Mr. Chapman was a very special person for students and teachers at Mason Road Jr PS. We will always be honoured for knowing him and grateful to his daughter, our colleague Nancy for bringing her parents into our school family. Many Remembrance Day assemblies were enriched by his presence and contribution. His life stories from the time of the WWll taught us a lot about those difficult years and about the importance of being a positive, brave, and kind human being.
I will always remember Mr. Chapman, his smile and his kindness.
We first met Bob and his family when we rented the cottage beside his on Bella Lake. We were privileged to buy another property he had on the lake and build our cottage there 17 years ago. We are better people for having known Bob and Kaye; they were an inspiration when it came to love of family and friends. We will miss them both.
In these oh so troubled times humanity will always need more like Mr. C. He was also one of the brave who risked his life giving us the very world we are messing up. Bob loved to talk about cars and war stories - the humorous ones. I remember them well. He also fixed my other half's '56 Thunderbird more than once as did Terry, his son. Whatever vehicles they drive around up there I am sure some of them are running better already. Now Mr. and Mrs. Chapman can ride together once again. Many, many will miss him.
I only got to meet him for the first time last summer when he was admitted to Huntsville hospital and I was able to visit him in hospital and at his cottage. Such a loving man with the absolute best family behind him. His daughters and grandchildren and great grandchildren all a reflection of his family values. Our dearest friends Judy and Ray, you and your family are in our hearts. Love you.