Obituary of John Turquand "Turq" MCCOLLUM

May 12, 1923 - Toronto, Ontario
June 14, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

The Venerable JT (Turq) McCollum, Retired Archdeacon of the Mackenzie, passed away at the Colonel Belcher in Calgary on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at the age of 97 years.  

Turq married Joan McCollum (nee Watson) in 1953 and they began their life of service to the Church in 1954 in Fort Smith, NT. After a move south to Beaverlodge, AB, they were called north again in 1970 to Hay River, NT with their four children and remained there until 1988. Joan and Turq moved to Calgary to enjoy their retirement. 

Turq is survived by his son Peter (Vicki) McCollum of Whitehorse, YT, daughters, Jenny (Stan) Pope of Hay River, NT, and Kathy (John) Sperry of Hay River, NT; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Turq was predeceased by his loving wife, Joan who passed away September 21, 2014, by his daughter Maggie MacKinnon and grandson Barney Pope.  

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Hay River where he and Joan will be interred.  They are returning to the North they loved and where they devoted their lives in service to the Lord. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Turq's name can be made directly to St. Stephen's Anglican Church (1121 - 14th Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 0P3). Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Turq's obituary at 

In living memory of Venerable JT (Turq) McCollum, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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