Evert McCallum

Evert Lee McCallum

1931 - 2020

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Obituary of Evert Lee McCallum

August 9, 1931 - May 31, 2020 Evert Lee McCallum, age 88Burlington, ON died Sunday, May 31, 2020 after suffering complications from a fall. Evert’s greatest love was his family. Survived by wife Vera (nee Pearson) of 39 years, he will be deeply missed by children Cathy, Karen (Charlene), Bert (Joanne), John (Paul) and step-children Diane, Christine (Glenn), Peter (Joy). He will hold a special place in the hearts of his 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Evert was the son of the late John Douglas McCallum and Jane Huntington Girard. He was predeceased by siblings Shirley, Lewis, Lowell, Phyllis Morin (Larry), Betty, Marion Mountain (Alan), Doug (Francis) and step daughter Sheila. Born in Mont Louis, QC, proud of both his McCallum and Gaspé heritage, Evert enjoyed time with the Burlington Gaspé Breakfast Club. As a young man he served in the Canadian Military reserve, loved to ski, dance and curl and was a lifelong Hamilton Tigercats fan.  Receiving his degree in Political Science from Sir George Williams University and passionate about politics, Evert served as Alderman in Pincourt, QC, where he also coached soccer and developed many enduring friendships. Evert enjoyed a successful career  with Allied Chemical, Prescott Chemical, Sternson Ltd., Navarro Industires Ltd., retiring from Armour Valve Ltd. in 1996. A proud 47 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion, most recently Waterdown 551, he spent most Thursdays socializing there with friends. Evert’s family thanks the palliative care nurses and staff at Joseph Brant hospital for their comfort and compassion during Evert’s final days. Private family interment at St. Peter's Anglican Church Cemetery, Malbay, Quebec at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion at PO box 754,  Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0 or Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation Tribute and Memorial Giving - Joseph Brant