It is with great sadness and heavy hearts we announce the passing of John David McCallum, 51, with his family by his side on August 30, 2016 at the age of 51 from ALS.
David was born in Fort William on March 27, 1965, the son of Brian and Maxine McCallum. David was raised and educated in Atikokan and participated in all sporting activities including golf, curling, hockey and darts.
He worked at Atikokan Forest Products at Sapawe for 25 years and upon closing of the mill moved to Estevan, Saskatchewan to work as a heavy equipment operator. He was currently working at Miller Group in highway maintenance at the onset of his illness.
His pride and joy was his cabin at Calm Lake where he spent all his time and efforts for the past 25 years. He enjoyed the fishing and snowmobiling and especially the great people on the lake system.
David is survived by his Mom and Dad, brother Brian (Corrine), niece Casi (Lukas), nephew Adam; sister Val (Terry), nephew Jordan (Katie), great niece Brielle, nephew Josh (Leah); sister Sue (Wade). Also aunts Barbara (Ted) of Oakville; Jean of Australia; Margaret of Thunder Bay and Peter (Georgina) of Thunder Bay as well as numerous cousins and great friends.
A memorial service was held at Legion Branch #145, Atikokan, September 3.
Honorary pallbearers were Corina Anderson, Ric Kitzul, Jordan and Josh Stus, and Casi and Adam McCallum.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Atikokan General Hospital, George Jeffrey’s Children’s Foundation, or the ALS Society would be greatly appreciated.
Online condolences may be made in care of www.GreenFuneralHomeFortFrances.com.