Colin Denis Chalmers

5 April , 19817 March , 2019

CHALMERS, Colin Denis passed away unexpectedly at the QEII hospital from complications of pneumonia on Thursday March 7, 2019. Though it was sudden, Colin was surrounded by loved ones in his final minutes. He would have been 38 years old next month. Colin was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Paul & Dianne. Colin was devoted to his family. He married the love of his life, Courtney, only 18 months ago and together they created a blended family that included 5 beautiful children. He resided in Hammonds Plains with his family, where he enjoyed having nature all around him. He was the most loving Daddy, devoted husband, and best friend, son, and brother anyone could ask for. Colin lived to love.

An avid tech-lover with a background in geomatics from COGS, Colin worked as a structural surveyor with Cherubini Metal Works in Dartmouth, NS. In addition to his family, his passions were everything a nerdy dream is made of, from the weather to trees (but especially the weather). Colin never refused a good meal, a craft beer, or a chance to strum his guitar. Most recently he was waiting for fishing season to try out his first fly rod.

Colin is pre-deceased by grandparents Reginald (Reg) Charlton, John Chalmers, and Georgette Chalmers. Colin is survived by his beloved wife, Courtney (Sheppard); his 5 children, Cole, Sam, Violet, Taylor, and Carter; his parents Paul Chalmers (Debby Campbell) and Dianne Chalmers; his brothers Ben Chalmers (Allison) and Scott Chalmers (Ky); his grandmother Marguerite Charlton; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and extended family. Arrangements are under the care and direction of JA Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive in Halifax, NS where a Celebration of Colin’s life will be held on Sunday March 17, 2019 at 2:00PM Remembrances may be made in any form desired by family & friends.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many medical staff at both the Cobequid Community Health Centre and the QEII Halifax Infirmary for providing the best possible care to Colin. The family’s final wish is for you to take extra time with your loved ones and enjoy the simple things in life, as that is how Colin lived during his short time here.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, 17 March , 2019
  • Reception Sunday, 17 March , 2019

Colin Denis Chalmers

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Neil Ormerod

19 March 2019

On behalf of my colleagues at Cogs I want to pass along my condolences to Colin's family. Colin was an excellent student: smart, professional, never complained just got on with it. I knew he was going to be a great surveyor when he graduated and am stunned and saddened to hear of his passing at such a young age.

Sincerely, Neil Ormerod

Survey Instructor

Carmel McGinnis

19 March 2019

Dear Diane,

I am thinking of you with sympathy after the loss of your dear son, Colin. I visited Colin after the birth of his his first child and remember him as a great guy. I'm sure he was a wonderful father to his kids and son to you.

I just want you to know my heart goes out to you at this time. I'm so very sorry.

Carmel McGinnis

Mary & Terry Connors

17 March 2019

Dear Diane & all of the Chalmers & Charlton families - please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of Colin! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Arsenault Family

17 March 2019

We are all shocked and saddened to learn of Colin’s passing. He was such a beautiful person with a kind smile and eyes. We will always cherish our fun and fond memories as families living side by side on Kingfisher. I especially remember Halloween eves. Dianne and I would have supper prepared for all the kids when they arrived home from school. They would be so excited that they could hardly eat. Then they would all get dressed to go out and trick or treat. So many great memories. We love you Colin! RIP. Arsenault Family

Maureen Flick

15 March 2019

To Diane and family
So very sorry to learn about Colin. So heartbreaking. My sympathies to you all.

Maureen Flick

Genevieve Keen

14 March 2019

Dear Dianne
I am so sorry to hear about the death of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Love Genny

Donna Pyne

14 March 2019

Dear Dianne:

I am thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. Take care.


Frank Beazley

14 March 2019

Dear Dianne and family,

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Condolences to everyone in your family.

Frank and Ann

Gloria Steeves Peryea

13 March 2019

Dear Diane and family.
I was so sorry to hear of your son's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Diane MacLean

13 March 2019

Dianne and family,
Thinking of you with sincere condolences at this very sad time.