It is with broken hearts that the family of Ronald Eric Chapman age 89 of Amherst and formerly of Amherst Head announce his sudden passing on Friday, October 4, 2013 at home just two days after the celebration of their sixty fifth wedding anniversary.
Born in Lorneville, Cumberland County he was a son of the late Percy and Elsie (Jackson) Chapman.
Ron maintained a beef farm most of his life, he was always at the (beck and call) for anyone in the community to help. He spent years driving a truck, a snow plow operator and for fifteen years he was a school bus driver.
What others would call work it was recreation for him, his wood lot on the family farm.
He loved both telling and the hearing of a good story.
He is survived by his loving wife Shirley (Black) Chapman, three sons Lester (Marg) of British Columbia, Brian and Henry (Patricia) both of Amherst, a special daughter in law Jennifer MacKinnon of Sydney Mines, NS, a (son by choice) Layton (Maureen) O’Brien of Ottawa, grandchildren Ronald, Susan, Laura, Erin, Nick, Sandra, Leslie and Erin, thirteen great grandchildren, sister Marion Embree of Amherst and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Ron was predeceased by a son Charlie, a sister Irene and brothers Curtis, Glenn and Allison.
In keeping with Ron’s wishes there will be no funeral service and cremation has taken place.
Family, neighbours and friends were invited to a Celebration of Life held on Monday, October 7, 2013 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Campbell’s Funeral Home, Amherst, NS. (902-667-9906)
Interment followed in the Amherst Head Cemetery, Beecham Road.
K. Ruth Gamble officiated.
Should friends desire memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Sunrise Trinity Church, Amherst Head or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences and sharing of memories may be made to the family via: www.campbellamherst.ca