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Chapman, William Louis

William (Bill) Louis Chapman Sr., beloved husband of Doreen, of Calgary, formerly of Longlac, ON passed away on Friday, February 23, 2007 at the age of 84 years.

Bill was born on February 26, 1922 in Port Arthur (Thunder Bay), ON. At the age of 19 he moved to Longlac, ON where he worked for Kimberly Clark Pulp and Paper (formerly Longlac Pulp Wood Supply) before becoming a member of the R.C.A.F. from 1943 to 1945 during WWII. Bill returned to Longlac in 1945 where he was reunited with his long time friend Doreen and they were married on March 21, 1953. He resumed his work with Kimberly Clark Pulp and Paper for forty-six years before retiring as the head of the scaling department at the age of 65 years. Bill served as Chairman of the School Board and Trustee in the Township of Greenstone Region for seven years. He came to Calgary in the fall of 2004 to be closer to his family. In his earlier years Bill loved to go hunting, and fishing and he especially enjoyed to sit by the lake and enjoy the quiet times with family and friends. He was a very supportive husband, father and grandfather.

Besides his loving wife Doreen, Bill is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, William and Cecilia, of Edmonton, AB, and their children Theresa, Malachi, Reuben, Willow and Joshua, Tom and Bettywyn, of Calgary, AB, and their children Anne-Marie, and Christine, and David and Audrey, of Montreal, QC. He is also survived by a brother-in-law Dr. Burt Sellick and his wife Fin, of Thunder Bay, ON; as well as several nieces and nephews throughout the world. Bill was predeceased by his brother John and sister Helene.

A Memorial Service will be held in Longlac, ON in the spring of 2007. Please forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made in memory of Bill for a Scholarship of a graduate of Geraldton Composite High School.

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  1. I still miss you Dad….I only wished I understood you more before you left…

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