McCallum, Mary Aileen

July 03, 1934 ~ April 03, 2018

McCALLUM, Mary Aileen, It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Mary Aileen McCallum (Wagner) in her 84th year, at London Science – University Hospital on April 3, 2018 with her family by her side. Beloved wife for 64 years to the late Delbert McCallum (2011). Loving mother to Neil and Janet McCallum, Lynn and Udo Seltner, Ivan McCallum and their infant daughter (1961).  Cherished grandmother to Jessica and Justin Smith, Katie McCallum, James and Lucas McCallum and grand-puppy Gracie. Dear sister to Shirley Woodburn and Fay and Ralph Stevens. Sister-In-Law to Audrey Wagner, Donelda Stephenson, Jean McCallum and Marg McCallum. Predeceased by her parents David and Agnes Wagner, brothers and sisters Jack (Hilda) Wagner, Laura (Orlo) Mater, Cal (Mary) Wagner, Bill (Mary) Wagner, Robert Wagner, Jean (Harvey) Ford, Bill Woodburn.  Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mom drove bus for over 30 years. She loved her family, gardening and social visits anywhere.

Funeral Details
As to mom’s wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.  A private family service will take place at a later date.

As expressions of sympathy, memorial donation to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.


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  1. Approximately 50 years ago aunt Mary kick me and cousin Tom off the bus and made us walk home for misbehaving. For the last 40 years we laughed about that bus ejection every time we got together. I will truly miss those laughs, and I will truly miss aunt Mary. When she smiled I smiled.

  2. Neil, Lynn, Ivan and family, so sorry for your loss. Mary was a special lady and loved by many. Our deepest sympathy and hugs to all. Gail (Gray), Randy and family

  3. Sending my thoughts of love.
    Losing a mom is so sad. No matter how old you are, or she is. A mom is a mom.

  4. Sincere sympathy to all Mary’s family. We rode the same bus & were in the same classes at Petrolia High school many years ago. Always enjoyed our visits at Munchies or Tim Hortons, but haven’t had those for a while. Remember all your good times together. Marie Sheppard

  5. To . Jess and Family
    So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing … She was my favorite bus driver … She truly will be missed..
    Sending soft hugs to all …

  6. To Mary’s children: I always enjoyed chatting with Mary when she would come into the Municipal Office. She was always dressed so nice and had that huge smile. She will be missed by all that knew her. Cherish the memories.

  7. Neil Janet Lynn Udo Ivan and Family
    Our hearts are so deeply saddened. May you find memories of your Mom/Grandma to bring comfort to you all during this very sad time. Our heart and prayers go out to each of you with our deepest sympathy. She will always be remembered as a Wonderful and Caring Lady with a very kind heart. Lots of fond and great memories! Thinking of you all!
    Love Steve Diane Lindsay Adam and Family

  8. Lynn, Neil, Ivan and families. Our condolences on the loss of your mom, she was a lovely lady.
    Bill Wilson and family.

  9. Neil and Janet. We are sorry for your loss. May God hold the family in a big hug at this time. George and Jill

  10. Jessica and Justin – Just read of your Grandma’s passing Jessica and my thoughts and prayers are with
    you. I never knew her, but it sounds like she was a great lady and I know you will miss her dearly.
    June Rummerfield (Smith)

  11. My condolences. Mary was a wonderful woman wife and mother. I have fond memories of your mom and dad. So sorry for your loss.

  12. Dave and I are so sorry to hear about Mary. She was a great lady. Enjoyed working with her and Delbert when driving bus. She will be missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts are with the family.

  13. So sorry to learn of Mary’s passing, haven’t had a visit with her for a while, but always enjoyed our chats, she was a lovely lady! She will be missed.

  14. To the family of Mary..i was so sorry to hearing of her passing. Mary was always a joy to visit with. We had some great talks over a coffee. She always looked so great and had a wonderful smile.. She will be missed by many. Hold on to wonderful memories.. prayers and thoughts for you all. Love Mary Ann

  15. To all of Mary’s family So very sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. She certainly was a joy for my kids to have as a bus driver, always concerned about each and everyone riding her bus. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time, you have my Deepest Sympathy.

    Dianne McLean

  16. Deepest condolences and blessings in memory of a lovely lady and a special great aunt. Special memories of Aunt Mary driving bus in my youth, and in time, my children as passengers also. Loved and missed. Xoxo

  17. Neil,Lynn and Ivan. Sincere sympathy in your sad loss. I had a nice visit with her last fall in Petrolia. She always had that great smile and I enjoyed talking with her and your Dad. Treasure your happy memories of your Mom. No one can take those from you. Ruth Anne Mater

  18. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Mary. She was a great lady, bus driver, and neighbour. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

  19. Our deepest sympathy to all the family! Aunt Mary was a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ron Cheryl Saunders and girls

  20. Ivan, Lynn and Neil plus your entire Families. So sorry to hear about the passing of Mary . I worked with Mary and Delbert for a few years and were neighbours just around the corner. Mary was such a sweet lady and loved her gardening. She would talk about her family and how she loved everyone of use. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Hugs to everyone !!! Maureen and Ron Bailey and Family xoxox

  21. I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She will be missed as such a lovely lady. I remember many happy conversations with laughter with Mary.
    My condolences and prayers to Neil, Ivan and family. Thinking of you all.
    Debra May