Thomas Peter "Tom" Chapman

CHAPMAN: On Thursday, October 20, 2016, Thomas Peter "Tom" Chapman, age 78 years, passed away at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon. Tom was born January 18, 1938 in Arcola, Saskatchewan. He was predeceased by his parents Jack and Edna Chapman and his brother Joseph. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his son, Kelly (Donna) Chapman, granddaughter Kara (Wendell) Chatwood and Alex, great grandchildren Madison, Cristianna, and Jaxon; son Barry (Lisa) Chapman, grandchildren Zachary, Arianna and Tanner; daughter Lorrie Hazelwood (Richard Vallance), grandson Jamie; daughter Caralee (Larry) Marsh, grandchildren Jessica and Brady; siblings George (Donna) Chapman, Alice (Jack) Naismith, Joan (Bob) Nash and their families. At the age of 15, the family moved to Reston, Manitoba and shortly after that Tom began working at the Seed Plant. At age 17, Tom moved to Virden to work on the rigs. Two years later, Tom moved to Calgary and started working in seismic and other oil rig related positions, later moving to Kindersley, Saskatchewan where he continued to work on service rigs. On October 15, 1964, he married and moved to Brooks, Alberta starting his own business, "Chapman's Oil & Water Hauling."  In 1976, the family moved to Brandon, Manitoba where he began working for Zavislak Transport hauling gravel, sand, black dirt and manure. For a short period of time, Tom worked for the Department of National Defense driving Radio Panel. Tom then started work at Simplot Chemical on April 27, 1977 retiring as a Millwright in 2003. He enjoyed spending time outdoors camping, fishing and especially spending time with his family. The Funeral Service took place at Memories Chapel, Brandon, on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Rev. Fr. Kelly Wilson officiated. Interment followed at Madford Cemetery. Donations in memory of Tom may be made to the Brandon Regional Health Centre Foundation for Palliative Care, 150 McTavish Avenue East, Brandon MB  R7A 2B3. Expressions of sympathy may be made at Arrangements with Memories Chapel, Brandon, 1-855-727-0330.

"Rest in peace, Dad."

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