Wendolyn (Wendy) Callahan

June 16, 1953 ~ October 17, 2016

Wendolyn Jeannine Callahan (Couture) surrounded by her loving family, passed away at Whitehorse General Hospital, Monday October 17, 2016.

Wendy was born June 16, 1953 in Edmonton, Alberta and arrived in Yukon at the tender age of 9 months.  Wendy is the second of three daughters born to Rudy and the late Janet Couture.  She is survived by her loving husband Wilson (Kip) and her son Kip Jr. (Tania Pope), sisters Judy Couture, Glenda Power (Bill), nieces, Krista Power, Jody Power (John Minder), nephews, Kristofer Temple (Stephanie), Garrett Temple, great niece and great nephew Logan & Nash Temple, aunt Clarisse Gill of High Prairie and numerous cousins in Alberta. Wendy is also survived by her Newfoundland family, sister-in-laws Doris Dalstra (Guss), Edith Foss (Harvey), Dianne Callahan, brother in laws Shawn & Darrell Callahan, niece Lori Burke (John), great niece Sophie and great nephew Ian Burke, and countless friends across Canada.

Wendy was a devoted wife and mother who loved her family dearly.  A friend too many, she was known for her love of walking, a familiar sight often seen trekking up & down Two Mile Hill in all elements of weather.  She inspired the community with her humble zealous dedication towards the local Run for Mom Charity, earning her rewards from the Queen, Governor General, Commissioner & Rotary International.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Wendy at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Saturday October 22, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.  A reception will follow at CYO Hall (downstairs of church).

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to doctors Sally MacDonald, Jessica Blaker, Huy Chau, Danusia Kanachowski, Travis Flath, Sarah Yeager, and the attending doctors and nursing staff of the medical ward of Whitehorse General Hospital for their professional, compassionate care and attention of our dear Wendy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her favourite cause, Run for Mom. 

14 Comments

  1. Barry & Michelle Woodford

    Our thoughts are with you!

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  2. Wayne Woodford

    To Wilson And Family
    We were so sorry when we heard of Wendy’s passing, We want you to know our Prayers and Thoughts are with you.
    Wayne, Audrey,Robbie and Teena Woodford

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  3. Shawn Callahan

    Wendy’s memory will always be that of a faced paced hardworking energetic independent woman who lived every day of her life to the fullest. Those who had the privilege of spending time with Wendy knew she asked very little of herself yet gave more in spirit through her friendship, compassion and understanding of others around her. In doing so, her memory will be forever in our hearts and minds. It was truly a blessing to have known such a remarkable lady. God bless you and yours.

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  4. Lori Burke

    Uncle Wilson, Kip Jr. and the Couture Family,
    Miles may have separated our families physically but the love of family made us feel close . Wish we were there to help comfort you in this time of sorrow and also to help celebrate Aunt Wendy”s life. She will always be in our hearts.
    Love,
    John, Lori, Sophie & Ian

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  5. Edith Foss

    We were saddened by the news of Wendy’s passing. We were honoured and blessed to have had her as a sister in law. I will cherish the many telephone conversations we had, always keeping in touch although we were many miles apart. No one can be prepared for such a loss as Wendy’s.
    We are so sorry that we cannot be with you at this difficult time but be assured that you are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Wendy will be forever in our hearts.
    Love
    Harv, Edith, Chad and Dianne

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  6. Barb McCracken

    Billy, Glenda and family Rudy and Kip
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Our prayers and thoughts are will you

    Pat and Barb McCracken

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  7. Sharon

    My condolences to Wendy’s family, I was so sad to hear the news. I saw Wendy a lot when I worked for the Yukon Goverment and while she was delivering mail at that time. She always came by with a big smile and we chatted a bit, and of course she always got my Run for Mom donation! But I also received a generous piece of fruit cake that was delightful just before Christmas every year! She will be missed, Sharon.

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  8. Eric Tetford

    Kip, we are saddened to hear of Wendy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

    Faye and Eric

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  9. Louie and Bob

    To Wilson and family, we did not know Wendy personally , but be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers .

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  10. Tom Oake

    Wilson and family.
    Today is the day that we celebrate Wendy’s life. Remember during all the emotions that come with someone’s passing that on October 17th Wendy passed from this world of mortality into the world of eternity, she took God’s hand, knew that she was free and knew that she was home. It is my sincere wish that you find peace in the memories that all of you have created with her. She was a beautiful person and we are all so fortunate to have known her.
    Love from our family
    Cousin Tom

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  11. Carol

    Thoughts &Prayers to Wendy’s Family, May She Rest in Peace.

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  12. Alma, Dona and Tracy

    We were so sorry to hear of Wendy’s passing. Be assured that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Alma Hurley, Dona Quinlan and Tracy Nicholas

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  13. Virginia Labelle

    I am so sorry I missed hearing about Wendy’s Celebration of Life. She was a work friend and a gym friend (at Better Bodies) – we spent many sweaty hours together in step classes and lifting weights. I miss her dry sense of humour and her amazing spirit of fundraising. I was glad that I was able to see her at the hospital before she passed – thoughts are with all of her family and friends.

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  14. Colleen Tyrner

    Before I retired Wendy was by my desk every day.. fun, funny.. she somehow managed to care about all of us. I was so deeply sorry to hear of her passing.. God bless and keep you ever in His Grace Wendy.

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