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Willard Cochrane 'Bill' Chapman

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Willard Cochrane 'Bill' Chapman

February 1, 1933 - April 6, 2022

Born in Dundonald Ontario into a large loving family, Bill passed peacefully at NHH with family by his side in his 90th year.

Beloved husband of 66 years to Margaret (Haynes). Dear father of Donna North (John), Greg (Nancy), Garth, Chris (Julie). Much loved grandpa of Michael (Shawna), Stephen (Kristy), David (Kate) and Bompa to Cori and Adam. Great-grandpa to Jacob, Ashley, Wesley, Elsa and Barrett. Loved daughter-in-law Trelani Chapman and special family friend Judy Cameron. He was loved by our sweet dog Lilly.

Bill was the end of an era— predeceased by sisters Ruth, Lola, Bernice, Thelma, Vera, Adele, Hazel, Dorothy and Doreen, and brothers Lawrence, Lloyd, Carl, Ron, Raymond, Lyal, Jack, and Harold.

Bill worked for Mathews Conveyor from age 19 until retirement at 62. He travelled extensively with his work. Bill and Marg also enjoyed vacations around the world. After retirement he continued to work occasionally with Norpac and then with Franz Meltzer at B&F Airport Systems Inc.

A service will be held on Saturday May 14, 2022 in Castleton Cemetery at 3:00 pm. All are welcome.

If desired donations can be made in his name to Heart and Stroke Foundation or to Bill’s favourite place Cobourg V.O.N. Adult Day Program.

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MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE / DONATIONS

Donna Heenan - May 19, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Red Cross - Ukrainian Humanitarian Crisis Appeal

charles churchill - May 11, 2022

Dear Aunt Marg and family! It is with great sadness that we have lost our very dear and last Uncle from his large family of 17! He will be missed at our family functions with his talent on the fiddle! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time! He truly will be missed! Hugs to all!! Charles and Elaine xoxox

Sandy Turk - May 7, 2022

Sending my love to the family Aunt Marg. I will always remember Uncle Bill’s wonderful talent for playing the fiddle. The music that this family enjoyed making will forever live in our hearts.

Ruth Chapman - May 4, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Christine Harris - April 25, 2022

Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. A wonderful man. A true gentleman. Rest in peace Bill. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Marg Godawa - April 24, 2022

Marg : My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our families grew up on the same road and a wonderful bunch. Fond memories and so nice to see you today. I will be there on May 14. Hoping to get together and call if I can help in any way. Marg

Dixie Winkworth - April 22, 2022

Dear Marg, John & I were deeply saddened by your loss of Bill.Some seventy years ago I met Bill when he picked apples for a very brief time in the Brown orchards at Salem with other “boys”from the Dundonald area.Those were the days!!! Marg,may you & your family find many happy moments to reflect on as you go forward.Hugs & blessings to you all.

Mim Hadden - April 22, 2022

Dear Marg and family, Please accept my sincere condolences in the passing of Bill. He was a fine man and may he rest in peace. You are all in my thoughts. Mìm

Grace Chapman - April 20, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

VON - Adult Day Program

Marlene Stothart - April 20, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Allan & Natalia Cusworth - April 18, 2022

Bill was a great friend and fellow musician. Natalia and I loved playing our music together with him and other members of his family. Please accept our heartfelt love and condolences.

Roy and Joan Cattell - April 18, 2022

Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Penny Smale - April 18, 2022

Marg, Chip, Chris & family We are so sorry for the loss of Bill. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Les, Marilyn, Ken & Penny Stevenson & families

Susan Leonard - April 16, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

VON - Adult Day Program

Cindy Blower - April 15, 2022

Marg, I’m so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. I’m thinking about you during this difficult time.

Deb and Barry Bird - April 15, 2022

Marg and family, we are so sorry for your loss. I certainly have very fond memories of Bill and your family while growing up on Abbott. Our prayers are with you. Sincerely Deb and Barry

Helen & Fred Frigault - April 14, 2022

Dear Marg and family, We send our sincere condolences on the passing of Bill. We remember him to be a kind, gentle man. Sending you thoughts of comfort and peace.

Shelley Chapman & Ted Knight - April 13, 2022

R.I.P. Dear Uncle Bill you will be missed dearly and by so many. But there is one thing we will forever share, our Birthdays. I will think of you often but mostly on our birthday. Love you always & forever. Shelley.

Julie Lynn Darling - April 13, 2022

Garth and Family, Sending our condolences to your family on the passing of your Dad. May your memories bring you comfort at this sad time. Jim & Julie Darling

Pat sinyard - April 13, 2022

Chip, Chris and family. I am so sorry for the loss of your loss of your fathers passing. My heartfelt thoughts are with you and your family. Pat Sinyard XO.

