Dr. Calvin S. Lum Passes Away
On January 5, 2009, USAHA Life Member Dr. Calvin W. S. Lum passed away after a tough battle with cancer. Dr. Lum, former Administrator of the Division of Animal Health for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture, served as Hawaii's State Veterinarian for fifteen years. He was active in USAHA during his tenure as State Veterinarian serving on the USAHA Board of Directors as well as on a number of USAHA Committees, including the Committee on Animal Welfare and the Committee on Captive Wildlife and Alternative Livestock. Dr. Lum was also an active member of the Western States Livestock Health Association. In addition to knowing "Cal" as a good friend, many within USAHA counted on his broad-ranging technical expertise to help address the many animal health and welfare problems confronted by this Nation.
Dr. Lum, a native of Hawaii, graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine after receiving his bachelor's degree from Creighton University. In addition to his distinguished career in public service, Dr. Lum was in private practice for many years and served as the curator of the Honolulu Zoo. After retirement as Hawaii's State Veterinarian, Cal achieved his life long dream of becoming a cowboy when he and his wife Kay established the North Shore Cattle Company - raising grass-fed Angus and Angus Crossbred cattle at the foothills of the Hoolau Mountains on Oahu. North Shore Cattle Company's Hawaii grown beef products are well known throughout the Hawaiian Islands and beyond. For his efforts in creating a strong and viable market for grass-fed beef as well as his strong support of the Hawaii livestock industry, the Hawaii Cattlemen's Council recognized Cal as the Cattleman of the Year in 2007.
Dr. Lum is survived by his wife Kay, sons Chris, Ryan, and Jory, daughter Tammy, their spouses, numerous grandchildren, and one great granddaughter. He will be sorely missed.
Visitation is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at the Borthwick Mortuary, 1330 Maunakea Street , Honolulu, Hawaii. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m.
Sympathy cards to Kay and the family may be sent to:
91-3009 Makalea Loop
Ewa Beach, HI 96706
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the Hawaii Alzheimer's Disease Association, an Association that both Cal and Kay were active in.
Hawaii Alzheimer's Association
1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 2610
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814