Edward George Chapman, a resident of Dresden, passed away at Fairfield Park Nursing Home in Wallaceburg on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at the age of 83. Born in Inwood, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Pearl (McLean) Chapman. Edward was a loving husband to Anne (Cajka) Chapman and they shared 63 wonderful years together. He is survived by his dear sister, Mildred Clifford (the late Les) and his grandchildren, Clair Robinson, Seth Robinson, Spencer Paddick-Dibbley, and Reide Paddick-Dibbley. Edward will be missed by his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters Marjorie Morrison (Glen) and Shirley Lennan (Ron), as well as his brother-in-law Joe Cajka.
Edward had a lengthy career at Brooke Telecom, where he worked for many years and eventually retired as a manager. He was an ardent supporter of the Red Wings and avidly followed their games. Edward’s passion for hockey extended beyond being a fan, as he was heavily involved with the Dresden Jr. Kings and dedicated numerous years to coaching Minor Hockey. His commitment to the sport earned him the title of “Mr. Hockey” for a year. Additionally, Edward was a valued member of the Dresden Legion and generously volunteered his time to the Dresden Terry Fox initiative.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Badder Funeral Home & Reception Centre, located at 679 North St, Dresden. Visitation hours will take place on Sunday from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 2, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. Edward will be laid to rest in Dresden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent or Chatham-Kent Hospice Foundation via cheque. The Chapman family would also like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Fairfield Park for the exceptional care provided to Edward during his time there. Online donations and condolences can be left at http://www.badderfuneralhome.com.