McCallum, Muriel

June 06, 1936 - April 05, 2014

rsz_mccallum_pictureMcCALLUM Muriel June (James) – age 77, of Brigden, passed away Saturday April 5, 2014 at Bluewater Health, C.E.E. site, Petrolia. Beloved wife of Bruce McCallum for 54 years. Survived by her brother Roy James (Regina) and sisters in-law Mary James (Sarnia) and Dorothy James (Halifax). A cherished grandmother to Jason, late Jeremy, Hanneke, Jarod and Katie Mills. She will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Vince and Ethel (Mayne) James (Saskatchewan) and siblings, Stanley, Benson, Donald, Elwood, Joyce James, Lillian Albert, and Gladys Koronev. Muriel was born in Saskatchewan and moved to Sombra Township in 1937. Muriel was a member of the Knox Dawn Presbyterian Church, an active member of the former Brigden branch of the Women’s Institute and she spent many years on the Moore Ag. Society Fair Board, serving as secretary/treasurer as well as President. She was an avid and talented quilter. Muriel will be deeply missed for her quick wit and her wonderful sense of humor.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Thursday April 10, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.

Funeral service will be conducted from the Funeral Home on Friday April 11, 2014 at 11:00am with Rev Harvey Osborne officiating. Interment of ashes at Bear Creek Cemetery.


Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Inn of the Good Shepherd, Knox Dawn Presbyterian Church and Women’s Interval Home.

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  1. Dear Bruce and family
    This morning we were so sad to receive the news of our cousin Muriel’s passing. Though they were seldom, I so enjoyed time spent with Muriel. She was a delight, always positive and an encourager.
    May God bless you with HIS comfort, presence and peace in this time of great earthly loss.

    My love and prayers,
    Cousin Jean

  2. We have fond memories as children visiting the farm. Muriel would always greet us with humour, adventure and affection. She had a personal touch and interest in who we were, as kids, which always made us feel special–this continued into our adult years. Muriel’s gift of humour – always infectious – was just one of the many expressions of her love and gift with people. We cherish the stories and memories, and celebrate her joy, generosity, love and embrace for people, life– and just making things better 🙂 God blessed her…to be a blessing to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bruce and family.

  3. Our sincerest condolences to the family. We will all remember Muriel in her happy smile and witty sayings!

  4. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Bruce. She was a fine lady and will be missed by all that knew her.

  5. Sincerest sympathy on the passing of Muriel. May your many friends and your family help you through this.

  6. Just heard the sad news and we would like to send our condolences at this time to you Bruce. I always enjoyed Muriel’s company. It’s just a pity we were living so far apart.

  7. Thank you for all you did in the raising of Jeremy and Jason. Cherished grandmother to both my boys you didn’t have to do it, but you did. You never got over Jeremy’s death, you just learned to deal with it the best you could. Glad your with Jeremy he needs you. Love Karen

  8. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bruce. I have so many fond memories of Muriel and her teaching me to take over her job at thd fairgrounds. I will miss her but I have lots of great memories. Take care Bruce.

  9. I know that God wants to be your comfort at this sad time. He is waiting to provide strength for the days ahead. His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
    Dorothy James