March 13, 1925 – Lethbridge, AB
January 14, 2015 – Calgary, AB
William “George” Chapman of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at the age of 89 years. He went peacefully to be with his Lord after a brief illness that could not diminish his good humour and his loving concern for his family.
George spent his life serving God faithfully. He helped start a Sunday School in Parkhill that turned into a thirty-two year ministry that laid the foundation for Oak Park Church. He then served as a Chaplain at the General and Peter Lougheed Hospitals. Along the way, he worked to help organize Hospital Pastoral Care and impacted the lives of many young people as a professor at Alberta Bible College. All of this was accomplished with the light of his life by his side, his wife Eileen (Hockley), who went to Heaven before him and with whom he is now so happily reunited. Together they raised a family, Jon (Brenda), Colleen (Doug), David (Barbara), Sheila (Doug), Michael (Becky) and Jennifer who predeceased her parents. Dear granddaughter Cayley also preceded her grandpa and now welcomes him Home. His other eighteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren all share in the loss of their Grandpa C., as well as in the blessing of being a part of this remarkable man’s life. His sole purpose in life was to share the hope that he had in his Saviour, and he shared it with love, wisdom, genuine caring, and always, laughter.
A Celebration of George’s Life will be held at Oak Park Church of Christ (11263 Oakfield Drive S.W.) on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to ministries dear to George’s heart: Alberta Bible College, 635 Northmount Drive N.W. Calgary, AB T2K 3J6 Calgary, AB Telephone: 403-282-2994 or Pine Lake Christian Camp, Box 41 Pine Lake, AB T0M 1S0 Telephone: 403-886-4661.
In living memory of Rev. George Chapman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences