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McCALLUM, Gavin Lindsay
Lieutenant-Commander CD RCN
Passed away peacefully 29 August 2012 at the age of 51. Leaves behind his wife, Jill Carleton (sons Shawn Hambley, Christopher Hambley) of Osgoode, ON., sister Martha McCallum (husband David Ball, daughter Dana Ball) of Oakville ON., and many other family members, friends, colleagues and shipmates. Gavin was predeceased by his parents Bill and Eleanor McCallum, Port Perry ON. Many thanks go to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital and to the Ottawa General Hospital: Dr. Goel and Kelly-Ann, Melissa and Tiffany, Dr. Chasen and Olga, the 5 East Medical Oncology Team including Dr. Drodge, Mario Daponte and many wonderful nurses, Lynn Cullen, the Canadian Forces Health Services Team, especially CDU 4 and Case Manager Lillian Hall, and finally to SJS/ JIIFC who have supported us so well. Friends are invited to the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Ave. Ottawa Wednesday, September 5, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held Thursday, September 6 in the Sacred Space of The Beechwood National Memorial Centre at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Inurnment at the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood Cemetery. At the request of the family, visitors are requested to refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scented products to due to severe allergic reactions. In Memoriam donations to the - National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation (
1- 888-726-2269, 2446 Bank St., Suite 656, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1A8 will be appreciated.
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Published in Ottawa Citizen on Sep. 1, 2012.
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November 23, 2012
I was saddened to hear of Gavin's passing. Our paths crossed here on the east coast a number of years back, but the times I will remember best are our high school years, particularly Grade 13. Our thoughts are with you and his family
Sean O'Reilly
November 6, 2012
My name is Ian Boyd and I live in Ottawa. I wasn't able to get to Gavin's memorial service as I was out of town. I never met Gavin but I am a cousin of his father Bill McCallum. Both Bill and I were very interested in family history and we both collected a great deal of material over the years. If any of Gavin's family or relatives are interested in family history on Bill's side they can contact me at 613-829-8789.
October 2, 2012
I just found out this morning about the passing of LCdr McCallum. I am really sad to hear he lost his battle to cancer. His courage and determination to get better will always be an example to all of us. He was a genuine man, always so friendly. Most sincere condolences to his family.
Francine Abel
September 10, 2012
I was sorry to hear the sad news about Gavin. I have many memories of us all playing together as kids. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Patricia Power (Bolton)
Epsom neighbour
September 10, 2012
Martha & family,
We were very sorry to hear of the sad news about your brother. Please know that we are thinking of you and you are in our thoughts.

Harry & Anne Bolton
Epsom Neighbours
September 10, 2012
Our sincere sympathies,
Jane and Gary 'Doc' Hatton
(Shelburne 1988-90)
Jane Greig-Hatton
September 9, 2012
I went to Port Perry High School with Gavin and he was a really great guy. He touched everyone he met.
Catherine Taylor-Cole
September 7, 2012
We pray God's blessings and wings to cover you in this time and thankful Jill you have been such a blessing of tenacity and strength for me in my life and family. Praying for you always. XO
Natashia StJohn
September 6, 2012
Jill Martha and Families,

My heart goes out to as you grieve the loss of such a special person. I have many fond memories of our childhood together with Gavin and Martha. Regretfully our paths don't cross as often as adults but fortunately memories stay with us forever.

You are in my thoughts and prayers today. I'm sorry I could not be there in person.
Susan Somers
September 5, 2012
Dear Jill, Shawn and Chris,

We were very sad to hear of Gavin's passing. We have so many fond memories of Gavin from our time together when our children were young. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kelvin and Janet Burnside-Holmes
September 5, 2012
Jill, Erin and I send our sincere sympathies to you and your family. Our prayers are with you.
Bruce Hirst
September 5, 2012
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.
Kim Frawley Braun
September 5, 2012
Jill, thinking of you and the boys at this sad time. My heartfelt condolences go out to you, and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Many hugs...
Patricia Spurr
September 5, 2012
Jill, Je t'offre mes plus sincères sympathies à toi ainsi qu'à toute ta famille. Mes meilleures souhaits vous accompagnent en cette période difficile.
Marie Drapeau
September 5, 2012
Jill and family. Please accept our sincerest condolences on your loss. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Gavin back in MOG5 and learned a great deal from him. Our thoughts are with you on this sad day.
Mark cameron
September 5, 2012
Jill, Shawn & Chris

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Gavin will be missed by all of us. May you find comfort, strength and perseverance in knowing that Gavin made a difference, having a profound positive impact on all who got to know him.

