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Dorothy Marie (Stock) Chapman

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On April 4, 2012 @ 11:54 AM In Exeter,Obituary | 58 Comments

Dorothy Marie (Stock) Chapman

Surrounded by a circle of love, Dorothy passed peacefully into the light at South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in her 79th year.  Beloved wife of Jim Chapman for 56 years.  Awesome mother of Cheryl Chapman and Ken Horner of Prince Edward County, Susan Chapman and Gary Blanchard of Hockley Valley, Paul Chapman of London and Christopher Chapman of Toronto.  Playful and Magnetic grandmother of Matthew and Meredith; Erin and Michael.  Remembered with love by Christine and  family of Germany.  Dear sister and sister-in-law of Hollice and Betty Stock of New Hamburg, Don and Carole Stock of Cobourg, and Gladys and Bill Talbot of Exeter.  Predeceased by her sister Grace Stock.  Dorothy was honored by the love of her friends and her unique spirit touched the lives of many through her years of volunteer and community service.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, (1 west of Main), Exeter on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 7th at 11 AM with Rev. Paul Ross officiating.  Interment Bairds Cemetery, Stanley Township.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the VON-Palliative Care Volunteer Program https://donate.von.ca/Perth-Huron would be appreciated by the family or consider one of Dorothy’s favourite charities:

Sleeping Children Around the Worldwww.scaw.org/about/help.html

Big Brothers Big Sisters www.bbbs.org

Christian Children’s Fundwww.ccfcanada.ca

Canadian Cancer Societywww.cancer.ca

MS SocietyMssociety.ca/en/give/default.htm?gclid=CLXOIMDcnq8CFSQCQAod5WGZdg


Dorothy Marie (Stock) Chapman

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Condolence from Kim Winbow on April 4th, 2012 12:59 PM

Jim, Cheryl, Susan, Paul and Chris,

Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of your dear wife and Mother. She was so special to me and I feel blessed to have had the privilage of getting to know her over these past years. It is safe to say that over the 10 years that she was a VON volunteer she spent hundreds of hours supporting families who were suffering with life threatening illnesses and I know that her presence offered unconditional care and support. Please know that we will continue to keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Warmest Regards,
Kim Winbow
VON Palliative Care Volunteer Program

Condolence from Bob & Sandra Schreinert on April 4th, 2012 1:26 PM

Jim and family, all my love and prayers. What a wonderful and
loved part of our extended family she has been all these years.
See you on Saturday. Love, Sandra

Condolence from Kendra Craig(Nee Arthur) on April 4th, 2012 1:34 PM

Dear Jim and family
My deepest sympathies for your loss. Dorothy was a wonderful woman.

Condolence from Irv. & Lois Armstrong on April 4th, 2012 2:28 PM

To Jim and family. Jim our throught are with you at this sad time.Dorthy was a great person full of fun and laughter. We well remember the camp outs that we had, along with the Motar Coaches that we travelled together. Jim our thoughts and prayers are with you. All the best your travelling friends Irv. & Lois

Condolence from nancy brand on April 4th, 2012 4:02 PM

dear jim paul and family our deepest sympathy in the loss of your wife, and mother our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time Hans&Nancy

Condolence from Lois and Gordon Coleman on April 4th, 2012 5:27 PM

Jim, we are sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lois and Gordon.

Condolence from Jan Beaver Tahnee McKee and Sean McKee on April 4th, 2012 7:04 PM

We will always remember Dorothy’s strong spirit, sense of fun and loving kindness. She will be missed very much. We offer our prayers for Dorothy’s family in your time of grief and loss.

Condolence from Jean Turner on April 4th, 2012 7:39 PM

Having “been there and done that”, I know how much pain your hearts are feeling at the present time. Mine is with you. However, I can say with assurance that time is a great healer and “this, too, will pass”.
Not much consolation at the present time, I know, but I just wanted you to know you are not alone. I will forever regret that Dorothy and I had some “unfinished business” over such a silly thing as a beef heart but that is indicative of the many silly things we shared in life.
Dorothy was a great friend and supporter for me, as she was for many people, and she certainly made a big difference in many people’s lives–both personally and professionally.
God bless all of you in your loss.

Condolence from Larry and Joyce on April 4th, 2012 8:17 PM

Jim, Cheryl, Susan, Paul and Chris –

We are very sorry to hear your dear wife and mom has passed on.
She sure loved her family, and Dorothy was a good neighbour, friend and support to many people in the Exeter community.
Thinking back today of the fun time we shared with your family in Jamaica quite a few years ago.
We send our sincere sympathy in your great loss to each one of you at this sad time.
Larry and Joyce Black, Shari and John Syrovy,
Shelly and Karl Weselan.

Condolence from Deb Kirk on April 4th, 2012 8:20 PM

To Jim and family.

