In Loving Memory Of
David Chisholm
1934 ~ 2022

Moncton, NB- It is with great sorrow we announce the death of David (Dave) O’Brien Chisholm. Dave died in his sleep the morning of November 23rd, 2022, at ProTem Health Services, his home of the past 2+ years. Dave was born October 13th, 1934, in Antigonish N.S. son of Mona (Joncas) Chisholm and Dr. Alexander N. Chisholm of Port Hawkesbury N.S.

The course of Dave’s life was forever altered by the death of his surgeon father in March of 1937. Following graduation from high school Dave joined the RCAF, learned his trade as an electronic engineering technician and worked in different areas of Canada and Europe. Upon retirement from the RCAF he worked for Transport Canada for several years, as an avionics technician, until final retirement.

Dave was a man of few words with a dry wit and many interests and talents. While in N.S.,he spent many hours fly fishing for trout often in his little red Gates canoe. He even tied his own trout flies for those outings. He had a great love of music, mostly classical but also jazz and Cape Breton fiddle. He taught himself musical theory, learned to read music and play the piano. Later took up the clarinet which remained his instrument of choice. He took up wood turning and spent many hours in his workshop at the lathe. In fact, his basement workshop was where he chose to “hang out” puttering or repairing things or making something out of recycled parts. He never discarded anything which was not repairable, without stripping it of any useful parts. He’d always say those bits and pieces might come in handy some day. He could fix most anything and very much enjoyed a challenge. Physical fitness took up a large amount of Dave’s time. Badminton, tennis, cross country skiing, jogging and weightlifting being his big interests.

Dave is survived by his wife of over 59 years, Catherine (Dysart) Chisholm, their children daughter Alyson Chisholm, son Brian Chisholm (Dr. Nina Speyer-Offenberg) and their children Samuel Chisholm and Alexandra Chisholm, son James Chisholm (Judy Rodrigues) and daughter Laura Chisholm-Stone (Derek Stone) and their children Lewis Stone, Findlay Stone and Gabriel Stone. Also survived by sister-in- law Joann LeBlanc (Hubert LeBlanc deceased), brother-in-law Peter Dysart (Alberta Dysart) and several nieces and nephews.

Dave was predeceased by his parents, Mona and Dr. Alex Chisholm, Cathy’s parents, Catherine and Allison Dysart, his only sister Patricia Smith and brother in-law Gabriel Smith.

We owe a debt of gratitude to the staff and Dave`s other family, fellow residents at Pro Tem, who took such good care of him and provided him with so much love and attention.

Cremation has taken place as Dave requested. Funeral services to be held at Passage Funeral Cooperative, 3754 Route 134, Shediac Bridge, (532-1050) on Monday Nov. 28th at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow.

Charitable donations may be made to Friends of The Moncton Hospital Foundation, Doctors Without Borders Canada, The House of Nazareth or your preferred charity

Arrangements under the professional care of

Passage Funeral Cooperative and Cremation


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  1. Cathy and family, it has been a true treasure to care and make memories with Dave. His dry dry sense of humour and quick wit always left me with a giggle and smile on my face. A true gentleman beyond words. All my love

  2. Cathy and family
    My condolences for your loss. Dave will be forever in our hearts. He was absolutely a man of witt, humor and a huge heart! It was my pleasure and honor to care for your Dad, grandfather and husband. Cathy, you will always be apart of our family. 💞

  3. Sending my love and sympathy to Cathy and the rest of the family. I had the privilege of caring for Dave at ProTem. He was wonderful and would always put a smile on my face, he will be missed.

  4. SORRY to hear of Dave’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with Catherine, Laura and the Chisholm Family. OUR. DEEPEST SYMPATHY

  5. My deepest sympathy Cathy for Dave’s passing. I keep fond memories of Dave on and off the tennis courts. What a gentleman he was. Wish you courage for the days to come. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Our condolences to Cathy and family. May happy memories when Dave was in good health be a comfort.
    Barb (Savoie) Dan Landry

  7. All my sympathy to Dave’s family. My husband and I played doubles tennis with Dave and Cathy for years. We were not great players but we had great fun. I’ll always remember Dave as a gentleman and a fun loving man.

  8. My condolences go out to the family, I didn’t work with Dave long but he was a wonderful man who will be missed.

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