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“Dan We lost a friend and a classmate. Knew Robin for many years and she was always happy to see another "59 r". She will be missed. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Patrick Gollinger

“Peace to the entire family. She was so sweet; she made you feel like you knew her your whole life. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Cheri Bowyer Lare

“I will always remember Robins stories, and laughs at our past family get togethers! So sorry for the McCollum family lost. My prayers are with you...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Tara Belonga

“Robin was one in a million and I'm gonna miss her so much...she always had a story that would make me laugh!! Her and Dan were my favorite customers...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: Dave and Missy Mannisto


Robin A. (Radcliffe) McCollum, 76, of Munising, passed away on Saturday evening, September 2, 2017, in the loving care of her daughter, Julie and North Woods Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. Robin was born June 25, 1941 in Munising to the late Bob and Gladys Radcliffe. She graduated from Mather High School in 1959. On December 19, 1960 she married Dan McCollum at Sacred Heart Church in Munising. Robin and Dan moved downstate in 1964, where they would eventually raise four children. While raising four children, Robin worked full time as a meat wrapper in various grocery stores for 10 years. She found her calling though in the floral industry where she worked as a floral designer, primarily as a wedding designer. Robin had an unbelievable eye for floral design. Her floral arrangements brought extraordinary joy to many people on their big day. In 2001 Robin and Dan moved back to the UP to retire at Joe’s Lake. Robin returned to work at Petal Pushers and the Alger County Chamber of Commerce until her diagnosis of cancer in 2007. After a gallant ten year battle with primary peritoneal cancer, Robin decided it was time to “take a rest”, as she would say. For ten astounding, brave years Robin fought vigorously against cancer. Anyone who was lucky enough to know Robin, will tell you how awestruck they were by her grace and courage during her fight. She was never one to complain, or bring attention to her personal struggle with cancer. She always focused on helping others, in whatever small way she could. She was matter of fact about her battle. “This is what is happening, and what do I have to do next to continue living”, was always her attitude, always with an undying faith that it would work. Robin enjoyed gardening, digging up wildflowers, and sipping coffee on her deck at the lake. Robin’s greatest love was being surrounded by the people she loved, especially her grandchildren, who she loved to take for “treats”. Being a grandmother filled her heart. Robin will be remembered by those who loved her for her boundless kindness and her unfailing forgiveness of others. She is survived by her husband, Daniel McCollum of Munising; four children, James McCollum of Ashburn, VA, David S. (Jeanette) McCollum of Howell, MI, Julie (Gregory) Prunick of Munising and John (Kelli Swan) McCollum of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; grandchildren, Ashley Prunick, Kylie, Margo, Joshua, Kasey, Krystyna, Keifer, Allyson, Cali, Daniel, John, Reginald, James and Cooper McCollum; great-grandchild, Jillian McCollum; siblings, Jill K. Layton of Donnelly, ID, John R. (Merri Ann Baker) Radcliffe of Lake, MI and Peggy (Walt) Turbin of Harrison, MI; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter, Christine McCollum. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 10 am at Sacred Heart Church in Munising with Rev. Chris Gardner officiating. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery. Contributions can be made to St. Vincent/St. Mary’s Foundation, PO Box 11706, Green Bay, WI 54307 or North Woods Home Care & Hospice, 129 E. Superior Street, Munising, MI 49862. The family would like to thank Dr. Tammela and his incredible staff at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, WI for the magnificent care they gave Robin over the last ten years. You gave her and us a beautiful gift. The Canale-Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family where memories of Robin may be shared at canalefuneral.com