Duncan Chisholm

Obituary of Duncan Chisholm

Link to Funeral Video  https://youtu.be/MtwNCqmXTcE


James "Duncan" Chisholm age 84 of St. Andrews passed away peacefully April 10, 2021 in Highcrest Nursing Home, Sherbrooke, surrounded by his loved ones.


Born in Antigonish, he was a son of the late John Colin and Mary Belle Chisholm of Pomquet River and was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was predeceased by his siblings: Donald, Margaret, Isabelle, Betty, Chrissy, Terry, Helen, Anna and Elizabeth in her infancy.


He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Kathleen (Blackwood) and his three children; Michael (Michelle), Powell River, BC; Paul (Beth), Calgary, AB; Allison (Mark) Kelly, St. Andrews and eight grandchildren, Jake and Hailey (Michael), Kaleb, Summer and Duncan (Paul), Kyle, Kaitlan and Colby (Allison). He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.


He worked tirelessly over his years and  overcame many adversities with resilience and strong determination. 


Duncan was well-known as a strong community member organizing many projects over the years. He was proud to have been a volunteer firefighter and member of the Knights of Columbus, Chapter 1105. He also was involved with Crime Prevention, Seniors Getting Involved, the Oak & Owl Club and Whirlaway Square Dancers . His favourite pastimes were curling, card plays, making wine and gifting it away, and recruiting people to help in his many community projects. If you knew Duncan you would inevitably be "volun-told" how you could best contribute to a cause. Never tell him something couldn’t be done as he would strive to prove you wrong!


Special thanks go out to so many people for their care and support over his years of illness, especially Al Masters, Bill MacNeil, Kenny Stewart and Donna DeYoung.


A private family visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 in MacIsaac Funeral Home with a public Funeral to follow at 2:00 pm in St. Andrew's Catholic Church, St. Andrews, Rev. Andrew Gillies presiding, burial in the South River Cemetery. COVID-19 protocols will be in place and masks are mandatory. 


Memorial donations may be made to Cathy’s Place Cancer Resource Fund c/o St. Martha's Regional Hospital Foundation by visiting www.MacIsaacs.ca


Funeral Mass

2:00 pm
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
St. Andrew's Church
Hwy 316
St. Andrews, Nova Scotia, Canada


South River Cemetery
Hwy 316
St. Andrew's, Nova Scotia, Canada
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