CHALMERS, Ian Kenneth

After a 25 month period of declining health, born and raised in Oshawa except for a 7 year period in North Bay, Ontario, Ian went “home” to be with His Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, peacefully at Hillsdale Terraces in his 95th year.  He was the beloved husband of Agnes (Nessie) McKinlay Chalmers for almost 70 years and devoted and much-loved father of Eleanor (Chalmers) Meek.  He was the father-in-law of Gerald Meek.  Ian was the only son of John and Elizabeth Chalmers and half-brother of Jessie (Chalmers) Porter; all deceased - Scotland.  He has remaining cousins in Scotland.  Ian was the step-grandpa of Jeffrey (Trina), K. Amanda (Andre), J. Alexandra (Scott) and Gregory Meek (Krista) and great-“pa” to Shaye, Molly, Elliot, Abigail, Charlotte, Lainey, Ben and Felix; 9th due in August.  Ian was in the RCAF during WWII 423rd squadron, Leading Air Craftsman stationed in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  He was a founding member, first of 2 elders, Clerk of Session and Sunday school secretary of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church for 9 years.  Dad officially retired in 1985 from the Customs and Excise Department of the Federal Government after a 6 month disability term.  He had over 36 years of service.  For the past 6.5 years he has received wonderful, compassionate care by the staff of Hillsdale Terraces.  We thank all of you from the bottom of our heart; especially Angela Larocque, our and Dad’s PSW “angel!”  Relatives and friends are invited to attend McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King Street East, Oshawa (905-433-5558) on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 12:00 p.m., until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m., in the funeral home chapel.  Burial at Thornton Cemetery, 1200 Thornton Road North, Oshawa.  Donations in memory of Ian to Arthritis Society, Gate 3:16 or Samaritan’s Purse would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at

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  • May 23, 2018

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