Linda & Kelvin Rayner - April 13, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Bill & Sharon Gerber - April 12, 2022

Marg and Family, Sending our heartfelt condolences. Know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time. Your wonderful memories of Bill will give you comfort and joy now and in the future. Bill & Sharon

Ann Marie & Mike McIvor - April 12, 2022

Chip , Chris and Family, We are so very saddened to learn of your Fathers passing. Please know you are in our hearts ,thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences.

Bill Robb Pharmacy 101 - April 12, 2022

My deepest condolences on Bill's passing to Margaret and family. I really enjoyed seeing Bill every week for a little visit. Bill

Rick Thomas - April 12, 2022

Marg our sincere condolence to you and your family.

Dawn Conroy - April 12, 2022

So sorry for the loss of the love of your life. Hugs - Dawn

Jim and Jamie West - April 11, 2022

Marg, Donna, Chip,Garth and Chris and the rest of the Chapman family our condolences on Bill's passing.Our thoughts and prays are with you.

Jean and Tony van Leeuwen - April 11, 2022

Dear Marg and family We offer our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband,father ,and grandpa. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dorothy (Dinner) Price - April 11, 2022

Dear Marg and family So sorry for your loss. My memories of you and your dear family go back to our early years of work and family. You have made a great number of them since then and may they bring you much comfort as you journey onward. Please know my thots and my prayers are with you. Blessings, Dorothy

Marg Trottman-Graham - April 11, 2022

Sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Barbara & Ric Basinger - April 11, 2022

Chip and family. Ric and I were so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Harold and Karen Peters - April 11, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

VON - Adult Day Program

Denise C. Burnham - April 11, 2022

Dear Marg and Family, So very sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. He was such a lovely man with a gentle smile and easy way about him. It was always enjoyable to hear him play his violin and it gave great pleasure to so many when the gang of musicians all got together to play for an occasion or just jamming it up on an afternoon with a few laughs and a cold one. He will be greatly missed. You are all in our thought and prayers. Sincerely, Danny Parsons and family

Alma Draper - April 11, 2022

Marg, so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Condolences to you and all the family. Alma Draper

Alan Chapman - April 10, 2022

Aunt Marg and family Depethest condolences, sorry to hear of Uncle Bill's passing.

LouIse Butler - April 10, 2022

Dear Marg and family I was saddened to learn of Bills passing. He was a good friend of Don’s and they shared many Mathews memories. Louise

Barrie and Eira Jones - April 10, 2022

We are so very sorry to here the news of Bills passing He was such a lovely person we always loved his chats when he came to the Pub for his meeting over the years Our thoughts are with you Marg and your family Sending you big hugs 💜💜💜

Peter&Betty Washburn - April 10, 2022

So sorry to hear about your father’s passing condolences to the family from the Washburn family.

Joan and Royce McCracken - April 10, 2022

A contribution of music to our life here on earth has got to be on the right track and Bill certainly provided his share and more. It's a moment of worth to reflect on. Sorry to know that he's gone.Joan and Royce.

Brenda Speiran - April 10, 2022

Marg and Family so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time our sincere condolences. Brenda and Rob

Joe & Sharon Martorino ( Linton ) - April 9, 2022

Marg & family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Please accept our deepest condolences. Cherish your memories. ❤️

LINDA AND MIKE CAINE - April 9, 2022

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME .LOTS OF MEMORIES CLOSE TO YOUR HEARTS

Les and Ann Day - April 9, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a wonderful person. Many tunes together with the Chapmans over the years. Great family. Sincerely, Les and Ann

Anne and Terry Preston - April 9, 2022

Marg - We were very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and all your family.

Shirley Ann Brown - April 9, 2022

Aunt Marg and family, prayers for you at this time of your loss.. Uncle Bill was always so kind to Larry and I. We enjoyed visits with him when he came to Alberta and when we saw you both, when we came to Ontario to see Lloyd and Dorothy.

Bill and Janet McCracken - April 9, 2022

Dear Marg and Family. Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family . Bill will be missed by all . He was a great man. Bill and Janet

Bill and Janet McCracken - April 9, 2022

Dear Marg and Family. Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family . Bill will be missed by all . He was a great man. Bill and Janet

Iris and John Adamson - April 9, 2022

Dear Marg and family: we send our sincere sympathies in the loss of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Iris and John

Susan Blute - April 9, 2022

Our sincere condolences to you Greg and family, I remember your dad coming into M&M 's to purchase French onion soup. I had never met him and I said, "are you related to Greg Chapman"?With a big smile on his face he said "he is my son". The family resemblance was remarkable. Enjoy all the fond memories of your husband, father and grandfather

LeeAnn Jones - April 9, 2022

So very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Condolences to his family and friends.

