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Dorothea E. Chisholm
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Obituary for Dorothea E. Chisholm

Dorothea E Tait Chisholm, 101, of Southern Pines, NC, formerly of Waynesburg died at 7:30 PM Friday, June 30, 2017, in the First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC.

 She was born Wednesday, May 24, 1916 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. She was the daughter of the late Walter W.J. Tait and Freda Learnad Tait.

 While in Waynesburg she was a member of the St. George Episcopal Church.  Dorothea graduated from the Riverbend School for Girls, in Winnipeg, Manitoba; the University of Manitoba (class of 1937) where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity; and the University of Toronto graduate school of Social Work, where she was elected to Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. On July 24, 1940 she married Alexander B. Chisholm,of Oakville, Ontario, who died October 25, 2006. They moved from Canada to the United States in 1946. They lived in Meadville, PA, Wallingford, PA, Rumson, NJ, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Pawley’s Island, SC. 

              Surviving is her daughter Andrea Chisholm of Southern Pines, NC. Deceased is 1 daughter Alison Chisholm Hanham who died in 2011.

               In 2007 Dorothea moved to Waynesburg, PA, and in  2013, she moved to live with her daughter Andrea in Southern Pines, NC. Dorothea loved cats, dogs, good food, entertaining, reading, knitting, travel, and learning languages when living abroad. She made friends wherever she went.She visited many countries, including Serbia, Bosnia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Peru, Mexico, and Ecuador.

               In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Dorothea’s name to the Humane Society of Greene County,183 Jefferson Road, Waynesburg, PA, or to First Health Hospice 251 Campground Road Pinehurst, NC.28374. A memorial service will be held, on a date to be announced, at Christ Church Anglican, 750 Fairway Drive, Southern Pines, NC.  

             Milliken and Throckmorton FH,Inc. Daryl L. Throckmorton Owner/Director,197 N. Maiden St Waynesburg, PA 15370  are in charge of local arrangements.  Information is online at

Memorial Service:
Christ Church Anglican 750 Fairway Drive
Christ Church Anglican 750 Fairway Drive, Southern Pines,NC. 28388

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