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Mrs. Margaret Winnifred Chalmers

Mrs. Margaret Winnifred Chalmers


After a life well lived, Margaret Chalmers (nee MacDonald) passed away peacefully in Lachine, Quebec on May 22, 2021 in her 96th year.  Margaret was born in Bathurst, New Brunswick to Gilchrist and Winnifred (Taylor) MacDonald.  After graduating from high school, she studied nursing at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal returning home to Bathurst after graduation in 1946.  It was there that she married Scott Chalmers and all of her five children were born.


Margaret was the beloved wife of Thomas Scott (deceased), mother to Frederick Lorne (Mary Weckman), Greta Louise (Alan Strand), David Gilchrist (deceased), Andrew Scott (Doris Loewen)  and Rebecca Anne (James McEwen) and cherished Nana to Thomas Scott Chalmers (Chelsea Robins), Simon Lorne Chalmers and Jameson Colborne David McEwen.  She is also survived by her sister Greta Morton as well as many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.


Through Scotty’s work the family lived in various pulp and paper towns, including Bathurst, New Richmond Quebec, Stephenville Newfoundland, and Terrace Bay Ontario. No matter where we lived, Mom always made the house we lived in a home. She devoted her life to raising her five children to become independent thinkers and good citizens, always ensuring that we felt like the most important people in the world.  She handled a multitude of childhood (and adult) illnesses and challenges with ingenuity while supplying endless desserts, a true testament to her skills and love. She endured with bravery, along with Scott, the tragic loss of son David in the Ocean Ranger disaster. Upon retirement, Margaret and Scott settled in Cobourg, Ontario.  They enjoyed several years there together until Scott’s passing in 2013.  Margaret made the best of things without the love of her life, moving to Lachine and living up to and  through the past year of the pandemic with determined good spirit and sharpness of mind.


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of Margaret’s life will be held later and she will be laid to rest in  Bathurst.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Margaret can do so to the David Gilchrist Chalmers Memorial Prize (c\o Mount Allison University, 65 York Street, Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 1E4), or the charity of their choice.



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  • Michele and Sonny Borsa Posted

    Your mom is well remembered and a real lady. Her family was truly blessed to have them in her life

  • Judy Brown Posted

    My condolences to you and your family Annie. I know it is difficult to lose your Mom

  • Jane Marie Obst Posted

    Anne and family… Always sad to put to rest a loved one. Living a full life of 96 years is a wish we should all have and thrive to get to.
    Prayers and hugs to all.

  • Fiona Hennessy Posted

    Dear Anne, such a lovely tribute to your mom. Sending our warm thoughts to you and your family. Fiona, Alana and Talia

  • Allison Peacocke Posted

    My heartfelt condolences, Annie, to you and your family. Wishing you peace and comfort as you remember your Mom.

  • Michael Nicholas Posted

    This is a lovely article which speaks to your mom’s tenacity in raising the kids and and building a memorable life. Love you. Topher

  • Patti Pike Posted

    Fred, Louise, Andy, Anne and families,
    Such a lovely tribute to your mom. The love and devotion she had for her family has obviously been passed on to your generation with the closeness of all of you. We hope you can soon gather to say good-bye to your mother in NB. Thinking of you all. – Patti and David xo

  • Valerie Mullen Posted

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family Annie. My prayers are with you.

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