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  • ID: I43754
  • Name: Roy Alonzo CHISHOLM
  • Given Name: Roy Alonzo
  • Surname: CHISHOLM
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 29 May 1915 in Assiginack Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Death: 9 Apr 1970 in Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial: 1970 Mindemoya Cemetery, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
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  • Change Date: 27 Sep 2013 at 23:57
  • Note:
    Ontario Vital Records - Births # 036577 - 1915
    Chisholm, Roy Alonzo, male, born, May 29, 1915, Assiginack, District of Manitoulin, Ontario. Parents: Donald Alonzo Chisholm, farmer and Aliza Chisholm, farmers wife, were married March 18, 1912 in Manitowaning, Ontario. Mother's former husband, William Leach. No physician present. Informant: Alonzo Chisholm, father, Manitowaning, Ontario.

    A Time to Remember - a history of the municipality of Assiginack est 1871 c1996 The Assiginack Historical Society
    Roy and Edythe (Johnston) Chisholm
    by Edythe Chisholm and Dorothy Skippen
    On Oct. 3, 1935, Edythe Johnston married Roy Chisholm from Manitowaning. Roy was the son of Alonzo and Eliza (Bryant-Leach) Chisholm of Manitowaning. Alonzo had originally come from Michael's Bay.
    The wedding took place in the United Church Manse in Gore Bay,with Bob Morphet as Best man and Marion Brown as Maid of Honour. Following the wedding, a luncheon was held in their honour at the home of Lil Morphet in Little Current. Roy and Edythe lived in the Jack McKay house in Manitowaning from 1935 until 1937.
    Prior to the wedding, Edythe had worked as a cook for the Dawes family at their camp on Lake Manitou. Edna Loach, who stayed with the Beresford Tilstons, also worked at the camp at the same time. She looked after the dining room and also did the laundry. The laundry was major work in those days with so many cotton dresses to iron. At this time Roy worked at the creamery.
    Edythe remembers fondly the great neighbors that she and Roy had while living in Manitowaning. They included Neil and Lydia McMartin who lived in the house that Jim and Joyce White now own. Lydia was Neil's second wife - he had been married to an Irving girl first.
    Edythe remembers Ronnie MacDougall very vividly as a young boy. One day he brought them a present in a box. In the box was a kitten, and since it was a gift, they could not very well refuse it. The kitten used to like to follow Edythe to church.
    Edythe says that she can remember a story about Eliza Chisholm. Alonzo was Eliza's 2nd husband . She had first been married to Bill Leach and had 4 children to him; Eva, Lil, Everett, and Harry. They lived in the Scotch settlement. Bill committed suicide and as a widow with four children, times were tough for Eliza and her family. She had a pig hanging for winter meat but a bear ate it, so that meant no meat for the winter.
    Eliza also had 4 children to Lon Chisholm: Lloyd m Flora Becks, Rae m. Jim Watson and Jim Pattison, Roy m. Edythe Johnston and Julia m. Dougall Hembruff
    Roy and Edythe moved to Mindemoya in 1937. Roy passed away in 1970, but Edythe continues to live on the main street where it is handy for people to drop in for tea and cookies.

    Obituary, uncited, (handwritten 1970)
    Roy Chisholm
    It was a shock of no small moment when word came that Roy Chisholm had suddenly passed away at his home on April 9, 1970. Roy Alonzo Chisholm was born May 29, 1915 at Manitowaning, and was the younger son of Alonzo and Eliza Chisholm. He attended Public school there and was later employed with the Manitowaning creamery as a truck driver. On October 3,1935 he married Edythe Irene Johnston, and the ceremony andwas performed by W.H. Bradford at Gore Bay United Church Manse.
    In April of 1937 they moved to Mindemoya and Roy worked in Wagg's creamery, where he drove a truck until 1951. At this time he changed his line of work and became a salesman for the Chrysler products, first with A. F. Elliott of Little Current; E.F. Priddle of Gore Bay until 1965, and in January of 1966 he joined Manitoulin Motors as a salesman until his untimely death . He was known throughout the whole of Manitoulin Island both because of his type of work and his innate friendliness. Roy was a member and Past Master of Doric Lodge #455 Little Current. He was also a member of the United Church and served in the capacity of Elder. He was a keen fisherman and many summer evening she spent in his boat on Mindemoya Lake. Roy had a jovial nature, but had his serious moments too. He had a unique philosophy in life and often gave advice or encouragement, especially to the younger boys.
    He is survived by his wife Edythe, three sisters, Mrs. Rae Pattison of Hamilton, Mrs. Julia Hembruff of Manitowaning, Mrs. Fay Collins of Honora and three brothers, Lloyd of Jarvis, Jule of Rockville and Harry Leach of Little Current and a host of friends. He was predeceased by threes isters, Mrs. Lillian Morphet, Little Current: Mrs. Nell Nelder, Soo; Mrs. Eva Hembruff, Toronto and two brothers, Everett and John Leach.
    The funeral service was in the United Church with interment in Mindemoya Cemetery. Rev. Peirce officiated, Mrs. Jean Williamson was organist, Gordon Nelder, a nephew, was soloist and sang the appropriate Twenty-Third Psalm. Pallbearers were Tom McQuay, Harold Haner,and four nephews, Keith and Bill Watson, Junior Chisholm and Gordon Nelder.Honorary pallbearers were A . J. Hare, Bud Priddle, Tom and John Farquhar, D. O Williamson, Duff Brown, A .R. Stringer, Vern Pearson, George Skippen, Leland Lowrie, Wm. White OPP, Wellie Leeson, Fred Elliott, Mike Smith,and Austin Smith.
    Among those who attended the funeral from off the Island were Mr.and Mrs. James Pattison Keith and Bill Watson of Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Chisholm, of Jarvis; Mr. and Mrs. Harland Mosher, of Wooster, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Mervyn Knott of Meaford, Karl Johnston of RRRR(can 't read)R. and Mrs. Nolan Nelder, Elaine and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Nelder, Clive Johnston and Rev . M. Patterson, of Sudbury; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cooper,Mr. and Mrs. Ron Cooper, of Copper Cliff; Mr. and Mrs. Wm.Keatley, Whitefish; Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Wagg, of Sarnia.
    Funeral service was under the direction of William Turner, of Gore Bay.

