Grimsby Newspapers
McCallum, Aileen (née Graham) (Died on 7 Sept 1944)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 14 Sep 1944, p. 5

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Residents of Grimsby and the district were deeply grieved to learn on Thursday morning last, of the death in Hamilton hospital during the night of Aileen Graham McCallum, wife of Corp. John D. McCallum, R.C.A.F., somewhere in Europe and only daughter of Bertram W. and Mrs. Graham, Paton Street. Mrs.McCallum had been ill for about a month but her great legion of friends and acquaintances held to the hope that she would rally and eventually regain her normal health, but her Maker decreed otherwise and she passed peacefully away early Thursday morning. Deceased was born in Ottawa December 10th, 1910 and came to Grimsby to reside with her parents when they acquired the Village Inn, 19 years ago this fall. She attended Grimsby High School and grew to womanhood in our midst. On October 14th, 1936, she was married to John Duncan McCallum, son of Mr. and Mrs. McCallum, Clinton township. This union was blessed with one daughter, Jan Aileen. Aileen Graham McCallum was a fine, energetic, vivacious young matron, with a cheery word and a ready smile for everybody. She was of the athletic type, being a great lover of swimming, motoring and other outdoor sports. It was in golf that she excelled. For a number of years she was acknowledged as the finest woman golfer in the Niagara Peninsula. During the later years of Deer Park Golf and Country Club she won a great many trophies. One season she won all the cups and trophies in the women's division of competitive play. She won the Armand A. Smith challenge cup three years in succession and received for her own a replica of the handsome large trophy. She was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican church and was active in the various church organizations. as well as taking a great interest in the war work of the numerous organizations in the town. Besides her husband, daughter and parents, she leaves to mourn her loss one brother, Sqd./Ldr. Jack Graham, R.C.A.F., Saskatoon. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon from the Stonehouse Funeral Home and were very largely attended by friends and acquaintances from the entire district. The high esteem in which she had been held was attested by the profusion of floral tributes which banked her casket. Services were conducted by Revs. J. Allan Ballard and A.E. Brooks. Interment was in Queen's Lawn cemetery. Casket bearers were Dermid McCallum, J. Edwin McCallum, Charles A. Farrell, George Nelles, Frank McPhail and James Hogan.

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14 Sep 1944
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7 Sept 1944
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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McCallum, Aileen (née Graham) (Died on 7 Sept 1944)