It is with full hearts that we announce the passing of Chalmers Eugene MacIntyre at his home, Harbourstone Enhanced Care, on July 8, 2013. Chalmers passed away peacefully, rosary in hand, with his loving wife, Marie, at his side.
Born in Sydney on April 30, 1939, Chalmers was the son of the late D.J. and Ethel (Musgrave) MacIntyre.
Chalmers was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, where his strong faith helped him conquer the many challenges in his life along with Marie’s support. In his early years, he was in The Brothers where upon leaving he entered The Teacher’s College. Chalmers spent many years as a member of the KOC, AA’s, prayer groups and a volunteer with palliative care. He found great pleasure in his love of music. Chalmers was an inspiration to all of us including the many children he had the pleasure of teaching through the years, especially the mentally challenged.
Dad has shared his compassion and wisdom with all he met, especially his children. He has left us a story of joy and a love of life, music and God.
Dad, who had his doctorate in philosophy, had a gift of seeing the bigger picture in life. He encouraged us to search inside ourselves to find what was “burning” in us. He then encouraged us to pursue it. Our father’s acceptance and love made us feel valued. This feeling of validation and comfort with humanity gave us the desire, strength and perseverance to be the best that we were able to be. Thanks Dad!
Chalmers is survived by his loving wife and life companion, Marie; daughters, Carol-Anne Larade (Tom), Lawrencetown, Juantia Ashton (Richard), Milford, and Catherine MacIntyre, NF; sons, Stephen (Olathe), ON, and Michael (Carrie), MB; grandchildren, Tessa and Christopher Larade, Kadynce, Augyst and Mehlyn Ashton, Clark and Emmerich MacIntyre, and Collin and Sydney MacIntyre; brothers, Lorne, Carl, Charlie, Angus and Alex; many nieces and nephews and special niece and friend, Chris Jollymore.
Besides his parents, Chalmers was predeceased by his brothers, Gilbert and Calvan Hector and two siblings in infancy.
Visitation for the late Chalmers Eugene MacIntyre will be held on Wednesday, July 10, at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception following the mass will take place at the Pier Community Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
Donations in memory of Chalmers may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
“When God closes a door, somehow, he opens a window.”
I am so sorry to hear of Chalmers passing. I am the chaplain at The Regional hospital and I spent much time with Chalmers while he was on 3B. We went to daily mass together and had many conversations. Please know that you will bein my heart and prayers during this last journey with Chyalmers. God Bless
From: Lily MacDonald, Chaplain,CBRH
To the family of the Late Chalmers Eugene MacIntyre; It is with sadness we learned of Chalmers? passing on July 8th. ?We remember Chalmers? loving care and empathy when I, Neil was recuperating from lung cancer surgery. I will never forget his kindness and friendship and especial his introduction to me of the book ?The Mystical City of God?. Thank you Chalmers and we have no doubt you are resting in peace.? To the family our sincerest condolences and our prayers are with you.
Sincerely, Catherine and Neil van de Ven
Marie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Take care, Lucille (Lou) and Steve Graham
Sincere condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
From: Lorraine,Billy McMullin & Howie, Margie MacNeil
A dear friend and a brother in the Lord has passed away. I will miss him and his many kindnesses. To me he was just Chalmers but that said so much. My prayers are with his family. I wish I could be there to attend his memorial.
From: Rev. Dan Biggar
Dear Marie and Family, I was saddened to hear of Chalmers’s death. He was always so kind to me.Inquisitive and religious I always enjoyed talking with him. I hope to extend my consolences more personally at the wake tomorrow.
From: Fr. Bedford Doucette
Marie, so sorry to hear about Chalmers passing. My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.
From: Brenda LeBlanc
Our Deepest Condolences on the passing of Chalmers, Our Thoughts & Prayers are with the Family during this difficult time.
From: Wayne & Carolee Yorke & Family
Carol-Anne, Heather and I are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
From: Neil Daigle