1930 – 2014
Clouston Chalmers passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 in Cranbrook at 83 years of age.
Clouston was born in South Shields, England on October 5, 1930. He and his wife Audrey immigrated to Canada in 1956 and settled in Kenora, Ontario. They moved to Cranbrook in 1966 and Clouston opened a jewellery store. A jeweller and watchmaker by profession, Clouston never hesitated to try his hand at new jobs and adventures. He was a goldsmith, game warden, miner, corner store owner and best of all, he was the grandpa who everyone loved.
Clouston found the funny side of almost any situation and his huge laugh and smile were the first thing everybody noticed.
Clouston was predeceased by his sister Mac (Bill) and is survived by his brothers William (Maureen) and Graham (Sheila) Chalmers and his sister Joyce (Jack) Atkinson, and his nieces and nephews Adrienne, Tony, Hilary, Keith, Allison, Brian and Alfie in England. He leaves behind his wife of nearly 60 years Audrey, 3 sons: Graham (Marj), Duncan and David (Nancy) Chalmers and his daughter Melissa Hamm (Bruce), 6 grandchildren: Cheryl-Lynn, Shaydon, Jeffrey, Michael, Hannah and Max and his long-time best friends Ron and Wilma Swail.
Go in peace Dad/Gramps; you were bigger than life
and we will miss you more than you know.
A long time resident of the town he loved, everybody who knew Clouston is invited to his funeral service at the Cranbrook Alliance Church at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014 with a reception to follow.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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