Jim & Kayla Forbes - April 9, 2022

We were so very sorry to hear about Bill. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolence, Jim & Kayla

Jeanne Bell - April 9, 2022

Sending condolence and hugs to you and your family Marg ,thinking of you all at this sad time,with the passing of Bill .

Tracey Sheldrick - April 9, 2022

Aunt Marg, Donna,Greg, Garth, Chris and families we are sending our love and strength to you all💕we will miss Uncle Bill and the music and family reunion’s. Love Tracey and Eric

earl and shirley mitchell - April 9, 2022

So sorry to hear this news. Please accept our sincere condolences. Shirley and Earl Mitchell

Brenda Larsen - April 9, 2022

So sorry Marg. Sincere condolences

Al Mutton - April 9, 2022 DONATION

A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Brenda Quinn - April 8, 2022

Dear Marg and Family... I was very sorry to see the announcement of Bill's passing. I worked in the Project Services/Installation Dept. of Mathews Conveyer back in the mid- 1970's as their secretary. Bill was one of the leading Millwrights in the installation dept. and I remember him as an extremely skilled, soft-spoken, and very kind gentleman. I remember a job that he was heading up in St. John's, Newfoundland. Bill, Lorne Hellam and their crew were fogged in there for an extra week and a half after the job was finished! With my deepest sympathy as you grieve the loss of your much-beloved Bill.

Pat Honey - April 8, 2022

Marg & family, I was so very sorry to read about Bill's passing. I worked with Bill at Mathews Conveyer where I was the Receptionist & Switchboard Operator. Bill was a great guy to work with & a great friend. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Mike and Linda Island - April 8, 2022

Marg and family: We are very sorry to hear about Bill and we send our condolences to all. Mike and Linda

Marlene Stothart - April 8, 2022

Marg & families, I have known you and Bill for 66 years and you were like family to us, we did a lot of traveling together and shared a lot of meals together, also a lot of laughs.Since Bob passed away and then Covid appears we didn't get to see you,but Bill will be missed.My sincere condolences. Love & Hugs your other sister Marlene

Rosemary Taylor - April 8, 2022

My thoughts and prayers 🙏to this large loving family..please except my sincere condolences..

Peter and Sue Hochu - April 8, 2022

Marg, we are so sorry to hear about Bill and send our condolences to you and your family. Bill and you had a very big impact on our lives all those years ago and we are thinking of you.

Al & Susan Dunphy - April 8, 2022

Marg & family: We were sorry to hear of Bill's death. Condolences to Marg & family. Over the years, we enjoyed your visits to P.E.I. & many occasions we got together in Ont. Bill was a perfect example of a gentleman & musically talented. Al enjoyed playing a tune with Bill accomanying him on guitar on our get togethers in Ont. he will be greatly missed.

Judy Sherwin - April 8, 2022

Marg and family, so sorry to hear of Bill's passing, such a nice kind gentleman, always enjoyed talking to him. RIP Bill.

Wendy Gagne - April 8, 2022

Aunt Marg, Donna, Greg, Garth, Chris and Families. Sending Sincerest Condolences and Prayers of Strength and Love at this difficult time! Uncle Bill will be remembered and treasured by so many - May he Rest In Peace ❤️

Marilyn and Bob Routly - April 8, 2022

Uncle Bill will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences to Aunt Marg and family.

Joe and Sharon Wamsley - April 8, 2022

After knowing Mr. C. all my life, I pass on deepest condolences to the entire Chapman family. RIP…from the Wamsley/Hardaker families

John and Kathy West - April 8, 2022

Marg, Donna, Greg, Garth, Chris and Family...so sorry to hear about your dear husband, father and grandfather. Know our thoughts and prayers are wih you all.

John and Kathy West - April 8, 2022

Marg, Donna, Greg, Garth, Chris and Family...so sorry to hear about your dear husband, father and grandfather. Know our thoughts and prayers are wih you all.

Danielle McBride - April 8, 2022

So sorry for your loss Aunt Margaret & Family ❤️❤️

Brenda & John Casteels - April 8, 2022

Aunt Marg, Donna, Greg, Garth, Chris, and families; sending our love and deepest sympathy to all. He will be dearly missed! Love, Brenda & John