I was so saddended to hear of Dorothy’s passing. The world has lost a precious, generous and incredibly wise soul. The impact Dorothy has had on our family alone will never be forgotten. She has been a wonderful friend and kindred spirit to my mom who loved her dearly. My heart goes out to all of you at this time. If there are angels walking amoungst us I know she was one.

With deepest sympathy
Deb Kirk (Waldeck)

Condolence from Dave Frayne and Cathy Cade on April 4th, 2012 9:21 PM

To Jim and family: Sorry to learn of Dorothy’s passing. She was a woman of many talents and a great ambassador for the Exeter area.
May your memories of her bring you comfort in the future and she will always be in your hearts and minds.

Condolence from Pauline Pym on April 4th, 2012 9:26 PM

Jim and family,

My deepest sympathy in the loss of a wife, mother and grandmother.

God bless…

Condolence from Peggy Wilkinson on April 4th, 2012 10:10 PM

Jim & Family

So sorry to hear of your wife’s passing Jim my thoughts and prayer’s go out to you and your family during this difficult time..


Condolence from George and Nancy Jane Finch and family on April 4th, 2012 10:14 PM

Jim and family:
Dorothy was an excellent example of what communities need. Her involvement in so many volunteer groups made her special to many. She has touched the hearts and befriended countless people. She shaped the community in such a positive way and our community will never be the same without her. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Jerry and Alice MacLean on April 4th, 2012 11:09 PM

Hello Jim,
So sorry to hear of your loss.
May you find comfort in the memories of the 56 years you spent together.
Gog Bless you and your family .
Jerry and Alice

Condolence from Ali Sammel on April 5th, 2012 3:26 AM

It is with such sorrow that I read this. Jim, Cheryl, Susan, Paul and Chris I am so deeply sorry for you all. Your mom was amazing. Filled with light, love and warmth. Even though I know she is in a peaceful and wonderful place now- my heart aches at the loss of her in the world. All I can say is that she is so much a part of you all that her beautiful presence will always be here. And the world is a better place for it. With all my love.

Condolence from Wilma Bush on April 5th, 2012 8:27 AM

Dorothy will be remembered with affection and memories of so many good times including her hospitality – one that comes to mind immediately is laughing continuously on a boat ride, wanting to ‘shut out’ loud talking of an annoying passenger – thinking of Dorothy brings thoughts of love and caring. Condolences to Jim and all the family!

Condolence from Kate Monk on April 5th, 2012 8:27 AM

Dear Jim and Family:
My sincere condolences. Dorothy was a wonderful woman and fantastic community volunteer who touched many lives. She is a fine example for all of us of how we can make our community a better place to live. Take good care.

Condolence from Larry and Donna Shapton on April 5th, 2012 8:28 AM

To Jim and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, Most Sincerely… Larry & Donna Shapton and Family.

Condolence from Don Hiscox on April 5th, 2012 10:29 AM

Dear Jim and family,
It is with sadness that we learned of Dorothy’s passing today. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
Don Hiscox

Condolence from Don and Ann Thompson on April 5th, 2012 10:40 AM

Jiim and Family. We were sorry to learn of Dorothy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Don and Ann Thompson.

Condolence from Alice and Ab Moore on April 5th, 2012 11:28 AM

Dear Jim and family:
We were sorry to learn of Dorothy’s recent illness and her passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

It was a pleasure to get to know Dorothy and you through Probus. even though it has been for such a short time.

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Alice and Ab

Condolence from Lucy, Jerre, and Carol Feinthel on April 5th, 2012 11:59 AM

Dear Jim and Family,
We offer our sincere sympathy to all of you, and we’ll keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Dorothy was a special friend to all of us, and we will keep our memories of her in our hearts. Love to all,
Lucy, Jerre, and Carol

Condolence from Shirley Burnham on April 5th, 2012 12:54 PM

Jim..my deepest sympathy…I will always remember Dorothy and I talking on our trip to Newfoundland when I was going through a dark time. Such a lovely lady. Sincerely Shirley Burnham

Condolence from Wendi Schwindt and family on April 5th, 2012 2:03 PM

Jim and family…a gracious and generous woman- Dorothy will be missed. Please accept our sympathy at this time of your sorrow.

Condolence from Ken and Lois Ottewell on April 5th, 2012 2:10 PM

To Jim and family, We were sorry to learn of Dorothy’s recent illness and passing. We recall the times we shared together — teaching, curling and working on Exeter Town Council. To each one of you — Jim, Cheryl, Susan, Paul and Chris — we send deepest sympathy, warm thoughts and prayers.
Ken and Lois Ottewell, St. Ives, B.C.

