Funeral service for the late Eleanor Chisholm, 94, Antigonish, was held November 17 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald Macgillivray officiating.
Mrs. Chisholm died November 10, 2018, in St Martha’s Regional Hospital.
Readers at the funeral Mass were Alex Chisholm, Eleanor Chisholm and Katherine Orlik. Colin Carnell, Patrick Chisholm, Charles Morrow and Bijou Allen presented the offertory gifts. Music was provided by organist Emery Van de Wiel, vocalist Julia Shields and piper Scott Williams.
Urn bearers were Bruce Chisholm and Colin Chisholm.
Born October 22, 1924, in Antigonish, she was the daughter of the late Roderick Allen and Marcella (Dunn) Macdonald. She graduated from Mount St. Bernard Secretarial School in 1942. During her life time, she worked for MT&T, Albert E. Whidden,
Pat King Real Estate and Mary Pat Real Estate. In 1948, she married Colin Herman Chisholm and together they raised a family. She enjoyed her time with the Keppoch Mountain Ski Team when her children were younger. Many summers were spent at the cottage on Lochaber Lake where family and friends were always welcomed. She had a keen eye for design. She enjoyed playing duplicate bridge and watching sports, the Yankees, Montreal Canadians and Tiger Woods.
Later in life, she was introduced to the ipad. She took to it naturally, allowing her to keep up to date with world events, sports scores and stay connected with her family.
She is survived by three daughters, Mary Beth (Brian) Latwaitis, Coline Morrow, Eleanor (David) Carnell; two sons, Colin H. (Janet) Chisholm, Bruce (Keturah) Chisholm; daughter-inlaw, Cindy Allen; 12 grandchildren, Katherine (Jason) Orlik, Stephen (Jill) Latwaitis, John (Kristin) Morrow, Charles (Lindsay) Morrow, Andrew (Lauren) Carnell, Colin (Cari-lee) Carnell, Alex (Dave) Gens, Nicole (Matthew Macdonald) Chisholm, Eleanor Chisholm, Patrick (Amanda Griffin) Chisholm, Bijou Allen, London Grace Chisholm; nine great-grandchildren, Lowen and Gregor Orlik, Ashton Latwaitis, Kate and David Morrow, Olivia and Abigail Carnell, Everley and William Carnell.
She was predeceased by her husband, Colin H. Chisholm; daughter, Joanne; son, Brock; two brothers, Roland (Marge), Charles Macdonald; sister, Pauline (Norman) Brady.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation or the VON.
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