CHALMERS, Agnes "Nessie" George

Suddenly but peacefully, Agnes George Chalmers went “home” to be with her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and reunited with her beloved husband, Ian.  She was born in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland on July 3rd, 1924.  She died on Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Hillsdale Terraces, her home for the last seven years.  Agnes was in her 95th year.  She arrived here from Scotland in April 1948, Agnes and Ian were married for almost 70 years.  She was the much loved mother of Eleanor (Chalmers) Meek and son-in-law, Gerald Meek.  The last of 6 children, she was predeceased by her brothers and sisters - George, Isabella, May, Frank and Margaret (Peggy) and their spouses.  Agnes was the youngest daughter of William McKinlay and Frances (Lyon) McKinlay (deceased).  She was the aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews in Scotland and the United Sates.  Agnes was the step-grandma of Jeffrey (Trina), K. Amanda (Andre), J. Alexandra (Scott) and Gregory (Krista) and great-gran to Shaye, Molly, Elliot, Abigail, Charlotte, Lainey, Ben, Felix and Graham.  In Scotland she worked in the millnery department of Olsen’s.  In Canada she was a busy homemaker and active member  earlier in life of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in the Ladies Guild convening the “Kandy Kane” Bazaar and church visitor to older shut-ins in the Congregation and in the church choir for many years.  In March of 2012 she joined Ian at Hillsdale Terraces.  Agnes adjusted readily and embraced her new home.  She received wonderful, compassionate care by all the nurses, RPN and PSW workers in Garden Gate.  She loved everybody there in all the departments.  Our family, with deep gratitude thank all of you for making my mother’s life so enjoyable for 7 years.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday March 12th, 2019 from 12:00 noon until time of service at 1:00 pm in the chapel.  Burial will be at Thornton Cemetery 1200 Thornton Rd., N., Oshawa.  Donations in memory of Agnes may be made to Gate 3:16 Outreach Centre, Oshawa, Evangel Hall Toronto or Samaritan’s Purse.  



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  • Mar 7, 2019

    Rudy and kim
    hello Eleanor very sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your mom our deepest condolences sorry that we cannot make the funeral we do pray that God would be your strength at this time
    With love Kim and Rudy
  • Mar 8, 2019

    To Eleanor Meek
    I was sorry too see when I walked into work on Wednesday afternoon that your Mom had passed away it was a big shock to me as was to you and Gerald I am sure. May she RIP and take peace in knowing her and Ian are together again both free of pain and enjoying the after life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Gerald and know that she went in her sleep and did not suffer. Take care of yourself xoxo 
  • Mar 8, 2019

    Jim and Ester Jackson
    Elanor and family:  We are sorry to hear of your mother's passing.  Nessie was very welcoming and supportive of the Jackson family when we arrived in Oshawa in 1964.  She was always full of energy and zest for life.  She loved a good laugh.  We know you will miss her.  
  • Mar 9, 2019

    Dearest Eleanor, 
    My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. As a PSW who was able to work closely with Nessie over the past few years, she was heartwarming and always welcomed staff with open arms. 
    I will remember her kindness, laughs and stories. 
    Thinking of you. 
  • Mar 13, 2019

    Rita Edwards
    Eleanor and Gerald, 
    Your wonderful memories of your mother will help you through this difficult  time.
    Thinking of you.

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