McCALLUM (nee Staudinger)
Hedvi (Heddy) Rauha Helen
June 4, 1922 – April 12, 2016
Hedvi McCallum died peacefully on April 12, 2016 at the age of 93 years. Hedvi was born to Finnish-Canadian parents in the Marianne District of Sylvan Lake on June 4, 1922. Following a farming childhood, she built a life in Calgary where she would meet her husband and enjoy a long and fulfilling career as a mother, secretary, payroll manager, and real estate agent. She spent her retirement years in High River, Penhold, Innisfail, and Sylvan Lake. Hedvi was a lifelong member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church of Sylvan Lake and a valued and productive member of the community, very much loved by all.
She was predeceased by her loving husband Victor Douglas McCallum in 2010 and is survived by her children: Lorena Dmytriev (André), James McCallum (Elisabeth) and Laurie McCallum and grandchildren: Ainsley McCallum; Iris, Callum and India Dmytriev, Amadeus (Kate Jefferson) and Riali Williamson.
Those who wish to pay their respects may do so at The Chapel of Sylvan Lake Funeral Home on Monday, April 18, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.
A service in Celebration of Hedvi’s life will take place on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the Sylvan Lake Apostolic Lutheran Church at 11:00 AM and all are welcome to attend.
A private family internment at Kuusamo Cemetery will follow.
Friends are invited to gather in her memory for a time of fellowship and refreshments at the Sylvan Lake Alliance Church from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Family will be attending this gathering after the interment. Condolences may be forwarded to
SYLVAN LAKE AND ROCKY FUNERAL HOMES AND CREMATORIUM,
your Golden Rule Funeral Homes,
entrusted with the arrangements. 403-887-2151.