Funeral service for the late Catherine Anne Marie ‘Cathy’ Chisholm, 70, Antigonish, was held October 22 in St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, Mulgrave, with Father Alan Macphie officiating.
Mrs. Chisholm died October 19, 2018, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Born in Antigonish, she was the daughter of Sarah ‘Betty’ (O’neil) Decoste, Mulgrave, and the late Ignatius O’neil. She and her husband moved to Vancouver in 1977, where they settled and raised their children for 25 years. She had an accomplished career with ICS Courier as executive director of Western Canada and executive director for Ontario, prior to retiring to Nova Scotia in 2008. She enjoyed Canadian politics and a good debate. In retirement, she enjoyed many trips back to Vancouver to see her family, grandchildren and friends. Her lifelong dream was a trip to Ireland, which was realized last year as she travelled there with her sister, Moira and brother, Lawrence. She enjoyed music concerts, plays and was an avid reader.
Besides her mother, she is survived by son, Blaine (Hilary); daughter, April (Jonathan), three grandchildren, Sarah, Justin, Claire; all of Vancouver; 10 brothers, Sean (Debbie), Gerald (Cecelia), Raymond (Carol),
Lawrence (Denise), Cormack, Bernard (Sun Ae), Francis (Patricia), Adrian (Jacquie), all of Nova Scotia; Anthony (Heather) Edmonton; Dennis (Veronica) Yellowknife; sister, Moira (Clarey) Tennessee; sister-in-law, Noel O’neil, Mulgrave; aunt, Phyllis O’donnell CSM, Antigonish; Decoste step siblings; Chisholm brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews; friend, Peter Watts, Vancouver.
She was predeceased by her husband, Neil; stepfather, Bernard Decoste; two brothers, Michael Allen, in infancy, Phillip.
Memorial donations may be made to The Lodge that Gives in Halifax.
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