McCALLUM:  Rita age 91 of Meadow Park Nursing Home, Chatham formerly of Wallaceburg passed away on Sunday September 22, 2013. She was born in Chatham daughter of the late Joseph and Kathryn (Benn) Coveny. Her husband Don McCallum predeceased in 1984. She is survived by her two sons: Mark McCallum (Carol) of Dresden, Scott McCallum (Rhonda) of Wallaceburg; three grandchildren Jody Glover (Dave), Chad McCallum (Janelle), Marcy Jacques (Kyle), five great grandchildren: Gabriel, Paige, Mya, Kolten and Eryn; two sisters: Agnes Blain of Ridgetown, Aileen DeBot (Lloyd) of Wallaceburg. Predeceased by son Wayne, brother Ben Coveny and brother-in-law Ralph Blain. Visitors will be received at the Thomas L. DeBurger Funeral Home, 620 Cross Street, Dresden on Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. The funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Dresden on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Ray Lawhead as celebrant. Interment in Dresden Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the charity of choice would be appreciated and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences and donations may be left at

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