Chapman, Maurice Charles

Chapman, Maurice Charles

June 11th, 2016

Honoured as No. 74 of the 150 Most Influential People in London, Maurice Charles Chapman former Director of Parks for the City of London, passed peacefully on Saturday, June 11, 2016, in his 92nd year. Maurice joins his loved wife of 56 years, Shirley. He was a caring father of Kevin, Kathryn and her husband Mike, Christopher and his wife Karyn, and Carolyn and her husband Ari. Cherished grandfather of Ben, twins Emma and Isabelle, Cainyn, Carson, Max, Kate and Jake. Loving brother of Tony, Peg, Pat and Sidney; and son of Frederick and Catherine. At the request of the family, there will be no visitation or service. Think of Maurice gardening in a beautiful place. 

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Sabrina Lee (People Care Oakcrossing ) It was a great honor to get to know Mr. Chapman and his family. My condolences goes out to them.
Nanci LazarI worked with Maurice at the PC many many years ago. Our family and Maurice and Shirley became quite good friends. When I was living in Edmonton, he and Shirley were at a conference there. We got together, had a great time and they took my car and did a tour of the Rockies from Jasper to Banff. They had a wonderful time and I had a wonderful time seeing them again. My condolences to the family. They were both very special people.
Perry DavieI have many good memories of Maurice. He went to the Niagara School of Horticulture with my dad and then hired me on fulltime when I graduated from college. His passion for our Parks passed down to all of us that worked for him. He will be missed!
Alex and Emma DobronyiIt is with great sadness that Emma and I learned this morning that Maurice had died. Both he and I worked for the former London PUC. London is known for its great parks and wonderful trees. Maurice did much to make our City even more beautiful.
Marie O'ConnellMy deepest Sympathies to all the family at this sad time . I am so glad I went to visit Maurice last Tues. , and I did get a smile ! I treasure all the fond memories of " The Gang" & all the great times we had together. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time Love Marie
Dave and Gloria Glutek Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Chapman family. Maurice was always helpful with any gardening problem and willing to help. We will miss our wonderful neighbour.
Trish Roberts and all of the Roberts familyWe are deeply sorry to here this news. Our deepest condolences goes out to all of the family. I have many fond memories of Maurice and Shirley and considered them my family. They are together now and at piece. Much love goes to all the family at this difficult time.
Paula HillMy sympathy to his family. I knew of Mr Chapman as I worked for the P.U.C. in 1976 when we were together with Parks. Those were very happy days at City Hall. Mr Chapman was a gentleman as all the Managers were in the good old days.
Henery FamilyWe wish to extend our heartfelt sympathy in the passing of Maurice. We send love and best wishes at this very sad time.
Debbie Putherbough/Karl RayChris, Karyn and family: So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. I am sure you will think of him often when you are in your beautiful garden. Our deepest condolences to you and all of your family.
The Orphan FamilyWe are saddened to know that Maurice has died. We have very fond memories of the many years we spent in the company of Maurice and Shirley with dancing and singing. This included the events when Maurice produced his music stand, complete with sheet music, and gave a lovely rendition of "Today" . (Today when the blossoms still cling to the vine). With love and condolences to all the family.
Patricia LewisMy condolences to the Chapman family, I knew his wife Shirley for many years when we sang in the Welsh Choir, she never forgot her Welsh heritage, she was a lovely lady, and we missed her when she left the choir.
Susan HoddinottMy most sincere condolences in your time of loss. "Chappie" was a good friend of my parents in Niagara who were also British ex-pats. From what I understand there were some very lively parties and good times. I fondly remember his visits to our house and occasionally he was my babysitter. He gave me a lovely stuffed bear that I treasured for many years. May you take comfort in your memories.
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