Tom Chisholm, Truro's deputy mayor, dies at age 69

Truro councillor Tom Chisholm

The deputy mayor of Truro has passed away due to cancer at the age of 69.

Tom Chisholm was elected to council in 2012 for Ward 2 and served until the time of his passing on Monday at the Colchester East Hants Health Centre.

He was a member of numerous committees in his time on council, including the Downtown Revitalization Committee, the Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee, the Town Planning Advisory Committee, the Library Construction Committee, and the Colchester Regional Economic Development Committee.

In a statement, Mayor Bill Mills says, "Tom was very proud to serve the Town of Truro in the capacity of Councillor and Deputy Mayor. He was extremely passionate about his community and was committed to making Truro a better place for everyone."

Mills extended thoughts, prayers, and sincere condolences to his family.

He says, "Tom has touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him."

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.