Juliet McCalman
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 29, 1947
  • Date of passing: Oct 29, 2016
Let the memory of Juliet be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Juliet McCalman, 69, born on July 29, 1947 and passed away on October 29, 2016. We will remember her forever.

Juliet McCalman 69, went to her heavenly home to be with the Lord on October 29, 2016 after a valiant battle with breathing complications. Her devotion to her family and her strong faith in God supported her in her sickness and ultimately gave her peace.

Juliet was born to George Nurse and the late Enid Nurse, an accountant and a pre-school school teacher respectively, in Guyana, South America on July 29, 1947. She was immersed in the Christian community that would be her lifelong support from an early age. She was a fervent follower of Christ from her adolescence and as a student and young adult she worked with the Campus Crusade for Christ Ministries in the USA and the Wycliffe Bible Translators in Brazil. She graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 1972 with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree and accepted a position as an Art teacher at Bishop’s High School in Georgetown, Guyana , where she would teach for 34 years.

Juliet was blessed with a loving family and caring church friends. She married Clive McCalman, on December 9, 1978 in Georgetown, Guyana. Juliet was the mother of two daughters; Renee her only surviving child and Thandika who went to be with the Lord as a baby. She enjoyed travelling in her early years and she worked as a teacher on three different continents including South America, Africa and North America.

She was very artistic and also an avid reader and creative writer who expressed herself in words with visual finesse. She loved the beauty of nature and had a penchant for bright and colorful creations. She had a beautiful spirit and epitomized the inner beauty and outer glow that emanated from the grace of God on her life. From the very beginning, he dedicated her children to God. She taught her daughter Renee in the ways of the Lord which lead to her becoming a committed follower of Christ.

Juliet was a lover of the Word of God and enjoyed meditating on the scriptures and applied it to her everyday life. She was a woman of great faith and a prayer warrior who knew how to travail in prayer before God. Her total reliance on God is what kept her strong thoroughout all of her challenges in life. She gladly prayed for others and always gave whatever she could to be a blessing to those in need. She was selfless, kind and soft-spoken, and always offered a word of encouragement to anyone she met and Godly advice to her family and friends. She is dearly missed by her loved ones, who take comfort in knowing that she is at peace in heaven with Jesus, with no more sickness, pain and suffering. She is happy in heaven her home of eternal rest.

Juliet is survived by her husband, Clive; her daughter Renee, her father George and his sister, Sheila. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Thandika McCalman and her brother, Wolsey Nurse.

A memorial service will be held at the Calvary Assembly of God Church on Saturday, 5th November at 10:00am. Viewing of the body will commence at 9:00 am. Juliet will be buried at the Springfield Township Cemetery following the service and reception. Pastor Bill McGinnis will officiate the service. The family gratefully accepts flowers and thankfully appreciates prayers, condolences and memories from all family and friends.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Phillip W Trotz on 4th November 2016

"May the comfort of friends and family be your strength now and in the days ahead."

This tribute was added by Pam Roork on 4th November 2016

"Clive and Renee,                 Julie will be greatly missed.  Knowing she is in the arms of Jesus is such a comfort.  We will miss our prayer times with her.  Julie was such a prayer warrior and a woman of God.    Love, Sharon Lewis"

This tribute was added by Vanessa Porter on 3rd November 2016

"to my Dearest Renee. You and the entire family have my deepest condolences and prayers. I can't begin to know how you feel. I do know that your mom loved you very much and that she was very proud of the woman you have grown up to be. Remember to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Your mom will be your Angel watch over you all the days of your life. Always know that my mom and i are always here for you.

Love you bunches"

This tribute was added by Pam Roork on 2nd November 2016

"To Clive and Renee, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great blessing to many, always loving people with the word of God. That was who she was. My hope and prayer is that you will be comforted knowing that she is with Jesus, now and forever."

