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Viola Irene Callum (Nee Meier)
February 13, 1911 - November 13, 2016
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<div itemprop="description">CALLUM, Viola “Irene”<br>(Nee Meier)<br>Feb. 13, 1911-Nov. 13, 2016<br>PEACEFULLY ON Sunday, November 13th, 2016 at the age of 105 years. Eldest of 9 siblings, born in Luseland, Saskatchewan to homesteaders Frederick Meier and Katherine (Nee Rutt).<br>Teacher by profession, world traveler in her retirement, seamstress, cook and baker par excellence.<br>She married her childhood sweetheart Donald Callum in 1940 and moved to Kingston. Proud mother to Robert “Bert” James (Beryl) and Lila Jean (Victor) Robinson. Adored grandmother of 4 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. <br>She remarried Lorne Thomas in 1979 which led to 10 years of exploring and travelling the world. <br>Irene’s door was always open to her many friends as well as the Eastern Star of which she was a life member and to the Masons. She was a strong willed and independent woman.<br>The family wishes to thank the staff at Amica, Laurier Manor and Madonna Nursing Home for their understanding and excellent care. <br>A private family interment will take place at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens in Kingston, Ont., prior to a reception for family and friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at the Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Drive (Centennial at Taylor-Kidd) in Kingston, Ont.<br>For those wishing, In Memoriam donations to the charity of choice are greatly appreciated. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with Capital Funeral Home in Ottawa. Online condolences may be made at <br></div>