T.W. Curry Parkview Chapel

755 George Street, Sydney, NS


Sr. Coline Chisholm

November 17, 1935October 28, 2019

On Monday, October 28, 2019, Sister Coline passed away at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney. Born in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Marcella (McDonald) Chisholm. She was educated in Port Hood and Mabou and entered the Congregation of Notre Dame, Montreal, in 1954. She made her first profession in 1956. After Profession and until 1993, Sister Coline taught in Montreal and Alma, Quebec and in Pictou, Truro, Port Felix and New Glasgow in Nova Scotia. Her field of teaching included Elementary and Junior High School. Upon retirement from teaching, she served as local bursar in Sydney, Holy Redeemer Convent and subsequently, in St. Joseph Convent, Mabou. After the closure of St. Joseph Convent, she retired to Parkland Cape Breton in Sydney. Sister Coline is survived by her brother Bernard, Port Hood and sisters Mary Phil Bulmer, Ottawa and Anne (Dave) Peralta, Mineville NS. She is also survived by her many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and nephews who all have special memories of time spent with Aunt Coline. She was predeceased by her brothers, Duncan, Alex and John. Sister Coline had a great love for nature and nature’s bounty as indicated by the countless preserves and jams which she so generously distributed to friends and acquaintances. Cremation has taken place. There will be a celebration of Sister Coline’s life at 2:00 pm on Friday, November 1st at Parkland Cape Breton. Visitation will take place at Saint Mary’s Church, Mabou, at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 2, 2019, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00am with celebrant Father Bernie MacDonald. A reception will be held at the Mabou Parish Hall. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Port Hood.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Reception to follow service Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Burial to follow reception Saturday, November 2, 2019


Sr. Coline Chisholm

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Marie Cameron

November 5, 2019

Our Condolence to the CND sisters on there loss of Sister Coline Chisholm,s also our condolence to Sister Coline 's family.
We are sorry we weren't able to attend her service at that time we were attended our Brother In law\s wake and Funeral in Halifax
Sister Coline will be missed by many, she was so well known for her preserves ,along with always been there to lend a helping hand . we will always remember you and the many good deeds you have done Rest in Peace Sister Coline

Marie & Owen Cameron

Deborah Hayward

October 31, 2019

Sadly , I am away from home and will not be able to attend the celebration of Sister Coline's life. I enjoyed going to the cranberry bog with her through the years and the sharing of recipes for pickles and preserves. She would go up and down the drill of cucumbers searching for just the right sizes for the different pickle recipes. I really loved her wit and sense of humor and have missed her since the convent closed . I send my love and condolences to her remaining family members.

Connie MacIsaac,CND

October 31, 2019

Dear Bernie, Ann and family

Mary and I are so sorry that we can't get down to the county for Coline's funeral. She was a very interesting lady and had lots of "county" stories. We enjoyed receiving many of her preserves when we would visit Mabou and treats especially a little homemade cheese which she agreed to share!

And to all of her nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews about whom we heard many stories told with love...always remember how much you all meant to her. Blessings from Srs Mary and Connie

Scott Skinner

October 30, 2019

I am so saddened to hear of Sister Coline’s passing. Although I have only known her a relatively short while, I feel we connected on so many levels. I will remember her amazing storey telling, her ability to make everyone laugh, but above all how freely she shared her love. I will remember her always.