JOHN (JACK) CALLUM
1936 - 2021
Jack Passed away suddenly on May 31, 2021, at the age of 84.
Jack is survived by his son Dave (Crystal) of Fort McMurray; daughter Danielle (Terry); their mother Joanne; granddaughter Charlie of Saskatoon; niece Dallas (Brendan); nephew Dylan (Martine) and their two kids, Piper and Lainey. He was predeceased by his parents Edwin (Ted) and Marjorie; brother Bruce; and sister-in-law Leslie Loundsbury.
Jack was born in Carman, Manitoba but was raised on a farm south of Miami. He graduated from the Miami High School, received a B. SC(EE) in 1959 from the University of Manitoba, and an MBA from Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario in 1954.
Dad had a long career with Manitoba Hydro and its predecessors. He commenced his employment in 1956 as a ground tester (summer student). In 1959, after graduation in Engineering he started regular employment at Seven Sisters Falls Generating Station. During his career he worked in operations and construction at several generating stations as well as a liaison with the Labour Relation Department. He was involved in both contractor’s and internal labor/industrial relations for many years and in presentations to residents in northern Manitoba, indigenous northern communities regarding Hydro’s activities. He retired as a division manager in 1996.
Jack maintained a lifelong interest in Baseball and Curling, both as a participant and administrator. In Baseball, he played in midget and Juvenile Divisions for Miami on successful provincial teams.
Dad was a director of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum from 1997 to 2017, including eight years as chair before being inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame, as a builder. In 2020 Jack was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame as the first honorary life member.
In curling he was a member of the youngest rink in the Manitoba High School Bonspiel in two successive years in 1948 and 1949. He was the president of the Seven Sisters and Strathcona Curling Clubs, one of three trustees of the Strathcona CC Trust Fund and a lifetime member of the Manitoba Curling Association. He is a member, board member and trustee of the Kirkfield Park United Church.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Baseball Hall of Fame, or The Curl Manitoba Strathcona Trust fund c/o The Winnipeg Foundation or the charity of your choice.
A Celebration of Life will be held when circumstances permit, and interment will take place in Miami Manitoba at a future date.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held when it is possible to gather, followed by interment of his ashes in Miami, Manitoba. In the meantime, Jack’s family kindly requests that his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos and/or sharing your own memories and stories using the comment section on this page.
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