Passing of Reg #14971, S/S/M Alexander “Sandy” McCallum

S/S/M Alexander “Sandy” McCallum 1925 – 2017

After living a very full life S/S/M McCallum has now passed.  He was a life member of Toronto Division who joined our ranks in 1970.  We have been provided with some detail by Mr. Don Mahar of the Pillar Society who interviewed Sandy on a number of occasions in writing his book, “Shattered Illusions”.  A fascinating book detailing Russian espionage operations in Canada during the cold war.

He passed peacefully on September 24, 2017 in Petrolia, Ontario at the age of 91.

He had been a long term resident of Lambton Meadowview Villa in Petrolia, ON. Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario on September 4, 1926, Mr. McCallum joined the RCMP on February 17, 1947 and was assigned Reg #14971. He retired with the rank of Staff Sergeant Major on September 30, 1970 on the eve of the October Crisis. He had been posted to Saskatchewan, RCMP HQ (Ottawa) and to southern Ontario.

In retirement, he owned a motel in Dalhousie, New Brunswick. He later became a partner in a security and investigation company in Montreal. He eventually returned to Petrolia where he had family.
He was a proud member of the Pillar Society. He is survived by his daughter Michelle Ross, grandchildren and other family members.

The painting of S/S/M McCallum was a Centennial project in 1967 by noted Canadian artist, Hubert Rogers.

A memorial service has taken place.

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