Ronald Chapman passed away on Friday, May 2, 2008 after 51 full and loving years on earth.
A husband to Wendy, the father of Brad, Kevin and Jill, the son of Gordon and Colleen Chapman; the brother of Debbie (Bill) Bradley; nieces Alayne, Lisa and Anne; and brother to Tammy Chapman; son-in-law to Ralph Morgan; brother-in-law to Rick and Gary Morgan. Ron will be fondly remembered by the extended families as well as countless friends. He was recently predeceased by mother in law Norma Morgan.
Ron grew up in Calgary, where he met Wendy, his beloved wife of thirty years, and together they raised three incredible children whom he loved with all his heart. Ron touched the lives of so many people with his selfless and giving nature, always there for anybody in need. He was an exemplary friend and community member who regularly volunteered countless hours coaching and fundraising. The Chapman house on Hendon Drive was a second home for a lot of friends who have always been so welcome there, spending many wonderful days enjoying Ron’s company as well as his unbeatable pancakes and skills on the barbecue. Many people were blessed to be part of his life and it was through his selflessness, that the cancer on his pancreas and liver was discovered when he went through tests to find if he could donate part of his liver to a friend in need. Ron never said ‘no’ to anyone, and had no idea how many people he touched in his life with his warm, outgoing personality and endless ability to give. Like his children Ron loved to travel and took some fantastic trips, including memorable visits with Wendy to Bali, Europe and most recently to Hawaii. He loved to play hockey and always enjoyed a good game of golf. Music was a great passion of Ron’s, whether playing the drums, listening to his friends singing and playing guitars, attending live music concerts, or simply being unstoppable on the dance floor.
It is with immense sadness that we grieve the sudden death of such a remarkable man and honour his full and loving life with all the beautiful memories that will be cherished forever.
Funeral Services will be held at Bow Valley Christian Church (5300 – 53rd Avenue N.W.) on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to International Water Projects, c/o Friends Church, 3 8607 48 Ave N.W. Calgary, AB T3B-2B3. The family would like to express their deepest thanks to the many people who have shown their support in the wake of Ron’s death.
In living memory of Ronald Chapman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296Print This Obituary & Condolences