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JOHN CHAPMAN It is with sadness we announce the passing of John Chapman after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by wife Nancy, son Stephen, daughter Claire (Mathieu); grandchildren, Chloe, Alice and Leo; and brother Robert. The family would like to extend its sincere thanks to the staff at the Grace Hospital for their dedication and support. A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, March 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Thomson Funeral Home, 669 Broadway. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 0R3. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C OX4 (204) 783-7211 Condolences may be sent to www.thomsonfuneralchapel.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 17, 2018

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • I met John through soccer when Stephen was playing with Bonivital Flames. We were both born in Bristol and reminisced about various things and stories of my days playing with Bristol City as a youth player and his Royal Marine days. I became a soccer referee and every time we met he always said "hello umpire, how bist" in his Bristol accent. I remember John as always as being lively but always had to have a groan about referees. And the time he was on TV promoting shooting showing the reporter how to prepare to shoot and he abruptly had to say "beginners luck' when the reporter hit the bull. It's characters like John that make the world a brighter and enjoyable place for those that had the pleasure to be acquainted with him. Condolences to his family he will be surely missed by all. - Posted by: Dick Derrett (Friend) on: Mar 23, 2018

  • I trained John when he came to the government. He insisted on calling me "mentor" which had us laughing from the first day. Over the years he was much admired for his hard work, efficiency and great sense of humour. He was a true friend. Sincere Condolences Nancy and family. - Posted by: Laurie Bowman (Co-worker and friend) on: Mar 21, 2018

  • To the Chapman family - I am very sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. John was a lovely man with a great sense of humor. He brightened the day for many people at the Reh-fit Centre. He was always encouraging to me and many of us from the Reh-fit will miss him immensely. My sincere condolences, Tanya B.- a friend from Reh-fit. - Posted by: Tanya B (friend from the Reh-fit Centre) on: Mar 20, 2018

  • I am saddened to hear of John’s passing and I would like to send my sincere condolences to his family. We worked together downtown where John was our public health clerk. John was a very special team member and I think of him with great fondness. His warm and caring nature was so appreciated by the rest of the team and so comforting to the children being immunized. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. - Posted by: Grace Gillis (Former co-worker) on: Mar 20, 2018

  • My wife and I were saddened to hear of John's illness and death. He was a forthright and enthusiastic person, a joy to have around, and a contributor and an asset to the shooting community. - Posted by: Peter Hildebrand (Friend) on: Mar 20, 2018

  • I am so sorry for your loss Nancy. John was a much loved member of the RehFit Centre and I'm proud to say he became my dear friend over the past few years. His sense of humour during our classes and his many interesting stories over coffee became highlights of our days. John was our social butterfly and known for his kindness and his big heart. I hope you can take comfort in knowing he's touched so many lives and will be missed by so many. - Posted by: Kathy (Friend) on: Mar 19, 2018

  • I am so sorry for your loss, Nancy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from Stevenson School. - Posted by: Jane Couch (Former co-worker with Nancy Chapman) on: Mar 19, 2018

  • Nancy: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Cathy Forrest - Posted by: Cathy Forrest (former co-worker of Nancy Chapman) on: Mar 19, 2018

  • I had the distinct privilege to serve on two Canadian target rifle teams to Bisley with John - first in 2007 and then again in 2017. As any Canadian marksman knows, he was a loyal and true fixture in our sport both at home and abroad. There was no nonsense to be had with John around and kept us young lads in line with what was expected. My last and fond experience with John was standing beside him singing out full bore, "God save the Queen" before our team received gold medals at the Imperial Meet last year. God bless you John, a true patriot through and through. We salute you. Rest in peace dear friend! - Posted by: Gary Bendik (Canadian Rifle Team) on: Mar 19, 2018

  • On behave of the DCRA and Ontario Rifle Association I'd like to express our deepest sympathies to wife Nancy and the Chapman family. John was a fantastic gentleman and ambassador to the International shooting community. Besides all the good works he enjoyed to build the sport within Manitoba he knew more people from around the world who he could call great friends. He helped others out whenever on the range and also found time to enjoy the game himself representing Canada on numerous occasions. He lived a full life that's an envy to others. John was one of the good guys. - Posted by: Des Vamplew (Executive VP of Dominion of Canada Rifle Association & Friend) on: Mar 19, 2018

  • There are no words to describe how sad I am of the news of John's passing. John was larger than life and had a heart of gold. He will be terribly missed and am hoping, Nancy, that you find comfort in all the beautiful memories you have of your devoted husband. Claire and Stephen, you father was an amazing man and incredible support to anyone who needed a shoulder to cry on including all the children he comforted when they were getting their needles. John's passing with create a large void in many lives as he was definitely a man that will be remembered by many. My condolences Jacquie - Posted by: Jacqueline Thompson (Co-worker and friend) on: Mar 19, 2018

  • In 2010 I was a member of the Great Britain Rifle Team on my first visit to Canada and while at the Connaught Ranges in Ottawa came across another member of the team and John talking about Chipping Sodbury in Gloucestershire (UK). Through conversation we found out that we knew the same places and it turned out that John and I had grown up in the same street in north Bristol (Downend) about three houses away from one another and had been at the same Church of England infant school at the same time before going our separate ways to Bristol Grammar School and Chipping Sodbury Grammar School. John turned into a great shooting friend and he was unfailingly cheerful and kind in all of our meetings whether at Bisley or at Connaught. We send our very sincere condolences to his family and we will remember him with fondness. John and Deborah Deane - Posted by: Dr. John R. Deane (Childhood friend and later target shooting colleague) on: Mar 18, 2018

  • Had resect for this man whom helped me in my sport. Our conversations will be remembered. Our laughter cherished. Rest easy my friend. - Posted by: Ralph Pratt (friend ) on: Mar 17, 2018

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