James Vernon McCALLUM

McCALLUM – James Vernon (Jim), born May 17, 1952, passed away peacefully of aggressive ALS on September 22, 2010 at Langley Memorial Hospice with loving wife Karyn at his side. Jim was predeceased by mother Norah, father Cyril and sister Clare. Jim is survived by his wife of 35 years, Karyn, sons Stephen (Esther), Bryan and John, brother Hugh, sister Rhona (Ron), nephews David, Andrew, Craig, Gordon and Stuart, nieces Grace and Natalie, 5 great-nieces, one great-nephew, Karyn’s brother Dawson (Edith), sister Paula (Cameron) and their sons Graham, Eric and Alex, cousins Jim, Colin, Bonnie, Paul, Peggie, Peter and Katharine. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, to UK Services WWII Veterans, Jim’s family immigrated to Montreal in 1957. After marrying in 1974, Jim and Karyn raised their sons in Brampton and Orangeville, Ont., returning to Que. mid80s prior to moving to Langley, BC in 1989. Jim was a manager in heavy equipment, owned a corner store, sold trucks and autos and lastly worked in construction, having a life-long interest in woodworking. Jim published articles on fishing and history in BC magazines. Jim loved animals, music, was a cadet, a militiaman and a volunteer police officer. Above all, Jim loved his family and nothing gave him more pleasure than being with Karyn and “his boys”. He was taken too early. Friends are invited to celebrate Jim’s life at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Oct. 17 at Fernridge Hall, 2285-200 St., Langley. Donations to the ALS Society of BC are appreciated.

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