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CHISHOLM, John Louis

December 1, 1938 – Sydney, Nova Scotia
November 2, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

John Louis Chisholm of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the age of 75 years.

Born in Sydney, N.S., he and his wife and newly born son moved to Medicine Hat, AB in 1962, for a teaching position. They later resided in Nelson, BC for seven years. The family then moved to Calgary in 1970 where John taught for twenty-five years with the Separate School Board before retiring.

John is survived by his sons, Kenneth (Marino Repetto) and Damon (Sonja LeBorgne); daughters, Shannon (Sam Bashir) and Selina (Rick Doucet); grandchildren, Nicole, Mariah, Evan, Michael, Matthew, Daniel, and Avila; brother Joe Chisholm of Moncton NB; and sisters, Marg Higgins and Nora Brothers of North Sydney, NS. John was predeceased by his wife Theresa in 2006; his son Brent in 2014; and his brother Frank.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (640 – 19th Avenue N.W.) on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of John Chisholm, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Claire and Laure :

    Cher Ken, Cher Marino,
    Toute notre amitié et sincère affection ainsi que toutes nos pensées pour vous accompagner en ce jour douloureux. Nous vous embrassons. Claire et Laure

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  2. Paola Giannotti :

    Dearest Ken,

    My father too passed away this summer and he was born in 1938 just like your father. I hope you will find hope and love in the embrace of all your loved ones and find a way to come to terms with the unavoidable sadness that the circle of life sometimes brings to us all. I have not had a chance to know your father but he must have been a wonderful person if you have taken after him. You are a great man Ken and you must have made him proud and happy. I am so sorry you had to go through so many troubles and sadness this year and I give you all my love in the hope you will find a way to smile while keeping the memory of your loved ones in your hearth.

    With all our love,

    Paola and Luca

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  3. Mi unisco al vostro dolore.
    Un caloroso abbraccio a voi due.

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  4. Very sad news. Our thoughts are with you all.

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  5. I am so sorry for you and your family’s loss Damon. Thinking of you.

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  6. John once froze 1000 pennies in a block of ice. He owed me $10 for thirty years because he lost a bet about smoking. He told me he was keeping the money on ice so I wouldn’t waste it.
    My condolences to the family at his loss.
    Lucy Briggs

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  7. Brenda and Scott King and family :

    Words cannot express how sorry I was to hear of your fathers passing. He and I had a great chat a few months ago:) You’ve had a rough year, I hope knowing that many people have you in their thoughts and prayers will help you through this difficult time.
    Love Brenda, Scott and Family

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  8. Claude Nearing :

    Uncle John was a very good friend and a special person to be around. We had many good laughs over years, had a few excellent suppers that he would make and just talked. I’ll miss him on my visits to Calgary. We are here for support anytime.
    Claude & Cathy

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  9. Sister Franklyn Ferguson, First Cousin :

    My deepest sympathy on the death of your father. I did have a wonderful meal with John at my sister’s home on Arbour Crest Drive,NW Calgary within the last five years, while I was visiting Mel Luciani, my sister.
    I had not seen your father for a long time and it was wonderful to touch base once again. I do not know any of you, however, I will keep all of you in my heart and my prayer during this time of grieving.
    Love and prayers,
    Sister Frankie (Franklyn Ferguson)

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  10. Gemma Nicholson :

    Ken, Shannon, Damon, Selina, your families and the siblings and families of John: Michael and I offer our deepest sympathy to all of you. With Brent’s death so fresh you now have this loss to bear and it must be extremely hard for you. I have many happy memories of John and Theresa and their Christmas ‘newsletters’, (which John told me he wrote! ). Those letters were proudly and lovingly written with glowing accounts of the achievements of their children and then, their grandchildren. We pray that you find God’s comfort and strength in the coming days to see you through this sad time. Although not physically with you, John, Theresa and Brent are with you in spirit! Love & Prayers, Michael and Gemma (Nicholson/MacIntyre)

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