Gwendolyn Jean CHISHOLM

August 1, 1935 – January 13, 2016

Passed away suddenly at Parksville, BC following a sudden tragic accident. Beloved wife of Major General John Robert (Bob) CHISHOLM, (rtd.), Gwen is lovingly remembered by daughter Diane Elizabeth CHISHOLM of Halifax, NS and and son Steven Bruce CHISHOLM of SaltSpring Island, BC. Grammie is very fondly remembered by grandchildren, Joseph and Thomas COOPER of Halifax, NS and Jesse and Matt CHISHOLM of Edmonton, AB.

Born in Sackville, NB Gwen was the sister of Betty Allen, Roland (Cecile) Berry and Robert (Hazel) Berry. Trained as a nurse at the Royal Victoria General Hospital in Montreal and married the love of her life, Bob Chisholm. Gwen and Bob successful partnered for a 35 year military career with postings to Bagoteville, Que., Wattisham, England; North Bay, Toronto, Petawawa and Ottawa, Ontario; Gagetown, NB and Comox, BC. Retiring first in Ottawa, Bob and Gwen eventually settled in Parksville, BC and spent their retirement playing golf, and bridge and enjoying a vibrant social life. Travels across Canada, China, England, Australia and New Zealand and provided them with a large circle of friends in Canada and abroad. Gwen will forever be remembered for her love of life, and her ability to laugh and find joy in the face of adversity.

A Memorial Service will be held at KNOX UNITED CHURCH, 345 Pym Street, Parksville, BC B9P 1C8 on Thursday, January 21st at 2:00 p.m. If desired, please send donations in lieu of flowers in her name to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada at

“Mom- you left us far too soon.”

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