Wendolyn (Wendy) Callahan
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.