CHAPMAN – Robert Emanuel Chapman
Robert (Bob) Emanuel Chapman, age 85, passed away on September 1, 2015, in Pincher Creek, Alberta.
Bob was born in Mena, Arkansas on October 13, 1929. He worked his way through many occupations in the US such as picking fruit in California, logging in Montana, picking cotton in Arkansas, working in a jewelry factory and restaurant in Providence, Rhode Island, and managed a Co-op farm supply in Joplin and Fort Benton, Montana. He then came to Canada with family in 1966 to farm and ranch at Consul, Saskatchewan.
Bob was a member of the Saskatchewan Masonic Lodge, where he eventually became Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan, a member of the Saskatchewan Shriners and Eastern Star. He was also heavily involved in the Robsart 4-H Club as a “welding” leader and supportive slave to his kids and other 4-H members.
Some of his passions were hunting and fishing with his family and friends and he also loved to share his knowledge of hunting, fishing, and outdoor survival skills to many children as a Boy Scout leader. He was a generous and sharing person; he would give anyone the shirt off his back if they needed it.
Bob married Lorriene Miller of Scobey, Montana, on August 7, 1950; together they had three children: a son and two daughters, then resulting in seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Bob is survived by Lorriene Chapman of Pincher Creek; his children: Patty (Ronley) Wilson of Abbortsford, BC; Della (Piet) Oosterlee of Pincher Creek, AB; his daughter-in-law Louanne Morris of Maple Creek, SK; his 5 grandchildren: Barry (Melissa), Delea (Tony), Jody (Jason), Todd (Michelle); Leecole (Troy); and his great-grandchildren: Emily, Nia, Willow, Austin, Joshua, Elizabeth, James, Isaac, Simon, Daniel, Hanna and Hayden.
Bob was predeceased by his son Richard Chapman; his grandsons, Scott and Logan; his parents Claud and Mattie Chapman; his brothers: Jim, Lee, & Roy; and his sisters: Violet, Lucille and Ruby.
Bob’s Family would like to extend our heartfelt “Thank You” to all the Angels of Vista Village for their love and care showered on him during his years at Visa Village.
Memorial contributions for the late Robert Chapman may be sent to Shriners Hospitals for Children at http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
Funeral services will be held at a later date at the Robsart, Saskatchewan cemetery.
Snodgrass Funeral Homes assisting the Family with funeral arrangements, (403) 627-4864.