Nellie Florence McCallum Bacle, 92, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, peacefully at home in Virginia Beach. Nellie was born Feb. 26, 1927, on Prince Edward Island to Frederick McCallum and Lucy White. Her mother died when she was four years old and she went to live with her aunt and uncle in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Nellie worked for Brigham Ice Cream, Fanny Farmer Candy and as a defense contractor during the war. Nellie met her husband, Bennie Bacle, when he was stationed in Boston after serving three years of combat in the Pacific. They married and moved to Winnsboro, Louisiana, until Bennie re-enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Being in the service, they moved around the country and finally settled in Virginia Beach.
Nellie was a kind and generous person. Above all, Nellie was devoted to her family. Her love of children brought her to work in the cafeteria at Seatack Elementary School. Nellie did lovely needle work. Nellie loved going to NASCAR races with her husband, Bennie. She was an avid fan of the Patriots and loved Tom Brady. Her kindness, generosity and loving nature will be missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bennie, and her infant son, Peter Lyn.
She is survived by her children, Bennie Bacle, and his wife, Brenda, Michael David Bacle, and his wife, Susan, Neva Lyn Caughorn, and her husband, Eddie, Perry Bruce Bacle, and his partner, Sandy; and seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 7, at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Road Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Union Mission Ministries.
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