Joanne McCallum

Joanne Mary McCallum (Higgins)

Sunday, October 1st, 1950 - Monday, April 27th, 2020
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McCallum, Joanne Mary (Higgins) – age 69, Valley. The passing of Joanne Mary McCallum occurred on April 27, 2020 at home. Joanne was born to Jacqueline and Walter Higgins on October 1, 1950. The first eight years of her life were spent living with her beloved grandmother, Marcella (DeCoste) Johnston. On August 30, 1969, Joanne married the love of her life, Stuart E. McCallum. In 1971, they had their only child, a beautiful daughter, Michelle Lyan McCallum. To their sorrows, Michelle passed away in 1991. Throughout their marriage, they lived in many parts of Canada as Stuart was in the Canadian Navy. Joanne is survived by her loving husband, Stuart; mother-in-law, Doris L. McCallum; brothers, Gary (Terry), Terry (Tim); sisters, Wanda Johnson, Brenda (Craig) Paris; Elva, Mike and Shannon Haggarty; Tara, Craig and Jacy Hingley as well as their extended families. In these trying times, Stuart would like to extend his gratitude to the R.C.M.P., E.H.S. and the Colchester Community Funeral Home for their support. He would also like to thank family and friends for their kindness and care during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, Joanne asked that donations be sent to Diabetes Research Foundation or Canadian Cancer Research Society. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting
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    Old Barns Cemetery
    Rte 236
    Old Barns, NS
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    Graveside service at a later date.

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Private Condolence

Carol Matheson

Posted at 09:51am
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to all of Joanne's family and loved ones. I was heart-broken to read of her passing on April 27th. Although I left Truro in 1969, and Joanne and I didn't see much of each other after that, I will always consider her to be one of my best friends and she will always hold a very special place in my heart.
Love and blessings, Joanne, till we meet again.
Carol Anne (Chafe) Matheson

Wendy Gillis

Posted at 11:01am
We are saddened to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Tressa Humphrey

Posted at 07:14pm
My condolences go out to Stuart and family. I knew Joanne as a teen and then she married my cousin. My heart goes out to all of you. Your cousin Tressa.

John& Beverly Hutchinson

Posted at 03:20pm
Stuart & other family members:

So saddened to learn of Joanne's passing. She was a lovely lady who will be greatly missed.
Thinking of you at this sad & difficult time.
Sincerely, Johnny & Beverly Hutchinson

John Neily

Posted at 06:25pm
Enjoyed our times with you and Stewart always in my heart

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