Chapman, Lois Pauline 'Polly'

Lois Pauline “Polly” Chapman, formerly of Meaford, passed away surrounded by the love of her family at Campbell House Hospice in Collingwood on Monday, February 10, 2020.

Born on February 23, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Rose (Harris) and William Hatch. She is also predeceased by her husband of 68 years Walter Chapman (2017) and her brothers, William and Donald.

She is survived by her brother Robert Hatch (Eleanor) and was the loving mother of Betty Jane Brebner (Rod) and Jim Chapman (Deb). Beloved grandmother of Jennifer Morton (Keith), Heather Visscher (Ian), Michael Chapman, Megan Chapman (GW King), Kara Davison and Kristen Davies (John) and her great grandchildren who held a special place in her heart, Will, Sadie, Hunter, Makala, Finley, Lou, Zöe and Isla. She adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren delighting in spending time with them, watching them grow and develop.

Both family and friends were very important to Polly enjoying family times, and entertaining with her friends. Throughout her life whether entertaining, playing bridge, and raising her family she found time for laughter and love.  Her last two years at Chartwell-Georgian Traditions in Collingwood brought her together with many new friends enjoying many special times.  Her bubbly outgoing personality endeared her to anyone who met her and made her special to many of them.

Being an avid golfer she enjoyed her time with friends on the golf course, whether in Meaford or in Bonita Springs, Florida.  Singing played an important part of her life.  She was a member of the choral group, The Perryettes, and also sang in the Meaford United Church Choir for many years, and was always ready to join in any opportunity to sing. She also enjoyed her volunteer work with the Meaford Hospital Auxiliary and helped open the gift shop at the hospital.

A Celebration of Pauline’s Life will take place at the Meaford United Church, 7 Boucher Street East, Meaford on Saturday, February 15 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. A family service of interment will take place in the Spring at Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Campbell House Hospice, Collingwood, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Meaford Hospital Foundation would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON N4L 1B9. www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Family will recieve friends for a memorial gathering at the Meaford United Church on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Donations: Hospice Georgian Triangle "Campbell House", the Meaford Hospital Foundation, or the Canadian Cancer Society
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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Ann Bullock-Dunn
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Jim & Betty Jane & families: My deepest sympathy. I am broken hearted to hear of Pauline’s passing. She and I have had many talks, laughs and hugs over the years in the office. Always smiling and joyful even when she didn’t feel her best. Rest in peace Pauline. Your sweet memories will always be with me and I will miss you dearly.

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  2. Trudy Yeats
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    A lovely lady…”Hatched by a Rose” Many wonderful memories of Polly and Walter….rest in peace…never forgotten.

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    1. Jennifer Loopstra
      Thursday, February 13, 2020

      So very sorry to hear of your Mom/Nan’s passing. Through Heather, Ian and the kids’ stories over the years we know how special and loved she was.
      Sending hugs,
      Jenn, Dave , Brooklyn and Maverick

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  3. Dennis & Brenda
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Jim an Betty Jane . Our deepest sympathy. She was a wonderful lady.

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  4. Joan Smith
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. It was always great to see and speak to her at Will s baseball games. Please give our condolences to your family.

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  5. dianne rowles
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    To Jim and Betty Jane: so sorry to hear the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful person.

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  6. Karen Fair (Cronin)
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Betty Jane, Rod, Jim and Deb,
    Sorry for your loss. Polly was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed. Treasure your memories.

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  7. Wendy & Willy
    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    Jim, Betty Jane and families are condolences, your mom was such a wonderful lady .

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  8. Randy Darling
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    I remember talking to Polly at the library she always asked how my dad was doing they grew up on the tank range

    Very nice lady so sorry for your loss

    Randy Darling

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  9. Jennifer Hoehn
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Betty Jane, Rod, Jen, and Heather- I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mom/Nan. Hold your memories tight! I am thinking of you as you make your way through this part of your life journey! Hugs!!
    XOXO Jen Hoehn

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  10. leanne reckewitz
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    A whole bunch of coconuts! (Her favorite saying) I had the pleasure of meeting Polly while she was at Chartwell. My last visit was a spa bath on the third floor and she truly enjoyed it. She was a treasure to visit with.
    She is now at peace. I am sorry for your loss.
    Leanne Reckewitz
    Saint Elizabeth Health Care

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  11. Andy Andersen
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time.
    Sincerely Linda and Andy Andersen

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  12. Magi Sibbett
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    To Polly’s family….she was such fun and I always enjoyed visiting with her when she came for alterations ( such a fashionable lady )
    My condolences to all of you…enjoy the memories.

