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MCCOLLUM, Joan Elliott

February 20, 1929 – Walkerville ON
September 21, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Joan Elliott McCollum (nee Watson) beloved wife of Archdeacon JT (Turq) McCollum of Calgary passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the age of 85 years.

Joan was born in Wakerville, ON. She received a B of A at the University of Toronto. Joan married Turq McCollum in 1953 and they began their life of service to the Church in 1954 in Fort Smith, NT. After a move south to Beaverlodge, AB, they were called north again in 1970 to Hay River, NT with their four children and remained in Hay River until 1988. Joan and Turq moved to Calgary to enjoy their retirement.

Besides her loving husband, Joan is survived by her son Peter (Vicki) McCollum of Whitehorse, YT, daughters Jenny (Stan) Pope of Hay River, NT, Kathy (John) Sperry of Hay River, NT, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Donna Brennan. Joan was predeceased by her grandson Barney Pope and her daughter Maggie MacKinnon.

Funeral Services will be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 – 14th Avenue S.W.) on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial donations in Joan’s name can be made to St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.

In living memory of Joan McCollum, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Diocese of the Arctic :

    Our condolences during this difficult time. May God’s peace be with you all and may his comfort sustain you.

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  2. Laverna Srigley :

    My sincere sympathy to the family of Joan – I met Joan at the Col Belcher – we shared the same table for dinner.
    I miss her – we had great conversations – about everything and
    anything. She was a very wise lady, great sense of humor and to all the family she loved you all very much.
    Devoted wife, very thoughtful and was my pleasure to know Joan for too short a time. May God Bless and hold her close to his heart.
    Sincerely, Verna Srigley

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  3. Garth Hampson :

    Turk – My family join me in expressing our condolences to you and your family at this sad time. Memories of the days we spent together in Fort Smith come flooding back, remembering friends in and around the RCMP compound and St. Johns church in Fort Smith. I can still recall meeting you in your sun porch prior to your departure for Synod down river and you gave me instructions on how to fill in at the church in your absence. They were times I am so grateful for. I met such amazing people and together we all tried to spread the good news. We pray for you.
    Garth and Eleanor Hampson, retired RCMP.

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  4. Sandra Kernerman :

    Mrs. McCollum and Archdeacon McCollum have been generous supporters of KSPS Public Television for many years. Their generosity to us, and to so many other Arts organizations is greatly appreciated.

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