This tribute was added by Hannah Sukhnandan on 2nd November 2016

"Tribute to the McCalman’s family and friends of the family from Bernice Sukhnandan.
Julie and I became friends in the late 60’s by another friend, Pauline Trent Blackmon. We enjoyed much fun together as young Christians and enjoyed each other’s company. Of the three of us, I got married first, then Pauline left for England to study nursing where she met her life partner Tony Blackmon from Barbados. Even with us being far apart, we still remained good friends.
Juliet left for the U.S. to attend Oral Roberts University. She had a very hard time in studying, but she gained her degree in art. God is good, and she came back to Guyana, South America and got married to her present husband Clive McCalman. She was a teacher in art at one of our top schools in Guyana. She got pregnant with her first child Renee McCalman. Then, they migrated to the U.S. and she was a teacher until she became disabled to work.
Our friendship grew in all the changing seasons of life growing closer and stronger through the years. We shared life stories more. We would call each other on the phone and talk for hours encouraging each other. I will miss her a lot because we did not have a chance to talk to each other to say our parting words. But I have the hope of seeing her again in Heaven one day and will continue to be a close aunt to Renee. I am happy that her pains and sufferings are over and she is resting in Jesus, our King of kings and Lord of lords. Rest on my friend until we meet on the Heavenly shores."

This tribute was added by Bernice Trotz on 2nd November 2016

"My condolence goes  out to my cousins Clive & Renee on your loss.May you continue to be strong for each other at this time."

This tribute was added by Karen Alexander on 2nd November 2016

"Condolences to you Clive and Renee. Very sorry for your loss but glad that the suffering is over. She will not doubt live on in your hearts forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you"

This tribute was added by Alicia Coggins on 2nd November 2016

"Aunty Juliet,
                  What I remember most about you is your gentle , soft spoken demeanor.  You always wore a smile on your face and possessed a welcoming spirit. Your faith in God was strong and you lived it and showed that to the world. May you rest in peace with the Creator."

This tribute was added by Gloria Porter on 2nd November 2016

"Juliet I truly thank God for putting you in my life through an encounter with Rene your daughter whom I was blessed to meet in Guyana on one of my visits there.  You were such a Godly and inspirational person your spirit radiated the spirit of Christ. You were always willing and ready to pray with me whenever I would call.  I was anticipating that day you were coming to Florida to Bask in the sunshine with me, but God had a better place for you to encounter. I will always cherish your sweet encouraging voice with God's word added to it.  We loved you but God loved you best.  Farewell until we meet on God's heavenly shore."

This tribute was added by Pauline Blackman on 1st November 2016

"Julie and I first met at high school, we were then just around fourteen and fifteen years old. In a class of many students we quickly made friends with each other then discovered that we were both Christians.
Our friendship grew into visits to each others homes, we spent many hours together. 
We were both new Christians and enjoyed talking about our new found friend Jesus. I have often referred to Julie as an Earl Roberts girl. She was an avid listener to the daily Christian radio broad casts and would share with me what she had learned. Julie had a deep understanding of the role of the  Holy Spirit and she made sure that she passed  her knowledge and revelation to me. I remember her making a point of  asking  that we meet at our little church one day , there she preached a message on the Holy Spirit to me, I was the only congregant  and she was the preacher. Yes my friend, even at such a young age was not afraid to share her faith and to be different. She was a woman of excellence and great faith.
 One memory that stays with me is of our times together  picking roses from Julie's family garden. I would stop by her house for a visit  and at the end of my visit she would ask if I needed some roses, we would then proceed to the garden where she would have me choose the best roses.
 I don't know who tends the roses in heaven but they must be beautiful and my dear friend would have no problem surrounding her self by them . One day we will walk heaven together and enjoy the roses in the Father's garden ... until then, this is not good bye but good night, my sweet friend. Thank you for being a blessing to me and for sharing with me the eternal truths of the Holy Spirit.
You have left us a beautiful piece of yourself in Renee and I promise to treasure her and be in her life as much as she wishes. "

This tribute was added by Pam Roork on 1st November 2016

"What a beautiful Christian woman"

This tribute was added by Peggy Autry on 1st November 2016

"Juliet, what a lovely spirit. You were so gracious to me and Larry for
years for inviting us to watch the annual fireworks from
your balcony. My tears are flowing but you are whole and
healthy with Jesus now. My friend one day we will meet
on the other side in love and in peace!"

This tribute was added by Renee McCalman on 1st November 2016

"Mom I miss you... I miss seeing your beautiful sunshine smile...I miss hearing your caring voice of encouragement. I have always loved you dearly and always will. I will forever cherish every moment that God has given me with you. Your life here on earth was gift, a special treasure and a blessing to  me and to all who knew you. Your passionate love for God inspired me everyday and it will continue to light the candle of my life as I face my future without you by my side. I know that you are with God and God is with me, so I am not alone even though you are gone. I know you are looking down on me from heaven. I want you to know that I miss you very much. I will see you again in the sweet by and by but until then I know that God is taking care of you. You are happy there in heaven and that is what gives me comfort. I love you mom. ~ Renee"


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