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  13. Chantelle Craddock Brown
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    So sorry for your loss Chapman family. Thoughts and prayers are with you xo

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  14. Jan Almond
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Sincere condolences to all the family . Polly was a lovely lady whom I have had the
    pleasure of knowing since I was 13 years old. Cherish your memories They are special.

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  15. Ross & Sherry Davison
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Jim & Deb, Rod & Betty Jane & families our deepest condolences on the loss of such a wonderful lady cherish your memories Sincerely Ross & Sherry

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  16. Ruth and Tom Juniper
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Betty Jane ,Jim, Rod and Deb. Sorry for your loss. Hopefully you’ll remember the good times with your Mom and the kindness she brought to your lives.

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  17. Bonnie Hammond
    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    Betty Jane, Jim & families – I was sorry to hear about your Mom – she was a true ‘lady’! May your wonderful memories of her be a help to you at this difficult time. Bonnie Hammond

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  18. Marilyn Rutherford
    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    My remembrances of Pauline were (when they had the clothing store on main street) of her saying that she was thinking of me when she would be in TO. buying clothing for the next season and I would choose to buy a certain garment that she had thought that I might like. She chose my wedding gown fifty five years ago, too. Did not realize that she was here for the latter years of her life at the Georgian Traditions. All of you have our deepest sympathy.

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  19. Terry& Shirley Davidson
    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    To Jim & Debbie
    Polly was a special lady,sincere condolences. It was our pleasure to have known both Walt and Polly. You will have many special memories. Sorry for your loss .

    Terry & Shirley Davidson

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  20. Diane Ratcliff
    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    To Betty Jane, Rod, Jim and Debbie and families
    So very sorry for your loss. She was such a lovely lady and will be missed. It’s so very hard to lose a Mother. Our thoughts are with you all.
    Diane and Paul,Ratcliff.

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  21. Ann (Cooper) Westlake
    Friday, February 14, 2020

    Dear BJ and Rod, Jim and Deb and all the extended family… We wish we could be there with you, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I have such wonderful memories of our childhood family times together and only wish that distance wasn’t such an issue. Aunt Polly and Uncle Walt were such gentle loving souls and their warm smiles and open arms will always be remembered and await each of us on the other side. Mom, Dad, Kathy and the rest of the family now have them to golf with, play bridge and hold the family together.
    Love always,
    Ann, Doug and family
    Vancouver, BC

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  22. Ed and Marilyn Ormsby
    Friday, February 14, 2020

    Dear Jim and Deb, Rod and Betty Jane.
    We were very sorry to hear of your Mother’s Passing. She was a Cornerstone in our Community, Always there with a smile and ready to give you a Good Laugh.
    Please know are thoughts are with you at this time.

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  23. Brenda and Bert Colbourne
    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    Dear Betty Jane & Rod, Heather, Jennifer and families:
    Wish we could be with you today but are there in spirit. What a gracious woman…. and what a loss. Our heartfelt sympathy to you all.

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  24. Lyn Stevenson
    Sunday, February 16, 2020

    Betty Jane and Jim

    My thoughts are with you and your families during this time of loss. Wonderful memories of Pauline come flooding back from those long-ago summer Sunday dinners at the Chapman beach cottage. How lucky we all were to share in such joy and companionship!

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  25. Maarten and Doreen Keyzer
    Monday, February 17, 2020

    Jim and Deb, Betty Jane and Rod and families

    We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. We remember Polly as a friendly person who freely shared her love, cheerfulness and compassion with others.

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  26. Jo-Ann Craig
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Dear Betty Jane, Jim and family

    Your mother will always have a special place in my heart and will be remembered for way she treated others with kindness and thoughtfulness. A truly beautiful lady on the outside and inside – a treasure.

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  27. Jean and Dave Loucks
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    Jim and Debbie, Betty and Rod and families.
    We were very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a lovely lady and will be missed.
    Jean and Dave Loucks

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