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Malcolm Chisholm (1926-2013)

Malcolm attended several of the Clan Society's International Gatherings although he seems only to have joined the society in 2002 after enjoying the 50th anniversary celebrations at the gathering the year before. He was always most engaging company and made many friends on these travels. Recently Malcolm contributed to our branch newsletter number 31 with an account of the U-boat sinking in 1942 of his ship the Richmond Castle.

Malcolm was widowed in 2008 when his wife Elva died after a long illness. The couple had three sons who live around the world; Paul Malcolm in Harare, Zimbabwe, Gordon Andrew in Florida, USA and Graham Alistair in British Columbia, Canada.

The first Gathering that we have a record of Malcolm attending was in 1958. He and Elva and his mother and father attended the AGM and social evening at the Cummings Hotel, Inverness on 5th and 6th September. Malcolm's father Alex, from Southampton was a very early member of the Society joining on 10th October 1952. In the Clan Chisholm Society News Bulletin No 13 of July 1958 Alec gives an account of a seven months trip he and his wife made to South Africa and Nyasaland following his retirement. A photograph from the 1958 gathering showing Malcolm and Elva and his parents was published in the Autumn 2002 newsletter number 2.

A message of sympathy from the Society has been sent to Malcolm's family by our branch chairman Ben and by Society President Juliette who both knew Malcolm well.