Memorable Manitobans: Inez Lillian Falardeau McCallum (1898-1979)
Born in North Dakota on 24 February 1898, daughter of William Paul Falardeau, her family came to Canada in 1899 and settled on a farm in the Silver Plains area. She taught school in the Winnipeg School Division for over 40 years, including at Albert School (1921-1928), Hugh John Macdonald School (1930-1933), and General Wolfe School (1933-1946), and service as the Principal of Florence Nightingale School (1946-1952), Isbister School (1952-1953), and Harrow School (1953-1962). She retired in June 1962.
On 21 September 1915, she married railway conductor Andrew John Cockburn McCallum (1869-1919) at Winnipeg. They had one son, Andrew John Cockburn “Coby” McCallum (1917-1966) and lived at 130 Morley Avenue prior to her husband’s death. In the late 1950s, she married Norman Leslie Campbell (1895-1961). She was a member of Westminster United Church and the American Women’s Club.
She died at her Winnipeg home on 31 March 1979 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.
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Obituary [Ivy Frances Falardeau], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 Nov 1972, page 49.
Obituary [Inez L. Campbell], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 April 1979, page 44.
Dr Andrew John Cockburn “Coby” McCallum, FindAGrave.
We thank Janis Franchi and Catherine Morris for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 June 2021