CHAPMAN, Mrs. Kathleen Mary (nee Sadler), of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Monday, July 28, 2014, in her 97th year. Beloved wife of the late Gilbert Chapman (1997). Dearly loved mother of the late Gilbert James Chapman (2009) (Lily), Valerie Chapman, and Rosemary (Frank) Buczkowski. Cherished grandmother of Carol and Diana Chapman, Edward (Lauren) and Nikolas (Erin) Longstaff, Katie (Tim) and Michael (Ashley) Buczkowski. Great-grandmother of James, Rowan, Malcolm, River, and Nora. Sister of Norah Walker and James Sadler. Siblings, Albert, Frederick, Nellie, Jack and Dorothy predeceased her. Born in Hove, Sussex, England on April 30, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Daisy (nee Povey) Sadler. Kathleen, accompanied by her son, James, came to Canada in January of 1946 as a war bride and settled with her husband, Gilbert, in St. Thomas. She was a long-time member of St. Hilda’s-St. Luke’s Anglican Church, a member of the Sorores, the Anglican Church Women and the Altar Guild. In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Wednesday, July 30thfrom 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Kathleen’s life will be held at St. Hilda’s-St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 185 Elm St., St. Thomas on Thursday, July 31st at 11:00 a.m. Flowers respectfully declined. If so desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.
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