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Born: Jul 17, 1923

Date of Passing: Nov 09, 2019

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July 17, 1923 - November 9, 2019

After a long life filled with adventure and love, Anne Chapman passed away November 9, 2019, at the age of 96.
Anne will be missed by her daughters, Wendy (Doug) and Judy (Mark); granddaughters, Jenn (Aaron) and Evelyn; and many grand-pets, as well as brother Don (Marie). She was predeceased by her parents, James and Margaret Hadden; sister Connie; brother Jim; and husband Clarence ("Tuck").
Anne was born in Glasgow and came to Winnipeg at age four. A quiet, book-loving child, she discovered her adventurous spirit as a young woman when she became friends with Shirley – a devoted friendship that never ended. The two of them set sail for England where they spent a fun year falling in love with the country and getting up to no good.
Back in Canada, Anne met Tuck and embarked on a new journey. They married in 1955. Not only did she marry the nicest man ever, she was embraced by the Chapman clan – a close, caring family. Anne and Tuck had two daughters. Anne was very much the mom and adored wife, but she still liked to dress up and get out so she eventually took a job at Eaton's.
The family spent Tuck's summer holidays camping. When he was at work, Anne and the girls would stay at Grandma Hadden's cottage at Grand Beach. As the girls grew up, Anne and Tuck ventured further, travelling to Victoria, Hawaii and Jamaica which they loved. And there were a few more trips to England with Shirl.
When Tuck passed away, Anne continued to work and to make new friends. For years, she enjoyed the companionship of Margaret French – Jenn and Evelyn's other grandmother – and the two of them travelled as well. It was always exciting to pick her up at the airport, hear her stories and see her photos and souvenirs. Summers were spent at the family cottage (now in Grand Marais) with all her girls and their many pets. She was thoroughly embedded in her girls' lives as a friend, confidant, financial and fashion advisor, and chief negotiator.
In later years, Anne moved to Sturgeon Creek II and started a short, but fulfilling chapter in her life. She met Sid Beaudin, and the two of them were a couple of 'swells', talking, laughing, and looking out for each other. After Anne moved to West Park Manor, Sid continued to be a loyal friend. What a lucky woman Anne was to have such a lovely sunset.
Anne enjoyed a long and full life. We will miss her, but we wish her joy in this next adventure.
Friends and family are invited to join us in celebrating Anne's life from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019, at the First Unitarian Church on 603 Wellington Crescent.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 16, 2019

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Wendy and Judy I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a wonderful, kind and warm hearted person. ♥️ - Posted by: Diane Chapman (Cousin ) on: Nov 23, 2019

  • To: Judy, Wendy @ family, Our sincere condolences No matter how old one is, it is never easy to lose a parent. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve. Your Mom has a very special place in all our hearts with all the good times we had together over the years. Ray, Doug, Deb @ Donna Chapman - Posted by: Ray Chapman (Brother in law) on: Nov 18, 2019

  • Wendy and Judy, I was sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom. But, what a good life she has lived. A lesson to all about embracing life. I will remember her always as a classy lady with a quick wit and lovely smile. - Laura - Posted by: Laura Simmons (Friend) on: Nov 17, 2019

  • My sincere condolences to Wendy, Judy and families. I have very fond memories of Anne (and the family) in the city but mostly out at Jessica Lake. What a great life she lived. - Posted by: Darlene Edwards (Family friend) on: Nov 17, 2019

  • Anne, Rest in Peace. Margaret and I always enjoyed spending time with you. To Wendy and Judy, take care and my family and I are thinking of you all. Your Mom was an exceptional lady and Margaret and I never forgot your Dad Tucker, we were very fond of the both of them. Anne, many thank-you(s) for always calling to speak to Margaret and myself to see how things were going. - Posted by: Bill Maslanko (Brother-In-Law) on: Nov 16, 2019

  • Wendy, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. Please accept our sympathy on your great loss. Take very good care of yourself as you walk through the grieving process. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow... - Posted by: Sheree & Dave (friends) on: Nov 16, 2019

  • My condolences to you Wendy and family on the passing of your Mom. - Posted by: Robbi Dalman (Friend) on: Nov 16, 2019

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