ERIC THOMAS CHAPMAN
Feb. 10, 1929 – July 6, 2015
Eric, of Wellington, passed away at Prince Edward Hospice in Picton at the age of 86.
Much loved husband of Karen Chariton-Chapman (nee DeZorzi).
Dear father of Steven & Andrew Chapman of Peterborough and Janet (Mike) O’Neill of Trenton,
stepdad to Brian and Gary and predeceased by Russell Chariton.
Dear grandfather of Robert and Taylor Chapman, Nicholas Jefferies and Chad Chariton.
Lovingly remembered by his siblings in England: Stella (Peter) Smith, Margaret (Roger) Hatchett,
Richard (Susan) Chapman and predeceased by brother Doug (Rose) Chapman.
Fondly remembered by former wife Terri (Fred) Chapman of Peterborough.
Eric was born in Selsdon, Surrey, U.K. and emigrated to Canada in 1957.
He spent most of his working life in Toronto
with Ontario Hydro as a Head Draftsman and retired to the County in 1986,
where he and his wife operated Chappie’s B & B.
He was well known for writing a weekly column, Thoughts of a New Empire Loyalist,
in the Picton Gazette. Eric and Karen enjoyed travelling in their RoadTrek camper van
with two Siamese cats for almost 25 years.
He had served in the Royal Navy as a Leading Stoker
and was awarded the Korean Medal of Honour in June 2014
A Memorial Service will be held at the
Wellington United Church on Monday, July 13th at 2:00 PM
officiated by Rev. Steve Spicer and Rev. Jeff de Jonge
Interment Wellington Cemetery
Refreshments will be served in the Church hall following the service
and the family would appreciate your coming and sharing some memory time with them.
If desired, memorial donations to Prince Edward Hospice or the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to
Ainsworth Funeral Home,
288 Noxon Avenue, Wellington
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