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Born: Jul 13, 1932

Date of Passing: Feb 05, 2023

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July 13, 1932 - February 5, 2023

It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Barry McCallum on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at the age of 90.
Barry spent his early years in Norwood, going to Queen Elizabeth School and Norwood Collegiate followed by several sales courses and three years of Industrial Management at the University of Manitoba.
He was predeceased by his second wife, Lenore (nee Deconiner) and is survived by sister, Rosemary McCallum and husband Menno Bos; brother John and niece Leah and her husband James, all of BC.
Barry is survived also by his stepfamily; son, Peter and wife Lenna Glade of Winnipeg and grandsons, Richard and Trevor; daughter, Traute and husband Khalid Al-Jadir, of Kelowna, BC, their daughters, Janeen and Lisa and son Sa'ad, plus two great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Nina.
Barry was predeceased by his parents, Helen in 1995 and Bill in 1997. Also, by his wife of 34 and one half years, Lisa, who passed away in 2004.
Barry spent 20 years in the retail business, the last 13 of which were with Eaton's, initially in Sales, followed by several years in Operating Management. After leaving Eaton's, in 1967, he became a sales representative then Advertising Manager at Lance Publishing. In 1973 Barry was hired as Executive Director and Secretary Treasurer of the Manitoba Community Newspapers Association, a position he held for 20 years. On his retirement, he was made an Honorary Life Member and, for several years, working from home, he was the Circulation Auditor for over 300 Community Newspapers across Canada.
Barry joined Ashlar Masonic Lodge (later Beaver-Ionic) in 1961, and served as Master in 1976, following which he served as Lodge Secretary for 10 years. He was a Grand Lodge Officer and for many years was the representative of Greece. He received his 50-year jewel and 55-year bar before demitting in 2019.
Over the years, Barry could be found hitting a golf ball with friends at Niakwa or Elmhurst. He played golf for nearly 70 years. He could also be found at the bridge table, another game he played from his teens until his passing. Barry also enjoyed reading and travel which he and Lisa did for many years.
In keeping with Barry's wishes, there will be no service. Cremation has already taken place. If friends wish, donations may be made to the charity of their choice.
Barry spent his remaining years at Seine River Retirement Home and here he continued to play bridge twice weekly.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 11, 2023

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