November 15, 1948 – July 4, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Frederick Oswald McCallum was born at the Unity General Hospital on November 15, 1948 and passed away peacefully in his home in McLeese Lake on July 4, 2022.
He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Karla Diane; sister Marilyn (Dick): brothers, Wilbert (Muriel), Don and Russell (Bonnie); sister in law Heather (Allan); brothers-in-law, Larry (Trudy) and Alan (Lori); many nieces and nephews, including Katie and Mieke with whom he was especially close; and numerous cousins and friends.
He is predeceased by his parents, Everett and Freda, brother Brian, and sisters-in-law, Linda and Florence.
Fred was a gentle and kind man who was deeply committed to Karla, his family and community, and helped anyone who needed it. He was generous with his smiles, affection and kindness. He was lucky in love and life, winning a plane and a truck, and a best friend and caregiver in Karla.
His greatest passion was his horses, which he raised and trained his whole life. He roped, sorted, penned and showed horses, was in charge of trail rides, and was trail boss for wagon treks. He taught most of his nieces and nephews how to ride horses, and Katie and Mieke were lucky to be included in trail rides and wagon treks.
Fred was a fourth-generation farmer in Unity, Saskatchewan until 1998, when he moved to McLeese Lake to work as a cowboy and did other local jobs.
He was a committed volunteer and community member, serving as the President of the North Battleford Quarter Horse Club, the Unity Trailriders, and the President of the McLeese Lake Recreation Commission. He was a member of the Masons and the Eastern Star.
Fred had many interests. He was an avid musician, playing his guitar and singing on special occasions and as part of a choir. He was a member of The Howlers in Unity and performing weekly with Karla and sister-in-laws at the Williams Lake Legion. He also curled and played hockey, camped and traveled.
Karla is grateful for the support of family and friends in Fred’s last weeks and days, especially Heather, Mieke and her special neighbours.
A celebration of Fred’s life will be announced at a later date.
Donations in his name can be made to the Canadian Alzheimer’s Society or a charity of your choice.
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