Norman John McCallum
Norman John McCallum passed away June 5th, 2018 in Cypress, Texas. He was born October 12th, 1938 to parents Wesley and Mary McCallum in Windsor, Ontario Canada where he was raised by his Aunt Kate. He was a student prodigy and went on to attend university at the age of 15. He had a love of history and became a teacher after graduation. He soon married Mary and they had five children together. After a short career as a salesman, he found his passion in commercial property development and entrepreneurialism.
Norm’s first marriage ended amicably and he went on to meet his true love Judi Surlin. They knew immediately that they wanted to spend their lives together after a short, whirlwind dating period and were happily married for almost 40 years.
Norm moved his combined family to Houston, Texas in 1982. He lived out the rest of his years here pursuing his hopes and dreams. As an entrepreneur, he never took on a project that he felt wouldn’t be successful. His pursuits for great accomplishments were always with two aims: legacy and philanthropy. Although there were ups and downs, Norm’s legacy has long been secured by the loving family he leaves behind.
Norm is survived by his loving wife Judi McCallum of Cypress, children Chris and Myrna McCallum, Kelly Tessier, MaryBeth Godin, Kim and Brent Call and Shawn and Angela McCallum as well as his grandchildren Justin, Katie and Jonathan Tessier, Chelsea and Chantal Godin, Asia and Luke McCallum, Joshua and Matthew Call, and Aubrey and Sydney McCallum, and Robert McCallum.
Norm returns home to the kingdom of heaven to reunite with his son David McCallum and baby son Mark McCallum.
Norm was a man of high intellect and many talents. He read enough books to fill a library, enjoyed the thrill of sports, and had many friends across the globe. He adored his children and grandchildren and the time spent together was precious to him. He believed in giving 110% in life and giving more back than you were given. He did everything he could to support those in need, even when the means were scarce. Norm was ever optimistic and saw the best in people. He was kind hearted, caring, generous, and magnanimous. He loved with zeal and was zealously loved. He will be sadly missed by all that knew and loved him. A private service will be held with family in Windsor, Ontario.