Condolence from Jackie & Jeff Blanchard on April 5th, 2012 3:59 PM

Jim and family,
We recently spent a lovely Spring morning visiting with you folks. We sat in the sunshine together enjoying the activities of the birds at the feeders and an elusive White Squirrel playing in the trees.Sue tried to entice the squirrels with a ready supply of peanutbutter and nuts, while Chris served High Tea and cookies. Dorothy basked in the rhthym of family life. Dorothy’s sense of humor and love of family was evident that morning. A great memory. We’ve heard stories about Dorothy’s fun-side; including bells on beds, and eyeballs in bathroom doors. A trait she playfully passed on to some of her children. You are blessed to have over 56 years of memories to share with each other as you remember and celebrate Dorothy’s earthly life. We share the sorrow of your loss and the joy found in the memories of a life well lived.
God Bless,
Jackie & Jeff

Condolence from Al & Ena de Haan on April 5th, 2012 4:33 PM

We express our deepest sympathy to you Jim now that you have to go it “alone”….in 56 years of marriage one can’t imagine living solo.
We are thinking of you,
Al & Ena de Haan

Condolence from Mary Thompson on April 5th, 2012 4:52 PM

Jim and family, my deepest sympathy in your loss. I thoroughly enjoyed her company on our Newfoundland trip.

Condolence from Cal and June brockman on April 5th, 2012 5:46 PM

Dear Jim,
June and I were shocked at the suddenness of Dorothy’s passing. Her positive attitude toward the living of life was an inspiration to all who knew her. We don’t know what kind twist of fate brought us together as “Florida Neighbors” but we continue to recall with great affection the many kindnesses shown to us during our all too short years of our friendship. Please know we share your loss and please keep in touch.
Cal and June Brockman

Condolence from Paul J Folberth on April 5th, 2012 5:54 PM

Jim, Cheryl, Susan, Paul and Christopher:
It is with great sorrow that I write these words and with great appreciation to Dorothy and all of you for the two years that daughter Christine lived with you and under your guidance during her age of sixteen and seventeen, when her character was formed and she became the dedicated person who is now passing on the love and righteousness she learned from you to her children Isabelle and Hans Christian. With love, Paul and Libia.

Condolence from “Gus” and David Elgie on April 5th, 2012 7:54 PM

Jim, we were so saddened to learn of Dorothy’s illness and death. We will also hold close to our hearts the memories of good times and laughs as we shared B&B’s with you and Dorothy in Newfounland. Stay strong..
“Gus” and David Elgie of London On.

Condolence from Joan and Dave McClure on April 5th, 2012 10:20 PM

Dear Jim and Family :

We are so saddened that you dear wife and mother has passed away.
We have fond memories of all of you and we especially remember some of the great trips we enjoyed together with the retired teachers .

We pray for our Lord’s Blessings and comfort to all of you .

Love from Joan and Dave .

Condolence from Dloug R. Bundy on April 6th, 2012 3:42 AM

Jim: I know the pain you are feeling. My partner of 53 years passed away nearly two years ago. Remember, you have friends and family to help you and lift you up during these sad times. Life must go on, God Bless!

Condolence from Sheila Dougall Marcoux on April 6th, 2012 10:11 AM

Chris, Paul, and family
Sending you prayers and comfort as you say goodbye. Your mom will be missed.

Condolence from Marlene Davelaar on April 6th, 2012 10:30 AM

Dear Jim and Family
Dorothy came to my house almost 30 years ago, representing
Big Sisters of South Huron. She was a lovely, kind and very professional lady.
I will never forget her.

Big Sister of South Huron

Condolence from Mary Jane Franklin on April 6th, 2012 11:18 AM

Dear Jim,

My prayers are with you at this difficult time, as are the prayers of many of your friends at RCR. Dorothy had so many friends here, especially the women who were in the discussion WOW group. We shared so many thoughts together. We miss her. My love to you and your family. I have a feeling Dorothy is up there and will be smiling down on us all this Easter time. Fondly, Mary Jane

Condolence from Stephane Levac on April 6th, 2012 12:16 PM


My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I don’t know what else to say except to say that I’m thinking of you and my thoughts and prayers are with your family in this difficult time.



Condolence from Ruth Talbot & Family on April 6th, 2012 12:30 PM

Dear Jim & family: Sending our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in the loss of Dorothy. We have many fond memories from back at Westdell Beach. Our thoughts with you and your family and this difficult time.
Sincerely, Ruth Talbot

Condolence from Ruth Roantree on April 6th, 2012 3:29 PM

Dear Jim…..Am so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She has been such a great friend and leader with our women’s group in..Florida..She had that gift of understanding others &really sharing her faith in the “angels” who have touched many of us.
Both of you provided me with wonderful hospitality 2010- when you hosted some of us for two days at your lovely place.
I know she is united with hundreds of souls who she helped while
here on Earth. Prayers for you and your family and know that those angels are going to be with you..
Sincerely, Ruth R.

