Victor Douglas Chapman passed away peacefully in Chilliwack General Hospital March 24, 2004. He was born on December 25, 1917 at Melfort, Sask., was raised on the farm and moved, with his parents, to Chilliwack in 1937. The family home was at First and Broadway where he lived for the remainder of his life.
He continued farming until he enlisted with the 1st division of the Seaforth Highlanders. He served in Italy and Holland. After returning to Canada, he worked at a small logging and sawmill operation known as B&M Lumber. He moved on to work at Valley Granite and remained there until the company closed down. Victor was then employed at the Rosedale Machine Shop until his retirement.
He was predeceased by his parents, Charles and Ellen Chapman; brothers, Alfred and Harry; sisters in law, Hazel (Alfred), Miriam (Harry) and Gladys (Charles).
Victor is survived by his brothers, Charles in Edmonton, Frank (Elfra) in Chilliwack as well as nieces and nephews.
Victor was an active member of the Chilliwack Alliance Church and in particular, with the seniors. He did a lot of traveling in his small camper. He took trips through the Yukon and up the Dempster Hwy. He did a lot of photography, which was one of his hobbies along with his garden and flowers.
Special thanks to Drs. Enns, Richmond and their staff for their care of Victor. Also to Jan Anderson, Cheryl Little and workers from Fraser Health Support Services.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2004 at 1 pm from the Chilliwack Alliance Church with Pastor Harald Throness officiating.
If family or friends so desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.