Stanley Vincent Maurice Chisholm

CHISHOLM, Stanley Vincent Maurice

With great sorrow the Chisholm family wishes to announce the passing of Stanley Chisholm, much beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and “Gramps” on October 20, 2002 at the age of 74 years.

Stan was born and raised in the small prairie town of Beulah, Manitoba. Born to Gladys (Piett) and Joseph Chisholm on May 20, 1928, Stan was the fifth of six children. He fondly remembered his parents as dedicating their lives with love and pride to their children. Stan leaves his three brothers and their wives, Ronald and Norma, Garth and Verlie and Harold and Pearl. These brothers were Stan’s “heroes” during the Second World War — away fighting while he was too young to join up. He remained close to them all his adult life. Two “wonderful” sisters and their husbands, Ferne MacDonald and the late Frank and Donna McDonald and John are also left to mourn his passing. Stan always appreciated the “talent, warmth, understanding and loyalty” of the spouses of his brothers and sisters. On June 17, 1947 Stan joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and served in the Security Service for his entire career. He was commissioned as an officer in 1963 and retired as an Assistant Commissioner on June 17, 1980. Stan’s service was a testament to his sense of duty and pride in his country while serving with many dedicated colleagues. Stan’s son, R.C.M.P. Sergeant Douglas Chisholm, continues to provide service to this country.

Stan and his loving wife of fifty years, Eileen (Murphy), raised their family with much love, care, and commitment. Their daughter and husband, Francine and Ken Owens, and sons and their wives, Ronald and Noella, Douglas and Joanne and Pal and Karen remember their father as a man of great generosity, a natural teacher and a keen competitor. They and their spouses proudly carry on Stan’s legacy of family tradition and connection with their own children: Shane and Kyle; Michael, Jeffrey and Bobbi and Matthew and Jason. Eileen and Stan have enjoyed retirement and their friends in Qualicum Beach since 1980. Stan delighted in his curling and golfing mates, tending his garden, golfing with his grandchildren and reading a good historical novel. Stan and Eileen relished their travels to Scotland, Ireland, Hawaii and Arizona during this time. Stan was also known to enjoy a single malt scotch with his best man and long time friend Ted Simpson.

Stan and his family were given the gift of special time together this summer and fall while he fought the cancer with dignity and fortitude. He remained a true gentleman to the end and we grieve his loss deeply.

A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 11:00 am at St. Stephen’s United Church, 150 Village Way, Qualicum Beach, BC with Reverend Phil Spencer officiating. Interment to follow at Qualicum Beach Cemetery.

If one so wishes, donations in Stan’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 1299, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1T3 or a charity of choice. E-mail condolences to the family may be sent to


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