MCCULLAM, Stephanie 'Tess' Pepall (Mills) - Has left us too soon on October 11, 2019 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
She will be remembered for the happiness, laughter and kindness she shared with those around her.
Tess was the fun-loving sister of Fraser Mills, happy wife of Jim McCullam, loving mother and mother-in-law of Katie and Chris Hatch and adoring grandmother of Henry and Matthew.
Tess was a graduate of OCAD and it was always a joy to watch her career evolve. She started in commercial textile design, moved to visual merchandise display and then to interior design. However, what started as a volunteer position taking her dog, Fibber (an ill-tempered fox terrier), to visit seniors in long-term care facilities, became a career as director of volunteer services for various long-term care homes in Toronto. Residents, staff, students and volunteers loved her, and she loved working with them.
In addition to having a passion for dogs, Tess was an avid gardener, golfer and tennis player. She loved her early summers Glen Bernard Camp and later at Eastbourne, Lake Simcoe.
Her many friends and family feel fortunate to have known her and we are all very appreciative of the loving care she received from the staff at Rekai Wellesley Central Place.
There will be a visitation on Thursday October 17 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Morley Bedford Funeral Home, Toronto and a funeral service on Friday October 18 at 2:00 PM at Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, Toronto.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, Canadian Diabetes Association or Toronto Humane Society.
Tho’ much is taken, much abides.