McCollum, Norman E.
Passed away in Guelph on July 9, 2019 in his 76th year. Survived by his siblings Margaret MacMillan (David), Sam McCollum (Jeannine), and Joe McCollum (Tish). Cherished uncle of Kim Carmichael (Chris), Kristin Rousselle (Jared), Jackie Wheal (Eric), Cliff, Leah, Glen, Jared, Robb, Brett, and Andrew, and numerous great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Robert Donald McCollum (1998) and Mildred McCollum (2007), and his sister Donna McCollum (1995).
Norman was a longterm employee of the University of Guelph at the Turfgrass Institute.
He received his diploma from Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture 1969, and was a long term employee (37 years) of University of Guelph involved with diploma course and Turfgrass Institute. He was the past president of Ontario Agricultural College Alumni Association, and honorary life time member of Ontario Golf Course Superintendents’ Association.
Friends will be received at Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, Hart Chapel, 1099 Gordon St, on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 2-4, and 7-9pm, and on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 10-12 p.m., with a funeral service in the funeral home chapel at 12 p.m. Reception to follow. Private interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Norman McCollum Dairy Scholarship (OAC), Norman E McCollum Turfgrass Diploma Entrance Scholarship (OAC), or the Alumni Foundation of Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture. Donation cards are available at the funeral home (519-821-5077), or online at www.gilbertmacintyreandson.com.