    Dorothy Hopkins Addison Scrapbook (green ledger), transcribed by Marilyn Irish
    Roy Alonzo Chisholm (handwritten 1970)
    It was a shock of no small moment when word came that Roy Chisholm had suddenly passed away at his hom eon April 9, 1970. Roy Alonzo Chisholm was born May 29, 1915 at Manitowaning, and was the younger son of Alonzo and Eliza Chisholm. He attended public school there and was later employed with the Manitowaning creamery as truck driver.
    On October 3, 1935 he married Edyth Irene Johnston, the ceremony was performed by W. H. Bradford at the Gore Bay United church manse.

    Obituary, uncited
    Chisholm-Suddenly at his home in Mindemoya on Thursday, April 9, 1970 Roy A. Chisholm, beloved husband of Edythe Johnston in his 54th year.Rested at the United Church, Mindemoya with funeral service there on Saturday,April 11th at 3 p.m. Interment was in Mindemoya Cemetery. Arrangements by Turner Funeral Home. (handwritten 1970)

    Mindemoya Cemetery, Lot 16 Concession 3,Carnarvon Township, #204.
    CHISHOLM / ROY A. / 1915 1970 / EDYTHE I. / 1910 - 1998

    Memoriam, The Manitoulin Expositor, April 4, 1974
    Chisholm-In loving memory of a dear husband Roy Chisholm, who passed away April 9, 1970.
    Those we love we never lose,
    For always they will be,
    Loved, remembered, treasured
    Always in our memory.
    Sadly missed by wife Edythe.

    Memoriam, Manitoulin Expositor, April 10, 1985
    Chisholm-In loving memory of a dear husband, Roy Chisholm who passed away April 9, 1970.
    "Time cannot steal the treasures that we carry in our Hearts".
    Sadly missed by wife Edythe.

    Memoriam, Manitoulin Expositor, April 2, 1986
    Chisholm-In memory of Roy Chisholm who passed away April 9, 1970
    Lovingly remembered by wife Edythe.




    Father: Alonzo Donald CHISHOLM b: 28 Sep 1877 in Howland Township, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    Mother: Eliza Ann BRYANT b: 21 Feb 1874 in Stouville, Ontario, Canada

    Marriage 1 Edythe Irene JOHNSTON b: Dec 1910
    • Married: 3 Oct 1935 in Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    • Note:
      Marriage Announcement - Chisholm-Johnston (handwritten 1935)
      A quiet wedding took place on Thursday evening, October 3, at Gore Bay Manse, when Edyth Irene, only daughter of Mr. Maurice Johnston, Big Lake, was united in marriage to Roy Alonzo Chisholm, of Manitowaning.The ceremony was conducted by Rev. W. H. Bradford.
      The bride looked charming, in a plum colored ensemble with matching accessories.
      The attendants were Miss Marion Wagg, cousin of the bride and Mr. Robert Morphet, nephew of the groom.
      The groom's gift to the bride was a pair of white old jewelled earrings; to the bridesmaid a sterling silver jewel case; and to the best man a leather bill fold.
      After the ceremony the wedding party motored to Little current to the home of Mrs. A. Morphet, sister

      Anniversary, uncited
      Chisholm
      Celebrate 25th Wedding Anniversary ( handwritten 1960)
      Mr. and Mrs. Roy Chisholm, of Mindemoya, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary recently be being at Home to a large number of friends. Over one hudnred and sixty guests called to offer their good wishes for many more years of happiness for thie popular couple.
      The reception was held at the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Herb King and Mrs. King was assisted in receiving the guests by Miss Gladys Wagg. During the afternoon and evening Mrs. A. Stringer, Mrs. Layton, Mrs. W. Wyman and Mrs. D. Caddel poured tea at an atractively arranged table.
      A program and the local orchestra assisted in entertaining the guests interspersed with friendly chat and a very happy time was enjoyed.
    • Change Date: 1 Jul 2009
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