Chapman, Helen “May” (formerly of Lomond) passed away peacefully at the Taber Health Centre on April 18, 2017 at the age of 99 years.
May was predeceased by her husband Ralph, her parents Edward and Helen Brown, and by siblings, William, Janet, Margaret and Wallace and by all her in-laws. She is survived by her children, Ed (Rose) Chapman of Bassano. Margaret (Ron) Schlaht of Lethbridge, and Ian (Penny) Chapman of Lomond. 7 grandchildren: Edward (Melanie), Lisa (Brett), Darren (Tammy), Laurie (Tyler), Kim (Adrian), Thomas and Blair, 10 great grand children.
May attended grades 1 – 9 at Burdock School, then high school at Enchant. After deciding to become a teacher, May attended Calgary Normal School, graduating in June 1938. She taught at Bow Slope School at Rainier as well as Lomond, Parkhill and Victoria Schools in Calgary. In 1950 she quit teaching and married Ralph Chapman and together they raised three children. In 1967 May returned to teaching at the Lomond school, where she taught until June of 1983.
May was involved in many community activities, volunteer work and sports. She was a member of the Goodwill Service Club for over 50 years, Secretary/Treasurer for the Village of Lomond, a member of the Lomond Library Board, Bethany Lutheran Church, Vulcan Golf”Club, Lomond Curling Club and the Lomond Seniors Sunshine Drop-in.
May lived in Lomond until the age of 92 before moving to Blue Sky Lodge, Lethbridge in 2010. In 2012, she moved to the Taber Health Centre where she lived until her passing.
Funeral service will be held Monday, April 24, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Lomond Community Church Rev. Gordon Cranch officiating. A private interment will be held at the Vulcan Cemetery.
In memory of May, tributes can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society (800-7015 MacLeod Tr SW, Calgary, AB T2H 2K6) , or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.