugald (1971) and Harriet (nee McGregor, 1972) McCallum, sister Florence McCallum (2005) and Reta McCallum (Graham)(2002). Bruce was born on May 17, 1931. He graduated from Bradshaw Public School S.S. 14, Sombra and Petrolia District High School. He was an active member of Sombra Township Junior Farmers and Past President of Lambton County Junior Farmers. A member of Knox Dawn ball team in the 4 corners softball league (1950s) and Junior Farmers ball team. Bruce was a farmer and custom combiner. He assisted Roy Bradshaw in Sombra Township Office in the 1960s, including Secretary Treasurer of East Sombra Central School and Secretary of Township Committee of Adjustment. Long-time member of the Moore Agricultural Society and Past President (1983) and in charge of vehicle storage and commercial fair space for several years. 50 year member of Leopold Masonic Lodge No. 397, 50 year member of SPEBSQSA (now the Barbershop Harmony Society). Baritone in Chordial 4 Quartet (53 years) and Sound Exciting (12 years). Member of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada (Chemical Valley Region). Lifetime member and served in many capacities at Knox-Dawn Presbyterian Church.
Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Due to Provincial COVID-19 restrictions, those who wish to attend must RSVP with a time to attend the visitation: https://signup.com/login/entry/3183817940123. Please note that masks/face coverings are mandatory for those in attendance.
A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The service will be streamed on Zoom by following the link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckcO-hqjgpEt01mh1Eu9R1Cw_pTNYyEPbO.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario (www.rmhc-swo.ca).