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CHISHOLM, Ruth (nee Thorpe)

August 14, 1926 – Coronation, AB
March 20, 2014 – Calgary, AB

Ruth Chisholm passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the age of 87 years.

Ruth was born in Coronation, Alberta and moved to Calgary at an early age with her parents and two sisters. Ruth met and married her husband of 60 years, Rod Chisholm here in Calgary

They raised their family in Meadowlark Park where they made many life long friends. Ruth was active with Girl Guides and worked as a teacher’s aid for the Calgary Board of Education. Ruth and Rod were involved in community activities and enjoyed a long, happy retirement.

Ruth is survived by her son Dan, his wife Shannon and their children Jenny and Jim; her daughter Janeen, her husband Colin Van Orman and their children, Thomas, Eliza, Kate, Daniel, Camilla and Sarah; her daughter Liz, her husband Jim Goertz and their children Ash and Jack. Ruth is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Sadie, Rory, Henry, Rachelle and Kalyna; and her beloved nephew Rick Thorpe.

At Ruth’s request there will be no funeral service, a private family interment will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through Thank you to the Southwood Care Centre Hospice Staff for taking such wonderful care of Ruth and her family.

In living memory of Ruth Chisholm, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. I was saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. She enriched everyone who her life touched. She will be missed.

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  2. Shannon and family, it was with sadness I read about your mum-in-law’s passing. May you have all the wonderful memories to hold close to your heart and sustain you through this journey.

    From the heart, Faith

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  3. Hi Dan:
    Sorry to learn about your mother’s passing. She was a nice lady and she will be missed.
    My condolences,
    Bob Sumner

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  4. Muriel & Bob Rogers :

    I grew up in Bowness and ran errands on my bike for your paternal grandmother when your father was away serving his country. When he courted your Mom, Bob & I were in the gang. Our peers kept in touch for many years and enjoyed the time spent with them at the golf reunions…yearly. Your Mom had such a great sense of humour, so quiet and humble. Their marriage was enduring & honoured by the great family dynasty they built.
    A couple we were so privileged to know all these years. Fondly, Rogers

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  5. Pat Macleod :

    Our family was sorry to hear about Ruth passing. Both Ruth and my mom, Audrey Parks had a long friendship, most recently when Ruth moved into Sundance on the Green. They spent many enjoyable hours together. Ruth was a lovely lady and a great support to me when my mom went so suddenly.
    Pat Macleod

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