Steve & Michelyne
Stephen Bellefleur
September 5, 2012
Jill and family,

While I did not know him personally, over the years, I have heard many great stories and I have seen many happy people in the photos along his side. My deepest sympathies.
David Thomspon
September 5, 2012
Dear Jill,

I want to extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of Gavin. It is with profound admiration in witnessing how you dealt with the situation and the tremendous courage that both of you displayed. I can only hope that time and support from your family and colleagues will help you to overcome the loss.
Ronald Vadeboncoeur
September 5, 2012
Jill, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your happy memories help you through.
Jodi Laba
September 5, 2012
Jill, I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Eric Perrault
September 5, 2012
A gentleman officer of the highest calibre – he will be sadly missed. Please accept my sincere condolences. LCol Rick Harvie
Rick Harvie
September 4, 2012
To the McCallum family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all with the passing of Gavin.
Bill England
September 4, 2012
Dear Jill and family, I am very sorry for your loss. Sending you heartfelt condolences, and thoughts and prayers for peace and courage at this very difficult time.
Donna Warren-Maxwell
September 4, 2012
Jill, my sincere condoleances to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. VK
Van-Khanh Nguyen
September 4, 2012
Jill and Family, please accept my heartfelt condolence on the loss of your loving husband Gavin. It was very sad news when we heard of his passing, may your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.
Iona Mersereau
September 4, 2012
Jill, I am so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Margaret Brown
September 4, 2012
Jill, Shawn and Chris--You have been so much in our thoughts this past difficult year and now we want to express our deepest sorrow for your loss. With much love--Roberta and Bill
Roberta Byrne
September 4, 2012
Jill and family,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My prayers are with you.
Anne Corkery
September 4, 2012
Jill, thinking of you and your and Gavin's extended family members. May the memories of happier times carry you through these difficult days.
Carol Robinson
September 4, 2012
Jill and family, so sorry for your loss. I am sending you prayers for peace and strength in this difficult time.
Laura Clowater-Peters
September 4, 2012
In deepest sympathy to Gavin's family. While the years have passed, the Gavin I remember was always great fun to be around, quick with a smile, and very considerate of others. What a great sailor. From a past HMCS TERRA NOVA shipmate.
Commander J.D. Cann
September 4, 2012
I have fond memories of Gavin and you as shipmates on Terra Nova. From the forehead rub across the sofa on the way to his bunk to his big friendly smile....memories forever. Be brave! Cdr Jim Penman (ret'd)
Jim Penman
September 4, 2012
To Martha and Jill and all of Gavin's family and friends, thinking of you at this sorrowful time. Gavin was a great guy and will be greatly missed.
Cathy Grabowski
September 4, 2012
Jill and family,

We were very saddened to hear that Gavin has passed after his difficult battle. You have our deepest sympathy.

Bruce and Kathryn MacLean
Bruce MacLean
September 3, 2012
Jill, Shawn and Chris - my deepest sympathy for you and your family. Gavin touched the lives of so many - a man who loved to smile and who loved putting a smile on the face of everyone around him. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May the days ahead be gentle to each of you.
Terry Verlinden
September 2, 2012
Jill, Shawn, Chris We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Gavin. Our hearts are heavy with grief for you all. We are lifting you up in prayer. May the love of family and friend sustain you through this difficult time. Hugs, The Granville Family
Tom Granville
September 2, 2012
Thanks for being such a great friend. Words can not express our sympathy at this time. You will be missed more than you will ever know. Our thoughts are with Jill, Shawn, and Chris. He was loved so very much.
Gord, Ellen and family
September 1, 2012
Martha, I am so sorry to here of your brothers passing. He was a wonderful person and he will be truly missed.
Debbie Menzies
September 1, 2012
Words can not express our sympathy at this time. Gavin had a way of touching people's hearts even in the briefest of moments. Jill, Shawn, Chris - you are surrounded by support. The memories he has left with each of you will be cherished forever. Love Sue, Collin and Isaac
Sue Zinn
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