Condolence from Paul & Glenda&Zack Waddell on April 6th, 2012 7:15 PM

Our thoughts are with your family at this time

Condolence from Linda Russell on April 6th, 2012 11:56 PM

Jim & family,
I wish to pass on this poem that Dorothy penned for our (Exeter United Church) Visitation Team which she affectionately called “Earth Angels”. She was a member, visiting for over 10 years, at South Huron Hospital. It is a reflection of her life as well.

Earth Angels by Dorothy Chapman

Light cascading down turning ‘Rainbow colours’,
May we be Earth Angels to carry light to others,
That a sad child, lonely elder or despairing youth may feel,
That our love, light & caring are genuinely real.
May our outer words & action & attitude shine,
With the inner peace, love & caring of our light divine.
Light cascading down turning ‘Rainbow colours,
As we pass along God’s gift of light & love to others.

May this bring comfort as she is now one of Heaven’s angels.

Linda Russell, Membership & Visitation Team, EUC

Condolence from Michele Burnard (Zurbrigg) on April 7th, 2012 11:48 AM

Jim and Family –

So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was a wonderful lady, and I loved talking with her when I use to hang around. Such a great insight she held. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories that you hold dear in your heart. Many hugs to you all.


Condolence from Al and Marilyn Forler on April 7th, 2012 12:33 PM

Jim and family, Please accept our sincere sympathy on the passing of Dorothy. The Stock family was always special to our family. Dorothy was sister Helene’s best and dearest friend. She was especially good to Helene as she was in her last few days before passing. You have lost a most wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Al

Condolence from Melonie Miller on April 7th, 2012 8:00 PM

Jim and family…
Dorothy was a character with a huge heart…I enjoyed her quick wit and she will be missed by many people around Exeter…our deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you…
Barry and Melonie Miller

Condolence from Steve&Cheryl Towle on April 8th, 2012 9:05 AM

Dorothy will be remembered for her kindness and as someone that would always give words of encouragement . Her beautiful spirit would shine through in any conversation. She will definitely be missed!! With each new day,may peace find a place in your heart at this difficult time.
Steve& Cheryl Towle

Condolence from Bill and Audrey Rowe on April 8th, 2012 5:12 PM

Sincere sympathy to each of you at this sad time. Dorothy was a wonderful lady and will be missed. Bill, Audrey and family

Condolence from Leslie Switzer on April 9th, 2012 7:13 PM

Susan and Cheryl,
Remembering your mom with great warmth and fondness. Sorry to have missed the visitation. Sending light and tenderness, and deep joy in the memories of such a beautiful woman.
Love Leslie Switzer

Condolence from Cindy Wasson-Tupper on April 9th, 2012 7:49 PM

Jim, Cheryl, Susan, Paul and Chris

My condolences on Dorothy’s passing. Dorothy and your entire family were good to me growing up and I will never forget your warmth. Dorothy always treated me as one of the family. My good friends Heather and Al Beattie has kept me up to date on your family and I will say a prayer for you tonight.


Condolence from Judy Lombard-Newell on April 9th, 2012 9:09 PM

Looking at the pics of your mom, I definitely see of lot of her spirit in you. May you find comfort in the many wonderful memories you have. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Condolence from Don & Margaret Watt on April 10th, 2012 3:13 PM

Jim, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

Condolence from Ben and Barb Dietrich on April 10th, 2012 8:51 PM

Jim – so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. We sure had some great times together ‘back in the day’. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Condolence from Susanne Janke on April 13th, 2012 12:24 PM

Chris ,Susan,Cheryl,Paul and Jim ,

I am so sad to hear of Dorothys passing. She was a great roommate during my recent stay in hospital. Dorothy was so kind and caring,we shared many stories and laughter.She was so proud of her family and spoke of you all with so much love and pride. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Susanne Janke

Condolence from Marilyn and John Hamilton on April 15th, 2012 9:54 PM

Mr. Chapman we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. We also want to thank you for all your support during when our father was sick. God Bless.

Condolence from Marilyn and John Hamilton on April 15th, 2012 9:55 PM

Mr. Chapman we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your lovely wife. We also want to thank you for all your support when our father was sick. God Bless.

Condolence from Reverend Michael R. Foreman on April 16th, 2012 6:37 PM

My deepest condolences to the Chapman family for your loss!
I am going to miss our chats in the park.

Condolence from Calvin & Pat (Ramsey) Hulley on April 23rd, 2012 10:56 PM

So sorry to read about the passing of your wife & mother.
Calvin and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to you all.

Condolence from Christine Balkwill on July 1st, 2012 1:09 AM

Just this evening heard Dorothy. Whenever I dropped in either by myself or with the girls Dorothy was always warm, welcoming and had a humorous story to tell. So sorry for your loss and thinking about you now and often.

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