Irene Dagmar McCallum

1917 – 2016

Renie passed away at her home on February 7, 2016 at the age of 98 years with her family at her side.

She was predeceased by husband Thomas George in 1991, whom she married in Montreal in 1947.

She is survived by 2 sons, Dugald, and Lachlan, grandchildren Dustin, Scott (Jody) and Kevin (Teresa), and by great grandchildren Kyle and Carter.

She is also survived by nephews and nieces, Lachlan McLachlan (Lock), Ian McLachlan, Allan McLachlan, Zora McLachlan and Evelyn McLachlan. And by her best friends: Nel, Canta, Lyna, Angela and Ellie.

Renie was born in Victoria, BC, later attending the University of Washington in Seattle and then to Montreal in the 40’s to become the head dietitian at Children Memorial Hospital. She also received a teaching certificate from UBC which led her to teaching at Lake Trail School for 17 years.

She was long committed to many organizations including, The Royston Weavers Guild, Greenpeace, Match International, Tools for Peace, Doctors Without Borders and the Raging Grannies to name a few.

“Have a good one”


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