Merle Chisholm

Merle Verne Chisholm

Thursday, June 11th, 1931 - Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
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Chisholm, Merle Verne, 87 - Bible Hill N.S. passed away in Willow Lodge Home for Special Care, Tatamagouche, N.S. on February 23, 2019. Born in East Mines, N.S., he was the son of the late William and Emma Chisholm. Merle is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruth (Sutherland) Chisholm, Bible Hill; son, Scott (Melanie), Denver, Colorado; daughter, Susan, Bible Hill; grandchildren, Daniel (Brittany) and Jessica; brothers, Earl (Goldie), Angus (June), Frank (Barbara) as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Carl. Merle was employed by the Bank of Nova Scotia for over 40 years having worked in N.S., P.E.I, N.B. and Ontario. He retired as a Branch Manager in 1990 in Scarborough, Ontario. Merle was Past President of the Colchester Scottish Society and received Scot of the Year in 2013 from the Federation for Scottish Culture in Nova Scotia. Merle was also a member of the Canadian Association of Clan Sutherland and served as Secretary for many years. He was a faithful member of First United Church, singing with the Men’s Choir, gathering with the Eagle Sunrise Breakfast group and could be found on Monday mornings tidying up in the church. A Service of Celebration will take place Monday, April 29, 2019 at 2:00pm in First United Church, 711 Prince St., Truro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Merle’s memory to First United Church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro where online condolences may be sent to Merle’s family by visiting:
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    Monday, April 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Monday, April 29th, 2019 2:00pm
    First United Church
    711 Prince Street
    TRURO, NS B2N 5C1
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Valerie Kingsbury
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    First United Church
    711 Prince Street
    TRURO, NS B2N 5C1
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Shirley Creelman

Posted at 02:13pm
Dear Ruth and Susan, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this sad time and have you in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Shirley and Wayne Creelman

Ian MacCara

Posted at 02:28pm
To Ruth, Scott, & Susan: Since our return to Nova Scotia we have been pleased to meet Ruth & Merle at many family functions. They even made their way to Plainfield for a couple of much appreciated visits. Their sense of humor and appreciation of family was deeply felt. Please accept our condolences. Ian & Norma MacCara

Alec & Gayle MacRae

Posted at 12:24pm
So very sorry Ruth and Susan to hear of Merle’s passing. Our kind thoughts are with you.

Linda Sears

Posted at 08:15pm
Dear Ruth & Susan My deepest condolences on Merle’s passing. I’m so glad I was able to have a visit with him before I went away for the winter. He was a true Scottish gentleman who was very proud of his heritage. He was invaluable to us whenever we needed someone in a pinch for running cars at the dealership, as well as being a great customer. I will miss him. Please take care.

Donna Newell-Stewart

Posted at 11:57am
Dear Ruth and Susan: So sorry to read of Merle’s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Fond memories of our time on Regency Drive! Donna Newell-Stewart

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Monday, April 29 2019 at 02:00 pm