Margaret May Chisholm of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at the age of 88 years.
Margaret was born in Smokey River Crossing, AB. She served as a Flight Sergeant in the Royal Canadian Airforce during WWII as a Code and Cypher Clerk. She returned to Calgary and worked at the Alberta Wheat Pool, married Jim Chisholm and raised her family. Margaret was a co-founder of Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, to which she dedicated much of her life until her retirement. She believed strongly in building community with a practical approach and meeting real need. Margaret had a strong personal commitment, a pioneering spirit and a great zest for life. She was a very vibrant person who embraced life. Her acts of caring spread beyond her family to the church and community at large by opening her home to all. Margaret suffered a tragic motor vehicle accident in 1985 which left her confined to extended care until the time of her passing.
Margaret will be greatly missed by her children, Patrick, Theresa and Joseph; grandchildren, Kyle and Kelsey; Margaret’s sister Helen Eagan and her brother Donald Leahy; as well as her sister in-laws Mary, Mercia, Shirley, Frances Leahy and Marie Leahy and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, James and her brother George Leahy.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, February 18, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (1307 – 14th Street S.W.) on Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Patrick Chisholm, Principal Presider. Graveside Service to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society, Margaret Chisholm Resettlement Centre, Head Office: #300, 120 – 17 Avenue SW Calgary T2S 2T2. We would like to thank Pat Green for her many years of care and all the medical staff who cared for her over the years.
In living memory of Margaret Chisholm, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences