Barbara Jean McCallum, age 90, of Stratford, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Spruce Lodge. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, daughter of the late Reginald and Sarah (Selman) Pearce. Survived by her true love and best friend of 63 years, Clarence McCallum and proud and loving mother to Rob (Julie), Richard, Jim (Monique) and Gordon (Nancy). Grandmother of Michael, Sarah, Amy, Ian, Katherine, Terry, Cameron, Claire and great-grandmother of Austin, Adelyn, Gavin and Tessa. Barbara was both academic and artistic. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in English, and then completed her teaching certificate with additional specialization in art. While teaching English and Art at Listowel District Secondary School, she found reasons to pick up the mail regularly, capturing the heart of Clarence, the postmaster. Their marriage of nearly 63 years was full of family, travels across Canada and summers enjoying nature at Lorimer Lake.  Barbara will be fondly remembered by her siblings; Dr. Richard H. Pearce and Betty Cooper, and her sisters-in-law Helen Ackert, Marie Jones, Shirley (Rowland) Kaufman and her many nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Barbara was predeceased by her brother Alan (Ruth) Pearce and sister-in-law Joyce Pearce and brothers-in-law Fred Cooper, Lloyd Ackert and Bob Jones. The family would like to sincerely thank the wonderful staff at Spruce Lodge for all the care and compassion given to Barbara, it is very much appreciated.  Family and friends may call at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Avondale Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, and as expressions of sympathy, the family requests that you may consider a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Perth County or the Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice Foundation and may be made through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 

Service Information

1 hour prior to funeral service

Funeral Service
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 11 a.m.
W.G. Young Funeral Home

Avondale Cemetery
4 Avondale Ave.,

Royal Canadian Legion Br #8
804 Ontario Street B1

Memorial Donations
Alzheimer Society of Perth County
Stratford Perth Rotary Hospice Foundation


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