John Chapman (10 Feb 1946 - 14 Apr 2022)

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Location
Bournemouth Crematorium Strouden Avenue Bournemouth BH8 9HX
Date
4th May 2022
Time
12.15pm
Funeral Director
Nicholas O'Hara Funeral Directors Ltd, Verwood

In loving memory of John Chapman who sadly passed away on 14th April 2022

David Chapman wrote

Thank you for your love and the memories, John-boy; rest in peace.

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David Chapman donated in memory of John

Thank you

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Rebecca Chitty donated £100 in memory of John

The Eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are His everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27. Rest in peace Dad in the presence of the Saviour. Love you. Xxxx

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Helen Hodgson donated in memory of John
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Uncle John was the greatest storyteller. As I grew up I didn't visit as much as I should and now I'll not see him twitch that mustache, get a twinkle in his eye and hold us to his every word until he reaches the punchline 😄

Uncle John was the greatest storyteller. As I grew up I didn't visit as much as I should and now I'll not see him twitch that mustache, get a twinkle in his eye and hold us to his every word until he reaches the punchline 😄

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Gemma Sims donated in memory of John

Thinking of you all.

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  • Thanks so much Gemma x

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Alison Darlington donated £50 in memory of John

In memory of uncle John who always had time for a joke and made me smile every time I saw him.

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Uncle John you were the greatest storyteller. As I grew up I didn't visit you as much as I should and now I'll not see you twitch that mustache, get a twinkle in your eye and hold us all to your every word until you reaches the punchline 💖

Uncle John you were the greatest storyteller. As I grew up I didn't visit you as much as I should and now I'll not see you twitch that mustache, get a twinkle in your eye and hold us all to your every word until you reaches the punchline 💖

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Sonny Crouch wrote

Hey grandad, I loved the fun times we had together as a kid and I guessed as a kid all I cared about was having fun, I had no idea I was making memories. You were so special to me and you meant so much to me. My favourite part was the special hand shake at the end of every time we saw each other and you promised me to be a good boy for mummy and daddy. To this day onwards I will live up to those words. Rest in peace.

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Ian Chapman donated £100 in memory of John

My brother John. You were so loved and will be missed so much

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Carol Chapman is attending the funeral
Tony Crouch wrote

Dear St,John.. my father-in-law.

Where do I begin, firstly let me say how sorry I am that you were taken so quickly before any of us could get our heads around it... which in turn left lots of us in shock, disbelief and sad that we didn't get to say goodbye.. For me, I like to think of it a little differently.. I liking that I got to see you at Christmas where you were looking so well, full of jovial quips and loving Christmas with seeing Sonny, Arlo, Debbie and myself.. we were making good plans for this year and even greater ones for next Christmas.. Plus I have loads of fun memories of different times.. meeting our boys.. you with Grandad Harry and Debbie and Sonny.. 4 generations of family.. which doesn't happen very often..

You were always a kind gentle soul.. I never ever really saw you angry or upset.. you always looked to the positive side of each situation, problem, story, news moment.. just about anything really.. I think how you found happiness in simpler times..never really asking for much and showing people how it was much nicer looking after the things you had rather than the things you wanted. That is something I will take from you forever.

Now, also comes the wonderful subject of your daughter Debbie... so really I should say thank you for agreeing to let me marry her..I will never forget coming to your house to ask permission, welcomed with open arms and made to feel very much part of your family.. So with that in mind, please let me to you, that you have raised a wonderful family, and your kind daughter Debbie is doing an amazing job of which you would be so proud.. she has been a rock for Jenny and I can tell you, Jenny is in good hands and will be looked after... and I can say is that I will do my upmost to do the same for your daughter and your two grandsons..

Right now there is a "golden handshake" and in my palm is wishing you nothing but peace and serenity.

Your Son-in-law.. Tony.

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Mick Criuch wrote

Such a shock for all your family and friends. Rest now, I peace. Mick and Lynn.

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John Mitchell donated £50 in memory of John

A lovely man, who is and will be missed.

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Jenny Chapman donated £100 in memory of John

In loving memory of my husband John, forever in my heart!

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Debbie Crouch donated £100 in memory of John

In loving memory of our amazing dad and grandad, love from The Crouch Family.

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Dad was always a master at paper hats!

Dad was always a master at paper hats!

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The 4 generations!

The 4 generations!

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Debbie Crouch wrote

Oh how we miss you dad (aka grandad)! Your time arrived so unexpectedly, I still can't quite believe I won't see your lovely smile, hear your kind voice and the boys will miss your silly sense of humour and of course your golden handshakes at the end of each visit!
Your motto in life was always to work hard and you did that diligently for your family, but there was always time for a joke along the way. Your positive outlook on life inspired me to be just like you, I sadly did not inherit your musical talents, but maybe your organisational skills, which were second to none! You showed loyalty and love to all of us, but especially our mum who has needed your support more than ever these last few years, you sacrificed yourself selflessly and you never knew but Tony and I nicknamed you 'St John' for that reason.
I wish I could have told you one last time how much I loved you, dad, when I kissed you goodbye that day at the hospital I never knew it would be the last time! The nurses said you were peaceful at the end and for that I am grateful, wherever you are I hope you are now at peace and enjoying the quiet reflection you most definitely deserve.
Always in our hearts, so many treasured memories, my lovely dad!

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Lesley Eve donated in memory of John

In loving memory of John Chapman

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Lesley Eve wrote

What a lovely man John was, and how we miss him at the Bethel Chapel where he and Jenni worshipped. We miss his smile, his encouragement to everyone, his strong faith, his sense of humour, and his presence, with Jenni, at our services and in our other church activities. We send you our love Jenni, and also to all your family. We are all thinking of you.

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  • Thank you Lesley for your kind words, you summed him up beautifully!

    Posted by Debbie on 30/04/2022 Report abuse
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