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McCALLUM, Patricia “Trish” (nee Jones)

September 19, 1950 – Douglas, Manitoba
November 2, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Trish was very strong-willed to the end, got her last wish and passed away peacefully, in her own bed, in the comfort of her own home on November 2, 2014 at the age of 64 years as result of the complications of Multiple Sclerosis.

Born in Douglas, MB, Trish moved to Brandon, MB where she grew up. There she married Robert and with his career of 38 years with John Deere they lived in Winnipeg, Edmonton, Yorkton, Regina, London, ON, Calgary, and Fonthill, ON. In 2012 they moved back to Calgary. Trish was a passionate gardener and loved golfing, skiing, curling, and walking the family dogs over the years. Extremely independent, vivacious with quick wit, she was brassy in public and classy in private.

Trish is survived by her husband Robert, and daughter Joni Forsyth from Edmonton. Robert says “she was more than a loving wife; Trish was my best friend, and I can’t imagine life without her”. She will also be remembered by her brothers Robert Jones (wife Wilma) of Minnedosa, MB, and Allan Jones (wife Linda) of Calgary, and her nieces and nephews, Kristy Chorney, Angela Caston, Allison Faris, Lisa Buozzi, Ryan Jones, Heather Shaw, Tracey Jones, Jeremiah McCallum and Jonathan McCallum.

A Memorial Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date with immediate family. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society at http://www.calgaryhumane.ca/ or the Calgary Mustard Seed at http://www.theseed.ca/. The family would like to extend their appreciation to AHS EMS for their phenomenal professionalism and compassion.

In living memory of Trish McCallum, a tree will be planted near her favorite walking trails at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Trish…
    Although there weren’t many, in the moments I spent with you, you ignited laugher. When we we chatted, I became immersed in your quick wit and forgot that you were suffering. When I went home, I reflected and was uplifted and astonished by your strong spirit. Excruciating as it was, you carried on as each day passed. I am grateful that your suffering exists no more. Thank you for blessing us. You are held in the arms of an angel.

    Bob…
    There are no words I can express to comfort you. You inspired me with the love, care and commitment you selflessly devoted to Trish every day. You caressed her into heaven. My prayers are with you in the hope that you will find peace and purpose in the journey to come.

    Joni…
    My sadness for your sadness, admiration for your strength, and heart goes out to you Miss Joni. You know I am here when you are ready. Nachos on me….Trish can now be with us to enjoy them!!! She said she missed having nachos with you. You were a great scout and knew exactly where to find the best nachos. I said you knew where to find the best of almost everything. She wholeheatedly agreed. Love you Bella! 🙂

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  2. I never met you but Joni talked about you often and she had the same sparkle in her eyes talking about you as she did garçon. My deepeat condolences and sympathy to all of you. Rest well

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  3. Bob and Ruth Nichol :

    Our deepest sympathy to you both at this very sad time…I know she will be missed dearly.
    Cherish all the beautiful memories you have of a beautiful, loving wife and mother!
    Bob and Ruth and family

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  4. Betty Anderson :

    My sincere sympathy Joni and family

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  5. I grew up with Pat in Valleyview in Brandon. I remember her as a fun loving, happy and charming person. Sounds like she didn’t change much. I am extremely sorry to hear of her passing and offer my heartfelt condolences to the Family.

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  6. Donna Spence(Sauser) :

    Very sorry for your loss …we lost touch over the years, but will always remember her for the energetic, fun-loving , loyal,and incredible person she was. Rest in Peace Jonesey !

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  7. Donna Hogeland :

    I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pat “Trish”. I first became friends with her during our high school days in the 1960s in Brandon, Manitoba. At that time, we only knew her as “Pat”. She always was energetic and fun-loving! Although life took us in different directions through our adult years, we reconnected in recent times via Facebook. She was persistently positive and upbeat whenever I asked how she was doing. Pat “Trish” was a “1960s Brandon Girl”. At our next Gathering, a candle with her nametag will be placed on our special “Heartprints~Remembrance” table. She will be with us still…in spirit. To Bob, Joni, and the Jones and McCallum families: May each memory feel like a small patch of sunlight, warming your days, soothing your heart, and giving you peace. I hope it helps somewhat to know that others are keeping you all close in thought at this time. ~ Kindest personal regards, Donna

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  8. Stan & Doreen Granatier :

    Our sincere sympathy Bob & family on your loss of Trish. We have fond remembrances of Trish in the few times we met her! God Bless! Stan & Doreen

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  9. Jan Lowry Hodgson :

    Sorry to hear of Pat’s passing. So many old Massey students lately. She was a very lively and fun- loving person. Condolences to family.

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  10. Bob, I hope and pray that you will continue to get support from Family and Friends in the west.

    You are a warrior to the end – you worked hard and cared hard. I hope you continue to get what you gave and all the best in the rest of life’s journey as difficult as it is to understand.

    Your friend and John Deere coworker,

    Sincerely,

    John Lanting
    Wellandport, ON

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  11. Sheridan Forsyth :

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. I know you will miss her a lot. Hugs and kisses. Auntie Sherry

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  12. Kirk Greensides :

    Very sorry to hear about your loss. My mother just passed on October 20 so I share in your sadness. Take care.

    Kirk G.

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  13. I am saddened to hear of Pat’s passing. We were good friends in junior high and high school. I used to see Pat when I moved to Portage and last saw her when I travelled to Yorkton in the early 80’s. It has been a long time. To Robert and family my condolences, and to Rob and Allan I am sorry to hear about Pat. I will always have good memories of her, and your family.

    Sincerely,
    Barry Hooke [ cousin]

    .

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  14. George Sportel :

    Bob – so sorry to hear about Trish – our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    George

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  15. Hope Sorokowski :

    Although I never met you, I know how much your daughter Joni loved and cherished your time together…

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  16. John/Georgina Burfitt :

    Joni sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.

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  17. My heartfelt condolences to the family. Even though I have never met
    Trish there was a common bond, MS. The MS community will continue to fight with Trish in out hearts

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  18. Claude And Lynda Cazabon :

    Bob, so sorry to hear about your loss. In trying to make sense of this ordeal, remember the good moments of life spent with your cherished one. Lynda and I offer our sincere condolences and our thoughts are with you and family in these difficult times.

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  19. Mel and Betty Arnold :

    Our heartfelt condolences are sent to you both today on the loss of such a beautiful lady – “Trish”. It is so very difficult to express our deep sadness as we have so many happy memories of times we spent together. Trish will be so sadly missed by all who knew her.

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  20. Lynn and Mike Hodgins :

    Dear Joni,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  21. Wolf & Linda Prinz :

    Bob & Joni…our sincere condolences to you both. Keep those wonderful memories of Trish in your hearts.

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  22. John and Jean Rudderham :

    Bob:
    We are so sorry to just hear of Trish’s passing. Your devotion and loyalty to Trish is truly an example to all. We will think of you often during the coming months. Our kindest regards.

    John and Jean Rudderham

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  23. keith b. forsyth :

    Bob and family,
    I was saddened to read of Trish’s passing.
    Although I only met Trish once, she was a special lady.
    Keith B. Forsyth
    Grimsby, Ontario

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  24. Randy and Bonnie Cameron :

    We are so sorry Bob and Joni for your loss, and ours as well, we had some wonderful memories together with Trish and all of you. God Bless you and know you are in are hearts and prayers.
    Love Randy and Bonnie

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