It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chester Chapman of Sicamous BC.
Chester was born on the homestead near Tisdale Saskatchewan. At age 7 the family moved to New Westminister where he completed school and vocational training. As a young man he was very athletic and played on a minor league hockey team. In 1951 he married Margot his wife of nearly 65 years. Chester worked as a welder fabricating boats, movie screens and other large projects. Chester’s love of adventure lead them to Mara Lake in 1961 and later to Sicamous. He developed several campgrounds, marinas and a local subdivision…..he was always dreaming of a new idea! Chester enjoyed the great outdoors: boating, water skiing, snowmobiling and curling. He was an avid hunter and loved fishing. In later years Chester & Margot spent many winters in Arizona. As a life long legion member he enjoyed a beer with friends. He is survived by his loving wife Margot, daughters Susan & Sharon (Charles), grandchildren Dylan & Dana, brother Keith (Val), sister-in -law Sheila, and many nieces & nephews. Pre-deceased by parents Harry & Floss, sister Doreen, brothers Don & Gordon. He will be remembered for his story telling and willingness to lend a hand.
Celebration of Life Saturday April 9, 2016 Sicamous Seniors Centre 1:00 PM
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Heart & Stoke Foundation
Online condolences may be sent through Chester’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com